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Clean Water & Creative Ice Cubes

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Jessica
03.23.12

The weather is heating up, and nothing sounds better on a warm spring day than a tall, cold glass of dirty pond water. Right? If your refrigerator’s water filter is old, every time you fill a glass or dispense some ice, you’re drinking the equivalent of pond water, complete with bacteria, chlorine, rust, lime and dust. Delicious!

Water filters only remove impurities from your water for about six months, so be sure to change your filter twice a year. If you’re especially thirsty, or use a lot of ice, change it more often. Bonus: Changing your water filter (average cost of $25) and drinking clean water out of the refrigerator for six months is equal to saving 3,000 store-bought bottles of water. Think of the money and plastic you will save!

So, take a look inside your fridge. Have you ever noticed the “change filter” light just above your head? This is a helpful indication that it’s time for a change. The filter location is going to be unique for every make and model of refrigerator, so make sure to consult your owner’s manual for specific instructions. If you’ve misplaced your owner’s manual, click here and we’ll help you find it.

For more detailed instructions on how to change your water filter, check out:

After changing your water filter, try spicing up your tall, cold glass of water with these unique ice cubes. They’re impressive and easy to make! Here are a few of our favorites:

     

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