For you and your family’s health, installing a refrigerator water filter and routinely replacing it is of great importance. But as non-professionals, you might be unable to tell if your filter is working or not. To help you guys address the problem, I would like to edit this post to offer some detection methods.
In general, there are five signs you need to pay attention to in terms of confirming the effectiveness of your refrigerator water filter.
The indicator light is on
Many new refrigerators come with indicator lights which are designed to tell you when you need to replace your water filter. In some cases, the indicator light is on when your filter expires and is not working, but in others, it is linked to the amount of tap water you consume - 200-300 gallons on average. When the light is on, you need to realize your filter is failing to remove contaminants as it is used to, and you should replace it with a new one.
It’s been 6 months
It is generally suggested by experts that you should change your filters every six months. As the deadline approaches, you need to prepare a new filter since the old one might have been fully covered with various contaminants and losing its operational capability.
Your water dispenser is slow
The longer time your refrigerator water filter serves to purify tap water, the more impurities might cover your filter. When you notice it’s taking longer and longer to fill your glass, it might be some problems with your filter and you need to replace it with a new one.
Your ice is gross
Often, when your refrigerator water filter stops to work this affects the quality and quantity of the ice. If your ice maker always seems to be out of ice, or if that ice is overly cloudy or has a strange taste or odor, you need to check whether your filter is still well-performed.
Your water tastes odd
Perhaps the best measure of whether your refrigerator water filter is working or not is your own taste buds. If your water starts tasting odd to you, just replace the filter since it is failing to have your tap water properly filtered.
Not routinely changing your refrigerator water filter can affect you and your family’s health and safety. Filters can remove contaminants, heavy metals, and chemicals such as excessive chlorine and lead from tap water. When your filter isn’t changed timely it can’t protect you from those contaminants.