Steps to Clean Drinking Water
By: Krysten C.
LOST IN REFRIGERATOR FILTER LAND
We’ve all been there. There’s always something you know you need to do, and every day you go to bed knowing that you didn’t because, um, because we live in a free country. And there is nothing more liberating than staring chores in the face and refusing to do them. Putting off chores is even easier when you don’t know how to do them or where to start. Well, that’s why you’re here, and we are proud of you for taking the first step in the recovery process of your drinking water.
One of the easiest ways to know what kind of refrigerator water filter you’ll need is by identifying the model number of the current refrigerator filter in use. From there, you can look it up online. It’s always a good idea to locate where your filtration system is, so you can better navigate websites and discuss any issues with customer service representatives. Locations vary depending on your refrigerator type: French door, side-by-side, top freezer, and bottom freezer. There are a lot of refrigerator filters out there, but it isn’t too difficult to discover your specific one.
MOST COMMON TYPES OF REFRIGERATOR WATER FILTERS
In-Line: These types of refrigerator water filters are attached to the incoming water line for the refrigerator. This is often used for older model refrigerators, so they aren’t as common any more. Here’s an instructional video on how to replace an in-line refrigerator filter. It’s not the best quality, but it still gets the job done.
Push or Twist-In: Most recent models have an integral filter that purifies the water feeding the drinking water dispenser and icemaker. The filter pushes in, or twists in. It’s as easy as pushing it in or twisting, hence the name.
I’VE GOT MY REFRIGERATOR FILTER – NOW WHAT DO I DO?
It’s gotten to the point where not even your dog will drink the water from your refrigerator. You’ve finally broken down and decided to change your refrigerator water filter. Now what? Well, truth is that there is a variety of instructions for installation because there are a variety of refrigerator water filters. You can start by searching for a refrigerator filter by brand or by model.
DOES YOUR REFRIGERATOR FILTER LOOK LIKE THIS?
Here are some instructional videos on how you can replace your refrigerator filter today:
Instructional video for filters similar to the Frigidaire Pure Source filter below:
Instructional video for filters similar to the Whirlpool filter below:
The Bill Nye of home improvements, Jim “The Fix It Guy” also gives a pretty entertaining instructional video.
Instructional video for filters similar to the Aquafresh filter below below:
Instructional video for filters similar to the Amana filter below:
Instructional video for filters similar to the Brita filter below:
Hopefully these links will help you replace that nasty, old refrigerator filter of yours. Consider it your good deed of the day.