How Often Should You Change Your Home’s Water Filter?

Water quality impacts every aspect of your household. And with the current increased time spent at home, many find themselves relying on clean, freshwater, more than ever before. It might also have you questioning when you should change your filter. Luckily, we have some of those answers below: 

The Importance of Changing Your Filter 

Think of your water filters like the vent in your dryer or your HVAC filter. The longer you avoid cleaning it, the more debris will get on it, clogging the filter and hindering its performance. Though the time frame for these three objects varies, the concept is the same; the more you stay on top of changing them out, the better they will work to filter out contaminants., leaving you with dirty and unhealthy water.

Deciding When to Change it

When to change your filter depends on when you purchased it and the type of system you have. Some might need to be replaced every two months; others are annual. For instance: whole house filters often need to be changed three to six months, where a fridge filter is often every six months or so. Either way, you’ll want to refer back to your manufacturer or plumber that installed it to ensure you are changing it in the right time frame. 

Tips to Remember 

If you find yourself often forgetting to change your filter until the last minute considers a few tricks, add a reminder on your calendar phone, place a note on your fridge, or even schedule auto shipment from the filter manufacturers. You might also want to consider buying your filters in bulk, so you always have a backup. 

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Laura Schara

Kinetico is an essential part of my home because I care about my health.  Kinetico K5 drinking system removes 99% of contaminants, including chlorine, out of my drinking water.  Not only can I taste the difference, but I feel good knowing that I am only consuming clean pure water.  When you have kinetico, less plastic water bottles are used, which is beneficial to our environment.  

Laura Schara

MN Bound