For those on municipal water, about 80% of Americans, the water is treated in most instances with a variety of chemicals such as disinfectants like chlorine, chloramines, as well as acid neutralizers and more. These chemical disinfectants also cause the creation of disinfection by-products known as trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAA).
For those on private well water, like my family, the situation can be even more problematic. Wells are often the source of water contaminated with modern agricultural products including fertilizers, glyphosate-based herbicides like Roundup and pesticides. It can also contain high levels of bacteria such as E-coli, can have excess calcium and magnesium contributing to hard water, rust that discolors laundry and bathrooms, and be very toxic with heavy metals such as arsenic, mercury and more.
K&N is the home of the original red oiled air filter. In the early 1960s, two motorcycle racers, Ken Johnson and Norm McDonald (K&N), developed a ground-breaking new idea for an oiled air filter. Five decades later, K&N® is still innovating industry-leading filtration technology, and offers outstanding protection for everything from top-fuel dragsters to commuter vehicles across the globe. Thank you for helping us reach 50 years in business!
Using more storage units means spending more money. It also might require more drives back and forth either on the part of the company or you. That sound you hear is the swoosh of all the money being sucked out of your pockets. Still, I can understand how this option can be convenient and affordable for kids moving into the dorms and those in smaller homes and apartments. And I - as I've mentioned time and again - appreciate the thought of not having to drive this stuff on a huge truck. Yes, it's always worth repeating.
People moving to and from tiny houses and small apartments might not be concerned when a portable storage container offers only one size container that fits about a room or a room and a half's worth of stuff. But those of us moving from larger homes must take this into consideration. Door to Door's standard moving container is 56 inches wide by 93 inches long by 77 inches tall on the inside. Its door opening is 46 inches wide by 74 inches tall. You can fit about one room of stuff in there, maybe a little more, according to the website. PODS has really spoiled people because it offers different sized containers. Now, I should mention that, according to the customer documents on the site, Door to Door also has an alternative wood container and an alternative metal container, which are at least slightly taller. But they are not available in every market and they are not highly publicized. I only stumbled upon them by scouring the customer documents, such as terms and services and an addendum about the specifics of the company offerings.
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.

The website indicates that Door to Door can help people move in Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa, Fla. I thought things might be different for storage, so I tried to get a quote for storage in the Kissimmee zip code and I kept getting stalled. There was no message indicating whether the day was booked or the area was not among those served. But I could not get any date I had chosen through May and June. I feel kind of rejected to be honest. It's as if I went on a blind date, the guy saw me, and ran out without introducing himself. Now, I'm sitting at the table all by lonesome with a single red rose. It's kind of pathetic. Nonetheless, I have no prices to report.
K&N is the home of the original red oiled air filter. In the early 1960s, two motorcycle racers, Ken Johnson and Norm McDonald (K&N), developed a ground-breaking new idea for an oiled air filter. Five decades later, K&N® is still innovating industry-leading filtration technology, and offers outstanding protection for everything from top-fuel dragsters to commuter vehicles across the globe. Thank you for helping us reach 50 years in business!
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.

The body, which is often called the canister, is significantly larger for these filters than it is for other types of filters. Each canister will have locations to hold each different type of filter media, and the large canisters will have more filter media. This type of filter does take more effort to set up and maintain, in exchange for its power and flexibility.

Help prevent the spread of illness with this Blueair Classic 400 Series DualProtection filter. The HEPASilent technology captures pollen, bacteria and host of other unwanted particles, while the high-porosity coconut carbon effectively removes odors. This Blueair Classic 400 Series DualProtection filter uses no added chemicals to provide a natural cleaning solution.


This personal water filter weighs just 2 ounces, so it's not a burden as you're hiking through the wilderness, and it's incredibly effective, removing 99.9% of bacteria and protozoa from water. Plus, each filter can be used on up to 100,000 gallons of water, and it easily attaches to standard water bottles and drinking pouches. According to reviewers, this is the perfect personal water filter for camping, backpacking, and other adventures, and well worth the low price!
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