How Long Does a Water Filter Last?
If your water filter is still functioning after it reaches the recommended capacity, you might be tempted to delay changing your cartridge. The truth is, how often you should change your water filter varies by household, but when you’re trusting your filter to minimize or remove molds and algaes, lead, VOCs, chlorine, and Giardi Lamblia and Cryptosporidium cysts, you should always err on the side of caution. Replacing your filter at least once every 6 months is a general guideline for most Los Angeles and overall California homeowners, but there are many factors that you should consider when deciding the frequency that’s optimal for your household:
- Your water quality.
- How your current water filter is functioning.
- How long it has been since you have previously changed your cartridge.
Does Your Water Contain a Lot of Sediment?
Tap water in Los Angeles can contain varying amount of sediment for many reasons. Some water sources are more prone to being sediment-heavy—for example, if you’re on a well system. Other times work on municipal water supply can stir up more sediment than usual, and this can make it all the way into your home via your tap water.
If you’re aware that your water contains a high amount of sediment, you will need to change your filter more often than homes with lower sediment content in their water. As more sediment builds up within the filter, the process will be slowed and the process becomes less effective once a certain threshold is reached.
How is Your Filter Currently Functioning?
If you notice a change in the way your system is functioning, it is almost always the solution to change your Everpure H300 cartridge. Signs that will tell you you might be overdue for a filter change include:
- A noticeable decrease in water pressure.
- An increase in the time it takes to fill a cup at your faucet.
- A noticeable change in the taste of your water.
If you are experiencing this more often than twice a year, it is likely that your water has high sediment content. Ideally, you would change your filter before you start experiencing these issues.
How to Install a New Water Filter Cartridge
If you’re experiencing any of the above issues, or you’ve reached the capacity outlined for your specific water filter system, it is time to change your filter. This can be quickly completed in just a few steps:
- Turn off your water.
- Push up on cartridge while turning 1/4 to the left while holding the head securely.
- When it stops rotating left, remove cartridge.
- Insert new cartridge into head.
- Turn ¼ to the right until rotation stops.
- Turn water supply back on.
- Flush filter.
Have a Question About Replacing your Everpure Filter?
If you need help determining how long your filter should last, contact Efilters.net today. Our expert team can help you ensure your water filtration system is functioning optimally.
If you’d like to learn more about how Everpure systems work, visit our residential filtration page.