Life Hack: Smart Air Filters & Automatic Delivery
For nearly 100 years Standard Plumbing. Heating & Air Conditioning has been servicing furnaces and air conditioners in homes and businesses across Manhattan, KS and the surrounding communities. Frequently we discover there is a preventable issue that is causing any of a lot of different problems. This issue is simply having a dirty air filter.
We cannot say this enough: you need to regularly change your filter.
A dirty air filter seems like a little thing, but it can cause a wide variety of problems for your home. Dirty air filters can cause you system to break down. It can shorten how long your heating and air system lasts. And not just that, but a dirty air filter can increase the amount of allergens and microscopic pollutants that flow through your home.
Air filters are probably the easiest part of their heating and cooling system that a homeowner can handle on their own. However, many people forget to change it regularly. Often people aren’t aware of how frequently they need to change their filter.
Wouldn’t it be nice to never have to remember when it’s time to change your filter?
…to never be without a new air filter when it’s time to be changed?
…and to never have to run to the store to buy a new air filter again?
Scheduling Air Filter Delivery
Thanks to the modern convenience of online buying, there is a great way to help make sure you don’t forget doing this task when it needs to get done. The simple step to putting your air filter changing schedule on autopilot is to use a purchasing option available at sites like Amazon.com.
We want to be clear: We are not paid to promote Amazon. But it is a company that makes available a service that allows you to buy all the air filters you need at one time.
But just wait – that’s not even the coolest part.
What makes this life hack so great is that you can choose to have Amazon deliver each of those filters individually at the time when you need to change your air filter – an automatic delivery!
Amazon calls this service Dash Replenishment
With Dash Replacement, you order the type of filter you need and arrange for each of them to be delivered to your home to match your air filter replacement schedule.
Cost of Automatic Air Filter Deliveries
The good news is that getting your air filters this way is not likely going to cost you much more than what you’re paying now. If you typically pick them up from a local Manhattan store, then you will have the new expense of paying for shipping. Often you need to pay for shipping on any orders under $35. But if you’re one of the 100 million of Americans who are Amazon Prime members, you won’t need to pay shipping costs.
Going High Tech with Smart Air Filters
Do you love finding new ways for technology to make your life easier? You may be interested in a new type of air filter that’s now available. You can get an air filter that tells Amazon when you need to get a new one.
Smart Air Filters use Bluetooth technology to connect to an app on your mobile device. These filters have a sensor directly on the filter. The device sends information to an app you download on your phone. You’ll be able to get detailed information like air flow levels and usage. When air flow measures are reduced low enough, the sensor signals the app to tell you that it is time to change the filter.
How often should you be changing your air filter? The EPA recommends that you check your air filter each month to see if it needs to be changed. But we know a lot of people aren’t really doing that. Having one of these filters, like a Filtrete Smart Air Filter, means the sensor will be doing this regular checking for you.
As you can expect, new technology usually comes at a higher price. These smart filters cost more than traditional filters, often as much as 4 or 5 times more.
Smart air filters can also take care of handling the Amazon orders for automatic delivery of new filters. For example, with the Filtrete brand of air filters, you can connect the app to your Amazon account (learn more about that here).
Bottom Line: Best Air Filter Advice
However you go about purchasing your air filter or keeping track of changing it, one thing is important. You need to regularly change your air filter. Having a clean air filter in place will keep down on the pollutants and irritants flying through your air. Clean filters will also help your system to work properly and at peak efficiency. However you do, make sure you find a way that works for you to stay on top of changing your air filter.