After being in this refrigerator for about eight months now, I’m still not sure how often I should replace my refrigerator water filter. I live in a very rural area of the Midwest, so I have to make sure that I never have to depend on bottled water. I also don’t want to get bottled water all the time, but I’d need to replace it every 2-3 months.
The water filter you need to replace is the same type of filter that we used to use in our house, but that’s changed to a new one. This replacement filter is more like a cartridge filter. When you put it on it will filter the water to get rid of most impurities, and the water you drink is clean and fresh. It’s a little bit louder, but I think that’s a good thing.
It does take some time to get used to the new filter, but if you keep it clean it will definitely last more than a few weeks.
I wish I had a better answer to this question, but I’m not sure it’s so simple. I have had my refrigerator get clogged with debris in the past, but I did replace the water filter about 10 years ago. I never thought I would have to replace it myself, but I did, and it definitely worked. I hope you do too.
It’s a relatively simple process to replace your fridge water filter but a relatively expensive one. You’ll need to replace the filter at least once a month but you can probably skip that step. But hey, they’re both free.
No, you don’t need to replace your refrigerator water filter. In lieu of it, you can use this link to find the best water filter for your needs. You can also consider doing other water filtering measures, such as buying a tankless water heater for your house and replacing it every six months.
If you’re going to replace your fridge filter, you should at least be using a filter that has activated carbon. Activated carbon is essentially a filter that sucks up the carbon dioxide that is produced by your refrigerator’s water system. When the filter is installed, it sucks up the carbon dioxide which allows you to eliminate any residual water in your refrigerator. This can be a huge benefit for you because your refrigerator will start smelling like a new filter after a few months.
Of course, the downside to activated carbon is that, since it is a filter, it still collects odors and bacteria. This is why you should always use a quality fridge filter (and not one that is made with activated carbon).
The question is, how often should you replace the filter on your refrigerator? According to the EPA, it is best to replace your water filter about every 2 years to prevent excessive carbon buildup. So unless you are saving money on your water filter, it is not a good idea to always replace it.