A whole house water filter replacement cartridge is an essential part of the whole house water filter system. This cartridge filters out chlorine, lead, and other contaminants from the water before it enters your home. The problem with this cartridge is that it does not last forever. They must be replaced after a while, say after six months or a year, in order to function properly. Depending on the quality of the water and the volume of water treated, you may need to change the cartridge after it has reached its expiration date.
Most whole-house water filters use a sediment filter, kinetic degradation fluxion filter (KDF), and a carbon filter (activated carbon block ACB or granular activated carbon GAC).
Whole house water filter cartridge comparisons
|Name||Image||Type||Where to buy|
|1||Express Water FLTWH2045CGS1||Activated carbon block (ACB)||Amazon|
|2||Express Water Whole House Heavy Metal Water Filter Set||Granular activated carbon (GAC)||Amazon|
|3||Express Water Whole House Anti Scale Filter Set||Antiscale||Amazon|
|4||Express Water FLTWH2045K Kinetic Degradation Fluxion Replacement (KDF)||Kinetic Degradation Fluxion (KDF)||Amazon|
|5||EcoPure EPWHEF Whole Home Replacement Filter||Sediment (SED) and carbon||Amazon|
|6||Reverse osmosis revolution sediment||Sediment (SED)||Amazon|
|7||APEC Water Systems FILTER-SET-CB3-CBC-20BB 20"||pleated Sediment, Granulated Activated Carbon &CTO Carbon Block||Amazon|
|8||Culligan D-250A Cartridge Set||Carbon and sediment||Amazon|
|9||3M Aqua-Pure Whole House Replacement Water Filter – Model AP917HD||Carbon and sediment||Amazon|
|10||Pure Plus||Carbon and sediment||Amazon|
Whole house water filter replacement cartridge reviews
Express water whole house water filter replacement cartridge
Express Water FLTWH2045CGS1 is a whole house set 3-stage water filtration replacement kit that includes sediment, granular activated carbon (GAC), and activated carbon block (ACB) Filters
The sediment filter features 4 distinct layers that catch contaminants down to 5 microns. It is made of layered pure polypropylene.
The granular activated carbon help remove chlorine, Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOC), Herbicides, Industrial Solvents, Insecticides, and Chemicals causing bad taste, odor, and cloudiness. The filter focused on capturing chemical contaminants. It is made of Polypropylene Shell and Coconut Carbon
The activated Carbon Block captures Chlorine, Total Organic Carbon (TOC), Pharmaceuticals, Turbidity, Pesticides, and Chemicals causing bad tastes and odors. The filter focuses on the taste and drinkability of your water and removing chemicals. It made of Polypropylene Shell and Coconut Carbon
Express Water Whole House Heavy Metal Water Filter Set
This is a replacement filter set for a 3-stage Express Water Whole House Heavy Metal Filter that includes Sediment, Carbon Block, and Kinetic Degradation Fluxion filter (KDF).
Sediment filters help remove sand, rust, and dirt from damaging your appliances and your other filters.
The Kinetic Degradation Fluxion filter captures iron, lead, arsenic, sulfur, algae, viruses, hydrogen sulfide, fungi, mercury, chlorine, microorganisms, aluminum, and more. This stage is focused on capturing heavy metal contaminants. It is made with catalytic carbon and high-purity, ionically charged copper and zinc granules.
The Activated Carbon Block Filter captures Chlorine, Total Organic Carbon (TOC), Pharmaceuticals, Turbidity, Pesticides, and Chemicals causing bad tastes and odors. This stage focuses on the taste and drinkability of your water and removing chemicals.
Express Water Whole House Anti Scale Filter Set
This is an Express Water 3-Stage Filtration Water Conditioner Replacement Filter for a whole house anti-scale filter.
The set includes a sediment filter, a polyphosphate high-capacity cartridge, and a carbon block.
A sediment filter removes particles down to 5 microns, polyphosphate protects your home from scale, corrosion, and sediment damage and carbon block focuses on the taste and drinkability of your water and removing chemicals.
Express Water FLTWH2045K Kinetic Degradation Fluxion Replacement (KDF)
The express water FLTWH2045K kinetic degradation fluxion replacement captures heavy metals, iron, lead, arsenic, nickel, cadmium, bacteria, sulfur, algae, viruses, hydrogen sulfide, chromium, fungi, mercury, chlorine, chloramine, microorganisms, copper, aluminum, and more.
