Nothing Builds Buzz Like A Countdown Does!
One night in the Summer of 2010, a few friends in Austin, TX were hanging out on the back portch after supper drinking a few 'cold ones' and solving the problems of the day. Conversation turned to cool summer breezes and high energy bills and none of us could remember the last time we had changed our AC filters. If this was a problem for us (and it obviously was), then maybe it was a problem for others...and it was costing all of us money!
After months of designing and creating a device to measure the clogged air filters by measuring drops in Air pressure, we approached Big Box retailers ready to change the world. But we learned that they were only interested in reminding homeowners over standard time intervals such as 30 or 90 days. What a concept! People didn't need a complicated device to measure something they didn't even understand, they needed an easy and accessible long term countdown timer. We were off and running.
Since then, the Air Filter Change Reminder has found its way into thousands of homes all across the US as a featured product in both the Lennox and Carrier corporate stores. But we realized that our long term reminders were needed for other areas as well. Customers began requesting reminders for: