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!
“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.