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.
Buying a new house and moving into your new home is a very exciting time. With everything going on in the closing process, it can be easy to look over the things that you will need to do in your new house before you move in. Whether you are buying your first house or moving into a different house, here is a checklist of items you will want to do right when you move in.
Cleaning your home shouldn’t result in releasing an abundance of harmful chemicals into the air. However, many of the top-selling cleaning products contain chemicals that are linked to asthma, developmental harm, and even cancer. Changing all your cleaning products to be more environmentally friendly and safer for your family can be daunting and expensive, so we’ve listed out some tips to keep in mind while you’re out shopping for cleaning supplies.
FilterTime Headquarters is located in Charlotte, NC, the home of Nascar. This weekend begins a week-long celebration of events and concerts that lead up to the Monster Energy All-Star Race and the Coca-Cola 600. We have created a guide for some of the important events you won't want to miss!
Mom is always on the go. What better way to show her you appreciate her, than treating her with one of these relaxing gifts for Mother's Day. From Fitbit's to Spa Day's we have something for every mom. Be sure to get mom what she really wants this Mother's Day!
If you’ve ever been shopping for air filters for your home before, you’ve probably noticed or have heard of a MERV rating. MERV ratings are a way for you to decipher which level of an air filter is right to improve the air quality in your home. Are you using the right MERV rated filter for your home?
It’s lurking right around the corner. The heat, the sweat, the bugs. Summertime is almost here. If you live in Alaska, maybe not such a big deal, but in the lower 48, the heat can be oppressive. In the Southeast in particular, it can be life-threatening if you don’t plan ahead.
It is estimated that at least 10% of the population has a pet allergy and cat allergies are twice as common as dog allergies (sorry cat people!). So with that being said, we all have at least one family member or friend who suffers from one of these allergies. For people who suffer from pet allergies, this could mean fighting runny noses, headaches, sneezing, trouble breathing and more. Doesn't sound too fun now, does it? Read on to find out how you can help make these guests feel welcome and accommodated for despite their allergy.
Peak pollen season is here. Pollen saturation in the US varies widely throughout the various regions of this country, so depending on where you live, pollen could be an afterthought, or could represent a daily gauntlet. Even if you don’t suffer from allergies, the thin yellow coating on just about anything you touch is enough to be a nuisance.
You may have heard, but Dale Earnhardt Jr. has joined Team FilterTime! We couldn’t be more excited about this partnership as we take FilterTime to the next level. Dale Jr. is exactly the type of individual we wanted to join our team, as his community fits the type of audience we’re after, and he shares the same passion in growing this air filter subscription service as I am.
We’ve launched a brand new website, and we’re excited to share it with all of you! We’ve updated our site with a fresh new design, along with enhanced features that put our customers at the center of everything we do. Our new site is loaded with enhancements to make the customer experience the best it can be.
Owning a pet is the root of all happiness. Just because you are allergic to pet hair or dander, does not mean you have to be deprived of the opportunity to own a dog or cat. While there is no such thing has a 100% allergen free dog or cat, there are several breeds that are proven to be better for people with allergies.
Millions of Americans across the country own pets. And while those pets can bring us endless joy, they can also bring along unseen irritants in the form of dander. Pet allergies are a very common thing with an estimated 10% of people who are allergic to their furry pets. While cleaning up the hair that sheds everyday can be a nuisance, dander is what actually triggers an allergic reaction. Luckily, there are ways to mitigate the effects of dander, and what you may find is that your pet isn't the problem at all.
You spend more time in your home than anywhere else, so why not make sure you have the cleanest air to breathe? Many asthma symptoms can be reduced or eliminated by keeping a clean environment and purifying the air in your home. There are several products available that claim to purify air but actually can cause more harm because of the chemicals that are used.
Energy bills can add up quickly, so unless you live ‘off-the-grid’, you’ll likely want to look for ways to make your home more energy efficient and reduce your overall utility expenditures every month. Heating and cooling most likely accounts for more than half of your utilities every month, but there are several factors at play.
Maintaining clean air in your home is essential if you want to keep respiratory conditions and allergies at bay (and if you hate dusting!). The air is full of irritants and pollutants such as dust mites, pet dander, pollen, smoke, plant and mold spores, bacteria, and possibly even (in older homes) volatile substances like asbestos, which degrade the air and expose occupants to health hazards.
Air filters are essential for healthy air. Whether it’s the filter in your car or your home, they screen out the gunk in the air that could clog your engine or HVAC system (and your lungs). Pollen, dust, and other pollutants are unavoidable, but an air filter prevents them from circulating. In race cars, air filters are critical because clean air translates into higher power output of the engine, which translates to a faster car that wins races.
As a NASCAR driver, Blake Koch knows the value of regularly changing the oil in his vehicles. He knows dirty oil will affect his motor and his race results, so changing his oil was easy to remember.
Blake has a little more trouble with his home’s air filter, however. He can never remember how long it’s been since he changed it, and when he remembers, he either doesn’t have a new one to replace it with, or he remembers it at the store, where he doesn’t remember the right size.