Faucet filters, under sink filters and countertop filters can be a great way to ensure the quality of the water that comes from a single water source. However, their main disadvantage is that they only work on individual water sources. As you already know by now, water contaminants can also affect you in other ways. For example, they can enter your body through your open pores when you bathe or they can be inhaled when contaminated water reaches a boiling point. While you can mount individual filters on all of your indoor water sources, the process can be troublesome and it comes with a lot of maintenance. As such, if you desire complete and effortless protection against water contaminants, you should consider a whole house water filter. Since Aquasana is one of the most trustful water filter manufacturers, we thought it was about time we gave their whole house filter systems a closer look.
600,000 Gallon Rhino
The Rhino series features 3 similar whole house filters, the 600,000 Gallon being the cheapest one. For only $799.99, this filter will offer a complete protection against chlorine, heavy water soluble metals, bacteria, algae, scale, rust, silt, sediment, herbicides, organic particles, and pesticides. The system also comes with some optional features such as a salt-free water softener, a Sterilight UV filter, and a ProGrade Install kit. The Sterilight UV filter is particularly useful as it offers an increased protection against bacteria and viruses. The SymplySoft technologies conditions the water naturally, without adding sodium. It simply alters the structure of hard minerals, thus preventing them from forming scale. However, this process does not demineralize the water.
The system is 46 inches tall, 27 inches long and has a 27-inch diameter. Additional features can increase the product’s length. Just as the name suggests, the 600,000 Gallon Rhino has a 600,00-gallon capacity, which translates into a lifespan of about 6 years. During this time, the 1- inch pre-filter should be replaced every 1-3 months and the 20-inch pre-filter should be replaced every 3-6 months.
1,000,000 Gallon Rhino
This whole house water filter can be acquired for only $899.99. It is in many ways similar to the 600,000 Gallon Rhino. It uses the same technology and comes with the same optional upgrades: the Salt-Free Water Softener, the Sterilight UV Filter, and the Pro Grade Install Kit. The main advantages of purchasing the Pro Grade Install Kit is that the system will be easier to install and maintain. Furthermore, the kit also comes with a Sub-Micron Post-Filter and it will help the 20-inch pre-filter last twice as long as it normally does. The 1 million gallon capacity of this water filter translates into a lifespan of approximately 10 years.
500,000 Gallon Well Water Rhino With UV
Though it has a smaller capacity, this whole house water filter is more expensive. However, for $1499.99, this unit comes with a lot more interesting features. For starters, it includes the Sterilight UV filter that comes optional with the previous two filters. Furthermore, this unit is designed specifically for well water. Over a lifespan of approximately 5 years, this filter delivers bacteria and virus free water. Other than that, the technologies used by this filter and the features that it comes with are identical to the ones of the two filters presented above.
UV Water Filter
This UV water filter is the one that comes optional with the first two filters presented above. However, this filter can be attached to any whole house filter or it can be attached directly to the water line. It costs $699.30 and comes with numerous benefits. It is an ideal protection against bacteria, viruses, and chlorine resistant cysts. In fact, it kills over 99,99% of all bacteria and viruses found in your water. Nevertheless, keep in mind that this is not a standalone filter as it can’t offer a complete protection against water contaminants. That’s why the manufacturers advise you to use it only with water that has been previously filtered.
Whole House SimplySoft
This water softener is the same one that comes optional with first three systems presented above. When it is purchased individually, the system costs $999.59. Better than a simple water softener, this system does not remove chemicals from the water nor does it put excess salt waste into your water or the environment. It is designed in order to prevent scale formation and corrosion.
As you can see, the Aquasana filters are very versatile so it is unlikely that you won’t be able to find a filter that fits your needs. Moreover, according to www.myhomewaterfilter.com, which is a trustworthy water filter review website, these filters are among the most reliable, durable and easy to maintain filters on the market.