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Do I Need A Water Filter For The Ice Maker?

Are you aware of the contaminants that can be found in your ice machine? If you’re not using a filter or using filtered water for your ice maker, you’ll want to read this. There are many particles in tap water that you shouldn’t want in your ice maker or anywhere near your drinking glasses, for that matter. Here are the reasons why experts suggest filtering the water you use for your ice machine and how you can make sure your ice is pure.

What is in my unfiltered ice?

filtered water in ice, hobe sound flWe often take for granted that our drinking water is pure and clean from contamination, but that is unfortunately not always the case. Unfiltered water can contain several things that you shouldn’t put in your body, such as:

  • Chemicals like chlorine
  • Sediment
  • Metals such as lead and copper
  • Pesticides
  • Organic waste compounds

Although public water sources are frequently tested and treated, some things can slip through and issues that can happen that can affect your water supply at times. You are inadvertently ingesting these pollutants when you use ice made from these water sources. Especially in areas with hard water, several minerals like phosphate can infiltrate your drinking water. Hard water can create dust particles on top of your ice and make it inedible. Also, at any time, dirt and rust can form inside of an unfiltered ice machine. You’ll likely taste the difference before you recognize the cause. Not only that, but mold is also an issue with ice machines running on unfiltered tap water. None of these are things you should put into your body and deems your ice machine unsanitary.

If keeping your drinking water pure is a top priority, make sure you’re extending that same care to your ice machine.

What does filtering do?

Ice filtration systems work a bit differently than those attached to your faucet or installed in your refrigerator. Filters for ice makers preemptively remove any contaminants from the water well before it is directed into the machine.  The best ice machine filters remove pollutants and treat hard water scale. In addition, a water filter for your ice machine helps rid the water of unpleasant odors and tastes.

whole home water filter, indiantown flOther Reasons to Install a Filter

If you’d like to cut down on repair costs, a water filter for your ice machine is an excellent investment. Without a filter, dirt and grime accumulate faster and wreak havoc on the internal and external components. In hard-water areas, you’ll need service even more often. However, a water filter helps your machine by only using water that won’t cause excessive buildup. Experts like the team at Atlantic Coast Water Clinic can help you pick a filtration system that works best for your specific needs, and they can help address any concerns you have with your local water source.


Don’t make your ice machine work harder than it needs to. We offer the full line of Kinetico specialty water filters that can be implemented for your ice machine. Call today at 772-283-4767 to discuss your options for clean and containment-free water and ice.