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Tackling the big questions: How often should a water filter be changed?

Top 10 replacement water filters

How often should a water filter be changed you may ask. This is a great question and one the Biopure Water for Life get asked quite often. The answer is like many in life, in that it depends on the water filter system that you have installed, as well as the filter cartridge you have installed. Most cartridges are made of carbon, but this can vary from coconut carbon to granulated silver carbon, ceramic carbon or GAC. 

In any event, one thing is certain is that you will need to change your filter every now and then to ensure that your water filter system continues to deliver pure and healthy water. Think of your water filter system like a car, you wouldn’t leave your car go on forever without having it serviced. It’s the same with your water filter. Not only will an old filter be less efficient, it may stop actually filtering the water.

Do some water filters last longer than others?

It goes without saying that some filters last longer than others, depending on the brand of filter and the system that you are using. However, it’s generally a good estimate to say that most water filter cartridges will last between 6 and 12 months. These time frames will vary depending on how big your household is (how many people are using the water filter), as well as the quality of the water in your local area.

How to tell when your water filter needs replacing

Some ways to know if your water filter is due for a replacement are as follows:

  1. the water pressure through the filter reduces – this could mean the filter is clogged with sediment and contaminates;
  2. the water smells different to usual – maybe the filter is clogged with nasties;
  3. the water tastes different;
  4. the water looks different – maybe there is more sediment than usual in the water;

The best way to keep track of your water filter replacement is to have a reminder set on your phone or calendar or put a sticker on the filter itself with the date the water filter cartridge change is required as biopure provides. Biopure also provides a free filter cartridge change reminder service via email and a letter in the mail. A great way to ensure that you’re never without healthy water, is to pre purchase your replacement water filter cartridges in bulk. Biopure have a number of excellent water filter cartridges that can be ordered in bulk.

What happens if I don’t change the water filter?

If you don’t change the water filter, as we have said above, the following will occur:

  1. the water pressure through the filter reduces;
  2. the water smells different to usual;
  3. the water tastes different; and
  4. the water looks different.

If you leave your water filter replacement too long it may even stop filtering water all together (and you’ll be drinking all the chemicals from the tap water) or it may become clogged and not allow water to flow at all. This is why we recommend changing your filter at least once every 12 months.

How much will it cost to replace my filter?

Again, water filter replacement costs vary, depending on the system that you have. Depending on the filter you need, Biopure Water for Life have filter cartridges that range from $250 all the way down to $55. The variations depend on the materials used in the replacement water filter cartridge as well as the size or shape of the cartridge.

How much does it cost to get the water filter replaced by an expert?

Getting your water filter changed by an expert can save you significant times in having to find the filter and then work out how to change it properly yourself. Biopure Water for Life, offer water filter installation services on the systems they have sold or installed and can assist you to replace you water filter cartridge. Get in touch today to see how we can help.

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