8 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

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Your indoor air quality has a massive impact on your health, hygiene, and the state of your home.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, our indoor air is even more polluted than outside air. Two to five times more polluted to be exact.

Polluted air in your home can trigger allergies and asthma, contribute to long term lung problems, and more. It is in your best interest to take the necessary steps to keep the air in your home clean and breathable.

Using high-quality furnace filters is essential to improving your indoor air quality — but only if you are diligent about changing your filter. Furnace filters effectively collect all the pesky allergens and materials in your home like dust and pet dander, but once these things start to build up it puts your filter at risk of a clog.

Once your furnace filter gets clogged, it stops doing its job effectively and instead of keeping your air clean, it ends up being a hazard to you and your home.

Changing your filter may seem like a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be. When you shop with PureFilters, not only do you get your new filter sent to your door, but we offer hassle free returns if you change your mind or need to do an exchange.

When you shop with us, we make it impossible to forget to change your filter. A few months after your first purchase, we will send you a reminder email to notify you that it’s probably time to replace your filter!

We make repurchasing your furnace filter that much easier by including a one-click re-purchase button in our reminder email. Changing your filter has never been so easy; call us to learn more about our services that even include custom made filters!

A functioning filter is essential to maintaining your indoor air quality but is most effective when combining it with additional practices! These are the best ways to improve your indoor air quality:

Change Your Filter Regularly

As mentioned, a furnace filter can help trap pesky particles that you shouldn’t be breathing in. It can trap things like pet dander and dust, but when the filter is not changed, these materials can clog it.

For optimal results, you should be changing your filter consistently. How often you need to change your filter depends on its quality and additional factors like if you have pets in the house, smoke in the house etc. On average, however, your furnace filter should be changed every three months.

Find the Filter that Best Suits You

It’s important to find a filter that suits your home. When choosing your filter, there are a few factors to keep in mind:

  • Who lives in your home?
  • What are their habits?
  • Is your home carpeted?
  • Do you have pets at home?

These factors don’t only impact how often you should change your filter, but what kind of filter you need. There are a wide variety of filters out there made out of different materials and have varying capabilities. Furnace filters are rated using the MERV rating system (minimum efficiency reporting value).

The system developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers ranks every filter on a scale of 1 to 16, with the highest being the most resistant and capable of keeping your air clean of particular materials.

Keep Allergens Out

Common indoor allergens include cockroach droppings, pet dander, mold and dust mites. There are a variety of ways that you can keep your indoor air clean of these allergens.

For one, you can opt for a more resistant furnace filter that will trap these allergens. Of course, it’s always beneficial to use a combination of systems. Dusting often will also help keep allergens at bay.

According to EverydayHealth, it’s best to use a damp cloth to dust surfaces. This way, the dust will be collected instead of scattered. Remember, the less clutter in your home the less dust will appear!

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Clean Regularly

As mentioned, it’s best to combine your furnace filter with some personal cleaning practices.  Consistently doing your laundry and wiping down surfaces are both good habits that will benefit your air quality.

By lessening the amount of dust and other particles by cleaning regularly, you can help your furnace filter do its job effectively. 

Keep the Door Open

Let the fresh air in! According to Health Canada, keeping your doors open — when it’s not smoggy outside — can help your air circulation.

It’s important to remember that it’s not just doors to the outside that should be open. Keeping the doors in your home (bedroom doors, etc.) open also helps keep air circulating, and improves heat flow.

Indoor Plants

It’s heavily debated if indoor plants can actually help improve your home’s air quality. According to the David Suzuki Foundation, indoor plants are able to absorb pollutants like formaldehyde and benzene, which helps to keep them from becoming airborne.

Additionally, rooms with these kinds of air filtering plants have 50 to 60 percent fewer microbes like bacteria and mold contaminating in the air.

It’s important to note that it’s only real plants that serve this purpose — fake plants collect dust and have the opposite effect on your indoor quality.

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Clean up After Your Pets                

There is no denying the love and comfort you can get from a pet, but it’s important to manage the hair and dander that they leave around a home.

Pet dander — a combination of tiny flecks of skin and hair shed by pets — is one of the most common indoor allergens. According to WebMD, 90% of U.S. households have notable levels of cat and dog allergens.

Improve Your Air Quality with PureFilters

PureFilters is an online brand dedicated to keeping your indoor air clean. We make it easy for you to replace your old furnace filter with a shiny new one.

