How Often Should You Replace Your Water Filters?

How Often Should You Replace Your Water Filters?

Our water filter systems come well before and are ready to use. All you have to do to maintain your water quality good for years is to replace the water filters in your particular system on a regular basis.

Why Should You Replace Your Water Filters?

In order for your water filter system to work properly, the water filters must be kept relatively clean and debris-free. To keep particles out of your drinking water, these compounds are stuck within water filters as the water flows through the system.

Water filters accumulate debris, sediment, heavy metals, and chemicals over time. The passage of water through the system becomes much more difficult as the water filters blockage. Having replaced your water filter at the appropriate time will maintain your water filter systems running smoothly.

How Would You  Know When It’s Time to Change Your Water Filters?

In our water filters are usually good for about 6 months, except as otherwise stated in the user manual. The length of time and water required is determined by the quality, temperature, and pressure of your water supply. Because every home and situation is different, you may need to substitute your water filters sooner or later than the 6-month midpoint. However, these are typically “worst-case scenarios,” and you may need to replace your water filter sooner. 

Here are indicators that it’s time to replace your water filter.

  • Odor – Bad odors or smells in your drinking water can come from a variety of sources, including chlorine or sulfur (rotten egg smell). However, if your water filter is no longer removing them, you will most likely need to replace them.

  • Black mold or floaty bits – You’ve noticed “floaty bits” or black mold growing in your filtered water. Black mold is a fungus that can cause a variety of health issues. If you find mold in your filtered water, you’ll need to clean out the entire water unit (with disinfectants) and replace the filter, as mold spores are likely to be present.

  • Filtering speed is slow – If your system is taking an eternity to filter water when it used to be relatively quick, it is most likely clogged and needs to be cleaned or replaced.  If the filters in a reverse osmosis system are old or not functioning properly, it could take up to 6 hours to fill a standard-sized tank. If the filters are new, however, they should only take 2-4 hours to fill.
  • High TDS in your filtered water – When water filters get old, they stop working as well as they did when you first bought them. You can tell how well or poorly it is working by comparing the total dissolved solids (TDS) in your filtered water to the TDS in your unfiltered tap water. A TDS monitor can be used for this.

How Do I Remind Myself to Change My Water Filters?

It can be difficult. We understand that life moves quickly, and you may forget to replace your water filter on a regular basis due to other responsibilities. To make things easier, take this advice:

  • Set a number of reminders –  Make a note of it on your calendar, set a reminder on your phone, and set up an email alert. When you have multiple reminders, you are more likely to stick to the correct timeline.
  • Schedule other maintenance at the same time – Is there anything else around the house that needs to be done every few months? Plan it all the same day. Start replacing your water filters, your air conditioner’s filter, and your outer paint. Make a day of regular maintenance to help you to remember important tasks.

Where Can I Purchase Replacement Water Filters?

All of the filter sets for your filter system can be ordered directly from our website.

Wrapping Up!

Failure to change the filter can invite more contaminants into your drinking water.

The frequency with which a water filter should be changed is primarily determined by usage and water quality. The average length of stay is six months. However, it’s critical to keep an eye out for the above-mentioned warning signs, such as an unpleasant odor or taste, as well as discoloration.

 

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