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Improving the Air Quality in Your RV

As evidenced by the wealth of reality TV shows on tiny houses, a recreational vehicle (RV) movement has been sweeping the nation for years — and for good reason. It’s a home away from home — on the road.

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August 17, 2021
What is the meaning of MPR, FPR and MERV?

You may have seen different metrics or systems used to rate home air filters. But what do they mean for the air in your home? MPR, FPR and MERV are all rating systems used to explain their particle-catching abilities.

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July 19, 2021
Whole House Air Filters: Everything You Need to Know

Air filters come in thousands of sizes, yet you can never find the one you need at the store. Home air filters are pretty standard items. Size and MERV rating are two of the few variations. Here’s what you really need to know about your whole house air filters.

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July 13, 2021
Give Your HVAC a Tune-Up To Counter the Summer Heat

You should perform maintenance on your HVAC throughout the year to ensure it works properly when you need it to. Similar to servicing your car before big trips, giving your HVAC unit a tune-up for the summer heat will help make sure you have cool air all summer long. We’ll show you how to give your HVAC a tune-up.

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HVAC Technician Installing Commercial HVAC System
June 09, 2021
INSTALLING A COMMERCIAL HVAC SYSTEM: KEY FACTORS TO CONSIDER

Every commercial building needs a reliable HVAC system to keep all its occupants comfortable, especially during business hours.

If you own and run a commercial building that needs a new HVAC system, there are several key factors you need to consider before purchasing one and having it installed.

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May 19, 2021
How to Test The Air Quality in Your Home

An indoor air quality monitor is the best option but there are several other useful methods to test the quality of the air in your home such as mold testing, carbon monoxide testing, and radon testing.

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Be Safe - Air Quality
April 28, 2021
Tips on Keeping your Air Quality Clean During COVID-19

Based on suggested information we’ve compiled a list of ways to help keep your indoor air quality the best it can be during COVID-19. While a lot of these suggestions are things you should have been doing before COVID-19, many of these are specific ways to help reduce the spread while indoors.

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Air Filters | Furnace Filters
April 07, 2021
7 Common Furnace Problems

Furnace issues can be downright annoying and a complete hassle to deal with – especially in the colder months of the year. Chances are that if you’re on this article you’re looking for answers on how to get your heating system back in shape. Luckily for you, most furnace issues are simple to fix or identify. Let’s take a moment to look at 8 common furnace problems and how to fix them.

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Spring Cleaning Tips | Deep cleaning | FilterTime
March 16, 2021
Spring Cleaning Tips to Prepare Your Home for Warmer Weather

Spring is almost here which means warmer weather is too! The idea behind spring cleaning is a chance to make your home fresh and clean once again after spending extra time inside during the colder months. Try to dive a little deeper than your weekly or monthly cleaning tasks, and clean those things you know need to be cleaned but you just don't have the time during your weekly cleaning sessions. We put together some spring cleaning tips to get your home ready for warmer weather.

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Questions on Air Filters
February 22, 2021
Questions to Ask When Buying Air Filters

When looking for an air filter, there are a handful of questions that you want to ask yourself to pick the right one for your home. Picking the right filter will keep the air in your home cleaner and allow for your AC and furnace to run efficiently and smoothly.

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tips for homeowners
January 29, 2021
Tips for New Homeowners

When you are a new homeowner it can be incredibly exciting, but there are a handful of overlooked items for first-time home buyers. Take a look at our list of tips to ensure you know the basic steps to take as a first-time homeowner.

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Keeping your Air Quality Clean while living with pets
November 30, 2020
How Does My Pet Affect the Air Quality Inside My Home?

Pets are an important part of most households, but maintaining your air quality can be difficult. There are several things you can do to help improve your indoor air quality. Check out this article for enhancing your living space. 

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Home for Sale
November 02, 2020
50 Ways to Increase Your Home Value Fast Before Selling

If you are looking to sell your home in the next few years or considering it for the future, you will want to find ways to increase your home value effectively. Increasing your home value doesn't have to be a chore, in fact, it can be a fun ongoing project with the right tips and tricks. However, the process of selling a home and getting the price you want can be a long venture so be sure to find ways to make the process shorter and smoother like upping the overall quality and curbside appeal of your home. We've highlighted a few of the basic ways to increase the value of your home fast.

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Toxins found in candles | Indoor air pollution | Indoor air quality | Candles at home
October 12, 2020
Toxins Found in Candles: What to Avoid to Keep Your Family Safe & Indoor Air Quality in Check

Candles are great for setting a relaxing scene, covering up pet smell or any other bad smell, and of course, for a little extra lighting especially when the power goes out. Particularly in the fall and winter months, burning candles is a way to make your home cozy, inviting, and smelling great while we’re all indoors. Unfortunately, many candles also release chemicals and toxins into the air you breathe. If you love burning candles, pay attention to what’s in your favorite candles and also ensure your air filters are being replaced every 1-3 months to keep the air in your home clean and fresh.

