Are you tired of dirty air filters? Yeah–me too! My hubs and I recently discovered a way to eliminate dirty air filters forever.
If you’re like me, changing air filters isn’t at the top of your agenda.
But newsflash to both of us: delaying doing so can not only affect your energy costs, but it can also impact your health!
Did you know that air filters should be changed every one to three months?
But the fact of the matter is that most home owners and renters forget to change their air filters. Some households use the same filters up to six months or longer!
When we do change our filters, we are often disgusted with how dirty the old ones are!
It’s not hard to see why air filters forget to get changed: life gets busy, we forget when we last changed them, we don’t have new ones on hand when we actually remember to change them, we forget the size when we’re at the store, and the whole idea about air filters can be daunting (sizes, allergen levels, ratings, etc.)!
Most of the time, I leave changing the air filters up to my hubby, but the problem is that both of us forget about them!
Beyond just the yuck factor of having to handle dirty filters when changing out air filters, there are three significant benefits of keeping up with frequent air filter changes:
1. It ensures cleaner air quality.
Clean air filters make for cleaner air (imagine that!) to remove allergens, pet dander, dust, and bacteria.
Especially during the cold and flu season or for those of us who have children who struggle with allergies and asthma, frequently changing our air filters should be a priority. (And it might even be the most overlooked solution to alleviating allergy and asthma symptoms!)
2. It lowers HVAC repairs.
Our home is going on 16 years old, and it still has the original HVAC.
Replacing your HVAC can be the second biggest expense that most home owners ever face (only followed by the costs of a new roof!). We want to make our HVAC system last as long as possible!
But I recently read that not changing filters is the leading cause of expensive HVAC repairs (source)! In fact, according to this article,
“The best practice for central heat & air systems is to change your air filter every 30 days! If you do not keep your unit clean it cannot run effectively causing the motor to run harder, burning energy and shortening the life of the unit. Think of it as trying to breathe. If the filters and intakes are dirty or clogged, your air conditioner cannot pull in enough air to cool. So many HVAC problems can be avoided if this simple task is completed on a regular basis.”
3. It saves energy.
The HVAC uses more energy than any other appliance in the home. Clean air filters make for efficient air flow.
Not only does this lower your carbon footprint, but it also saves on energy costs!
Eliminate Dirty Air Filters Forever
My husband and I recently discovered FilterEasy, a subscription air filter delivery service that ensures consistent clean air and easy breathing without the hassle associated with changing air filters.
While I humbly admit that I used to scorn subscription services (falsely assuming they would cost more money), in recent years I’ve become a big fan of them, especially when they are clear cut, easy to understand, save you time and money (hello, HVAC repairs?!), and don’t include any gimmicks.
My husband and I got to give FilterEasy a try. We were so impressed that we are opting to sign-up for the service!
FilterEasy offers an easy ordering process that you only have to do once:
Enter how many filters you have in your home, the individual size of each, how often you want them changed, and the level of allergen protection.
Voila! FilterEasy ships you the exact number of filters, in exactly the right sizes, just when you are supposed to change them, so you never have to remind yourself, and you always have the right ones on hand.
And as for my assumption that such a service would cost me bookoos of money? FilterEasy actually offers filters for lower than competitor rates at some leading home improvement stores.
Get a FREE set of Air Filters for your home!!
The first 100 readers to sign up for FilterEasy get their first set of filters for free!
Here’s how to redeem this offer:
- Click to the FilterEasy website here.
- Enter in your email address.
- The promotion will automatically be applied to the first 100 readers.
- Sign up for the service and get your first set of filters replacement for free!
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Entering is simple:
- Click this link.
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This giveaway is open for 1 week & is open to U.S. residents only.
How often do you change the air filters in your home?
Thanks to FilterEasy for sponsoring this post.
I was very excited to see this because I always delay changing the filter, just so easy to forget when it it so out of site. I unfortunately cannot use this service as they don’t have a filter the size I need. Our furnace has a 4 in not the standard 1.Thank you for a great offer.
Oh no, Robin!! 🙁 That stinks! I would suggest writing them and request that they consider getting different sizes! I am so sorry the offer won’t apply to you. 🙁
Great news for you, Robin! We offer more sizes than you see directly on our website. Please email us at [email protected] with your filter size and we will be happy to help you sign up! 🙂
So glad to hear this!
I’m excited to see this! Any help with making remembering to change filters easier is a huge help to me and I didn’t know that this option existed! Thank you for sharing! I’m definitely trying them out!
That’s exactly how I felt! Be sure to redeem the freebies!!
Le sigh…They don’t carry our filter sizes. 🙁 Our furnace uses the 3″ box filters – and this service only does the 1″ ones. Guess I’m stuck with writing it on the box and putting it on the calendar…
Oh no!!! That stinks! 🙁 I would maybe write in and give them the suggestion to carry them? I am so excited because we always forget and our daughter and my husband both have asthma!
Hi Ellen! Good news. We carry more sizes than you can see directly on our site. Email us at [email protected] with your filter sizes and we will be happy to help you sign up! 🙂
We change our filters every two months. With a baby and two cats, it makes sense for us to change them more often. We want the baby to breathe better, and there is a lot more hair and dust flying around the house. We don’t want to deal with expensive HVAC repairs, so we try hard to stay on top of it. The only thing we’ve needed serviced was a blockage in the AC exhaust, so the hot air wasn’t leaving the circulation loop.
That’s awesome that you are so on top of it! I wish I were!
My hubby changes ours every month. We both have severe allergies & I have mild asthma, so it’s not something we can afford to forget. ? However, I would be interested to know how much this costs before signing up. I couldn’t find anything on their website pertaining to pricing. Is there anyway to get that information before signing up?
Hi Jules! Yes, of course. Pricing is dependent on the filter quality you choose and how many filters are in your home. Our prices are as follows: LiteAllergen $11.97/filter, MicroAllergen $15.97/filter, SuperAllergen $19.97/filter. Shipping is always FREE! If you have any further questions, please feel free to email us at [email protected] 🙂
Air filters truly collect more dirt in a few months than we realize. Because they’re out of sight, it’s no wonder people forget to change them! Thanks for this advice!