Many water treatment plants remove some contaminants present in water. Usually, they leave some traces of chlorine, lead, and rust in drinking water. An ice filtration system can help in removing such pollutants. Since water is a necessity in your home, you cannot leave it to chance.
Recently, the University of Arizona and Good Housekeeping conducted a study. It revealed that refrigerator filters are among the most efficient water filters. They provide quality water. Also, every home’s water-dispensing fridges need ice filters. Not only do they eliminate contaminants from drinking water, but they also guarantee its safety.
How an Ice Filter Works
Usually, ice filters remove contaminants in water by forcing it through activated carbon. It acts as a contaminant magnet. The activated carbon traps particles and pollutants thereby providing clean drinking water.
As soon as the carbon in the filter gets covered by pollutants, it isn’t able to treat the water passing through it. Therefore, you get polluted water. At times, such water can dislodge trapped contaminants back into the drinking water. However, to avoid such a calamity, you need to replace the water filters after some time. During their lifespan, they remove a tremendous amount of contaminants. An overused ice water filter is incapable of efficiently eliminating harmful substances.
The frequency of replacing a refrigerator filter depends on your water. Many manufacturers recommend doing it after six months. The process comprises a straightforward procedure. After unscrewing your ice filter, it automatically shuts off the water supply.
It’s essential to run and discard some water to eliminate the carbon residue in the filter. Additionally, if you have an ice maker, you should remove the first batches of ice.
By the way, to find a new filter at a local hardware store or online, you have to know the filter’s brand and model.
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Schmitt Refrigeration, Inc. Air Conditioning and Heating installs and services air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, humidifiers and more. We can even help with your ice filtration system! Serving Evansville and the surrounding areas, our technicians can handle any type of HVAC repair necessary. Contact us for further consultation.