Ecopure Whole Home Replacement Filter
EcoPure EPWHEF Whole Home Replacement Filter
- Filtration Size: 6 Microns
- Life Cycle: 6 months
- Contaminants reduced: sediment, chlorine taste and odor, sand, dirt, and rust
EcoPure EPWHEF Whole Home Replacement Filter is NSF certified to reduce harmful contaminants like sediment, chlorine taste, odor, sand, dirt, and rust down to 5 microns.
The changing process is easy and requires no tools.
You are required to change the filter twice a year. So as not to forget the time to change the filter Ecopure makes it easy you are only required to sign up free for automated reminder emails and we will tell you when it’s time to change your filter.
EcoPure EPW2C Carbon Whole Home Replacement Water Filter
- Filtration Size: 5 Microns
- Life Cycle: 3 months
- Contaminants reduced: sediments and chlorine
- 2-pack carbon filter
EcoPure EPW2F Premium Fact Universal Whole Home Filter
- Filtration Size: 1 Micron
- Life Cycle: 6 months
- Contaminants reduced: sediments and chlorine
- 2 Pack carbon premium
ISpring whole house replacement cartridges
Reverse osmosis revolution Whole House System replacement filter
Reverse Osmosis Revolution 4 Years Supply (24 pcs)
It includes a set of 3 filters for 3 stages whole house filtration system or a reverse osmosis system (RO). The set includes:
- 10-inch Sediment (8 pcs) helps reduce dirt, silt, sand, rust, and scale particles.
- 10-inch GAC (8 pcs) granulated activated carbon filter helps remove chlorine, chloramine, and VOCs.
- 10 inches CTO Carbon Block (8 pcs) that helps remove chlorine, chloramine, VOCs, bad taste, and odor.
The filter fits all 4, 5, and 6-stage reverse osmosis systems or whole house systems. Also, fits regular 10″ x2.5″ housing.
It is also available for 3 Years Supply (18 pcs)
4 replacement filter sets for Dual Stage Reverse Osmosis Revolution
This reverse osmosis revolution replacement filter includes whole house 4 cartridges for 1 year supply.
The set includes
- 5-micron sediment filter that helps remove dust, dirt, silt, sand, rust, and scale particles
- 5-micron coconut high dirt capacity CTO block filter (10″x2.5″). The filter helps removes chlorine (bad taste and odor), chloramine, VOCs, dirt, and sand.
Reverse osmosis revolution dual stage whole house system replacement filter is also available for 2 Years Supply and 3 Year Supply
APEC water system whole house replacement filters
APEC replacement filter is available in 20″ and 10″. 20″ fits in all standard 20-inch whole-house filter housings and 10″ fits in all standard 10-inch whole-house filter housings
APEC 20-inch filter set
APEC Water Systems FILTER-SET-CB3-CBC-20BB 20″
The set includes
- Pleated Sediment filter- captures and traps dirt, sand, silt, scale, and rust particles down to 30 microns
- Granular activated 2-in-1 filter (carbon & sediment)
- Carbon block filter- absorb chlorine, odors, taste, and organic compounds
APEC Water Systems FILTER-SET-CB3-20BB
This APEC 20″ includes whole house sediment, iron, and carbon replacement filter set
The set includes
- Sediment filter-help remove dirt, sand, silt, and rust particles.
- Iron filter-help remove iron, iron staining, and metallic taste.
- Carbon filter- absorbs chlorine, taste, odors, and organics.
APEC Water Systems FILTER-SET-CB3-KDF-20BB
This set includes a 20″ whole house sediment, KDF, and carbon replacement filter set.
The set includes:
- A sediment filter captures and traps dirt, sand, silt, scale, and rust particles down to 30 microns
- KDF filter captures chlorine, iron, lead, hydrogen sulfide, and other heavy metal contaminants.
Granular activated carbon (GAC) cartridge that combines with outer and inner spun polypropylene filtration for reduced sediment and reduced carbon fines. It adsorbs chlorine, odors, taste, and organic compounds
APEC Water Systems Filter-SET-CB2-20BB
The set includes whole house sediment and a carbon replacement filter.
The set includes
- A reusable pleated sediment filter reduces dirt, sand, silt, and rust particles.
- GAC Carbon filter absorbs chlorine, taste, odor, and organic compounds (VOCs).
