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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.

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