When was the last time you thought about the quality of your drinking water? If you’re particular about your water like me, then you probably own (or at least have thought of owning) a whole home water filtration system. The advantages of such systems are obvious: clean, quality drinking water from any faucet in your home without the space hogging hassles of a countertop system, and with the simplicity of replacing just one filter.
Admittedly, these systems are complex and should be installed by a professional. Replacement cartridges for these systems, however, are easy to install and should be done periodically, depending on your usage, to ensure the cleanliness of your drinking water supply.
Whole house water filtration systems last much longer on average than your normal countertop or pitcher filtration methods. A typical filter lasts 300,000 gallons or three years (which is about right since my family of four typically uses roughly nine to ten thousand gallons per month).
Since whole house filters require such infrequent cartridge replacement, it’s easy to forget to change them. That’s why a water filter replacement cartridge program is highly recommended. These programs, for a nominal fee, automatically send you the replacement filter for your particular model when replacement is due. Consult your manufacturer for more information. Also, these cartridges can be significantly more expensive than their countertop and pitcher counterparts. However, don’t sacrifice quality for price-always go with the manufacturer-recommended replacements. My experience has shown that third-party replacement filters have shorter lives and are not nearly as effective (resulting in poor tasting water).
Regardless of whole house water filtration system, always ensure your cartridge is Underwriter Laboratories certified. These products have passed rigorous testing and are the most effective water purifiers.
In summary, regular replacement of whole house water filter cartridges is important to maintain optimum performance of your water filtration system. Keep in mind that water filters for large systems like these require replacement approximately once every three years; however, follow the guidelines that your system’s manufacturer provides. For more information, visit the site below.