Could You Save Money on Your Refrigerator Filter?


More and more homeowners are concerned about the health hazards of contaminants in drinking water supplies. This has prompted more consumers to choose a refrigerator which features a built-in water or ice cube dispenser. These appliances typically have a replaceable filter, but you may not be aware that you can save money and achieve better filtration with an inline filter.

The Importance of a Good Quality Filter:Could You Save Money on Your Refrigerator Filter?

Although the EPA Safe Drinking Water Act contains regulations about the maximum quantities of organic chemicals permitted in your water supply, a rapid rainfall or runoff from agricultural land can affect the levels of contaminants in your water supply. Additionally, there are some contaminants, which although non-toxic can compromise the taste and quality of your drinking water. Obviously purchasing bottled water can be costly and not always feasible, which means that many homeowners consider some form or in–home water filtration, however, not all carbon filters are created equal. The activated carbon contained in the filter can be impregnated or enhanced with specialized absorbent materials. Since the filter is responsible for eliminating or reducing the chlorine or organic chemicals from your water supply, a good quality filter can improve the taste and odor of your water or ice cubes from your refrigerator. This can eliminate the worry.

Why Choose an Inline Filter?

The main reason for choosing an inline filter is that it is possible to obtain a better quality filter at a much lower cost. While manufacturer specific filters can be quite expensive, it can be a mistake to save money on generic filters. This is because generic filters may have an inferior carbon composition, which fails to adequately remove all traces of contaminants. This could mean that although you have still gone to the expense of purchasing a filter, your drinking water may still contain chlorine, calcium, iron or even traces of lead.  On the other hand a good quality inline filter can be very reasonably priced, this means that you can obtain a good standard of water filtration without breaking the bank.

An inline filter can be easily fitted to your refrigerator water supply. One end of the filter attaches to your supply line while the other end attaches to the line at the back of your refrigerator. This type of filter can even be used for older models that may not have an built-in filter. Typical inline filters only require replacement every six months, depending on the level of usage. This can represent a significant saving without compromising the level of filtration and the quality of your drinking water. Even if you have a larger family and do need to change your inline filter more frequently, it will still be a great deal cheaper than purchasing appliance specific filters.  Additionally, since fitting an inline filter is relatively simple, you can avoid the frustration of trying to change the built-in appliance filter.

This is especially the case in older models, where the filter is not always easily accessible. Inline filters are universal, which means there is no need to special order appliance specific filters, saving you time and money while allowing you to enjoy cool, clean and delicious water at any time.

About The Author:

Greg Scott is President of Valparaiso based Miracle/EcoWater Systems, the premier water conditioning company in Northwest Indiana serving the Lake, Porter and LaPorte County areas.  A 3rd generation water treatment professional, Greg grew up in the family owned business  started by his grandfather in the late fifties.  He has made water treatment his life and under his direction and high-standards, the company’s water treatment experience, knowledge, and products are unrivaled in region.

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