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

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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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Frozen Delights

Today is Frozen Food Day which means it is time to celebrate all of the delicious foods and snacks you have stored in your freezer. Who invented frozen food you might ask? Well, frozen food has always been around in climates that were cold enough for food to freeze. In 1924, Clarence Birdseye is credited with inventing the quick freezing method, which produces the type of frozen foods that we know today.

To help ensure that your frozen delights are of the best quality, Filters Fast has a few suggestions:

The Frigidaire Universal Icemaker Installation Kit gives you ready made ice from your freezer right when you need it. This kit comes with an easy-to-use instruction guide for trouble-free installation. It is compatible with upright freezers and many other brands such as Electrolux and White-Westinghouse.

The Frigidaire PureAir Ultra Refrigerator Air Filter eliminates foul odors from both your freezer and refrigerator. This will keep your fridge free of food smells such as onion, garlic and fish. This long lasting air filter is easy to change and replace and can last up to 6 months. In addition to fresh smells, it will improve the taste of ice and prevents the cross-contamination of foods.

The HM Digital TM-1 Digital Thermometer is an industrial grade digital thermometer that can be used in a variety of different applications. It can be used not only for freezers/coolers, but also for aquariums, kitchens, bakeries, motors, generators and ventilation systems. This thermometer is small, compact and very versatile.

Celebrating this day is actually quite easy. Simply put, all you have to do is eat frozen meals.  Frozen dinners, ice cream, or anything else you can think of, will be a great way to celebrate the occasion. So put down that sandwich and enjoy those frozen delights!

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Refrigerators Add New Features to Keep Food Fresh Longer

produce crisper drawerConsumer Reports recently stated that refrigerator manufacturers, including GE, LG and Whirlpool, are adding new technological features that will help keep your food fresh longer. If you’re in the market for a new refrigerator, this may be something worth considering before you buy. Here are some highlights of the new features being added:

Whirlpool’s Freshflow Produce Preserver

This technology will be in select models, starting this year, and consists of ethylene absorption packets located in crisper drawers. These packets contain potassium permanganate, which neutralizes ethylene – a naturally occurring, odorless, harmless, tasteless gas, given off by fruits and veggies, causing them to ripen more quickly. Whirlpool claims that FreshFlow will make your produce last 25 percent longer, but the packets must be changed every six months.

GE ClimateKeeper Dual Evaporator System

As the old saying goes, “two heads are better than one.” The same goes for evaporators in your refrigerator. Older fridge models have one evaporator in the freezer, so that all of the cold air for the fresh food section in the refrigerator comes from the freezer. This causes the airflow from the fresh food section to mix with the air in the freezer. If you notice that your ice cubes taste like onion or broccoli, this may very well be why. (That, or you need to change your fridge filter.) With a dual evaporator system like GE’s ClimateKeeper, there are two evaporators, rather than one, so that the fresh food section and the freezer cool independently from one another. The humidity inside your fresh food drawers is also significantly higher, allowing fresh produce and unsealed foods to retain moisture and stay fresh longer.

Bosch VitaFresh Technology

With Bosch’s VitaFresh system, a high-tech lining inside your fresh food drawers works with climate sensors to maintain ideal temperature, humidity and air circulation, so that your food stays fresher longer. Bosch also claims that this technology also preserves vitamins and nutrients.

Viking’s Plasmacluster Ion Air Purifier

Similar to room air purifiers for the home, a Plasmacluster Ion air purifier inside your refrigerator helps eliminate odors associated with airborne pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, mold and fungi, helping your food to stay fresher, longer.

LG Push ‘N Seal Crisper Drawer

This drawer uses a vacuum to seal your produce inside, apparently keeping it crisp and fresh for longer.

Despite freshness claims from various refrigerator manufacturers, Consumer Reports recommends that you first look for a fridge that has excellent temperature performance. You can keep your produce fresh through proper food storage, eliminating the need for advanced refrigeration technology. And, of course, remember to replace your refrigerator water filter every six months.