RALEIGH, N.C., April 22, 2017 - Ecommerce sales have grown every year since the 1990's, with 2016 retail ecommerce spending in the United States estimated to be $394.9 billion. The consequences of rapid innovation and growth are often neglected in the name of progress. As humanity pushes (and inevitably demolishes) the limits of technology, it is every business and individual's job to give something back to the planet that provides the resources needed for these modern advances.
Businesses have a duty to reduce their negative impact on the environment by constantly re-examining processes and materials for waste reduction opportunities. This Earth Day, FilterEasy has pledged to reduce its environmental impact over the next twelve months by: reducing the amount of packaging in products, recycling boxes, reusing pallets, and rethinking the composition of its products.
FilterEasy's air filters are shipped from the same industrial park where they are manufactured. This distribution model significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions by removing the need to transport product from manufacturer to a distant distribution center. Additionally, changing filters regularly can reduce energy consumption of HVAC systems by up to 15%. HVAC systems are the largest energy consumers in most homes, so a 15% reduction in energy usage not only helps the environment but also helps the wallets of homeowners when the energy bill arrives.
FilterEasy encourages its consumers to recycle or reuse the cardboard boxes in which the filters are shipped. Reusing cardboard boxes does not have to end at saving them for storage or moving. There are many ways to creatively reuse cardboard boxes such as: making a planter for a small herb garden, encouraging children to color maps/towns/race tracks, or even making compost or a weed barrier.
Even simple efforts with nominal costs can change the world and save lives. By regularly changing pleated air filters used by heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, harmful pollutants are captured and prevented from entering the lungs of people inside of homes and businesses.
Everyone can get involved in Earth Day by learning more and committing to change. FilterEasy is offering free air filters in celebration of Earth Day to encourage people to change filters on a regular schedule. By visiting FilterEasy.com/EarthDay, anyone can receive an order of the right filters at no cost (not even shipping).
Launched in 2014, Raleigh-based FilterEasy offers consumers a subscription-based HVAC air filter fulfillment service using a proprietary web-based platform to provide a convenient solution to a common lingering problem - remembering when to change an HVAC air filter. FilterEasy's subscription model guarantees that correct size HVAC air filters are conveniently delivered to a home's doorstep so they may be changed on a regular basis, which can reduce monthly heating and cooling expenses by 5%-15%. AAF Flanders, the nation's largest residential HVAC filter manufacturer and supplier to NASA and U.S. hospital systems, manufactures FilterEasy HVAC filters in the United States. Visit http://www.filtereasy.com/EarthDay.