When To Replace Your Refrigerator Water Filter
Your refrigerator water filter is essential for removing foul impurities and weird odors from the most important thing you put in your body. If the members of your household commonly get their drinking water and ice from the refrigerator, it’s important to replace the water filter inside on a periodic basis.
To maintain a quality drinking water supply in your home, the filter will typically need to be replaced at least twice a year. Of course, your mileage will vary. How do you really know if you need a new water filter?
If you don’t have a replacement indicator light to give you a hint, it can be tempting to just forget all about it. Keep in mind, however, that these lights don’t always work exactly as they should. That’s why it’s important to run a little test every once in awhile.
In this video, we discuss a simple tip for determining when the refrigerator water filter is clogged and needs to be replaced. This trick comes in handy when you can’t rely on an indicator light. Fill a glass of water: if you notice a drop in the water pressure of the dispensing mechanism or lagging flow to the icemaker, you may have a needy filter.
When the flow of water diminishes and it’s time for a switch, take a moment to mark the date of installation on the new cartridge with a Sharpie. Like posting a sticker on your car with the date of your last oil change, this move will help you remember how long it’s been since the last replacement the next time you have to make a filter decision.
There are few things as crucial as fresh and clean water. Help your refrigerator water filter do its job with a periodic replacement.