Ice makers are incredibly convenient but if you do not have a water filter then you may not be getting the quality ice you could be. Keep reading to find out three reasons that it can be worth it to install an ice filter and/or water filter. If you have questions or need help with installation call your local appliance experts.
- A Filter Removes Contaminants to Improve the Quality of Your Ice
- A Filter May Reduce Your Ice Maker’s Maintenance and Repair Requirements
- Your Ice Maker Will Make Better Ice
In most cases, a new ice machine is going to initially product great ice – whether it has a filter or not. As time goes on, you will start to notice the ice changing if you do not have a filter. You may see the ice becoming cloudy or not as hard as it once was. Eventually, you will notice odors and bad tastes with your ice.
Contaminants generally cause these issues in the water and a filter is the easiest option to prevent said containments from getting into the ice in the first place. Even cleaning your ice maker regularly will not necessarily mean you are free from contaminants.
It is common sense to realize that if your ice maker is dirty, it should be cleaned. If you do not have a filter installed then the natural minerals contained in water will eventually begin to build up in the freezer. If you have hard water then this can happen quickly. Cleaning it several can help keep it in good condition but does not prevent build-up. As a result, you will need to clean it more often.
When you use a filter, you can keep the unit cleaner because the minerals will be removed. The fewer minerals that get through and the less often you have to clean your ice maker, the less often it will need maintenance or repairs.
Think about it this way: If dirt and rust can affect your ice, imagine what else might get into it that you would not be able to see. Both hard water and unfiltered water have a number of minerals that can buildup inside the ice maker, such as limescale and mold. This can lead to terrible tastes and odors but it can also mean your ice is unsafe to use.
We Can Help You Find the Right Ice Maker Filter for Your Needs
Are you in need of frequently ice maker filter? Whether it is your first or you need a replacement, we can help. Contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 now to learn more about the maintenance and repair services we can offer for your ice maker.