During these cold winter months, sometimes all I want to do is turn up the heat, wrap up in a blanket and watch one of my favorite movies. To help stay warm and to keep heating costs down, all of the windows are closed any any gaps around doors are filled to prevent that chill in the air from chilling my toes. I guess you could say the house almost goes into “thermal lockdown” where we keep all the warm air in and the cold air out.
During “thermal lockdown” it’s important to ensure that we keep our air as clean as possible, especially if there isn’t as much fresh air circulation as we might get during the spring. The Filtrete Elite Allergen Reduction Filter from 3M is a high performance filter that can help improve the air quality inside your home. According to the EPA, when homes are sealed to keep the warm air in, the “indoor air can be two to five times wrose than outdoor air.”
With the Filtrete Elite Allergen Reduction filter, you can capture 94 percent of large airborne particles from the air passing through the filter. That means that pollent, dust mite debris, and pet dander all get trapped in the filter instead of just being circulated through your home. The Filtrete Elite Allergen Reduction filter also helps maintain airflow through your heating and cooling systems, allowing things to work more efficiently.
By using the Filtrete Elite Allergen Reduction filter, you can have peace of mind knowing that your family is breathing cleaner air during the winter months. The high performance heater helps your heating system run efficiently, which reduces the costs of keeping your house warm.
In addition to changing your filter every three months, home improvement expert Jodie Marks also has these tips to help winterize your home:
- Properly install weatherproofing around doors and windows and check the insulation in your attic to ensure it hasn’t gotten compacted.
- Use a programmable thermostat to reduce energy costs and keep your home warm and toasty.
- Keep your gutters clean and ensure they drain water properly.
- Have your roof inspect to help identify small leaks, which could turn into large roof problems.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Filtrete and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.