Water filter problems? Here are 3 common water filter issues and that indicate it's time for a change.
It doesn’t get much more convenient than having plenty of refreshing, ice cold water waiting for you on tap. If you haven’t invested in a water filter yet, there are plenty of types and options to consider. We’ve already put together a handy list of common water filters to help you decide which one is right for your household.
For those of you who already have a home filtration system, you know that the “chill” factor is only part of the equation. You want to be sure that both your ice and water are as fresh as possible, and that means checking your filter. We’ve compiled some of our best tips and articles for making sure all of your water filters stay in top shape all year long.
3 Common Water Filter Issues
1. Is Your Dispenser Slow?
This one is fairly obvious – is your water dispensing slowly? Do you live in an area with especially “hard water”? If so, all of those minerals you’re filtering out of your water and ice can clog up your system.
2. Gross Ice?
Okay, when it comes to signs your water filter is in need of replacement, this one is even more obvious. If your filter has outlived its usefulness, you may experience especially cloudy or (even worse) tastes bad. Changing your filter could alleviate this gross problem and return your water quality to crystal clear.
3. Can’t Remember the Last Time You Changed It?
Time passes and we forget about the little things, like water filters. Its okay, no need to be hard on yourself. It happens. The recommended lifespan for most refrigerator water filters is six months – a quick check online for your make and model can give you specific information.
Don’t forget – change that filter!
In the older days, your water filter would provide you with a small sticker for you to write the date you replaced your water filter. These stickers can fall off or be easily overlooked. Instead, grab your phone and open up whatever calendar app you’re using. Set up a reminder six months from the date you change your filter and lessen the chances of dealing with sludge water again!
Still having trouble?
Don’t worry. We have you covered. Some issues can be easily addressed without needing to call a repair service. Our convenient troubleshooting list can walk you through some of the most common issues.
Does your household have a freestanding ice maker? While identifying issues can be similar to the methods mentioned above, did you know that this appliance is covered by American Home Shield? It’s true. The Appliances Plan covers your free standing ice maker as well as many other household appliances, including your dishwasher, refrigerator, washer and dryer. Because appliances are always at risk of a breakdown, this plan is a smart choice for homeowners looking for a plan that covers appliances long after the manufacturer warranty has expired.