Spring Has Sprung

This past week was National Cleaning Week and in honor of spring cleaning we put out some tips. The things that make our life so simple we often forget to give some much needed TLC. Below are some ways to show those items the TLC they need.

  • Your beloved washing machine. Can you imagine that little over 100 years ago we just had the washing board. We had to physically scrub clothes and hang them to dry. Can you see a doctor going home from a long day’s work and bending over a wash board to wash all their clothes? There would be no last minute loads, it would be a regular planned out chore. Well thanks to Mr. James King we have that beautiful oscillating machine in the laundry room that we simply shove clothes into and press a button. After time though we never stop to think about the things the washing machine picks up. Did you know that 60% of washing machines contain bacteria! Along with that your whitey tighties could be harboring E. Coli. So to combat all these nasty things wash your washing machine once a monewrocknth. For the step by step how-to, venture over here.

 

  • Who loves to take your shoes off after a long work day and rub the carpet between your toes? Who lets their sweet babies learn how to roll over and play on the carpet? Well then you should know that your carpet takes a beating. Filth, dirt and pollen gets down in between the fibers and stays there creating bacteria and constant allergies. So to keep your babies healthy and happy you should have your carpets cleaned once a year. You can rent a carpet cleaner from your local hardware store or have a company who does it all time do it.

 

  • Have you forgotten to change your home air filter this year at all? Don’t lie to me. Most of us forget. Although when we leave it in or forget to change it it gets clogged with dust, debris, pollen and so on. Creating your HVAC system to work extra hard to push air through resulting in lower efficiency. Even if your not even thinking about the system’s efficiency the fact that it is collecting all that is gross. Always check your filter because sometimes it’s not ready to be changed but just in case take a loobeccasfilterk at the list below to get an idea. Although it is mostly dependent on your environment how often you should change it. Go here to get any size and any filtration level.
    • 1 in. every 30 to 90 days
    • 2 in. every 90 days
    • 3 in. every 90 to 120 days
    • 4 in. every 4 to 6 months
    • 5 in. every 6 months to a year

 

  • Would you be grossed out if I told you that while your dishwasher is cleaning your dishes it is also growing fungi and black yeast. 😦 I am grossed out just thinking about eating off those plates! Alas it can be fixed. Clean your dishwasher once a month and to get the step by step on how to clean that nasty dishwasher go here, the TODAY show did a special on it. It will give you a piece of mind that your littles are getting sick while eating your cooking.

These are just a few things that give us a better quality of life. But these few things are so important to our time management and the hope that our families are living in a clean healthy environment. So in order to ensure that follow these simple cleaning habits. Something so simple could keep your babies or yourself from contracting something harmful.

Let’s Talk About “Made In the USA”

A lot of major retail stores — from Walmart to Home Depot to Lowe’s  — are promoting “Made in the USA” products in support of American workers. And it’s always great to see products made right here in our country by our fellow citizens.

But there’s a major question concerning just how some of these retail outlets are able to make this claim: Are some manufacturers actually making inferior products to make up for the higher labor costs in the U.S.?

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Until recently, many of the major “name brand” air filters have been manufactured in China or Mexico to cut labor costs. Now, in order to be included in major retailers’ “Made in the USA” promotions, some of these companies have started producing some of their filters in the United States.

For example, you may have noticed in your local “big box” store that the pleated box frame filters by a national brand are being replaced with flimsy, pinch frame filters and a much lower MPR/MERV rating. These “Basic” Air Cleaning filters, which help reduce dust and lint (but don’t eliminate/remove it), are now replacing the micro-particle/allergenic filters on the shelves.

To improve the air quality in your home or office, the minimum efficiency you should consider is a MERV 8/MPR 800. The MERV 8 filters should capture dust, dust mites, pet dander, smoke particles, and also some allergens (like mold spores and pollen).

Please Note: If someone in your household has allergies and/or asthma, we do not recommend fiberglass, poly, or even the new “Basic” air cleaning filters.

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At Nordic Pure, we believe this is an issue of honesty and quality. Our AC Furnace Air Filters have always been, and will always be, made in the USA. And we take great pride in the construction and quality of the materials we use to manufacture our top-quality air filters.

Smart consumers like you know the difference, and can appreciate the quality of our filters and our commitment to service.

Please visit our website at www.NordicPure.com to see our complete line of filtration products. We look forward to serving you!

Nordic Pure Pleated Air Filters are manufactured using strong beverage board frames, not flimsy pinch frames.

Nordic Pure Pleated Air Filters are manufactured using strong beverage board frames, not flimsy pinch frames.

 

Competitors frame for the Basic filters is a flimsy pinch frame that is very easy to bend.

Competitors frame for the Basic filters is a flimsy pinch frame that is very easy to bend.

 

Nordic Pure manufactures using strong, high quality materials.

Nordic Pure manufactures using strong, high quality materials.

 

Competitors filters that are "Made in the USA" with media you can easily see through and flimsy pinch frames.

Competitors filters that are “Made in the USA” with media you can easily see through and flimsy pinch frames.