Choosing A Residential Water Treatment System

Having clean drinking water in your home is essential. They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and that mentality holds when you are considering a water filter. Unless you are regularly testing your water, it’s hard to know exactly what is in your water. Adding a residential water treatment system to your home is a great way to gain some extra peace of mind every time you find yourself reaching for a glass of water.

Finding the right system for your home is no small task. There are hundreds of options on the market. Every system you look at is going to offer its own unique suite of features and our team here at efilters has looked at countless brands and systems over the years. Now that we have been able to judge and compare several brands, we are proud to offer our Everpure residential water treatment systems.

When it comes to Everpure systems for your home, we carry over a dozen options. Each of these systems has its own perks and finding the right model for your home can be a unique challenge. There are a few important factors to consider before you pull the trigger on your filtration system purchase. Today we will be looking at what factors you should consider before we cover a few of our most popular filtration system options.

System Size

One of the first factors to consider is size. The amount of room you have available can instantly remove a few options from your roster.  These systems are all designed to mount under your sink, so it’s important to measure how much room you will have to dedicate to your new system. Reverse osmosis systems are going to take up the most room, as they will use multiple filter cartridges and a water storage tank.

Most standard Everpure systems will be about 21” tall and we recommend having at least a 22”x5”x5” space for filter installation to make sure there is ample room for cartridge changes. The smallest system we offer, the H54, needs a 15”x5”x5”. If you have a smaller space under your sink, or that space is otherwise occupied, you might need to consider alternate filtration methods.

 Filter Capacity

When it comes to choosing a water filter, you are also going to want to consider the total capacity of the system’s filter cartridge.  On average, everyone is supposed to consume about half a gallon of water per day. That’s about 180 gallons per year. The average household is 2.6 people, so if you round up to 3, that’s 540 gallons of drinking water per year. Larger households will obviously need more water in a year. Luckily, Everpure filter cartridges can handle almost any yearly quota.

You will need to replace your cartridge at least annually, so going for a 3000-gallon capacity cartridge for a two-person household might not be worth it. We carry cartridges that can handle volumes ranging from 300 gallons to 6000 gallons. Luckily, our Everpure systems are largely interchangeable, so you can always scale down or up in terms of replacement cartridge capacity if you notice you are burning from cartridges too quickly or you don’t think you are using your cartridge’s full capacity in a year.

Filtration Rating

Having a filter that will last is good, but you should also ensure that your cartridge can offer the filtration power you need. Cheap filtered water pitchers often only rated to remove particles larger than 50 microns in size. The lowest filtration rating you will find on our Everpure products is 0.5 microns. That is 100 times the filtration power of your average pitcher filter! 0.5 microns is one-tenth the size of a speck of dust, meaning your new filter will be able to remove the contaminants in your water that are responsible for any foul tastes or odors.

We also offer home reverse osmosis filtration systems. These filters use a different type of filtration media in the form of a special semipermeable membrane, which gives them incredible filtration power. These filters are rated to remove particles as small as 0.0001 microns in size, providing some of the finest possible filtration power on the home market. Depending on the level of filtration you want to achieve, an RO system might be a better option for you than a standard filter.

Output Method

Different filtration systems will also dispense their filtered water in different ways. The output method on your system will either be a dedicated water filter faucet or you can use your existing faucet.  Most of our Everpure systems will require adding a dedicated filtered water faucet to your existing setup. Luckily, most metal sinks will feature cutouts that can be removed for the installation of extra faucets, built-in soap dispensers, and other devices. If your sink is small or does not have one of these pre-punched spots, you can also add a hole to your countertop to install your new filter system.

If the prospect of installing an extra faucet sounds like too much work, we offer several systems that do not require their own faucet. You can find these options listed under our “full-flow systems” subcategory of our drinking water filters section. All of these systems are designed to dispense their filtered water via the cold water side of your existing faucet. This helps avoid wasting filtered water on tasks like dish and hand washing, which typically use hot water. Our full flow systems are as easy to install and use and any of our other Everpure options and, once installed, will not change the look of your kitchen.

