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How Often Should I Change My Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter?


4396841 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter
4396841 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter

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For decades, the name Whirlpool has been synonymous with quality kitchen appliances like refrigerators.

The Good Housekeeping Research Institute graded three Whirlpool refrigerator models between 2009 and 2013, and all scored a B+ or higher, with one model being one of the few to score an A- or higher.  Additionally, just last year, Reviewed.com awarded runner-up status to two Whirlpool models in its 2013 Best of Year Refrigerator Awards. Continue reading

See How Many New Water Filters We Just Added!


Easy To Buy Air & Water Filters OnlineFor as long as we’ve been in business, our focus has been on providing you with clean drinking water and fresh indoor air for less – by offering thousands of the hard to find air filters and water filters your home needs.

Every day, this list of hard to find filters continues to grow, as new technology is developed,  new suppliers join our family or models are discontinued and/or assigned a new model number (check out our new Filter Finder for help in these situations.)

If we didn’t do everything possible to continue offering you the largest and most diverse selection of filters online, at the price and service level you deserve, we simply would not be doing our job.  This means that whether we partner with more suppliers or launch our own affordably priced filter brand, our selection will always be expanding.

Today, we are pleased to introduce you to just a few new or expanded brand offerings in our ever-growing selection.  We hope these filters help you to support the healthy home and lifestyle you deserve.  If you have any questions or need help selecting a product below, please feel free to contact our customer service team at 1-800-277-3458.

Sterilight UV Disinfection & Water Sterilizer SystemsSterilight UV Disinfection & Water Sterilizer Systems – If you depend on well water, or if you have had significant water quality issues in the past, a UV disinfection or water sterilizer system from Sterilight is definitely something you’ll want to consider.  These systems are designed to kill 99.99% of harmful bacteria, viruses and cysts – including Giardia and Cryptosporidium.  Our selection of Sterilight products includes both UV disinfection systems and the replacement lamps, parts and accessories you will need for proper installation and maintenance.  Shop our selection of Sterilight UV disinfection systems here.

Rusco Sediment FiltersRusco Sediment Filters – Spin-Down water filtration and sediment trapper systems from Rusco are built to reduce all types of sediment from your water, including sand, silt and scale.  Rusco filters come in polyester or steel, depending on the level of sediment in your water, and provide added economic value by allowing you to clean and reuse them multiple times.  Shop our selection of Rusco water filters and filtration systems here.

Pro Products Water TreatmentPro Products Water Treatment & Cleaning Products – Pro Products offers everything from the Potassium Permanganate that helps to maintain the performance of your greensand iron filter, to the water test kits trusted by service professionals and homeowners to measure water hardness, iron, pH and more.  Our expanded Pro Products selection has grown to include several of the manufacturer’s cleaning products, including rust stain remover that is as safe to use on your ceramic appliances as it is to use on any rust stained white shirts!  See our expanded selection of Pro Products here.

Trojan UVMax Water FiltrationTrojan UVMax Ultraviolet Filtration Products – Another great offering of UV disinfection and filtration products now available on our site comes from Trojan.  On our site, you’ll find everything from full systems, to the parts and accessories your existing Trojan system needs.  We even offer power supplies or controllers built for Trojan systems manufactured prior to 2008Shop our Trojan products here.

Are there any air filters, water filters or filtration systems you are having trouble finding that you would like to see on our site?  Please feel free to offer any suggestions or requests via a comment below.

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Well Water Maintenance Checklist: Spring Edition


Making Well Water Safe to DrinkOfficially, spring started a few weeks ago.  But in our Edina, MN headquarters, more than half a foot of fresh snow would disagree.

Fortunately, for those of you that use well water, this means that you’re not too late to get the spring season off on the right foot!

Below, find your well water maintenance checklist to help you prepare for the arrival of the real spring:

1. Test Your Well Water
In spring, as snow run-off starts to flow and organic matter starts to decompose, your well can become a parking lot for all sorts of nasty impurities.  Knowing what type of impurities you are dealing with doesn’t just protect your own peace of mind, it can protect the health of everyone living in your home.

Fortunately, several counties and townships will offer you help with this maintenance step by providing quick and accurate well water testing services.  These testing services often include complete laboratory analysis and can be had for a reasonable fee.  An example of services offered in Washington County, Minnesota may be found here.

WaterSafe Well Water Test KitYou can also conduct your own testing via do-it-yourself well water test kits, including the kit from Well Safe pictured to the left, that you can find for sale at our online store.

2. Check Your Pressure Gauges
Installing a pressure gauge inline before and after your well water filter housings is an invaluable maintenance step that can help you more quickly get your well ready for spring and more easily monitor your water quality throughout the year.

By monitoring your pressure closely with a gauge, an example of which we’ve included below, any noticeable water pressure drop will be displayed.  Our advice? When you see a 10 to 15PSI loss of pressure, whether the calendar says spring, fall or anytime in between, it’s time to change your well water filters.

Tier1 Pressure Gauge3. Sanitize!
Put bluntly, well water can get a little funky.  Sometimes this means the presence of harmful bacteria while other times it simply means an unpleasant but ultimately innocuous sulfur or egg smell.  Whether or not testing reveals the presence of harmful pathogens, doesn’t mean your well water maintenance checklist should skip over sanitation.

Using a DIY well water sanitizer in the spring can help eliminate harmful bacteria that can have an impact on your health, in addition to unpleasant odors that can have an impact on your quality of life.

4. Stock Up on O-rings and Lubricant
O-rings are the most inexpensive part of a water filtration set up, but also one of the most costly items to not have if something goes wrong.  Occasionally an O-ring may burst or even get crushed by improper re-installation of water filters (trust us, it happens.)

Having extra O-rings and O-ring lubricant on-hand will allow you to stop any potential leaks and/or get your system back online quickly without having to make an emergency call to your plumber.   Note that most manufacturers recommend replacing O-rings once per year. 3M Filtrete Whole House Filtration System O-Rings

5. Replace Your Well Water Filters
Many manufacturers of whole house filtration systems recommend a three month replacement time for sediment filters, 6 month replacement time for carbon filters and two year replacement time for reverse osmosis membranes.  As always, this will depend on the water quality in your well and water usage in your home.

Depending on the well water maintenance and filter replacement schedule you’ve established for yourself, you may not need to replace every filter you are currently using when the calendar strikes spring.  But trust us on this one, getting yourself onto a seasonal well water filter replacement schedule will make your life that much easier.  That said…

 6. Update Your Calendar
…even the best of us have trouble adhering to seasonal schedules or even remembering the last time we changed our water filters.  Adding quick notes to your calendar, reminding you of the next time you need to replace your filters, can only help.

Once you have all the products you need, including test kits, O-rings and well water filters, the well water maintenance steps above shouldn’t take you more than an afternoon to complete.  When it comes to the quality of your drinking water, this is time well spent.

What other well water maintenance steps do you take to get ready for spring? Leave a comment below and we’ll add to a future checklist.  Also, if you have questions on any of the steps or products lists above, please feel free to call our customer service department at 1-800-277-3458.

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