We are a Canadian owned company with three distribution centres. Our locality helps make it possible for us to get your new filter to your doorstep within three to five days of you ordering it. Call us to learn more about our services that even include custom made filters.

You can shop our selection of filters today to find the one that fits your furnace and best suits your home. We are here to make replacing and repurchasing your furnace filter as seamless as possible.

Don’t forget that when you purchase a furnace filter from us, we will follow up with an email notifying you when it’s time to change your filter. You’ll be able to effortlessly re-purchase your filter thanks to our one-click re-purchase button in our reminder email.

Get in touch with us today to learn how our furnace filters can help you improve your home environment.

Introducing The PureFilters Brand

After 4 years in business, we’re very excited to announce the launch of our own brand! The team here has worked very hard to develop the PureFilters brand and believe that it has a great positions in today’s marketplace.

We have started stocking our warehouses across Canada with PureFilters branded filters.

We wanted to give you the details about the PureFilters brand and what it means for our customers in this announcement.

Why We Started Our Own Brand

First, let’s start off with our mission:

Make superior indoor air quality simple and affordable for all Canadians.

As with almost anything we do here at PureFilters, this was a direct result of listening to our customers. We are very proactive in collecting feedback from our customers in order to improve their experience. The magic happens when customer feedback aligns with our mission and core principles.

Of our 6 core principles, there were 3 that really led us to launching the PureFilters brand, affordability, quality and availability.

Here is the breakdown:


1 – Affordability

Many big-name brands simply add their logo on the filter which immediately causes the price to rise astronomically. Seldom do these brands actually manufacture their own filter to begin with, the premium price is simply because of their logo. To make matters worse, a lot of the big-name branded products sold here in Canada are imported from the US, which means even more costs related to customs, freight and currency exchange.

We received many requests from our customers asking us if there were more affordable alternatives. We did not have an answer for them, up until now. So this is the first reason we launched the PureFilters brand, provide an affordable solution for homeowners in Canada.

By manufacturing our own filters, we can keep our core principle of affordability in mind and our customers don’t need to pay a premium just for a logo. Also by having the manufacturing here in Canada, we avoid costs related to importing product from the US.

2 – Quality

After researching extensively into filter manufacturing and how the mechanics of it works, we knew exactly what kind of material and processes it took to match and even exceed the quality big-name branded filters

We have partnered with a very reputable manufacturing company based right here in Canada. They have been in business for well over 50 years and operate a very impressive facility. They manufacture filters that are used in hospitals, food processing plants and other industrial/commercial applications. If these filters are good enough for these kind of facilities, imagine the quality of air they would provide for your home!

3 – Availability

Dealing with big-name brands isn’t easy, often times we are at the mercy of whatever stock they have. We have grown so rapidly over the course of 4 years we have outgrown our existing supply chain. This led us to having to wait weeks (sometimes even months) in order to obtain the large quantities we needed to service our customers.

The worst thing was that customers would have to wait to get their product, but this has now changed. By controlling our own supply chain, we are able to stock compatible filters for all sizes and models. No more waiting for anyone, we want 100% availability to be maintained on all of our products, so you are able to buy what you want, when you want it!

Why Choose PureFilters Brand?

If you are still not convinced on why you should choose the PureFilters brand, here are our top 5 reasons:

  1. You get the same or better quality than big-name branded filters, but save up to 50% on the price

  2. Manufactured 100% right here in Canada

  3. Availability on all sizes and models, included custom sizes as well

  4. Satisfaction guaranteed, if you are not blown away by our product, we will issue a refund ASAP

  5. Subscribe and save even more, automatically billed, automatically shipped (COMING SOON)


PureFilters Co-Founders, Nadir (left) & Jay (right), at AHR Expo 2019.

What If You Want OEM Brands Instead?

If you still prefer the OEM branded filter, we currently still carry them as well. Going forward we will be stocking them in lower quantities, so availability is not always guaranteed and prices are subject to changes,

Search for your model in our shop and if you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact support@purefilters.ca and one of our customer service reps will assist you!

 

Cordially,

The PureFilters Team

Keeping your air fresh, without the stress

The Ultimate Guide To MERV Ratings For Furnace Filters

Many Canadians don’t realize that there are some drastic difference between the types of furnace filters you can use in your home.

You may have come across something called a “MERV rating” and different furnace filters appear to have a different rating.

When browsing for furnace filters you typically see most filters are rated from MERV 8 to MERV 13. Of course there are still some retailers that carry the low quality fiberglass filters too. But assuming you value a higher level of air quality in your home, you will probably find yourself comparing MERV 8 and MERV 13 filters.

Turns out, depending on your unique situation, you may require a specific type of filter for your home.

Well, in order to understand the difference, we must first get acquainted with how the MERV rating scale works.

What’s is a “MERV” rating?

MERV stands for minimum efficiency reporting value and it is basically a measure of how effective a furnace filter is. Although the scale ranges from MERV 1 to 20, the majority of furnace filter retailers only carry filters between MERV 8 to 13.

To put it short, the higher the rating, the more particles the filter will trap and therefore the higher the quality.

So which MERV is appropriate for your home? Well it really depends on your needs.

PureFilters offers 3 different types of MERV ratings, scroll down and see what each rating is able to trap.

MERV 8

Recommended for the average Canadian household.

Able to trap:

  • Common dust
  • Debris
  • Pollen

MERV 11

Recommended for pet owners and homes with infants.

Able to trap:

  • Common dust
  • Debris
  • Pollen
  • Pet dander
  • Car fumes

MERV 13

Recommended for allergy sufferers and homes with elderly residents.

Able to trap:

  • Common dust
  • Debris
  • Pollen
  • Pet dander
  • Car fumes
  • Smoke
  • Bacteria/virus carriers
  • Microallergens

Which MERV rating is right for your home?

Although MERV 8 should be perfectly fine for most households, the cost of an upgrade isn’t all that substantial. We did a detailed comparison between a MERV 8 and a MERV 13 filter, and the differences are quite drastic.

Customers that have upgraded from MERV 8 to MERV 11 or MERV 13 have told us they’ve noticed a drastic difference in their homes, citing:

  • Improvements in sleep
  • Less headaches
  • Increased energy
  • Overall higher quality of living

We spend a large portion of our day, why not maximize the quality of air that we breathe in?

Get started today and select a furnace filter with a MERV rating that’s appropriate for your home!

If you have any questions about MERV ratings, feel free to email us at support@purefilters.ca or call us at 1-888-979-4284.

PureFilters Team

A Guide On How Often You Should Change Your Furnace Filters

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Okay I’m sure your filter doesn’t look as bad as the one above, however…

Research shows that Canadians are not changing their furnace filters as often as they should.

The EPA (Environmental Protections Agency) publishes filter guidelines regularly and communicates them to the public, but there seems to be a disconnect…

What’s the big deal? It’s just a filter, right?…

On the surface (literally and figuratively), it doesn’t seem to be so harmful… but you need to dig a bit deeper.

Microallergens, dust particles/toxins and other pollutants are so small, they are invisible to the naked eye. They start to build up on your furnace filter in a matter of weeks.

So even though your filter may appear clean at first glance, the reality is, there is no way to tell just by looking at it. (This could pose some health risks).

And beyond the health concerns, if you let any particles start to build up on your filter, your HVAC system has to work harder to blow air through it. This could mean increased energy bills, and even your HVAC system breaking down due to being overworked.

So how often should you change it?

Well it really depends on where you live and who or what you have in your household.

Below are factors which would increase the change frequency of your filter:

  • Live in an area prone to smog, high levels of pollution or construction activity
  • Live in an area prone to wildfire smoke
  • Have pets in the household
  • Have elderly residents or children/infants in the household
  • Suffer from asthma or have allergies

Based on the above factors, a degree of judgement is involved in determining how often you should change your filter.

However the general guidelines are as follows:

1 and 2 inch filters – change every 1 – 3 months

3 and 4 inch filters – change every 3 – 6 months

5 and 6 inch filters – change every 6 months

Humidifier filters – change every 3 – 4 weeks during the winter, every 1 – 2 months during other seasons

So what’s stopping you from changing your filter?

Based on our research the main reasons Canadian homeowners don’t to change their filter often enough are:

  • Hassle of having to drive to the local big box store
  • Not being able to find their size
  • Filters being overpriced or too expensive
  • Or just simply forgetting to do so

Despite understanding the potential risks of not changing filters, we see this problem continue to exist today.

And this is exactly why we started PureFilters

Almost 5 years ago we started PureFilters to help homeowners keep their air fresh, without the stress.

