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Your sediment filter should be changed out every 12 months. This pre-filter stage is designed to strain out sediment, silt and dirt and is especially important as the sediment filter protects dirt from getting to the delicate RO membranes. If you fail to change this filter on schedule, dirt and silt can reach the RO membranes which can then easily become clogged and foul.
The carbon filter is designed to remove chlorine and other contaminants that affect the performance and life of the RO membrane as well as the taste and odor of your water. This filter should generally be replaced every 12 months, also.