Water filter (for refrigerator)

Last year I purchased a SAMSUNG RS21 type fridge freezer. These have an ice maker and chilled water dispenser and are therefore plumbed into the rising main.....and very good it is too.
There is an inline water filter which certainly makes a difference to the taste of the water.
Now the "change filter" light has come on.
To my surprise these things are darned expensive........50 quid.
http://www.digiuk.com/sectionlist.asp?c98719&s=2&guid=&id 4
Q. Can anybody recommend a more permanent filter solution. This filtered water is much more pleasant than "raw" water. I'm thinking I can hide this behind a kitchen unit and having a "drinking water" tap by the sink, as well as through the fridge.
[Of course the whole thing would have to run at rising main pressure]
David
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vortex2 wrote:

Unfortunately the site doesn't tell you what the filtration medium is. Since you say it makes a big difference to the taste, I'm willing to bet it's an activated carbon filter. It probably also has an integrated fine sediment filter.
The best solution would be to get a couple of inline cartridge filters, the first being a 5um sediment filter, and the second an activated carbon filter. There will be some initial outlay in that the casings will be around 20 each, but the replacement filters should only cost about 3 and 10 respectively.
There are plenty of water treatment places that sell these - Google or Yell for one.
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How sure are you that the filter makes a difference? Chilling water and storing it for a short period will probably be a largest effect than the filtering itself. Chlorine tends to evaporate off and the reduced temperature desensitises the senses.
If your fridge is clean and odourless, try putting a jug of tap water in there for a couple of hours until it is just as cold as the dispenser. You might not even be able to taste the difference between that and the expensively filtered stuff.
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