How Long do Brita Filters Last? And when you should change them

Brita pitcher filters are designed to last for about 40 gallons of water, or about two months for the average household. This will seem like you are changing the filters a lot. However, the exact lifespan of a Brita filter will depend on a variety of factors, such as the quality of the water being filtered and the frequency of use. It's a good idea to replace your Brita filter as soon as it begins to slow down or when the indicator light (if your pitcher has one) indicates that it's time to change the filter.

There are many different water filter pitchers on the market, and the best one for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. You also will want to check your local water quality to see what contaminants are above the recommended levels, you can do this quickly by visiting ewg.org's tap water database and entering your zip code. Some people may prefer a different brand of water filter pitcher because of its design, filter technology, or price. If you're looking for an alternative to Brita, you might want to consider a pitcher or dispenser from a Epic Water Filters. These pitchers use different filter technologies to remove more contaminants that may be better suited to your needs.

Stronger Filters, Better Water, less risk

Epic's filters are a little more expensive than your typical Brita filter ($44 compared to $9) but Epic's filters are designed to last up to 150 gallons. That is almost 4x longer than your typical Brita filter. Epic Water Filters' pitcher also uses carbon block technology to remove or reduce 200+ known tap water contaminants. Brita's filter has been tested to reduce just under 10. 

Brita also uses Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) in their filters, while Epic uses Carbon Blocks. GAC filters are known to just change the taste and smell of the water while not really removing contaminants. Also, GAC filters are the cheapest to manufacture which is why some companies use them. 

Granular Carbon or Carbon block

Granular activated carbon (GAC) and carbon block water filters are both types of water filtration systems that use carbon to remove impurities from water. The main difference between the two is in the way the carbon is processed and the size of the pores in the filter. Granular activated carbon is made from crushed or ground carbon, which is then treated with oxygen to open up millions of tiny pores between the carbon atoms. This makes the carbon highly porous and increases its surface area, allowing it to trap and remove a wide range of impurities from water. 

Carbon block filters, on the other hand, are made by bonding carbon particles together under high pressure to form a solid block. The resulting filter has a much smaller pore size than GAC filters, which allows it to remove smaller particles and impurities from water. Overall, both GAC and carbon block filters can remove impurities from water, but carbon block filters are typically more effective at removing smaller particles and contaminants. This is why we have standardized on carbon block filters at Epic Water Filters. 


Epic Water Filters Pure Pitcher

Pure Pitcher

Filtered Water Bottles

Nalgene OG

Epic Water Filters Pure Dispenser

Pure Dispenser

Epic Water Filter Smart Shield

Smart Shield

"We really love our water now! Since we started using the Epic pitcher and water filters, our water has never tasted better. Keep up the good work!" - Nancy


If you are not 100% satisfied with any product purchased from Epic Water Filters, you may return the merchandise to us for a full, 100% refund. We are committed to stronger filters, safer water, less risk. 

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