Few things are more essential to one’s health than having access to clean drinking water. In fact, many of the maladies and diseases that afflict the less developed nations of the world link directly back to a contaminated water supply. We are fortunate to live in a country where clean water is abundant and readily available, but that does not mean that there are no precautions that should be taken to ensure that the water that we drink is as clean and pure as possible. For many people, having an in-line water filter in their refrigerator is the best means of reaching those goals. The PS951515 water filter from Discount Filters is a commonly used filter and a replacement filter for the GE GSWF that works to remove impurities and provide crystal clear drinking water in innumerable households across the country.
Why Use a Water Filter?
The process used to deliver clean and clear drinking water begins as the water supply enters your home. This water has already been treated by the supplier, which may be a local government department or a private water supply company. Unfortunately, testing statistics suggest that not all water is equal when it comes to levels of contamination. The quality of drinking water varies greatly from one area to another, and quality levels can fluctuate even within the same location. The only way to ensure that your water is crisp, clear and clean is to install an in-line filter that provides an extra means of protection.
How Does the PS951515 Filter Work?
This type of water filter works by forcing water to pass through an enclosed chamber that contains activated carbon. Carbon has been used as a means of water filtration throughout history, and there is evidence that such a process was used in ancient Egypt. Activated carbon is a type of carbon that has been altered to be extremely porous. The multitude of tiny pores act to trap and collect any unwanted substances that may be present in your local water supply. As the water passes through the filter, it is exposed to many layers of activated carbon, thereby increasing the likelihood that impurities will be captured and retained in the filter. Only the clean water is able to pass through, leaving you and your family with a safe and delicious source of water.
Installing Your Replacement Refrigerator Filter
1. Determine if the filter has a push or a pull tab.
For push tab filters:
1. Locate the tab on the front part of the filter housing.
2. Push the tab in to release the latch and open the filter housing.
3. Pull the filter out.
4. Reverse this process to install the replacement filter.
For pull tab filters:
1. Locate the tab on the recessed underside of the filter cover.
2. Pull the tab forward to release the hatch.
3. Rotate the filter one quarter turn, counterclockwise.
4. Pull the filter out.
5. Reverse this process to install the replacement filter.
It is important to note that while activated carbon filters such as the PS951515 are powerful tools in providing clean and safe drinking water, there is no such thing as a water filter that lasts forever. All refrigerator water filters need periodic replacement to remain effective. Replacing your filter one every six months is the best way to ensure that your family has access to the cleanest possible drinking water at all times. To stock up on replacement PS951515 fridge filters, please review our selection of quality replacement filters at Discount Filters today.
Compatible filters with the GE GSWF