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.
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.
Getting good quality sleep each night is important for maintaining your optimal health and wellbeing. A good quality night’s rest can help prevent weight gain, depression, sickness due to a lower immune system, and a lack of productivity during the day. If you’re struggling to get a good night’s rest this season, check-in with yourself and try out some of these tips to get that good quality sleep that you desperately need. Your body will thank you.
Decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to be expensive, stressful or overwhelming. Set aside time for you and your family or friends and have an afternoon of crafting to create beautiful holiday decorations and memories without spending loads of money. Take the pressure off of yourself and make decorating your home for the holidays a fun and creative experience with some of these fun ideas for DIY holiday decorations.
We spend most of our time each day indoors, whether that’s at work, running errands, going to the gym, or just hanging out at home. There are many indoor plants that naturally help to convert the carbon dioxide that we inhale into fresh and clean oxygen and remove toxins from the air. Not only can they make your space look nicer, adding some color and easy decor, they will also help to clean and purify the air you breathe in daily without you even noticing. Most of the plants listed here are great for the aesthetic in your home while also being very low maintenance.
Over the next two months, traveling is at it's peak. Friends and family will be traveling for the holidays and you may find yourself host to guests during this time. While it's always fun to have guests visiting, it can be somewhat stressful. A key aspect to cutting down the stress and making your guest comfortable is providing a nice pleasant place to sleep and clean up each day. Having a clean house is a great start, but factoring in a few of these tips can make the experience even more enjoyable.
Halloween is just around the corner and for many Americans this holiday brings back memories of fall fun and filling up on your favorite candy and treats but there are some essential safety tips you need to consider when your child goes trick-or-treating. Here at FilterTime, we are all about creating a safety-first environment inside the home and outside the home which is why we would like to remind you of some basic tips to keep your kids healthy and safe on this fun holiday. If you do not have children and are just handing out candy this year, you can still take away some information from these tips to help the children in your neighborhood stay safe.
It’s easy to take for granted the air we breathe everyday. It’s all around us, invisible, but essential to keeping us alive. Similar to the water we drink, the air we breathe can have a direct impact on our health. We often ignore the quality of these life altering components until it’s too late, but there are many ways in which poor air quality can affect your health.
Welcome to Unfiltered from #TeamFilterTime! The Unfiltered Series is an opportunity to sit down with top members of our organization and community to ask those burning questions we’re itching to know the answers to. In our second installment, we sat down with Dale Earnhardt Jr., the co-owner of FilterTime. The community has questions, and Dale Jr. has the answers.
Regardless of how much fun they had, guests will always remember the cleanliness and how your house smells. While you may not always have time to deep clean the house before your guests show up, you can try these simple ways to make your home smell amazing.
It may not feel like it outside, in the Southeast anyway, but fall is just around the corner. With fall vastly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your home for the changing weather and temperatures. While this may seem like a lot to do at first glance, if you start knocking these items out now, you’ll be ready for fall in no time. Read our tips below on how to get your home ready for fall early so you can have plenty of time to enjoy the fun festivities!
Back to school season is here as the summer comes to a close. We’ve put together some ways you can reduce the risk of colds, flu, and other illnesses or infections spreading to your kids and the rest of your family. Start this school year with a bang and get the whole family on board with these healthy tips.
Subscription services are popping up everywhere! Whether you are looking to save money, time, or just have the reliability of things showing up on time, subscription products are the answer for you. Delivered essentials also serve as a reminder for recurring chores.
We love our pets but hate their mess. Maintaining a clean home is essential for your family and entertaining guests. Pets are a part of the family, but also create a quite the mayhem in your house. There are some things that you can do to cut down on the filth and make it easier to keep your home clean on a regular basis.
Green living is being aware of what products, chemicals, and actions can harm the environment, and choosing to use more sustainable options in your everyday life. Some simple changes in your home and daily life can make a huge difference in your environmental footprint and can help preserve a healthy environment at home and in your community. Here are some tips on things you can do today for a more green household.
Welcome to Unfiltered from #TeamFilterTime! The Unfiltered Series is an opportunity to sit down with top members of our organization and community to ask those burning questions we’re itching to know the answers to. In our first installment, we sat down with Blake Koch, founder and President of FilterTime, and former driver stock car driver in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series. The community has questions, and Blake has the answers.
Over the summer, your electrity bill is typically at its highest point. This is a good time to consider simple changes that can help lower your bill without having to spend a lot of money. We have a compiled a short list of options, but it can also be helpful to have a professional come in and audit your house.
If you haven’t heard by now, we’re thrilled to announce that Justin Allgaier will be driving the FilterTime Chevy in today’s Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway. We’re proud to be able to support the Xfinity Series and look forward to cheering on Justin in today’s race! We’re pretty stoked about how the FilterTime #7 turned out.
Independence Day is just around the corner! For Americans celebrating July 4th, this means a full fun-filled day which usually includes enjoying time with family and friends outdoors, barbecues and fireworks. Fireworks have been a part of the American Independence Day celebration since 1777 when Philadephia's adjourning Congress celebrated America's Independence from Britain with fireworks. While fireworks are apart of the American Independence Day tradition, there are some important safety factors you need to consider when handling them since they can be dangerous.
The summertime heat is upon us. While hanging out in the sun is fun, it is important to pay attention to heat-related illnesses. We have compiled a few tips to help keep you and your family cool this summer. Biggest tip: Stay hydrated. Staying hydrated year round is important, but even more important in the summer heat.
Your HVAC unit has a very important role in ensuring the comfort of your home. Whether it is cooling air in the heat of summer or warming air in the middle of a cold winter, your HVAC system is hard at work most times of the year. In order to keep your unit running smoothly, it is important to understand the different systems and parts of the unit.
Lucky for you, dust mites are so small that it’s nearly impossible to see them with the naked eye, because quite frankly, they’re as gross to look at as you might imagine. Dust mites are microscopic organisms, who happen to be related to spiders that feed on skin cells and live in places such as your bedding, carpet, furniture, or other places in your home where it’s warm and humid. Gross. So what’s a homeowner to do? Also lucky for you, we have some advice on how to determine if you have dust mites in your home, and how to get rid of them.
It’s hard to believe we are almost halfway through the NASCAR race season for 2019. If you are like me and enjoy watching the races but cannot logistically go to each speedway to watch in person, I’d like to share some tips on how to plan an awesome NASCAR viewing party for your friends and family also interested in the sport. There are many tips and tricks out there on how to host a party however when catering to NASCAR fans you need to know some of the basics we prefer.