APEC Water Systems 20″ Whole House Big Blue Replacement Water Filter High Flow Iron Reduction (FI-IRON20-BB)
APEC water systems iron filter help remove 3ppm of dissolved iron and orange rust stains in sinks, showers & toilets throughout the entire home
The cartridge has the capacity of treating 160,000 gallons of water
It fits in all Standard 20” Big Blue water filter housings
APEC Water Systems FI-KDF85-20BB Iron and Hydrogen Sulfide Reduction Replacement Water Filter, 4.5″x20″
This is the replacement water filter for the APEC water systems that help reduce iron and hydrogen sulfide.
These filters measure 4.5″x20″ meaning they fit in all standard 20-inch whole house filter housings
The filter has the capability of treating 40,000 gallons.
APEC 10 inch
- APEC 10″ Whole House High Flow GAC Carbon Replacement Water Filter (FI-CAB10-BB)
- APEC Water Systems FI-SED10-BB Whole House Sediment Replacement Filter Reusable and Pleated, White
- APEC Water Systems FI-KDF85-10BB the US-Made Iron and Hydrogen Sulfide Reduction Replacement Water Filter, 4.5″x10″
Culligan Whole House Replacement Water Filter
Culligan D-250A Cartridge Set includes a .5 sub-micron carbon block cartridge that helps remove bad tastes and odors and a sediment filter that removes sediments.
This cartridge set last 500 gallons, about 6 months depending on usage.
It is compatible with Culligan models SY-2300, SY-2000, SY-2500, SY-5197, and SY-2650.
This is a replacement filter for the Culligan RFC-BBSA Whole House Premium Water Filter, 10,000 Gallon, White.
How to replace the Culligan cartridge
3M Aqua-pure Whole Home Replacement Filter
3M Aqua-Pure Whole House Replacement Water Filter – Model AP917HD
This filter helps reduce contaminants such as sediments, scale, chlorine, rust, silt, taste, and odor.
It is best suited for well water and city water.
3M Aqua has a filter capacity of 100, 000gallons that is approximate cartridge life of one year.
It is easier to change cartridges with no contact with filter media and cartridge change-out is recommended once a year.
3M Aqua-Pure AP117 Universal Whole House Filter Replacement Cartridge
It reduces sediments and chlorine taste and odor.
The cartridge filter life is six months.
It is 5-micron nominal filtration.
GE Whole Home Replacement Filter
GE FXHTC Whole Home System Replacement Filter
It is NSF certified to reduce sediment, chlorine, rust, and sand in your water.
This filter is compatible with GXWH40L, GXWH30C, GXWH35F, GXWH38F, GNQH38S, and most systems with 10” X 4.5” filters
The filter should be replaced after every three months or 30,000 gallons.
GE FXWTC Whole Home System Replacement Filter Set
GE FXWTC Whole Home System Replacement Filter helps reduce chlorine, sediment, and rust.
The filter is size 10″ x 2.5″ which fits most 10″ whole house drop-in style filter systems from major brands such as GE, Culligan, Dupont, Brita, Whirlpool, and others.
It is recommended to change the filter every 3 months or 15,000 gallons.
This filter is tested by IAPMO and Certified to NSF/ANSI 42.
Filtrete Large Capacity Whole House Quick-Change Replacement Water Filter Cartridge
This filter cartridge help remove chlorine taste & odor, sand, sediment, rust, and soil down to three microns
The compact design takes up a small space in your house.
Each filter is certified and tested to meet NSF standard 42 and lasts up to 12 months.
Pure plus Whole Home Replacement Filter
Pure plus 5 Micron 10″ x 4.5″ Whole House Big Blue Sediment and Activated Carbon Water Filter Replacement Cartridge
The pure plus whole house big blue sediment and activated carbon water filter are recommended for tap water to reduce chlorine, sand, rust, sediment, color, and odor.
This filter is designed with a density of three PP layers and a coconut shell-activated carbon layer to remove most contaminants. The pp layer helps fine particles and sediment including sand, rust, and limescale particles larger than 5 microns. The heavy coconut shell-activated carbon layer reduces chlorine, odor, and color.
It is recommended to replace the filter every 3-6 months or 30000 gallons depending on water quality.
The filter can be used in any standard 10″x 4.5″ heavy-duty Big Blue filter housings like American Plumber, GXWH35F, WRC25HD, GXWH40L, GXWH30C, GXWH38F, GNQH38S, and standard 10inch X 4.5inch filter models of GE, Culligan, Dupont, Kenmore, Omnifilter, and Whirlpool.
This sediment and carbon complex filter is available in a pack of three.
