On Monday, I mentioned about the Share The Joy campaign and the amazing volunteering opportunity we had. One of the first things Sarah noticed when she originally checked out the Central Florida Children’s Home was that they desperately needed a new air handler cover. It was dirty and partly rusted. So we made sure to pick up one at the local hardware store. What we didn’t realize was that we needed to replace the air filter. Thankfully, Filtrete Filters to the rescue!
When we went to change out the cover we noticed that they didn’t even have the correct air filter in place!
On top of that I’m not sure they even know the last time it was changed! It was beyond gross. Not only is this harmful for there breathing but also for their air conditioning unit. Remember, here in Florida we run our air conditioning units YEAR ROUND! And most of us in Florida experience allergies year round as well. I always notice watery eyes and runny noses particularly in the spring and fall. Experts are predicting that the 2013 allergy season to last longer this year, well into October and November, depending on the climate where you live. Thankfully, Orlando, Florida did not make the list for the top 10 worst cities for fall allergies, but allergy season is still in full effect here.
And might I add that the current filter they had was held together by some electrical tape! Since we discovered this before lunch time, on our way to the grocery store to pick up the subs and chips for lunch we swang by the Sew Woodsy residence to grab a Filtrete Filter.
We chose to replace their old filter with the Filtrete™ Ultimate Allergen Reduction Filter; this filter attracts and captures 93% of large particles like mold spores and, dust and pollen from the air passing through the filter. Perfect for the Central Florida Children’s Home office since it is an older building. This filter also attracts and captures microscopic allergens like smoke and household (office in our case) dust and microscopic particles that can carry bacteria, viruses and odors! Since the Filtrete™ Ultimate Allergen Reduction Filter outperforms all competitive 1-inch, three month filters we knew this was the best filter for the office! Hopefully, they will see a big difference in the quality of air they are breathing.
After we were done changing out the filter, Sarah from While They Snooze gave the inside a little touch up paint since it looked like it had seen better days. Whether you’re taking care of a home or even a small office, please remember the importance of changing out your air filter quarterly!
Now, on to the giveaway; one reader has the chance to win a Filtrete Healthy Home prize pack of Filtrete Filters and Filtrete Water Filtration Products (products may vary). All you need to do is enter the rafflecopter widget below. Please allow the rafflecopter to load. If it does not load, please click on the link. One winner will be chosen at random, ages 18+ and must reside in the United States. Giveaway ends 11:59 pm December 4, 2013.
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