Can not changing your water filter make you sick?

Can not changing your water filter make you sick?

4. Diseases. Unfiltered water or cloudy ice could make your and your family sick, since it contains contaminants, heavy metals and chemicals, such as excessive chlorine and lead. When your water filter isn’t changed in time it can’t protect you from those harmful elements.

Do I really need to replace my refrigerator water filter?

If you have a water dispenser or an icemaker in your refrigerator, you’ll need a filter to remove small particles or contaminants, such as lead and chlorine, and impurities that cause bad tastes or odors. The filters have to be replaced periodically following the guidelines in your owner’s manual, often twice per year.

Can you use water dispenser without filter?

Without the filter installed, the water skips the filtration step and goes straight to the ice maker or water dispenser. We don’t recommend bypassing the water filter, as this can lead to water and ice that tastes bad or possible breakdowns.

How often should a water filter be replaced?

every two to three months

Can water filters go bad?

In short, no, unused water filters do not expire. There is no set shelf life for water filters, as long as they’re not exposed to any moisture. That’s the key — moisture is what makes water filters work, and without that, they’re sitting pretty and ready for use at any time.