It’s been ONE YEAR since my husband and I bought and moved into our first home. While it’s extremely exciting to finally put down some roots and have a place to call our own, we’ve faced some challenges along the way.
Both of us had been apartment dwellers up until this point, so when it came to home upkeep and regular maintenance we had no idea where to start. Over the next few months, I’ll be sharing about our experience in our first year of home ownership and what we’ve learned along the way. Hopefully, it can help you out too!
We were lucky enough to get all of the appliances included with the house, which was HUGE. But this also meant that we didn’t know anything about them, what kind of filter they took, or how old they were.
Not long after we moved in, I noticed that our refrigerator water was coming out slower and slower, and it kind of started to taste funny too. A couple of months later the dreaded “change filter” light came on.
Like I mentioned earlier, neither of us had ever owned a home, much less owned a refrigerator where I would have to change the filter! Thanks to FiltersFast.com’s Filter Finder Tool, I was able to put in the characteristics of my new refrigerator and find out what kind of filter we needed.
The great thing about FiltersFast.com is that they offer both OEM and compatible filters. Because we just invested in our first home, money has been tight and based on our local water quality report, we knew that we just needed the basics for our refrigerator water filtration. We decided to go with the more budget-friendly compatible filter.
Buying a house is a huge investment and budgeting is key, our friends at the Financial Planning firm, Spaugh Dameron Tenny, have some great budgeting tips.
Within a few days, after I ordered, our fridge filter arrived! Because I had to put in our fridge characteristics when I ordered, I already knew where my filter was located. The filter install was a breeze and after flushing our filter (about 2 gallons worth) I noticed how quickly our water was coming out and we could taste the difference!
My husband and I rarely drink sodas and aren’t fans of bottled water, so having fresh fridge water is a MUST for us, that’s why we signed up for the Home Filter Club! It is recommended that you change your refrigerator water filter every 6 months, so I selected our filter to be delivered at that frequency. Now when it’s time to change our refrigerator filter, I don’t even need to think about it, it just arrives at my door. The Home Filter Club is a must for anyone who wants to check “order filters” off their to-do list forever!
Refrigerator filters aren’t the only thing that you have to deal with after moving into a new home. Check out Spaugh Dameron Tenny’s great New Homeowner Checklist for some great tips!
Stay tuned for more in this New Homeowner Blog Series!