We’re an online-only store and cut out the middlemen, like big box retailers, in order to provide you the lowest price possible.

By using our easy-to-use website, you should be able to find your filter and checkout within 14 seconds.

From there we have 2 distribution facilities across Canada, meaning your order should be at your doorstep within 3-5 business days.

And best of all, we will send you email reminders notifying you that it is time to change your filter. If you’ve run out of filters, we even include a link inside the email for 1-click re-ordering and we also have subscription options as well.

Get started today to get started and never forget to change your air filters again!

PureFilters Team

Reap Major Health Benefits with Clean Air

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Clean air is integral for your physical health, which is why proper indoor ventilation is imperative. After all, according to Forbes, 90% of Americans spend their time indoors. A furnace filter is meant to help purify your air and, quite literally, filter all of the pesky particles, dirt and dust that can build up in your home.

The thing is, failure to replace your furnace filter every few months – every 3 to 6 months dependant on the model – can result in a clogged furnace filter. It goes without saying that when your filter is clogged, it can no longer do its job of keeping the air in your home clean.

At PureFilters we understand the importance of air quality, which is why we strive to make purchasing furnace filters in Canada as easy as possible. We have three distribution centers in Canada, which makes it possible for us to deliver your online order within 3 to 5 days of your purchase.

Just keep your eyes peeled for a confirmation email immediately after your purchase and get ready to receive your new filter. We’re with you every step of the way and will make sure any of your returns are hassle-free.

When you take care of your furnace filter, you are taking care of your health. Dirty, polluted air can cause long term health problems, while pure air has numerous health benefits. Which will you choose?

According to the Government of Canada, combining a filter with ventilation and reduced in-home contaminants can positively impact your home’s air purity. A furnace filter can significantly improve your air purity, as long as you do your due diligence and replace it when necessary.

We’re here to make sure you never forget to make that switch again. If you have already shopped with us, we make replacing your filter that much easier by sending you an automated email notification to remind you it’s time to change your filter — just in case you forgot.

If you notice you’re all out, don’t worry — we have your furnace filters on hand to help restore air purity to your home. We make re-purchasing seamless with a 1-click button that will send through a replacement order within seconds. If you’re looking for furnace filters in Canada, choose PureFilters to get one (or more) sent directly to your home.

When it’s that easy, why wait to replace your filter? If you don’t believe just how simple shopping with PureFilters is, you can trust the hundreds of 5-star Google reviews our customers have left.

It’s our goal to make sure that clean indoor air is easily attainable. These are the main health benefits of keeping your air clean:

Fewer Airborne Chemicals          

Many household products contain volatile organize compounds (VOC’s), which are chemicals that release into the air when evaporated.

From carpets to newspaper to printers to cooking, there are many items and daily tasks that release these chemicals. They don’t emit any odours, so they often go unnoticed and unaddressed, which makes them very dangerous.

These chemicals can be hazardous if you don’t have a functioning filter to keep them from impacting your indoor air quality. According to Indoor Environmental Systems, furnace filters can capture these chemicals and filter out particulates.

Better Digestion

Clean air improves your digestive tract’s ability to break down your food so that it can do what it’s supposed to do for your body.

When the air you breathe is clean, you can digest food better due to your intake of oxygen. In simple terms, polluted air impacts your respiratory system, which has a direct impact on your digestion.

Keeping your air clean by changing your furnace filter will help you keep your lungs clean, which in turn can improve your digestion.

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Reduced Asthma Triggers

According to Cascade Environmental Consulting, polluted indoor air can trigger both asthma and allergies. By filtering your air, you can remove any irritants that may make it harder to breathe in your home.

Leaving the same filter in your furnace will only pollute your air and cause problems for those who live in your home. Unfiltered air is especially damaging for those struggling with asthma, a condition that affects 25 million people every year according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Think about all the different particles, dust and bacteria that live on the surfaces in your home. According to the American Lung Association, if your air isn’t filtered properly, there are a lot of harmful things that you will be breathing in such as:

 

  • Dust & dust mites
  • Pet Dander
  • Second-hand smoke
  • Asbestos
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses & more

Lung Health

When you inhale contaminated air full of dust, smoke and other particles, it’s hard on your respiratory system. These things can get into your lungs and cause long term health problems.

A furnace filter can keep your home clear of problematic substances that may clog your air, which helps you to maintain cleaner lungs as a result. t’s much easier for digestive tract muscles to work when they are exposed to clean oxygen.

