PERFORMANCE - 88%
DESIGN - 82%
EASE OF MAINTENANCE - 77%
DURABILITY - 81%
Summary : This Aquasana water filter is very efficient, ease to use and affordable. It is a great way to save money and protect the well being of your family.
If your drip pitcher filter no longer satisfies your water filtering needs and you are looking for a more efficient and more comfortable water filtration solution, you should check out the AQ-4000 Countertop system. This unit is designed in order to filter water instantly, eliminating the unpleasant taste and odor of common tap water, while also filtering numerous unseen contaminants. This system generally costs $114.27 but if you hurry, you might still catch it on sale as it currently costs only $79.99.
The filter is NSF 42 & 53 certified. It is designed in order to filter chlorine and chlorine as well as other 60 water contaminants. The filter has a 450-gallon capacity, which translates into a 6-month lifespan. After the six months, the system’s filter needs to be replaced with a new one. This product is ideal for people who care about your health, their budget and the environment as filtered water is a lot cheaper and more Eco-friendly than bottled water. In fact, with a 0.5-gallon per minute flow rate, this filter will deliver healthy water that will only cost you 11¢ per gallon
The water filter is ten times more efficient than the best drip pitcher filter. The unit is designed to filter dangerous contaminants without also filtering the good, healthy minerals. The system features a twin cartridge, 3 stage filtration system. This system is based on a combination or ion exchange, carbon filtration and sub-micron filtration. In simple terms, the water is pressured into passing through a filtration material which traps the dangerous contaminants. The filtration material is incredibly dense as it features a comprised 2 million sq. ft. surface area. Cartridge A filters sediment, turbidity, microscopic particles and more than 97% of chlorine and chloramine. The water’s taste and odor are greatly improved only after having passed through the first cartridge. However, as the water’s taste is not the only important aspect to consider, water is also forced into cartridge B which filters lead, mercury, heavy metals, synthetic chemicals, herbicides, industrial solvents, pesticides, and cyst. This cartridge maintains the water’s pH levels while trapping contaminants as small as 5 microns. The quality of a water can differ from one area to another. However, one thing is for sure: tap water cannot be consumed unfiltered. Imagine that your water is filtered with the use of chemicals that sometimes leave traces behind. Furthermore, it travels through pipes which are maybe a hundred years old. On its way, it gathers numerous contaminants which can affect your health. However, this counter top filter can help you drink healthy water with minimum effort and costs.
Design and maintenance
In order to complement your kitchen’s interior, this counter top water filtration system comes in three finish choices: white, black and brushed. The installation process is very simple. The unit comes with all necessary parts for the installation process and you won’t use as much as a wrench. Furthermore, you don’t need to disconnect any hoses or pipes when installing the device as you attach it directly to a faucet. Simply remove the faucet aerator, and attach the filter’s hose. Push the other end of the hose into the filter. The easy to use unit is design to work with most faucets, with the exception of faucets with integrated sprayers. The filter is ideal for people who rent as it allows them to enjoy clean water with minimum effort and no invasions to the rented place. Changing the filter cartridge is also a piece of cake and won’t take more than a couple of minutes. A replacement filter costs $59.99. However, if you sign up for the Water for Life program, you will benefit from a 15 % discount on your replacement filters while also receiving the filters at home, every six months, without having to pay a shipping fee.
Warranty and durability
Despite its small size and the fact that it features mostly plastic components, this system is designed in order to be efficient for a long time. In fact, the manufacturers are so sure of this unit’s efficiency that they sell it along with a 90-day satisfaction guarantee. If you are dissatisfied with this unit within 3 months of use, you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. It is just that simple. The filter is also covered by a 1-year warranty and can benefit from an extended warranty through the Water for Life program.