If you’re wondering about refrigerator water filters, read on for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about these products.
Q. Is there a difference between refrigerator water filters?
There is a difference. Refrigerator water filters are certified to filter out different contaminants. While some water filters may only reduce chlorine and improve taste, others will remove cysts, heavy metals, pesticides, and even pharmaceuticals.
Q. How do I know if my refrigerator water filter is clogged?
Over time, a water filter will become clogged with the contaminants it removes. If you notice that it is taking longer than normal to fill a glass with water, it may be time to replace the filter.
Q. How long do refrigerator water filters last?
Most refrigerator water filters last for about six months, which equates to between 200 and 300 gallons of water depending on how frequently the filter is used.
Q. Can I recycle my old refrigerator water filters?
While water filters cannot be recycled through standard city recycling programs, many manufacturers or recyclers have recycling programs for used filters.