Integrated filters can reduce food odors and improve the quality of water and ice dispensed from your refrigerator. Most filters are easily accessible and can be changed without tools, making the replacement project a quick and easy one for your handyman or technician. The brand of your refrigerator or type of filter may influence the cost of replacement, since accessibility may affect the time needed for the job.
Filter Types and Location
The type and location of your filter may affect the cost of replacement. Most refrigerator air and water filters are integrated within storage compartments or underneath doors for easy access, but some in-line water filters are mounted on the exterior of the appliance or in the basement of a home. Prepared “push in” filter cartridges are easily secured and can be removed and installed without tools or equipment, but replacing an in-line water filter may require a wrench and could take longer than fitting a push-in model.
Water and air filters are typically model-specific, and the installation method required for your appliance may depend on its brand. Though replacements are all relatively simple, the cost of your filter may also affect the overall cost of replacement if it is included in the price of the job. A filter replacement for common refrigerator brands costs an average of $72 for an Amana, $68 for Frigidaire, $83 for GE, $71 for Haier, $73 for Hot Point $84 for Kenmore, $73 for Magic Chef, and $87 for Maytag. Filter replacements in high-end refrigerator brands may cost $94 for Bosch, $92 for Electrolux, $88 for Jenn-Air, $91 for Kitchen Aid, $81 for LG, $92 for Samsung and $104 for Subzero.
Your Filter Replacement
Hiring a professional for your refrigerator filter replacement task is a convenient way to ensure the correct filter for your appliance is selected and properly installed. Your installer can let you know if the brand, location, or type of your fridge and filter will affect the cost of the job, and whether a minimum service fee applies for the job. Depending on the nature of the job, it may be cost effective to combine it with other tasks your contractor can complete in the same visit.