What Can Happen If I Don’t Change My Refrigerator Water Filter?

Dirty Water Graphic

Have you ever sat down, with a nice glass of ice tea or ice water (or maybe a nice drink on the rocks) after coming home from work and noticed a strange taste?  And even the smell is, well, just not right?  Chances are you have not changed your water filter in your refrigerator recently!

Changing your filter approximately every 6 months guarantees you great tasting ice and water from your refrigerator. The life of the filter really depends on the quantity of contaminants in your water as well as how much water you and your family are drinking.

The filter is there to clean the water of pollutants and sediment that has traveled through your pipes and then to your refrigerator.  By simply replacing your filter on a regular basis, you can avoid drinking unwanted chemicals, particles and bacteria, which can cause or lead to serious health problems.

Another good reason to change your water filter regularly is to prevent scaling and deposit build up that can cause damage to your refrigerator.  A dirty filter not only restricts the water flow, but also allows all of the “junk” to remain in your drinking water or ice.

Check to see if you have a refrigerator with a warning light that changes colors or comes on when it is time for a replacement.  This is a great reminder that it’s time to change the filter!

Now that you realize that it’s time to replace your refrigerator filter, click on www.filtersfast.com.  You will be able to find the perfect fit for your refrigerator.  After you have replaced it, you can feel confident that you and your family are drinking clean water!

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The International Version of the GE MWF Refrigerator Filter

GE MWF SmartWater Refrigerator Filter INT VersionPut the word “international” in front of any word or phrase, and you immediately sound like a well-traveled bon vivant.

International politics.

International House of Pancakes.

International refrigerator filter?

Now, you might be tempted to think an international fridge filter would only work in fancy European refrigerators, but this is not the case. In fact, the GE MWFINT Refrigerator Filter is identical to the popular GE MWF Refrigerator Filter in almost every way. It fits the same refrigerator applications, it removes the same contaminants, and it has the same NSF certifications. As you can see by the photo, the international filter features a green graphic, while the standard GE MWF filter has a blue graphic. Oh, and there’s one more difference — the international version is less expensive than the standard MWF refrigerator filter. Go green, save green.

Our cost is lower on the international version, and we want to pass those savings on to you. We can assure you this filter will work in any refrigerator that uses the regular GE SmartWater MWF Filter. It is even made in the same American factory as the GE MWF filter. The international version has a filter life of 300 gallons.

So if you’re currently using the GE MWF SmartWater Filter and want to save a couple bucks, you might want to consider the new GE MWFINT Refrigerator Filter. We think you’ll enjoy the savings, and perhaps you’ll even find the international version a bit more refined.  If not, there’s always IHOP.

Buyer’s Guide: Refrigerator Water Filters

If the water and ice that comes out of your fridge has started to taste funny, you may be in the market for a new refrigerator water filter. It’s important to know exactly what you need before buying. That’s why we’ve put together a quick refrigerator water filter buyer’s guide to help you decide. Before you choosing your filter, research to find out which filters are compatible with your refrigerator model. This should help you narrow down the huge list on FiltersFast.com to just a few selections. Once you’ve narrowed it down, make sure you know what needs to be removed from your water and ice, and choose accordingly.

Perhaps you don’t currently own a water filter. If that’s the case, our Simple Guide to Home Water Filters can help you decide which type of filter is best for your household.