Our Residential Water Treatment Systems

So, now that you know what you are looking for, let’s take a look at a few of our most popular filtration systems. Once you know which of the categories above will limit your decision, you can find the perfect system for your home. While this small grouping of products might give you a cursory idea of our inventory, you can find our full inventory of over 200 Everpure products in our online store.

The first filter system we would like to highlight is our best selling H300 system. These systems are designed to filter 300 gallons per cartridge. The filtered water from the H300 is dispensed via a dedicated faucet and the unit occupies 21”x5”x5” of under-sink space. These systems are the perfect choice for a wide range of households and they are designed to reduce levels of waterborne lead and other potentially harmful contaminants. The 300-gallon capacity is a great starting place to gauge how much water your household consumes annually.

When it comes to full flow systems, the PBS400 is one of our most popular options. These filters can filter up to 3000 gallons annually and occupy the same space requirements as our H300 systems. They are the perfect option for households looking to add a filter without adding a new faucet. The huge capacity these filters offer means the odds of having to change your cartridge more than once per year are pretty slim.

If you need a system for a smaller space, we recommend the H54 filtration system. These filters only occupy 15”x5”x5”, making them a great option for areas where space is at a premium. Despite the small size fo these filters, they can handle up to 750 gallons per cartridge. These systems need a second faucet, though the EF-1500 system offers twice the capacity, the same small footprint, and it uses your existing faucet to dispense water.

For maximum capacity, we recommend the EF6000 system. As the name suggests, these systems can filter up to 6000 gallons of water per cartridge. This means that while changing the cartridge annually, you can filter over 15 gallons of water per day. These systems also use your existing faucet, making them extremely easy to install and use.

If you are interested in installing a reverse osmosis filter in your home, we recommend the Everpure ROMIV RO system. These reverse osmosis filters use three stages of filtration. First, the water is filtered to remove large particles and chlorine, which can damage the RO filter membrane. Once this is completed, the water is ready to undergo the reverse osmosis process. While RO’s efficiency should remove almost all contaminants,  the final filter cartridge will remove any residual volatile organic compounds that made it through the RO membrane.

Reverse osmosis systems take slightly longer to filter water, which is why all of our systems are sold with a storage tank. These tanks can hold several gallons of water so you know that you will always have filtered water available to drink. All of our reverse osmosis filters will require a dedicated water faucet.

These five systems are just a small fraction of our inventory. If you need any help in finding the perfect residential water treatment system for your home, our team of Everpure experts is always here to help. Once you decide which system to add to your home, you can move on to looking into the installation and maintenance of your new filter.

Installation and Maintenance

Once your new system arrives, it will need to be installed. Luckily, this installation process does not require any professional assistance. Every system we sell comes with easy to follow instructions and the installation process only requires a few simple tools. If your system requires installing an additional faucet, you may need to drill a hole in your counter. This may require specialized tools depending on the materials your countertops are made from. The actual filter installation process is simple enough for almost anyone to do at home.

First, the filter head is secured in place by screwing it in place at the appropriate height from the bottom of the cabinet. Next, you will have to add the connectors to your water line and, if applicable, the extra faucet. Once these steps are completed, all you need to do is connect the system to the waterline and the faucet using the tubing that comes with your filter. Once these steps are completed, all you have to do is install your filter cartridge and run the system for a few minutes to purge any air out of the lines.

Once your new system is installed, the maintenance requirements are simple. All you should have to do is replace your filter annually. If your filter has a smaller capacity, it’s possible that you may need to replace your cartridges more frequently. You will know it’s time to swap your cartridge when the rate of flow from your filter begins to noticeably decrease.

When you are ready to replace your filter, all you have to do is flip the shutoff valves on the filter head, unscrew the old filter cartridge, screw the new cartridge in place, and reopen the valves. The entire process only takes a minute or two and should only need to be completed annually. Be sure to run your system for a few minutes after installing the new cartridge so you can purge any air from the lines, just like during the initial installation.

So if you are ready to find the perfect residential water treatment system, check out our inventory today. We know that will all of our amazing Everpure options, you are sure to find the exact filter you need for your home. Our team here at efilters knows these systems and we are happy to help out customers find the best options for their homes and businesses. If you have any questions about our products or water filtration in general, feel free to reach out to us by phone at 1-866-283-9919 or send an email to info@efilters.net.