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Friday, September 9, 2011
Many consumers enjoy the convenience of chilled water right from the refrigerator, or the added bonus of ice cubes made and dispensed automatically. The modern refrigerator is a far cry from the clunky machines of old, but these new enhancements are not without their own problems and dangers. And this is where refrigerator water filters come into play.
Refrigerator water filters do one thing and they do this one thing well when they are operating properly. They filter the water that is used in making ice cubes as well as the water that is dispensed through the chilling outlet. Filtering this water is just as important as filtering any other water that comes into the home or office for consumption. Microorganisms, cysts, sediment and chemicals are all potentially present in unfiltered water. If not removed, they become a component of the water that is consumed and ultimately end up inside the user's body.
As is true with any other type of mechanical water filter, the refrigerator water filter must be changed or cleaned on a routine basis. The problem is many consumers forget to perform this important task. The refrigerator water filter is often placed out of sight, and the old adage "out of sight, out of mind" holds true. When consumers forget to replace or clean their frig or ice maker water filters, the filters become clogged with material that can, if ingested, make the user sick. At a minimum, a clogged filter will decrease the efficiency of the refrigerator water dispenser or ice maker and may even cause costly damage to the system.
A properly operating refrigerator water filter will also help to keep the buildup of algae and other annoying material from collecting within the water lines and the cooling mechanism. This buildup, over time, can result in decreased flow capacity as well as cause unsightly greenish or cloudy water being dispensed. None of that is good.
There is good news, however. Replacing refrigerator water filters is usually a simple task, taking only a few minutes of time. Many filters use cartridge replacement filters which are very easy to replace. In addition, replacement filters are normally very affordable and can be ordered online and delivered right to the owner's door.
When it comes to refrigerator water filters, there is no good reason to take chances with possible illness to those who consume the water or ice, or to risk damage to these expensive appliances. Instructions for replacing these important filters are contained within the owner's manual, as well as parts numbers and model numbers for the filters needed. If you have not replaced your refrigerator water filters in a while, now would be a great time to order new ones and perform this vital task.
by: Chris Tracey