Did you know that the human brain is made up of 95% water? Or that your body is 70% water? To stay healthy, it’s important that you are nourishing your body daily with pure drinking water.
Maintaining your refrigerator’s filter is one way to ensure that you are getting clean water for you and your family. Most people know that they should change their refrigerator’s water filter every 6 months (especially with high volume usage), but do you know why?
Reasons to change your refrigerator filter
One of the most common filter media used in refrigerator water filters is activated carbon. The activated carbon is treated with oxygen to open up millions of tiny, highly absorbent pores that trap tiny microbes, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) in the water. After time, the activated carbon filter loses its ability to remove contaminants, clogging with material. Bacteria breeds in your filter, putting the very young, elderly or others weakened by illness at risk.
One sign (and easiest to recognize) that it’s time to change your refrigerator filter is the change in taste or odor to the water or ice. It’s more difficult to determine when the filter is no longer performing at an adequate level when other contaminants are involved. Some refrigerators make it very easy with a light that turns on to signal to you that it’s time to change. Some will automatically shuts down after a specific amount of water passed through the unit.
What Refrigerator Water Filter Do I Need and what does the filter do?
To know which filter is designed to fit in your refrigerator, consult your owner’s manual. Then, go to FiltersFast.com and look up the filter you need via model/part # and place the order. Your refrigerator water filter will give you good tasting and clean water to drink for around 6 months (depending on usage and water quality) and is a critical part in the overall maintenance of your refrigerator.
High Price Name-Brand Filters vs. Compatible Filters
The filter change indicator light has turned on and it’s time to purchase a new filter. There are great options out there so be sure to get the best bang for your buck. Compatible refrigerator filters really do work as well as their name-brand counterparts! My name-brand refrigerator water filter sells for over $40.00 at Sears, and I found a compatible filter for under $20.00, and it works just as well as the name-brand one. I love it when I can save money! Check out our blog on buying compatible products!
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