How Often Should I Change My PUR Water Filter?

PUR water filters remove heavy metals, microbes, industrial pollutants, and pharmaceuticals.

However, as filter pores fill, their ability to absorb contaminants decreases. Therefore, filter replacement is crucial.

Short Answer

As a technician for water filters, I advise replacing your PUR water filter every two to three months or after filtering 100 gallons of water, whichever comes first. An advanced indicator light on PUR filters tells you when to replace them. Replace the filter when the indicator light turns yellow. Ignoring this warning may damage the filter or reduce its efficiency.

Tap water quality and hardness can affect your filter’s lifespan. Hard water can clog filters, requiring replacement more often than every two to three months. However, a water softener may prolong filter life.

PUR water filter replacement is simple. Remove the filter housing cap, pull out the old filter, and replace it in the same direction. Soak a PUR Plus filter with the lead reduction in cold water for 15 minutes before rinsing it under cold tap water for 10 seconds. Rinse PUR basic filters under cold water for 15 seconds.

People ignore their water filter’s warning light and use it past its lifespan. I advise my clients to replace their water filters regularly to ensure their water filtration system works efficiently and produces clean and safe drinking water. Follow the manufacturer’s replacement schedule and use the advanced indicator light to keep your PUR water filter working and give your family clean, healthy water.

How long do PUR filters last?

When used properly, PUR filters last. As water passes through them, they become clogged with contaminants and must be replaced.

A filter’s lifespan depends on how much water it filters and what contaminants it removes. Some filters need to be replaced sooner.

Some filters last six months or a year, depending on how often they’re used. Reverse osmosis systems and membrane filters must only be replaced every two or four years.

Bacteria and viruses in an expired filter could make you sick. PUR filters have a light that alerts you when they need to be replaced.

How do I know when my PUR filter needs to be changed?

Knowing when to change your PUR filter is crucial if you want your water to taste and smell right. Filters remove harmful contaminants, odd tastes, and odors from tap water, improving health and saving money on bottled water.

When it’s time to replace the PUR filter, an advanced indicator light alerts you. When you need to change your filter, the light will turn yellow.

If you monitor flavor and odor changes, pitcher filters can last longer than two months.

PUR refrigerator filters last 100-200 gallons or 3-6 months. They filter more water than other filtration systems and remove more toxic substances.

How do I replace my PUR filter?

Home water purification with PUR filters works well. They can remove chlorine-causing pollutants like PCBs from the water supply and chlorine, heavy metals, and odors.

They also reduce PFAS exposure, which is harmful to health. These products can be purchased online or offline in a variety of capacities.

Soak your PUR filter for 15 minutes in cold water before replacing it. Keep the filter from overheating.

To remove extra carbon from your drinking water, submerge your container.

Rinse the filter under the faucet for 10 seconds after soaking to remove any residue. This will help your new filter work properly.

PUR’s faucet mount, countertop, and under sink filters have an advanced indicator light to tell you when to change the filter cartridge. Your filter will perform best this way.

How do I recycle my PUR filter?

Water filters are a great way to clean your home’s water. They get dirty over time and need to be replaced.

To reduce environmental waste, recycle them instead of throwing them away. This is especially important since these containers contain media that traps heavy metals, chemicals, and other harmful elements that could harm you and your family.

To find out if your filter manufacturer recycles, contact customer service. They may give you a pre-stamped envelope or instructions in your owner’s manual.

Brita’s rewards program gives points for recycling pitchers, filters, dispensers, and bottles. The company also works with TerraCycle to turn non-recyclable materials into pencils, pouches, and potting supplies.