If you own a General Electric refrigerator, there's a good chance you need to buy GE MWF refrigerator water filter replacements. Although it's possible to get deals on these filters in your local retail stores, it's even more likely that you'll find better savings by hitting one of the massive online sites that deal in water filtration equipment. GE recommends that you replace your water filter once every 6 months at least. Delaying replacement of your filter could lead to lower water quality and a higher frequency of impurities in your drinking water.
How Often Should You Change Your GE Refrigerator's Water Filter?
Keeping your refrigerator's drinking water clean is a multi-step process, that begins with having a fresh filtration cartridge installed. It's also important that you clean and disinfect the nozzles that serve your drinking water from time to time, since bacteria can build up in them. The inside of your refrigerator, although designed to slow the growth of harmful bacteria that spoils food, can nevertheless be a host to a number of germs and scuzzy little microscopic critters that can make you or your family sick, so maintaining good inner-refrigerator hygiene is important.
To this end, GE strongly recommends that you swap out your filter cartridge once every six months to reduce the likelihood of contaminents and mineral deposits in drinking water you get from your fridge door.
Luckily, this particular GE MWF refrigerator water filter is compatible with a wide range of general electric fridges and can also replace GWF, GWFA, GWF01, GWF06, MWFA models of filters.
The usual price point for one of these filters hovers around $30 per unit, but this can change with the season or day. Although you are likely to spend at least $60 per year ensuring your refrigerator door served water is clean and pure, you can think of this expenditure as off-setting the much higher costs you would be certain to pay if you opted for delivered drinking water or relied predominantly on bottled drinking water.
One of the handy features that makes this model of filter, and therefore the family of refrigerators that accepts them, so popular is that installation is a breeze. You don't even have to shut off your water or unplug your fridge when it's time to put in a new cartridge.
By turning your existing water filter cartridge to the left, you will trigger a built-in stop valve in your water serving system that will allow you to remove the filter without making a mess. Next, you simply insert the new replacement GE MWF refrigerator water filter, press upwards to install and turn it to lock it in place and resume water flow.
In addition, these filters cannot be installed improperly, because they work whether they are inserted right-side-up or even upside-down. Now there's no more excuse for your children not to help you out the next time you want them to do some chores around the house and swap out the new and old water filters.