According to the Canadian Lung Association, poor indoor air quality can result in long term lung problems such as lung disease — and you likely won’t even realize there is a problem until much later.

Reduced Allergy Symptoms

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, over 40 million people in the U.S. suffer from indoor allergies every day of the year.

A filter may not rid you and your children of all allergies and reactions completely, but it is definitely effective in purifying air and reducing allergy symptoms. It will help remove any airborne dust and other pesky particles that may trigger your allergies.

Norman Edelman, the chief medical officer of the American Lung Association, told Health Magazine that it’s best to use a filter to ventilate air and filter through as many particles as possible to keep your indoor air clean.

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Get Your Furnace Filter at PureFilters Today

If it’s time to change your furnace filter, get in touch with PureFilters today to weigh all of your options.

PureFilters is a Canadian owned company that is your source for all things furnace filters. We proudly offer a wide selection of different high-quality furnace filter models for you to pick from.

By cutting out the big-box retailers that act as the middleman in traditional filter services, we are able to offer high-quality furnace filters that are cost-effective. Changing your filter shouldn’t be a hassle, which is why we strive to make the experience as seamless as possible for our buyers.

Changing your furnace filter should be a simple process, which is why we offer furnace filter delivery straight to your home. We have three distribution centers across Canada, so your filter should be at your door within 3-5 days. Visit our site today to see for yourself just how easy it can be to buy your new furnace filter!

When you order with us, we will make sure to send you a reminder email when it’s time to replace your filter again. The email will come complete with a 1-click link that will make it easy to re-purchase your filters if you’re running low.

We work with our customers in mind and are committed to our customer service — we have hundreds of 5 stars reviews on Google to show that we’re on the right track!

We care about your clean air and want to ensure that changing your filter is as easy as it can be to make keeping your air pure hassle-free.

PureFilters Will Make Buying Your Next Furnace Filter Seamless

Changing your furnace filter is imperative for your indoor air purity, which is why the process should be hassle-free. Global News describes furnace filters as a tool that helps to improve your indoor air quality by preventing hair, dust and other particles from getting into your furnace’s blower fan. Something so necessary and crucial for our physical health should be easy, which is why PureFilters sells filters with the customer’s convenience in mind. We are Canada’s leader in air quality and your source for quality furnace filters — we pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of filters and making the purchasing process as streamlined as possible. Being an online company, we are faced with less overhead and space restraints than traditional stores. This makes it possible for us to provide you with the best service possible. For us, providing you with pure air is about making the process as seamless as it can be — which is why we offer free shipping over $60 and make sure you get your new filter within 3 to 5 days after your purchase. We stock our centres exclusively with high-quality filters and are proud to stand behind all of our products. To explain the importance of quality in filters, however, you need to understand the MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating system developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. The quality of filters is determined by their MERV rating, a ranking system from 1 to 16. The better a filter can remove particles, the higher its rating. We offer a wide variety of furnace filters so that you have ample to choose from when identifying the one best suited for your home. Stick with us and you’ll learn all there is to know about furnace filters including myths about fiberglass filters, how to know your filter needs changing and more. Here’s how we can make your next furnace filter change quick and painless: Delivered Right to Your Door According to Statista, e-commerce drove $2.3 trillion in sales in 2017 alone — it’s clear that people want to shop with ease without having to leave their homes. Being an exclusively online brand, PureFilters understands the power of e-commerce and seamless sales processes. We believe that buying and replacing a furnace filter shouldn’t be complicated, which is why we provide a delivery service that will bring your filter straight to your door. If you change your mind or require a different filter, we offer a hassle-free return process. Multiple Distribution Centres PureFilters is Canadian owned and operated, which makes it easy to streamline processes. When you order from us, you can be sure that your order will arrive at your door within 3 to 5 days. We have three distribution centres in Canada, which makes filling orders that much easier. We Cut Out the Middleman We source our stock right from a Canadian manufacturer, which allows us to be both efficient and cost-effective. No need for big-box retailers, HVAC contractors and wholesalers — it’s just us, you and your new filter. We are able to save buyers a considerable amount of money by cutting out this traditional step in the supply chain. We Take All Payment Methods We want to make the purchasing process as easy as possible for you — there’s no need for it to be complicated. To make your buying experience that much easier, we accept all major credit cards as well as PayPal. High-Quality Furnace Filters We are committed to keeping your air pure, which is why we carry pleated furnace filters that are high-quality and will get the job done. We utilize a cutting-edge high capacity pleat technology that is designed with the goal to trap as many particles as possible without confining air flow. So Many Options We offer a wide variety of high-quality furnace filter models for you to choose from. Our online shop makes it easy to browse the different types of filters and available sizes. If for whatever reason you can’t find the filter you want in our shop, just let us know. We’ll make it ourselves! Custom Filters We understand how frustrating it can be when you can’t find a furnace filter in the specific size you need. If we don’t carry the exact furnace filter you are looking for, we are happy to make custom filters. The process is simple; we can manufacture your exact filter size — you just have to make the request on our site, and someone will be in touch within a day. You can expect your custom filter at your doorstep in 10 to 15 business days. We Care About Our Customers At PureFilters, we pride ourselves on our customer service. We consider ourselves a customer service company that happens to sell air quality. Our goal to provide the best service we possibly can, and have hundreds of 5-star reviews on Google to prove we’re on the right track! Never Forget to Change Your Filter Again We will make sure that you never forget to change your filter again by making the process that much easier for you. After your first filter purchase, we will send you automated reminders to notify you when it’s time to swap your old furnace filter for a new one. When you get your email reminder, you can buy your new filter in seconds thanks to the 1-click re-purchase link we include. It really is that easy. Get Your Furnace Filters at PureFilters PureFilters is proud to be Canada’s leader in indoor air quality. We run our business based on six core principles that we swear by to ensure premium customer service. Those are affordability, speed, convenience, availability and service. We care about you and your home, which is why we make buying furnace filters so easy. Our commitment shows, especially in all of the positive reviews our customers leave for us. Clean air is essential and shouldn’t be hard to achieve. Choose us as your furnace filter provider to help make your next filter change as easy as possible. Our free shipping (for purchases over $60), return policies, quick service and high-quality products will make your change hassle-free. Plus, don’t forget that we make sure you change your filter in a timely manner with our email reminders that come complete with a 1-click re-purchase function. Give us a call today to discover how we can make your next filter change more hassle-free than ever before.

