I am someone who drinks a lot of water! It is really the only thing I drink with the exception of home-brewed ice tea. The water in my area is not very tasty from the tap so I have tried product after product to bring me the filtered water I want. I have tried filtered pitchers and bottles and they are expensive and the filters can cost as much as the unit itself. I have tried the systems that attach to your faucets and have found that they are either ridiculously hard to install, they leak or just don’t work. I have also bought bottled water but hate that all of that plastic can end up in landfills but in a pinch, it’s the easiest and cheapest way to go.
Recently I was given the opportunity to try Aquasana’s Countertop Water Filter system. When I took it out of the box, I expected to see a million little pieces to put together but there was not. This system has just a few pieces, and some of them I didn’t even need, like the washer fittings, because it fit my faucet right out of the box. My son-in-law was on hand to install it for me but after seeing how easy it was, I was a bit embarrassed that I had asked him to do it. He simply pushed the two pieces of tubing that are color coded, one white and one blue, into the correct spots on the bottom of the system. He then attached the fitting to my faucet and it was done. The only other thing I had to do was let the water run through it for about 10 minutes.
After I had let it run its allotted time, I grabbed a glass from the cupboard and had a taste of pure filtered water right from my tap. It tasted delicious. The only don’t to this system is that you do not run hot water through it. The filter lasts about 6 months so I am only changing it twice a year and that is perfect for me. It is also not a permanent system and can quickly be removed. The Countertop System comes in different colors: white, black and brushed silver. I chose the black as I just think it looks sleeker. It is a small size and hardly takes up any room on my counter. I have very limited counter space and love that this fits nicely.
Aquasana’s Countertop Water Filter filters 60 contaminants, including chlorine, and lasts for 6 months or 450 gallons before it needs a new filter. This equals out to .11 a gallon and you sure can’t get that price in store-bought water. It is a low flow, .5 gallons per minute so that no water is wasted. They also offer under counter systems, shower filters, filtration pitchers, whole house systems, water bottles and all of your filter needs.
Did you know that bottled water companies do not have to put the level of purity on their products? Home filtration systems have to do this. In some states it is unlawful to not have this information on the product. Bottled water,by FDA guidelines, only has to be as pure as your tap water and these guidelines only apply if your water has traveled over state lines. I was surprised to learn this. I always thought bottled water was supposed to be purer and cleaner than my own tap!
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