This post is brought to you by FilterEasy.
Making spring cleaning plans? Then this post is just for you. I got a an email a few weeks ago about FilterEasy and when I read it, I had one of those cartoon-esque moments where my jaw dropped and I slapped my forehead — I keep forgetting to change our air filters! To really keep up good air quality in our house, in an ideal world, we would change the filters every other month. But we’ve been in this house for a year and a half and up until last week, we had changed the air filters exactly once. So gross!
And I’m not even a little embarrassed to admit it, because I’ll bet many of you reading are like, air filters? Do I have them in my house? Where? How do I check? Has my landlord been changing them? Is it my responsibility? What are air filters? Then, once you know what they are, you have to figure out sizes and which allergen level you need or prefer. It can feel intimidating. If you are highly organized, or super sensitive to dirty air, then you’re likely on top of switching out your filters, but for the rest of us, air filter knowledge just doesn’t seem to be one of those things that is automatically acquired with adulthood or homeownership.
In fact, since we married, we’ve lived in 8 homes, and the only one where we changed a filter (besides this house) was the first home we owned, and we only knew to change that filter because we had a new HVAC system installed and the installer showed us how. In every other home we were either clueless, or assumed the landlord was taking care of it. And now that I think back, I don’t think I ever saw our landlords change the filters. Hah!
Anyway, back to that email about FilterEasy, I signed up immediately, because I think it’s so smart. FilterEasy is a subscription air filter delivery service so that you can get clean air without hassle. Depending on how dirty the air quality in your area is, filters should be changed every 1, 2, or 3 months. And with a FilterEasy subscription, the filters are delivered to your door, right when you need them. It’s this perfect reminder.
You don’t have to go to the hardware store, or try and remember what size you need. You put your info in FilterEasy once — number of filters in your house, sizes, how often you want to change them, and allergen protection — and then your subscription is on autopilot. And if you’re worried about price, don’t be, because FilterEasy offers filters for lower than competitor rates at a home improvement store.
And we all SHOULD be changing our air filters, because the benefits are significant. First, the air in your house will be cleaner, with less allergens, pet dander, dust and bacteria. Second, because not changing filters is the leading cause of expensive HVAC repairs. Third, you’ll save energy, since HVAC uses more energy than any other appliance, and clean filters make for efficient air flow. Hard to argue with lowering your carbon footprint and saving on energy costs!
My first delivery arrived last week, and thank goodness, because as you can see in the photos, our filters were so dirty! I’m now a devoted FilterEasy fan. Have I convinced you how awesome it is? Good.
I’ve got a GREAT FilterEasy discount for you: The first hundred people who enter their email address will receive their first order of filters of any size for free!! Click this link and enter your email to automatically redeem the offer. For real! Input the info for the filters in your home, and the entire first month’s order is free. Once you enter your email address, the discount will automatically apply to your order.
Photography by Kirsten Wiemer.