Air and Water Filters in your house benefit at least two aspects of your life; Health and Cleanliness. Every house is different, so it’s important that you find out what you’ve got. Filters can range from a complicated assembly to a simple screen. When changing a filter, record the date it was changed, and where possible write the date on the filter itself.
Okay, I get it. Door to Door does not serve the entire country in the way a company like U-Haul does, nor does it go abroad even to places, such as our neighbor Canada. That's fine. But the website suggested it did provide moving services for New York City and Orlando and their surrounding areas. Fort Lee, NJ, the starting point for this hypothetical move, is literally home to the George Washington Bridge, which links the Garden State to Manhattan. Manhattan and the Bronx, which is even closer to Fort Lee, are both listed as moving destinations for Door to Door. In fact, U-Haul was possibly going to make the warehouse for my stuff be its Bronx location. So, Door to Door seems small potatoes if it can't provide service in a part of northern New Jersey that is as close to NYC as my town is.
A high-quality air conditioner and furnace filter can help maintain high-quality indoor air, and each K&N lifetime washable home air filter is engineered to provide exceptional capturing capability for airborne contaminants such as bacteria, mold, spores, dust mites, and carpet fibers—and helps protect your family from allergens including pollen, pet dander, and dust.
This is not formally a filter, but its operation will affect your air quality, and it may have a screen or a sponge that can get clogged. Check the manual to see how it operates. Many older furnace mounted humidifiers have been neglected or abandoned. See if yours works; call a heating specialist to service it if you are not sure. Winters in Toronto can be pretty dry and it is best if you can keep the humidity level in your home between 35 – 50%.
Check the outside of the housing for buildup of debris, which can impact the efficiency of the unit. Grass clippings and dryer lint particularly can foul the grates. Be careful not to dent the heat exchanger fins, if exposed (more common on older units). These look alot like a car radiator, or the outside of a window A/C unit. Keep the area around the unit free of plants and materials, to help the air to flow freely for best efficiency.
Many new energy efficient homes come with HRV’s. These provide a source of fresh filtered air into the house and exhaust the stale air. Most route the air in and out of the furnace ducting. HRV’s have several filters including sponge sheets as well as the corrugated core. Vacuuming or washing with soap and water usually does the trick – follow the instructions in the owner’s manual. Sometimes instructions are labelled inside the unit too. These filters are very important for air quality in today’s newer, tighter houses.
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Indoor air pollutants rate among the top five environmental health risks today, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Air-tight construction and home insulation contribute to poor indoor air quality. Although these home improvements stop drafts and save on energy costs, they stop fresh air from coming into your home and pollutants from leaving.
Update 04/28/2018: This is actually an old update, but this video wasn't getting much traction at the time, so I didn't feel the need to provide one. The Enbridge Obundsman reached out to me to get more details of the case. After I discussed everything with them, they said they would perform and investigation and get back to me. After about a week, they called me back and said the investigation would be performed internally from here on out. They gave me no details of of what happened or if any changes are being made. I am under the impression that they changed absolutely nothing. I informed them that there are many other cases of the same type of fraud as many other victims have reached out to me in a similar situation. They said due to privacy reasons, they cannot discuss the cases with those customers and everything is dealt with on a case-by-case basis. It makes no sense to me why they would deal with something as serious as fraud on a case-by-case basis. It should be taken a whole and if there are multiple cases of fraud, then the company should be banned billing through Enbridge. Due to Enbridge not taking any action, they are essentially helping this company commit fraud. I hope this video can shine some light on the many victims falling prey to this scam and changes will be made in the future.
This handy 24-ounce water bottle is made from BPA-free hard plastic, and it has a built-in carbon filter that will remove impurities from up to 40 gallons of tap water. The water bottle is dishwasher safe, and it fits in most car cup holders. The manufacturer recommends changing the filter every two months, and reviewers say it's the perfect water bottle to take on vacation to areas where you might not have clean tap water.
Improve the performance of your air purifier with this Blueair 200 Series DualProtection filter. The unique design of this filter uses high-porosity coconut carbon to filter smoke, smog, odors or other gaseous contaminants from your breathing space. This Blueair 200 Series DualProtection filter uses HEPASilent technology that removes micro-particles as small as pet dander, mold spores and bacteria .
The Brita On-Tap Faucet Filter uses carbon to remove common contaminants like lead, chlorine, asbestos, and more from your drinking water. The unit simply screws onto your kitchen faucet, and one filter can be used on up to 100 gallons of water. As an added bonus, it includes a built-in filter indicator that lets you know when to replace the filter. Reviewers say this product leaves their water tasting cleaner, and many love how easy it is to install and use.