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All Furnace Air Goes Thru Safe Home Brand Disposable Furnace Filter With Self-Sealing Frame

by Barbara 14. December 2011 09:02

Question about why the Safe Home Duo 16 x 25 x 1 furnace filter is a better furnace filter than a washable metal one or a fiberglass disposable one.

Q: "Please explain why this furnace filter is superior to a washable metal furnace filter or a disposable fiberglass disposable furnace filter. Thanks. Sam

Answer: Differences are several:

  • All air must pass through the Safe Home Duo furnace filter because the frame is internal. The twin media covering the frame are self-sealing. To install, push the Safe Home filter into the one inch slot. The soft filter media seals against all 4 edges.
  • Each Safe Home Duo filter has two types of media: one layer is for dust, dirt and pollen; the second layer also contains an odor and formaldehyde absorbing layer.  Judged to be 95% effective at filtering out dust, dirt, allergens, etc.
  • Compare 95% effectiveness of the Duo with either an all metal filter or one made of fiberglass. Fiberglass tend to clog quickly with large dirt particles, restricting air flow while letting small particles go through. These smaller particles can include mold and bacteria. Fiberglass are often rated at 2% effective while non-electrostatic are rated at 4% effective or less.
  • Neither the metal washable filter nor the disposable fiberglass filter contains activated carbon and potassium permanganate, the filter media for odors and chemicals such as formaldehyde and paint fumes.
  • The Safe Home Duo is a MERV 8 rated filter made in the USA: inexpensive metal and fiberglass filters are often MERV 2 or 3.
  • No mess. No time spent washing filters. Just put the dirty Duo filter into the garbage and replace with a clean one every 3 to 4 months or more often if yours is an exceptionally dirty environment.

Installation Instructions: The white side of the filter should face incoming air. In most systems, the white side should face away from the air handler or furnace equipment. Air should enter the white side, which traps allergens, and exit through the dark side, which traps gases and odors.

Note: Check with your HVAC technician to verify that your system is able enough to handle the density of a MERV 8 filter before purchasing this or any other MERV 8 filter. Install this MERV 8 with Air Flow First Going through the White Media. Made in USA.

Thank you for your question. We sell the Safe Home Duo in many sizes. We also sell the Safe Home Duo Air Purify Furnace Filter 20x20x4 In. and other sizes in the 4 inch furnace filters. These thicker furnace filters also have self-sealing edges around a 4 inch furnace filter core to filter out allergens with the Formaldesorb carbon and potassium permanganate.

Thank you for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

 

Advantages of the Duracell Portable 600 Watt Powerpack 600HD

by Barbara 12. July 2011 10:41

Question about the Duracell 852-2007 Portable 600 Watt Powerpack 600HD

Q: "What makes this unit better than the 450 watt powerpacks I've seen advertised for much less money?" Thanks Sam

Answer: The versatility of this unique and the fact that it is made under the respected Duracell brand are two great reasons to begin with. The units we sell are not from the "old" batch that have old batteries and are left over from the former owner of the brand. This is an emergency preparedness product that gives you about all you need to deal with situations at home and on the road. 450 watts is a minimal power pack/inverter unit.

Duracell Powerpack 600HD Product Features Include:

  •  Runs 115-volt AC (3 outlets)
  •  Runs 12-volt DC (1 outlet)
  •  Built-in 600 power watt inverter
  •  Sealed, non-spillable 28 amp-hour AGM battery
  •  AM/FM radio
  •  Digital alarm clock
  •  Jumper cables designed for safe and efficient jump-starting
  •  Built-in light provides illumination in emergency situations at home and on the road
  •  3-digit display allows for easy battery status monitoring
  •  Audible alarm signals overheat and under voltage conditions
  •  Overload and over-temperature protection to ensure longer inverter life
  •  AC charger stored in the unit. Recharge at home or from a vehicle 

With a six month warranty from the manufacturer, you cannot go wrong with this unit for camping, emergencies where you need a nebulizer and the power is out, etc.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

Battery Operated LED Night Lights for Power Outages

by Barbara 13. February 2009 08:27

Question about availability of LED lights that work when power fails.

Q: "Can you recommend night lights or similar lights for when power fails? We've had several power outages recently from ice storms, snow and wind storms. At night, it's hard to find a flashlight to get to the bathroom or to check on a child. Motion activated LED lights would be my choice." Thanks. Diane.

Answer: I recomend you purchase the Lentek Koolatron LED Motion Sensor activated lights. These can also be used as tap lights. These motion sensor lights hang on the wall and operate on 2 D cell batteries. The light stays on for 15 seconds unless other motion is detected. You just push in the light to have it stay on longer.

Two lights come in a package. Each light case is 6 inches long by 3 to 4 inches wide. The LED light bulb sits in the center of a circular 3 inch frosted cover. The single 3V 800 mA adaptor lets you operate one light on electricity while the other is on guard with batteries. Hang on a nail using the hang hole in the top rear of each unit. For best motion activation, hang about 5 feet off the ground. You can set these to always on as well if you use AC power.

Hope you find these the right choice for lighting your indoor path at night.

Sincerely, Barbara

Is there a more powerful power dome for emergency power outages?

by Barbara 22. June 2008 07:11

Question about the Product: Wagan 400W Power Dome Portable Power Source Generator Product Code: : WA-2354

Q: "Is there a more powerful unit other than this one here. I live in Northern Ontario, Canada and the winters up here can be very brutal. Last year I was taken to the hospital with hypo thermia. I got hypo thermia while I was inside the house that I was renting. Something to run the radio and lights a little while later would be nice."

Answer: A power inverter or portable power pack like the 400 watt one is not what you need. You need to purchase a generator that runs on either gasoline or propane. Our experience with the gasoline generators is that they run about 4 to 5 hours before running out of fuel when run at full power. Depending upon the size, you could at least operate an electric heater or an electric blanket or electric throw plus a few other appliances. A 5500 watt gasoline run generator would power your furnace motor so if you heat with natural gas, you'd stay warm. At 50% power, these units are supposed to run 10 to 12 hours.

Hope this helps. Thanks for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara