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Does It Really Matter What Kind of Water Filter I Use in My Fridge?

The water filter in your fridge is a part of your home that you may tend to ignore. But when it comes time to change that old filter out for a new one, you have a very important decision on your hands: do you use one that was made by the same manufacturer as your fridge, or will any generic brand work just as well? They’re still essentially the same product, right? How different could they really be?

The answer, as it turns out, is “quite a lot”. We highly recommend using a manufacturer’s water filter as opposed to an off-brand alternative. This is true for a number of essential reasons, all of which are worth exploring.

The Importance of Picking the Right Water Filter

The major benefit of using a manufacturer’s water filter is knowing it was designed by those who made your fridge. This means that you can have complete confidence knowing it’s going to work with your fridge. It was made using only high-quality parts and it won’t just fit perfectly, it will also fall within the guidelines of the fridge’s original manufacturer’s warranty, too.

The problem with using off-brand filters is that they’re usually made with inferior parts. Therefore, they’re more likely to break down, potentially causing significant amounts of damage to your refrigerator at the same time. If the warranty doesn’t cover third-party parts, the manufacturer won’t help you. So, in addition to having a water filter that doesn’t work right, you’ll also be on the hook for costly repair bills, too. Plus, if an off-brand filter should fail entirely, it could cause flooding in your entire kitchen – a situation that you would obviously want to avoid if you can help it.

Interested in finding out more information about why it’s so important to use a manufacturer’s filter in your fridge? Or are having issues with your water filter? Contact Sarah’s Appliance Repair today by calling 505-835-1927 or shoot us a text at 505-388-0900.

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