Refrigerator Water Filters: Cool Filters for Cold Water
Refrigerator water filters are an easy-to-install, cost-effective way to insure
that drinking water and ice dispensed from your refrigerator is safe and
healthy. Most people in the United States get their water from a municipal water
supply, with some sort of governmental agency responsible for oversight.
Unfortunately, municipal water treatment facilities can't really guarantee the
quality of the water they provide. Providing for some sort of home water
filtering is the only way to insure that you and your family have access to
clean, pure water.
We often think about the tap water we consume and most home water filters focus
on this home source of water. Home water filters remove chlorine and bacterial
contaminants, making your water both taste and smell better. From time to time
we also hear of the dangers that showers and dishwasher pose in terms of the
water-borne chemicals that they release into the air. In order to eliminate the
danger of these sources of contamination, many turn to shower water filters or
whole house filter systems. But we may not always think of another source of
water that we consume--our refrigerator.
Refrigerators are where we get the ice that cools (and melts in) our drinks. And
many modern refrigerator designs include drinking water dispensers on the door.
How can we control the quality of drinking water and ice that we get from our
refrigerator? Of course, a whole house filter system would also filter the water
supply to your refrigerator. But if you aren't able to install a whole house
water filter for some reason, then you should consider using refrigerator water
A refrigerator water filter is one type of a point-of-use filter. Point-of-use
home water filters effectively remove lead and chlorine from your drinking water
right before you drink it, insuring that you don't consume these dangerous
contaminants. Refrigerator water filters can be added to any refrigerator that
has an ice-maker or water dispenser. Refrigerator water filters can also be
added to water fountains, ice machines and water coolers.
Most refrigerator water filters are designed with a multi-stage filtering
process. The first stage removes large particulates and dirt, usually with a
simple filter element. The next stages involves a process to remove chlorine.
Refrigerator water filters can effectively remove chlorine and its byproducts,
which may reduce your risk of certain types of cancers. The final stage in the
typical refrigerator water filter is a carbon filter. If your refrigerator water
filter is based on activated carbon technology, then it will remove dangerous
contaminants, while preserving healthy minerals in your drinking water.
A nice side benefit of refrigerator water filters is that they reduce the
minerals that can cause scaling and deterioration of refrigerator plumbing and
parts. Refrigerator water filters are available online for prices ranging from
under $20 to more than $50. Depending on the style, installation can be
relatively easy. One manufacturer offers an inline refrigerator water filter
designed to install in about three minutes.
Refrigerator water filters usually need maintenance or replacement every six
months or whenever you notice a change in the taste of your water.
Filters for: Amana, Frigidaire, GE, Hotpoint, Jenn-Air, Kenmore, KitchenAid, LG,
Maytag, Samsung, and Whirlpool Refrigerators.
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