Many, many owners of home water filtration systems, either an under-the-sink drinking water purifier or a whole home water softening system, are stunned to find out that the filters are meant to be changed out on a consistent basis. At Dupure, our customer service representatives call each of our clients to remind them that the filter is due for a change, and more times than you would think we are met with utter and complete disbelief that a filter needs to be changed. Why, then, is it a good idea to change a water filter?
The only real job of a filter is to filter out impurities. A filter does just that - stops bad stuff from continuing through the circuit. The filter simply stands there in the center of the line, blocking all the hard metals, sediments, harmful bacteria, algae, minerals, and other debris. Of course, the only way a filter can do this effectively is to trap it inside itself, which eventually will clog it. Your water, with a dirty filter, will run slower and eventually the clogged particles will deteriorate the filter completely and wind up in your glass anyway.
Not changing the water filter reduces the quality of your water. As a filter gets clogged up it's less efficient at being a filter. It's like a bouncer at a club on a busy Saturday night - some under-21s are getting in there. Believe that. By the same ridiculous analogy, an old, clogged filter can't be held responsible if some microbes, minerals, or other chemicals sneak through. It's doing the best it can do - it's just old and worn out.
Reduction of water flow isn't fun for anyone. In an age of Wi-Fi, microwaves, and instant messaging, standing at the sink waiting for a trickle of water to fill your receptacle is pure torture. It's sad, but it's true. And not changing your water filter practically ensures you a bloated, clogged system that will reduce your flow more every day.
You deserve to have clean water. Having a water filtration system without changing the filter is like buying a Ferrari and never changing the air filter. It's a beautiful investment ... until it breaks down in front of a high school and all the kids snicker at you while you pop the hood and wave the white smoke away. "You should have changed the filter!" they chant and laugh as you curse under your breath. In your heart, though, you know they are right. It's exactly like that with your water filter.
Now, I hope that explains why a water filter replacement is a brilliant idea. It's only once a year or so, depending on the system. Call us at 877-534-5837 to order yours today!