Question: When do I Change the Water Filter?
When do I Change the Water Filter? And what affects filter life? Is filter life the same for any water filter?
Answer: When to replace your water filter will depend on a several factors. Water filters generally have an estimated life cycle usually measured in gallons of water, but this is only a guideline based on average water use, which is not always a good indicator, since water use varies per household.
What Can Affect the Life of Your Filter:
- The overall condition of your water in terms of contaminants and how much must be filtered.
- If you have hard water (heavy with minerals) which causes scale to build up and clog the filter.
- If you use more water than the average household.
- How well your water was previously treated or filtered.
Signals that the Filter Needs Changing:
- You may detect an odor in the water.
- Water takes on an unpleasant taste.
- There's a gradual decrease in water pressure.
- Filters with clear containers give a visual indication that the filter is dirty.
- You have exceeded the manufacturer's water usage guidelines.
Read More About Water and Water Quality:
Water 101 - Quality, Filtration, Bottled, Storage
Is Bottled Water Safe to Drink?
What's Potable Water?
Water Conservation Tips
Avtice Carbon Filtration - Definition and Use
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