PERFORMANCE - 90%
DESIGN - 100%
EASE OF MAINTENANCE - 90%
DURABILITY - 63%
Summary : We like this unit because it has an unique design which allows it to be mounted either on a counter or under the sink. However, we would have liked it more if it came with a better warranty.
Water contaminants can affect you in numerous ways, not only when you drink contaminated water. They can also affect the quality of your food and can be absorbed by the fruit and vegetable that you wash. Needless to say, in the shower, our bodies absorb a lot of chlorine. As such, if you want to protect yourself completely from chlorine and other water contaminants, you might want to consider a whole house water filter. However, we are well aware of the fact that these systems can be quite expensive, therefore a lot of you might not be prepared for such an investment at the moment. However, you can at least start with an under counter system that you can install in the kitchen. Thus, you will rest assured, knowing that at least you will not ingest water contaminants. This type of system is also a great way of saving money, as it will eliminate the need of buying bottled water. The Pelican Drinking Water Filter System is one of the best such units on the market. If you don’t believe us, here is our reasoning:
This unit is very easy to install, and it can be perfect for homeowners as well as for renters. The filter has a 450 gallon capacity, which for an average sized family translates into 6 months of continuous use. The manufacturers recommend changing the filter every 6 months, but you don’t have to worry about that as the unit comes with a LED indicator which lets you know when the filter has reached full capacity. The unit costs $174.99. The price is a little spicy compared to similar products on the market. However, this investment will be returned to you as you will save money on bottled water. Furthermore, the replacement filters are quite affordable and you will only have to replace the filters twice a year. If you consider the fact that most drip pitchers need their filters replaced as much as 25 times per year, we think that this system offers a good value.
This unit is designed in order to filter numerous water contaminants such as chlorine, chloromine, mercury, cysts, VOCs, THMs, lead and 54 other water contaminants. Using this system is as if you had a mountain spring right into your own home. Furthermore, the unit also delivers a great tasting water, far better than most of the bottled water. The unit has a maximum flow rate of 0.5 Gallons Per Minute (GPM). It works best at a maximum operating pressure of 80 PSI and a maximum temperature of 100 degrees F.
Design and maintenance
Choosing between an under counter water filter and a counter top unit can be very troublesome. However, with this system, you don’t have to decide. The unit has a very stylish and compact design which allows it to fit neatly on any counter, without being troublesome in any way. However, if you prefer to have your counters clutter free, you can also mount this unit under the sink. The filter is 8 1/4″ inches high and 7 1/4″ wide. It comes in three color choices: chrome, white and brushed nickel. The under counter model is available with three faucet finish choices: chrome, brushed nickel and oil rubbed bronze. The unit is also very easy to use and its installation process doesn’t require a lot of plumbing skills. The filter features an LED light which lets you know when the filter has reached its capacity and needs to be changed.
Durability and warranty
What we love about this unit is the fact that we can trust the quality that it delivers. Pelican Drinking Water Filter System comes with a 90-day satisfaction guarantee. The unit is NSF 42 and 53 certified. In facts, the numerous tests that were performed on it proved that it removes over 98% of chlorine. If you are not certain that it will indeed remove chlorine, you can buy a chlorine test kit online and see for yourself. One thing that you must know when installing this filter is that it might drip for the first 72 hours of use. That is quite normal and it will only happen until the filters become saturated. As far as the unit goes, this filter is only covered for the first year of labor.