Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter

Finding the Refrigerator Water Filter That's Best For You

The Whirlpool refrigerator water filter is one of the more effective water filters at removing unhealthy contaminants from your drinking water.

Additionally, the Whirlpool refrigerator water filter is extremely effective at keeping your refrigerator running its best.

Your refrigerator requires fresh clean water for its interior components as well as the ice maker and water dispenser to run at its most efficient. And, unless you're living next door to a mountain stream, you need an effective refrigerator water filter.

(Should you need more info then please keep on reading but if you are ready to buy a water filter for your Whirlpool refrigerator, then click here.)

How to Choose the Best Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter for Your Needs

Choosing an appropriate refrigerator water filter replacement cartridge may not be as easy as it seems.

There are a number of factors you need to take into consider prior to choosing which one is right for you.

  • Family Size: Most refrigerator water filter cartridges

will last approximately six months, or 750 gallons. Depending on how many members of your family there are will determine how long your filter will ultimately last.

  • Contaminants: Depending on where you live will determine what type of contaminants are affecting your drinking water.

    These can be as simple as the additives, Chlorine and Fluoride, or they can be much more unhealthy such as Cyst, Lead, Mercury or even Asbestos.

    As crazy as it may seem, these are common contaminants in municipal drinking water systems. So, you need to take the appropriate steps to protect yourself and your family.

    Contact your local municipality to find out the percentage breakdown of the contaminants that are affecting your drinking water. You will then be able to narrow down your choices of refrigerator water filters depending on the information you find.

    I Can't Find Out What Contaminants are in my Water -- What do I do?

    If by chance your municipal water supplier won't or can't provide you with the percentage breakdown of the contaminants in your drinking water, you have another option:

    • Test the Water Yourself: If you look online, you'll find a number of laboratories that (for a small fee) will analyze a sample of your drinking water. Many of these companies will actually provide you with a kit to gather the sample.

    What Makes Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filters Unique

    Unlike many other brands, the Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter has the unique ability to remove more than just chlorine, but there are models that can remove much more significant contaminants such as:

    • Lead
    • Mercury
    • Rust
    • Cysts
    • Some Forms of Bacteria
    To get a breakdown on what an acceptable amount of click the link at the bottom of this page which will take you to the EPA Safe Drinking Water website. It outlines what the contaminants are as well as what are deemed to be acceptable levels.

    Things to Look For

    As with all refrigerator water filters,

    you want to be sure that they contain:

    NSF/ANSI 42 Certification

    This certification ensures that the water filter has gone through a rigid testing process the make certain that it can do what it says it can do.

    Most states will actually require a water filter to pass this battery of tests before they will be sold on the open market.

    Which means, don't go buying some no name knock off to save $10.00. You will ultimately pay a much higher price with you or your family's health. So, stick with the name brands and you will enjoy fresh tasting water for good.

    Have you learned all you need to know about the perfect water filter for your Whirlpool refrigerator? We hope so.

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