Water filters are necessary when it comes to safe and clean water, but Aquafresh explains when it’s time to change them.
So, you’ve decided to invest in a water filter. Well done you! Welcome to the world of cleaner, better tasting water.
What do water filters do?
A normal water filter acts as a physical blockade that traps unwanted particles. It then works by effectively removing many waterborne contaminants that exist in unfiltered water. Depending on the water filter you have, the following contaminants can be removed:
- Viruses (such as E.coli and pseudomonas)
- Heavy metals (such as lead, arsenic and cadmium)
- Volatile Organic Compounds and many more!
How long do water filters last?
We often forget that our filters need to be replaced. Whilst there is no exact answer to this question, our water filtration experts suggest that standard filters should be replaced every 6 to 12 months to avoid bacteria build-up, as well as offensive colour and tastes to our drinking water.
Exhaustion of our filter depends on many different factors, however, the main one is usage. To put it simply, the more you use your water system, the more often the filter will require replacing. For example, if you live with your family, it is likely that your household will use more water when compared to living by yourself. It is important to always follow the manufacturing guidelines when changing your filter. If you’re unsure of this, always contact your water filtration specialists.
You should also ask yourself the following questions:
- Does my home use and consume more water than the average?
- Is my water pressure slightly slowing down?
- Does my water taste and smell off?
- Do I have hard water, which causes the scale to build up and clog the filter?
- Are small particles appearing in my water?
If you answered yes to any, if not all these questions, it is time to check on your water filter.
Why Filter Changes Are Important
Replacing your water filter ensures that your water filtration system is working at its most efficient to produce clean and safe drinking water. Failing to replace your filter will cause the flow rate of the water being produced to slow down, resulting in a poorly working water system. That’s why keeping a backup filter on hand can be extremely convenient. But at Aquafresh, we understand that juggling all our responsibilities in life can be a struggle. That’s why when it’s about time to change your filter, we’ll send you a friendly reminder to ensure you can purchase a replacement and have clean water 24/7!
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