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No two water filters are the same. When faced with the myriad of refrigerator water filters that are available in today's market, it can feel overwhelming to identify the right one for your home. Fortunately, purchasing a compatible water filtration replacement doesn't have to be a stressful ordeal. Ace Hardware has a wide array of fridge water filters from top-quality brands in stock. Below are some things to consider when picking a compatible filter replacement for your refrigerator.

Why are Refrigerator Filters Important?

The ideal refrigerator filter should not only minimize the number of contaminants present in your water source but also deliver great-tasting water. Fridge filters are designed to remove impurities, contaminants and particles from your water through your refrigerator's built-in ice and water dispenser.

How are Fridge Filters Rated?

The performance of a refrigerator water filter is measured in microns. Generally speaking, the lower the micron rating, the more capable the refrigerator filter will be at capturing smaller impurities. Most fridge water filters capture contaminants through use of granular activated carbon. These filters usually have a micron rating of 20.

How Often Should You Purchase a Refrigerator Filter Replacement?

In most cases, you should aim to purchase a replacement filter cartridge every six months. One sign that it could be time to replace your refrigerator water filter is a change in taste or odor to your water or ice.

Most refrigerators with water dispensers are equipped with a change filter light that's usually set to a timer. While this light can serve as a good reminder to invest in a drinking water filter replacement, keep in mind that you might need to replace the filter sooner if you frequently use the water dispenser. For example, a family of six may need to replace the fridge filter more often than a family of two.

How to Determine which Refrigerator Filter Replacement You Need

Besides knowing when to buy a water filter replacement, it's also important to understand the right filter type for your refrigerator. Start by removing the old filter so you can locate its make and model numbers. Most refrigerator water filters are located in one of three areas:

  • Push-in: These fridge filters are built directly into the appliance. They fit into a dedicated compartment that's usually located behind the grille, on the front bottom or near the upper right interior of the appliance.
  • Twist-in: Typically located in the upper right interior, twist-in fridge water filters have either a push button or twist release mechanism.
  • Inline: These refrigerator water filters are located at the back of the appliance near the incoming water line.

After you've removed the old refrigerator filter, locate the part number that's printed on the product. This will indicate which replacement filter cartridge you'll need.

Shop for Refrigerator Replacement Filters Now

Find a compatible drinking water filter replacement at Ace Hardware online or in-store today. We carry a complete collection of refrigerator filters from industry-leading brands like GE, Whirlpool, Culligan, Frigidaire and 3M.

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