Fiberglass air filters are very thin and they have a simple flat panel surface for trapping particles from the air. They were originally developed to protect your heating and air conditioning equipment, not to improve your indoor air quality. They can often be purchased for less than $1 apiece. Unfortunately, they remove less than 10% of the air pollutants from your home. They have a MERV rating between 1 and 4.
In addition, most of the country (210 million Americans), now have their municipal water fluoridated without the consent of the homeowner. Fluoride is a nasty chemical derived from the fertilizer industry as a waste product from its manufacturing process. All of these chemicals have been shown to have deleterious health effects including reduced IQ in children.
This company tried scamming my parents out of $16,000+. I’m sure scams like these are very common, and a lot of people are stuck paying money to these scumbags. Please share this video so word gets out and so people are aware that fraudulent companies like this exist. I personally think the government should step in and void any previous contracts made by this company, “Ontario Home Services”. If it happened to us, it’s definitely happened to others.
I’ve read a lot of information that says that granulated activated carbon will remove anywhere from 40-70% of arsenic from the water. Why do you say that it doesn’t remove heavy metals? Can you please point me in the direction of the information that you used for that? I’d like to read up on everything before we make our decision. We are on a well with arsenic and I’m looking for the best solution.
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While Door to Door has many large followings, famously including college kids moving in and out of dorms, those of you on the east coast have not heard much of it. In fact, 17 states do not have a Door to Door location at all. Others might have a location or two within their state, but they are spread out and cater to a niche group. As a result, this might be a decent option for those in the Door to Door sweet spots, but it's not readily available to everyone in the way of their competitors.
They seem to be all over Ontario now. Unfortunately I "worked" for them for half a day before walking out on the "trainer" and calling him out on his scamming bullshit, and almost punching him in the face. Their whole pitch is designed so that they don't give you a chance to respond, and just force their way into your basement and into your home. DO NOT LET THEM IN!!!

One of the draws to Door to Door - besides the colorful, cartoonish characters greeting visitors to the website - is the blog. It is chock full of useful information about travel to some of the cities it serves, spring cleaning tips, and even antiquing in various cities. I would read it without having to make a move. Seriously. Still, despite its pioneering history, the company only serves a limited public because of the limitations of its geography.
Some furnaces come equipped with this filter, and there are various configurations.   Find the manual and become familiar with it’s operation. You can pull out the filters and check them, make sure they are clean and in place.   Hire a forced air heating specialist if you are unsure about how to operate / clean it and have them show you how it works.
Just an observation, as I've tried to educate myself about home filtration systems, I have found a surprising number of sites that try to appear unbiased, but with a little reading can be seen to be favoring filters over all other system types. It may be that filters are better for certain applications. But the fact that they're being sold as 'all-things-to-all-people' makes me suspicious. The fact that at least a couple of sites (usually .org sites) appear to be hiding their identity also makes me suspicious. It also makes me wonder what so good about the non-filter systems that has the filter folks so worried.
Getting an exact fit is crucial to having an effective air filter - the wrong size won't fit and will cause the filter to stop working properly. To ensure you get the right fit, take your current air filter out and check the size printed on the frame. And if you need a custom sized filter, The Home Depot has you covered. We also offer an air filter subsciption. Check out some air filters that are air filter subscription eligible. 
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!).
I found that Door 2 Door ends up adding on fees until their containers are no longer a good value for their size. I also found that promises made to me by sales associates on the phone were different than their actual procedures and charges. It seems that they promise you convenience and customer service but then when it is time to deliver on those promises, the story changes. I also found that the delivery driver of the truck was pretty rude and dismissive. I would not use them again.
Some of my goods were damaged clearly during transportation. Additionally, it was impossible to arrange delivery and pick up times once you picked your day. (This inconvenienced the buyers of my home, as the storage containers sat in front of the house until 5pm despite closing at 10am.) However, I booked them for their convenience and their customer service is great.
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.

HEPA air filters have an efficiency rating of 17 to 20. However, most residential HVAC systems can't accommodate HEPA filters because they are too large or restrict airflow. Switching to HEPA filters will significantly improve your indoor air quality, but doing so will probably require calling a heating and cooling professional to retrofit your furnace.
UPDATE 2019-04-04 - I deeply apologize for not keeping you guys up to date. I will make an update video shortly and will use this platform to share the stories of others. For the time being, I have created an online petition and would greatly appreciate it if you signed. To this day, I still get calls and messages from people who have been scammed from these organizations. It upsets me that they are still getting away with it. What I want to accomplish from this petition is to stop Enbridge from allowing these fraudulent companies to continue doing billing under them. I would also like the government to extend the cooling-off period to 15 days AFTER the first bill has been received. If we can collect enough signatures, it will strengthen our case against these fraudsters and keep these organizations honest.
They advertise that they will be compensating a $52,000 Base Salary plus commission after hiring. All of a sudden everyone is excited about their base check every week until they bring you into orientation and tell you that you have to pass a test. After then until you are eligible for the base salary. You have to make five door to door sales and you are dropped off in in the middle of South Phoenix by yourself with... no help. Keep in mind that this is in the Arizona heat and they do not pick you up until 8:00 pm. These people are nothing but scam artists and have you working like dogs. YOU WILL HAVE NO LIFE!!! and the best part is that do not pay you for any training. People please do not waist your time. I have a college education and understand that when an employer tells you that you are going to be compensated a $52,000 salary they do not place stipulations thereafter. They are nothing but crooks.
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While Door to Door has many large followings, famously including college kids moving in and out of dorms, those of you on the east coast have not heard much of it. In fact, 17 states do not have a Door to Door location at all. Others might have a location or two within their state, but they are spread out and cater to a niche group. As a result, this might be a decent option for those in the Door to Door sweet spots, but it's not readily available to everyone in the way of their competitors.

Compared to The Home Depot’s method of ranking air filters (FPR), MERV has wider range. While FPR’s rating system goes from 1 to 10, MERV’s rating system goes from 1 to 20. FPR 10 is similar in strength to MERV 20, since they are both the highest rating value. However, FPR 1 doesn’t necessarily equate to MERV 1. It isn’t until FPR 4 and 5 that filters start trapping larger particles like household dust and lint, dust mites, pollen and pet dander. Meanwhile, MERV 1 to 4 will trap all these pollutants. Some examples of MERV below:

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.

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