More pure plus filter
Pure plus 5 Micron 10″ x 4.5″ Whole House Big Blue Sediment and Activated Carbon Water Filter & Pleated Sediment Filter Cartridge
The set includes a whole house big blue sediment, an activated carbon water filter, and a pleated sediment filter cartridge.
This is the replacement filter for GE FXHTC, FXHSC, GXWH40L, GXWH35F, GNWH38S, and R50-BBSA.
Pure plus 10″ x 2.5″ 5 Micron Whole House Sediment & String Wound & 1 Micron CTO Carbon Water Filter Cartridge
The combo includes whole house sediment, string Wound, and a 1-micron CTO carbon water filter cartridge.
- Pure plus 10″ x 2.5″ 5 Micron Whole House Sediment & 1 Micron CTO Carbon Water Water Filter Cartridge Replacement for Any 10 inch RO Unit, Countertop Water Filter System, Culligan P5, Dupont WFPFC8002, 4Combo
- Pure plus 10″ x 4.5″ Whole House Big Blue Sediment and Activated Carbon Water Filter & Sediment & Pleated & String Wound Cartridge Replacement for GE FXHTC, FXHSC, GXWH40L, GXWH35F, GNWH38S, RFC-BBSA, 2Combo
- Pure plus 10″ x 2.5″ Whole House String Wound Sediment & 1 Micron CTO Carbon Water Water Filter Cartridge Replacement for Any 10-inch RO Unit, Countertop Filter System, Culligan P5, Dupont WFPFC8002, 4Combo
- Pure plus 5 Micron 10″ x 4.5″ Whole House Big Blue Sediment and Activated Carbon Water Filter & Sediment Filter Cartridge Replacement for GE FXHTC, FXHSC, GXWH40L, GXWH35F, GNWH38S, Culligan RFC-BBSA,
- Pure plus 5 Micron 10″ x 4.5″ Whole House Big Blue Sediment and Activated Carbon Water Filter & String Wound Filter Cartridge Replacement for GE FXHTC, FXHSC, GXWH40L, GXWH35F, GNWH38S, R50-BBSA, 2Combo
AO Smith Carbon & Claryum Filter Replacements
Aquaboon Premium 5 Micron 10″ x 4.5″ Big Blue Sediment and Carbon Dual Purpose Water Filter Cartridge
This is the set of both carbon block and sediment. The activated carbon block removes the chlorine taste. Sediment removes large and fine particles such as sand, dirt, silt, and rust particles.
It fits most 10-inch Big Blue Water Filter housings.
It is recommended to replace the filter every 4 – 6 months / 20000 – 30000 gallons (depending on the water quality.
AQUA CREST Whole Home Replacement Filter
AQUA CREST 5 Micron 10″ x 4.5″ Whole House Big Blue Sediment and Activated Carbon Water Filter
AQUA CREST pack of two includes sediment and an activated carbon water filter. The sediment filter is made from food-grade polypropylene to remove large particles and sediments larger than 5 microns.
The activated carbon water filter removes contaminants like chlorine, taste, and odor.
AQUACREST whole house water filter meets European EC1935-2004 regulations, Australia WaterMark, TUV, ROHS, REACH, BPA FREE Certified, and NSF 53 certified.
It is recommended to replace your filter every 3 to 6 months or 30,000 gallons.
This filter can be used in any standard 10″x 4.5″ heavy-duty Big Blue filter housings and is compatible with standard 10inch X 4.5inch filter models of GE, Culligan, Dupont, Kenmore, Omnifilter, Whirlpool, ice pure, pure plus, iSpring, SimPure, Aquaboon, and Geekpure.
More AQUACREST Whole House Water Filter
- AQUACREST AP117 Whole House Water Filter, Compatible with 3M Aqua-Pure AP117, Whirlpool WHKF-GAC (Pack of 4)
- AQUACREST AP810 Whole House Water Filter, Compatible with 3M Aqua-Pure AP810, AP801, AP811, Whirlpool WHKF-GD25BB, Pack of 1
- AQUACREST FXHSC 10″ x 4.5″ Whole House Water Filter, Compatible with GE FXHSC, Culligan R50-BBSA, Pentek R50-BB, and DuPont WFHDC3001, American Plumber W50PEHD, GXWH40L (Pack of 2) (Packing May Vary) (sediment)
- AQUA CREST 5 Micron Whole House Replacement Water Filter for Culligan GE FXHTC, RFC-BBSA, W50PEHD, GXWH40L, GXWH35F, GNWH38S, Dupont WFHD13001, Pentek R50-BB, Pack of 2-
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