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 first installment, we sat down with Blake Koch, founder and President of FilterTime, and former driver stock car driver in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series. The community has questions, and Blake has the answers.
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This unit is recommended for small to medium-sized families, and it can be used on both treated and untreated water sources. It's effective at removing a wide range of contaminants from your drinking water—it gets rid of everything from harmful chemicals like pesticides to pathogenic bacteria, parasites, heavy metals, and more. The unit has a holding capacity of just over two gallons, and its cleanable, self-sterilizing filters have a lifespan of up to 3,000 gallons.
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.
You remove the good bacteria colony every time you replace the cartridge. It will always grow back, but it takes time. HOB filters have multiple cleaning steps, so they do take a little more maintenance than some other types of filters (like sponge filters, for example). And one of the most common complaints about HOB filters is the noise (They have gotten much quieter over the years, there’s still hope!).
That’s what comes to mind for most people when you mention a filter in a house. One of the first things you should do when taking possession of a house is to change the furnace filter. Think about it – it’s got other people’s dust and dander on it. Start fresh. Write down the size and note which way it’s installed. With some filters it matters which direction the air is flowing, so don’t get it backwards. Check your furnace manual to be sure what you should have. Most large hardware/home stores carry the standard sizes. Replace it at the start of each heating season, at least. If you have central air conditioning, this filter will be catching stuff year round. Check it monthly and change it if it looks dirty.
There is absolutely no mention of insurance on the website. I even read the customer documents and saw nothing about it. This doesn't mean there is no insurance option. I just did not get to go through with the reservation process, so it's entirely possible you can purchase insurance with Door to Door. But most competitors at least offer some information about insurance - at the very least whether it's available - on the website, so it does not bode well.
We offer water filters as both under sink water filters and counter top water filters by CB Tech, rated #1 by Consumer Reports and all CB Tech water filters are Made in the USA. Our selection of the finest HEPA air purifiers by IQAir HealthPro and HealthPro Plus air purifiers, AustinAir HealthMate air cleaners and Blueair air purifiers are the top-rated by Consumers Digest and the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM). Add a necessity for your shower and have healthy hair and skin. We carry shower filters in both hand held and shower head styles and all NSF Certified to reduce chlorine, chlorine compounds, odors, sediment and more from your shower. We offer Furnace and HVAC Filters in thicknesses of 1", 2" and 4" in every size to fit your needs. Equivalent to 3M Filtrete and Honeywell, these furnace filters are also available with an additional gas and odor removing carbon filter layer. Our refrigerator water filters are as good or better than Original Equipment at a fraction of the cost.