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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.