Changing your furnace filter is imperative for your indoor air purity, which is why the process should be hassle-free. Global News describes furnace filters as a tool that helps to improve your indoor air quality by preventing hair, dust and other particles from getting into your furnace’s blower fan.

Something so necessary and crucial for our physical health should be easy, which is why PureFilters sells filters with the customer’s convenience in mind. We are Canada’s leader in air quality and your source for quality furnace filters — we pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of filters and making the purchasing process as streamlined as possible.

Being an online company, we are faced with less overhead and space restraints than traditional stores. This makes it possible for us to provide you with the best service possible. For us, providing you with pure air is about making the process as seamless as it can be — which is why we offer free shipping over $60 and make sure you get your new filter within 3 to 5 days after your purchase.

We stock our centres exclusively with high-quality filters and are proud to stand behind all of our products. To explain the importance of quality in filters, however, you need to understand the MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating system developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

The quality of filters is determined by their MERV rating, a ranking system from 1 to 16. The better a filter can remove particles, the higher its rating. We offer a wide variety of furnace filters so that you have ample to choose from when identifying the one best suited for your home.

Stick with us and you’ll learn all there is to know about furnace filters including myths about fiberglass filters, how to know your filter needs changing and more.

Here’s how we can make your next furnace filter change quick and painless:

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Delivered Right to Your Door

According to Statista, e-commerce drove $2.3 trillion in sales in 2017 alone — it’s clear that people want to shop with ease without having to leave their homes. Being an exclusively online brand, PureFilters understands the power of e-commerce and seamless sales processes.

We believe that buying and replacing a furnace filter shouldn’t be complicated, which is why we provide a delivery service that will bring your filter straight to your door. If you change your mind or require a different filter, we offer a hassle-free return process.

Multiple Distribution Centres

PureFilters is Canadian owned and operated, which makes it easy to streamline processes. When you order from us, you can be sure that your order will arrive at your door within 3 to 5 days.

We have three distribution centres in Canada, which makes filling orders that much easier.

We Cut Out the Middleman

We source our stock right from a Canadian manufacturer, which allows us to be both efficient and cost-effective. No need for big-box retailers, HVAC contractors and wholesalers — it’s just us, you and your new filter.

We are able to save buyers a considerable amount of money by cutting out this traditional step in the supply chain.