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Vacuuming to Remove Dust Mites
September 01, 2020
How to Get Rid of Dust Mites in the Home

Dust mites are microscopic bug-like creatures that come from our dead skin or pet fur as it sheds. Gross, right? We agree. Although dust mites are essentially harmless to most humans they can trigger allergies for those who are prone to allergies in general. In this blog post, we will go over some of the best ways to prevent and get rid of dust mites in your home. It should be noted that many of these tips and tricks need to be done frequently as dust mites develop easily and stick around for a while. So check out this blog post for the best ways to prevent these pesky creatures from taking over over your home.

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New Baby Indoor Air Safety
August 10, 2020
Tips for Preparing Your Home & Indoor Air Quality for a New Baby

New parents have a lot of things to consider when it comes to bringing a new baby home for the first time from setting up the nursery to figuring out a good rhythm with the sleep schedule. With all of the items you have on your checklist for the home and baby, you don’t want to forget about indoor air quality which can impact your baby's breathing. After all, newborn babies spend most of their time indoors during the first year of life so it is crucial to make sure your home air system is as clean as possible for your bundle of joy's arrival. Read on to learn about indoor air safety tips for your new baby.

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humidifier in living room
July 15, 2020
Humidifier vs Dehumidifier

Humidifiers and dehumidifier systems are used to regulate the humidity in the air. Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air. The humidity in the air can greatly affect the comfort and quality of the air in your home. It can be hard to tell which system you need if you don’t know the difference or how to check your air quality. In fact, you may need the use of either system depending on the weather and time of year.

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Smart Home instructions
June 23, 2020
Smart Home Upgrades to Consider Today

Smart homes are rapidly becoming the new norm and changing how we live. From smart thermostats to smart toilets, every part of the home can be upgraded to be sustainable, cost-saving, or to simply make life easier. In this article, we provide tips on how to turn your property into a smart home.

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Saving Money with FilterTime
May 19, 2020
65 Unique Ways to Save Money during COVID-19

Whether you are saving money for a larger purchase or just saving money to invest in your future, we have outlined some unique ways to get started. Remember no matter what your financial situation is, it is never too late to turn things around and start saving money or paying off debt. With COVID-19 being a health crisis worldwide, and therefore many job layoffs and furloughs happening at the moment, we know money is tight for a lot of families. This is one of the main reasons we have come up with a list of easy ways to cut back spending. Read these tips we have put together and let us know which ones you end up trying!

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Air Filter Subscription Service - FilterTime
May 04, 2020
How to Change an Air Filter at Home

One of the most key actions you can take in order to maintain your HVAC system’s health is to simply stay consistent with your air filter replacement. This keeps everything working smoothly and moreover helps with keeping your energy bill charges low. Tragically, it is a task that is adequately disregarded by various homeowners and ends up provoking higher bills and future HVAC issues. In any case, how routinely would it be smart for you to change your air filter? How consistently would it be fitting for you to change your furnace filter? In reality, it depends. Here are some basic guidelines and rules to help you with understanding what time distribution is best for your focal air system.

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Essential Oils with a Diffuser | Pros and Cons of Essential Oils
April 16, 2020
Pros and Cons of Diffusers and Essential Oils

Diffusers and essential oils have become more popular in the last few years especially as people begin to realize the chemicals and other ingredients that are in everything they consume each day. You’ve seen them added to candles, beauty products, cleaning products, perfume, and much more, but do you know what their purposes are?

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MERV Rated | Air Filter Subscription
March 26, 2020
What are MERV Ratings?

Do you ever see MERV ratings on your filters and wonder what it means or what rating you should be getting? Today we break down what MERV ratings mean and what filters you should be buying for a standard home. 

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Justin Allgaier and Blake Koch
March 11, 2020
Unfiltered: Live with Justin Allgaier

We had FilterTime owner, Blake Koch, interview NASCAR driver, friend and FilterTime customer Justin Allgaier. Justin answered many questions that you all had submitted on racing, personal life and on FilterTime. Read below to find out more about Justin both professionally and personally.

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Winter Precautions for your home
December 23, 2019
Winterizing Your Home Checklist

Winter is here and you need to make sure your home is ready for the cold weather. We have put together a checklist for you of some of the commonly missed steps to take during the winter to ensure your home is ready. From changing your thermostat, stocking up on ice melt and getting your outdoors ready we hope this list will help make prepping for winter easier on you.

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vehicle on icy roads
December 19, 2019
Emergency Preparedness Kit

The winter is a good time to think about putting together an emergency preparedness kit. It is always helpful to have a kit on hand, but during winter is extremely important due to the increased risk of power outages. There are standard elements to have in your box, but be sure to include anything you think your family may find useful during an emergency. 

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