Fiberglass versus Pleated Air Filters
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To Pleat or Not to Pleat?

Second Nature clears the air about the difference between fiberglass and pleated air filters. We take a look at the good, the bad and the dirty!

Take Air Filtration Back to the Future
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Back to the Future

A look at yesterday's, today's and tomorrow's ways of tackling air pollution with filtration.

New Homeowner
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So You Want to be a Homeowner?

Don't walk into your new home with rose-colored glasses. Here's a few things to keep in mind as you chase the American Dream of owning your own home.

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The New Homeowner's Guide to HVAC

HVAC units are vitally important in the function and comfort of the home. Your sanity, too.

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What is HVAC?

Your HVAC system ensures your home provides you comfort, in spite of whatever natural weather patterns may be assaulting the outdoors.

Washable air filters may seem more cost effective, but end up costing your family greatly.
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Are washable air filters good for my HVAC system?

Washable filters may seem like a more economic choice, but there are many downsides to using a washable air filter over a pleated air filter.

lower heating and cooling costs
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Quick tips to lower your energy bills

Changing your air filter saves 5-15% on your heating and cooling costs, but there are many other ways you can save money on your energy bill. Here are a few quick tips to save money on your energy bill.

Indoor plants that clean the air
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What are the best indoor air cleaning plants?

There are many plants that actually improve indoor air quality by removing some pollutants from the air, operating as a natural air filter! While these plants cannot replace a regularly changed pleated air filter, they act as a supplemental cleaner to be

Air filters come in many types, grades, qualities, and sizes.
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What type of air filter should I order?

There's a bewildering range of different filter types out there and it's easy to get confused. We have done the homework for you and simplified the process so you can make the right choice.

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What's the difference between nominal and actual sizes?

Air filter sizes can be a bit confusing without the right information. You may see a nominal size and an actual size printed on your filter border. Here's how to know which is the size to reference.

merv mpr and fpr filter quality
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What do MERV, MPR and FPR mean anyway?

Air filters are rated by several different metrics and systems, depending on a variety of factors. Second Nature makes filters easy by breaking these ratings down and utilizing one standardized metric-MERV.

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How do I know what size filter I need?

We always want to make sure you get the exact filters you need, exactly when you need them.