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We Take All Payment Methods

We want to make the purchasing process as easy as possible for you — there’s no need for it to be complicated. To make your buying experience that much easier, we accept all major credit cards as well as PayPal.

High-Quality Furnace Filters

We are committed to keeping your air pure, which is why we carry pleated furnace filters that are high-quality and will get the job done. We utilize a cutting-edge high capacity pleat technology that is designed with the goal to trap as many particles as possible without confining air flow.

So Many Options

We offer a wide variety of high-quality furnace filter models for you to choose from. Our online shop makes it easy to browse the different types of filters and available sizes. If for whatever reason you can’t find the filter you want in our shop, just let us know. We’ll make it ourselves!

Custom Filters

We understand how frustrating it can be when you can’t find a furnace filter in the specific size you need. If we don’t carry the exact furnace filter you are looking for, we are happy to make custom filters.

The process is simple; we can manufacture your exact filter size — you just have to make the request on our site, and someone will be in touch within a day. You can expect your custom filter at your doorstep in 10 to 15 business days.

We Care About Our Customers

At PureFilters, we pride ourselves on our customer service. We consider ourselves a customer service company that happens to sell air quality. Our goal to provide the best service we possibly can, and have hundreds of 5-star reviews on Google to prove we’re on the right track!

furnace maintenance

Never Forget to Change Your Filter Again

We will make sure that you never forget to change your filter again by making the process that much easier for you. After your first filter purchase, we will send you automated reminders to notify you when it’s time to swap your old furnace filter for a new one.

When you get your email reminder, you can buy your new filter in seconds thanks to the 1-click re-purchase link we include. It really is that easy.

Get Your Furnace Filters at PureFilters

PureFilters is proud to be Canada’s leader in indoor air quality. We run our business based on six core principles that we swear by to ensure premium customer service. Those are affordability, speed, convenience, availability and service.

We care about you and your home, which is why we make buying furnace filters so easy. Our commitment shows, especially in all of the positive reviews our customers leave for us.

Clean air is essential and shouldn’t be hard to achieve. Choose us as your furnace filter provider to help make your next filter change as easy as possible. Our free shipping (for purchases over $60), return policies, quick service and high-quality products will make your change hassle-free.

Plus, don’t forget that we make sure you change your filter in a timely manner with our email reminders that come complete with a 1-click re-purchase function.

Give us a call today to discover how we can make your next filter change more hassle-free than ever before.

8 Signs That You Need a New Furnace Filter

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We all know that a furnace filter needs to be changed regularly, but few people know when the right time to change their filter actually is. Because of this, filters tend to go unchanged until a problem arises that suggests that the swap for a new one is overdue.

Your furnace filter plays a major role in your home’s air circulation. If not changed frequently, it can have a significantly negative impact on the air flow and air purity in your home.

Your furnace filter purifies the air in your home but also collects a lot of dust and dirt over time that hinders its functionality. Not changing your filter regularly can be detrimental to your furnace and HVAC system.

When you don’t change the filter in your home every few months — it varies from model to model — your filter can get clogged. When a filter gets clogged, it’s common for a furnace to work overtime and as a result breakdown.

According to Global News, furnace filters are meant to prevent dust, hair and other dirt from getting into your furnace’s blower fan. When you don’t change your filter, you prevent it from doing its job.

At PureFilters we understand the importance of clean air, which is why we are Canada’s source for high-quality furnace filters. We believe that changing your filter is imperative and shouldn’t be a hassle, or expensive.

When you shop with us, you can get your cost-effective furnace filter sent directly to your home. We have three distribution centers in Canada which allow us to ensure prompt delivery. Immediately after making your purchase you’ll get your order confirmation, and then within 3 to 5 days it will be at your doorstep. Make that upgrade to get your indoor air circulating.

Learn more about us to discover just how easy we make it to find the right filter — when it’s so easy, there’s no reason not to make that upgrade and improve your home’s air quality.

According to Statistics Canada, 48 percent of Canadians use high-quality filters to increase the quality of their indoor air — but how many of that percentage do you think are dutiful in replacing those filters when they are no longer effective?

There is a variety of different filter models available on the market, which is why when purchasing one it’s about choosing the one best suited to your home.  Not changing your furnace filter can take a negative toll on your air quality.

