Water Filter Replacement: Why & When?

Water Filter Replacement: Why & When?

Posted by Water Filter Replacement: Why & When on 16th Feb 2023

So you bought the best complete home water filter with the best filtration system, like the NOVA filter (it comprises two sediment filters and one coconut carbon layer!) After a while, it gets into your mind, 'when am I supposed to replace the filter cartridges?' Don't worry; if that ever happens, you are not the only person in the situation!

Just remember the general rule of thumb: the filter replacement largely depends on the usage and the water quality flowing through your pipes!

This post is dedicated to the importance of replacing your filter cartridge.

What happens when you don't change the filters for long?

What would you feel about tiny bacteria sprinkled with sediments on your glass? Old water filters get covered with sediments that bring down the flow of water and make the water smell and taste odd. Here are the effects that an unchanged filter can potentially bring to you and your family.

  • The water may contain detrimental contaminants, resulting in acute to severe health issues.
  • Further, the system will supply water laden with chlorine and sediments, which might smell bad.
  • The mineral buildup in the pipeline may lead to sediment deposits on the faucets and sinks. This may result in a shortened life span of your water filtration unit.
  • The filtration unit may fail to filter out a large degree of chlorine and chloramine that local authorities frequently put in the water supply for disinfection.
  • A carbon filter acts like a sponge that absorbs contaminants present in the water. After some time, the carbon reaches its maximum absorption threshold, after which it fails to absorb any further impurities.
  • The water flow in the system eventually decreases, which can impact daily chores like laundry, bathing, and more.

To prevent the above situations from occurring in real life, measures should be taken to replace the water filters on time. Remember that even the best whole house water filter cartridge needs timely replacement. But when is the right time to replace the filter?

Consider running your water filters as a whole on a yearly cycle.

The filter replacement depends on a lot of factors, like the usage and the quality of the source water. A general rule of thumb is to keep looking for symptoms after 3-6 months. However, the replacement frequency also depends on the filtration structure and components. For instance, the NOVA filters are recommended for replacement at 26.000 of use or approximately after 1 year of use.

It is even harder to measure the time after which the reverse osmosis membrane should be replaced. There is no standard method to check its efficiency, but you can gauge its working quality by using Total Dissolved Solids, or TDS, to measure water quality. Another way of determining the efficiency of the reverse osmosis membrane is to check the presence of the following factors: experiencing a slowing water output or bad taste or smell.

To answer the question in concrete: the replacement depends on the size and usage of the filtration system. Most manufacturers recommend replacing the water filters every 3 to 6 months. Contact our team for holistic guidance if you are unsure when it is the right time to replace the NOVA filter cartridges.

Going forward

Alongside choosing the right filtration system, it is vital to be aware of the filter cartridge replacement. We hope this post helped you understand the filter replacements in a better light.

The moral of the story is that you have to replace filter cartridges from your water filtration system to ensure it is working in good order. And though it may seem like a chore at first, it will ensure you have clean and good water at your home!