Thursday, May 2, 2013

Let’s all take a deep breathe of clean air.

Can you tell from this picture what I’m going to be talking about today???
Today’s discussion is brought to you by Filtrete Filters.  I am a brand ambassador for Filtrete and sharing my love of their products with you!

Confession time: When is the last time someone in your home changed your air filters?
I’d be really curious to know how many of you are currently asking yourself, “changing our what?”

See that big grate in the ceiling?  That’s where one of our two air filters goes in.  An air filter helps quality control the air you breathe in within your home. “They help create a healthy home and healthier indoor air by capturing airborne dust, allergens, bacteria and viruses.”  (  As most products, there is a wide range of filters you can choose from cheap to high quality ones.  Many may be drawn to buy the cheaper ones however the time and energy you spend changing them out and buying new ones monthly, will end up costing you more than purchasing ones of a high quality that you can change out every three months.

Filtrete air filters have always been our filters of choice for many reasons.  This spring season we wanted to try out their new Odor Reduction filters.  Not only do they improve their air quality in our home but these are specific to help control the odors that can build up in a home. 

As you can see in the first picture our downstairs air filter is near the front of our home.  It sits in between our kitchen area, living area, and entryway area.  A true meeting ground for smells and odors to collect, which is why I’m really eager to see the difference these will have on the air quality in our home.

The packaging give you clear instructions of how to install your air filters into your vents.  It can be easy to forget which way your filter is supposed to go in so they conveniently mark on the filter.  They also list all the odors that your filter will help capture, so you don’t have to smell the lingering odors in your home.

My husband has pretty sensitive allergies, especially in the spring, so I really hope that this line of Filtrete Filters will help him while he’s in the home to have a break from all his sneezing and itchy eyes.

Want to more about this awesome bad boy? The Filtrete Odor Reduction Filter:
  • Has a unique two-sided design, with one side that captures large airborne particles and the second side that removes household odors.
  • Is the most effective 1” odor=reduction filter at removing odors in the home – such as those from cooking, tobacco smoke, pets, mildew and cleaning chemicals – and is 65 times more effective than other carbon filters (Based on comparison of organic vapor capacity vs. other national retail furnace filter brands)
  • Starts to remove even the strongest odors in minutes after the furnace fan is turned on
  • Also helps improve indoor air quality and captures airborne allergens such as pollen, mold spores, dust mite debris, smoke, pet dander and smog from the air passing through the filter
  • Last up to three months for odor removal and particle capture for air passing through the filter.
  • MSRP $15.99
You can find Filtrete filters at your local Target, Walmart, Lowe’s, Costco, and your local hardware store.  You can also find your local dealer of Filtrete filters by visiting
You can also stay up to date with Filtrete filters on Facebook, Twitter, and their eNewsletter on the website.

Want to know some more “quick” facts about YOUR air quality?

According to the EPA, air fresheners release VOC’s into the air, and scented candles and incense may contain particulates, soot and chemicals. These also only provide temporary relief from odors by masking them in one particular room but will do nothing to remove the odors from the entire home.

The EPA has identified indoor air pollution as one of the tope five urgent environmental risks to public health.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month”

The American Lung Association (ALA) releases the State of the Air Report in April, which identifies the cities and towns with the worst outdoor air. But did you know that the air inside your home could be 2-5 times worse that the air outdoors
So, tell me, when’s the last time YOU changed your air filters?


1 comment :

  1. clean air is so extremely important! I suffer from allergies too, so I can relate to your husband!


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