We make the buying process as easy as possible to ensure that you never put off changing your filter again. When you choose PureFilters, we won’t let you forget when it’s time to make that upgrade! After you buy a filter with us, we will follow up with a reminder email to notify you that it’s time to replace your furnace filter.

If you’re all out of filters, repurchasing will be a breeze thanks to the 1-click repurchase link included in our reminder email. Changing your furnace filter has never been so easy.

There are numerous factors that can influence how often you need to change your furnace filter. These are the seven main warning signs that indicate that you need to make that upgrade to a new filter ASAP:

An Increased Amount of Dust

If you find that your home is getting dustier faster, it’s likely because your filter needs changing. Take into account any additional factors in your home that may cause more dust (i.e. pets who shed considerable amounts of hair), because these factors will require you to change the filter even more often.

At PureFilters we sell high-quality furnace filters with high MERV ratings to ensure that all these irritating particles are filtered out of your indoor air.

If you’re not familiar with the MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) ranking system, it classes filters with a number between 1 to 16 dependent on how effective a filter is at removing particles.  The higher the ranking, the better the filter. We pride ourselves in selling furnace filters that get the job done.

The Filter Itself Is Gray

When there is a build-up of dust and dirt in your furnace filter, these materials can overheat and create a safety hazard.  If you notice that your filter has become gray from collecting all of those dust particles, that’s a tell-tale sign that it is in dire need of a change.

Your Furnace Keeps Turning Off

The dirt and dust that accumulates when you don’t change your filter can result in a clog that restricts air from flowing. This makes the air handler work overtime, which indicates to your furnace that there’s a problem.

When your furnace senses that it’s in danger of overheating, it signals the safety switch to turn it off to prevent the problem. Unfortunately for you, this means having to reset your furnace. You’re better off just changing the filter and sensing the problem before your furnace reacts preliminarily.

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Your Furnace Is Taking Longer to Change Temperature

If your furnace is taking more time to reach your desired temperature — whether you are struggling to warm up or cool down your home — your filter is likely so dirty that it’s slowing things down and making your furnace take that much longer to do its job.

Burnt Odour

If you are smelling burning in your home, and your stove and toaster are off, deductive reasoning will bring you to the realization that it’s actually your dirty furnace filter causing the smell.

According to CJOnline, one of the many things that can happen if you leave your furnace filter in for too long, is that your furnace blower motor — or the filter itself — can overheat and produce a burning smell.

When this overheating occurs, and your safety switches can no longer operate effectively, it poses a hazard in your home. This is something you will want to rectify ASAP by changing your furnace filter.

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Higher Utility Bills & Other Costs

The dirtier your furnace filter, the harder it has to work to do its job. The harder it has to work, the more energy it uses. The more energy it uses, the higher your utility bills will be. It’s a nasty cycle that you have the power to break by changing your filter regularly.

If you’re putting off spending money on a new filter, just know that you will end up spending even more on bills. According to the University of Illinois Extension, a functioning furnace filter can help you save 15 percent more on your utility bills.

Failure to change your filter will not only result in you spending more money on energy bills, but it can lead to a furnace breakdown. If you have a breakdown on your hands, you’re looking at a problem that’s substantially more expensive than a new filter.

PureFilters strives to make cleaning your air cost-effective by offering high-quality furnace filters at a fair price. We are able to do this by cutting out the middleman.

We eliminate the traditional role of big-box retailers and HVAC contractors by getting our stock from a Canadian manufacturer, which allows us to price products reasonably.

Abundance of Smoke

If you have someone in your home who smokes, you’ll need to change your filter more often. Smoke impacts air flow and releases tobacco particles that can get trapped in furnace filters and subsequently harm your health. These particles contribute to a faster build-up of dust.

According to Hunker, you need a strong (i.e. clean and functioning) furnace filter to effectively improve your home’s air quality and decrease any odours that may be caused by tobacco use.

Need a New Furnace Filter? Order from PureFilters

PureFilters is Canada’s leading indoor air quality brand. We pride ourselves in our top-notch customer service that ensures your new furnace filter will be at your door ASAP.  We know it’s important to change your filter regularly and believe it shouldn’t be an inconvenience to do so.

When you order from us, you don’t even need to leave your home to get your new filter. Order your new filter today, and if you change your mind on your model afterwards that’s okay! We offer hassle-free returns.

We are committed to your air quality and convenience, which is why we offer a wide variety of different high-quality furnace filters that you can get delivered to your home in no time.