This post has been sponsored by Filtrete Brand Filters

Air Quality Statistics — Did you know?

  • According to the EPA, air fresheners release VOCs 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 top 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 than the air outdoors, according to the EPA?

FIltreteOdorFilterUse an indoor air filter such as Filtrete to reduce odors and allergens!

Homeowners often turn to products to help mask odors in the home, but often times do not realize that they may also contribute to poor indoor air quality. Filtrete Filters are the most trusted brand of furnace filters {Based on 2012 Burke Brand Health Tracking}. They help create a healthy home and healthier indoor air by capturing airborne dust, allergens, bacteria, and viruses.

Filtrete Filters also help maintain airflow in heating and cooling systems, which may help prevent stress on the system and reduce the amount of energy needed to reach desired indoor air temperatures.

The Filtrete Odor Reduction Filter starts to remove even the strongest odors in minutes after the furnace fan is turned on; odors such as those from cooking, tobacco smoke, pets, mildew, and cleaning chemicals. The filters last up to three months for odor removal and particle capture for air passing through the filter.

Filtrete Filters in our home

We have been using the Filtrete brand of filters for about six months now (since the start of heating season last winter), and I have to say that the air quality in our home has noticeably improved. I find myself sneezing less, and feel it is much easier to breathe in our home (we are not smokers and do not have pets). I really believe that the dust and allergens that were in the home have significantly been reduced by using these filters.

We have had our furnace off for the past month and my allergies have been going crazy. I cannot wait until we turn the cooling on and the air starts going through the filters again because it truly is easier for me to breathe when the air has been filtered.

Filtrete Healthy Home Remodel Contest

To help homeowners address indoor air concerns, Filtrete Brand has partnered with Mike Holmes, renowned HGTV contractor, on the Filtrete Healthy Home Remodel Contest. One grand-prize winner, selected by Mike Holmes, will receive $30,000 worth of home inspections, repairs and renovations by a Holmes Group approved contractor. Four first-prize winners will be awarded $5,000 cash to put toward home repairs.

To enter through June 30, 2013:

  • Visit
    • You will be prompted to “like” Filtrete Brand to visit contest page
  • Explain in 1,000 words or less why your home is deserving of a healthier home remodel
  • Submit up to two photos supporting your essay
  • For more details, view the official rules

You can also check out the Filtrete Twitter Account to stay up to date with the brand!


So tell us…..

Do you use air filters to help reduce allergens?  What tips do you have for homeowners to get rid of household odors and allergens?