Looking For The Best Water Filter System For Home Drinking Water?

Water filtration is essential and, sadly, you cannot always trust the quality of the water that is coming out of your faucet. Water quality can vary widely, even day to day, which can make accurate testing difficult. This has led many homeowners to wonder what is the best water filter system for home drinking water? Well luckily, our team of filtration experts are here to help.

One of the best ways to ensure proper water quality is to filter your own water at home. Filtering your water directly before consumption will ensure that the levels of potential harmful contaminants is minimized every time you take a drink. This kind of peace of mind comes with every filter we offer and is one of the biggest reasons homeowners invest in our water filtration systems.

Many homeowners currently rely on unreliable filtration systems. One of the most common filtration products on the market is the filtered water pitcher. These systems are designed to be a low cost option for home water filtration. The common pitcher filter uses a fairly simple design. Water is poured into the upper reservoir of the filter, it passes through a carbon based filter cartridge, and it is collected in the lower portion of the pitcher. The filtered water can then be stored in the pitcher, typically in the fridge. Sadly, that low cost of these systems comes with a lower filter quality.

Because these pitchers use gravity to force water through the cartridge, the filtration media has to be loose in the cartridge. This makes it easier for water to pass through, but it also lowers the filtration rate of the filter itself. In fact, many of these simple systems do not have a filtration rating because this style of filtration allows too many large particles through.

The final nail in the coffin of the pitcher filter is maintenance. If you are drinking the recommended amount of water, you are probably filling your pitcher at least once a day. If you have a larger household, that number is probably close to 2 or 3 times per day. Plus the filters on these pitchers typically need to be changed every month or two, leading to many changes over the course of a year. This kind of maintenance may seem minor, but it can add up to hours of work per year just to get the clean filtered water you need. Luckily, there are better home filtration solutions.

After years of working in the filtration industry, we have learned a lot about home water filtration systems. It goes without saying that not all water filters are created equal and after working with countless systems from many top manufacturers, we believe that Everpure water filter systems offer homeowners the best combination of incredible water quality and ease of use. When you add an Everpure filter to your kitchen, you get to enjoy the convenience of having crisp, filtered water on demand 24/7.

Instead of filling up your fridge, these systems mount securely under your sink. This means that you can get all of the convenience of having filtered water ready to drink that you know was filtered 2 feet away from the faucet. Because they mount under the sink, you can keep your filter out of sight, unlike many faucet mounted filter systems. This means that you can keep the current look and feel of your kitchen instead of having to have any clunky filters visible.

Installing one of these filter systems in your home is remarkably simple. The process of doing “plumbing” work might sound daunting to some homeowners, but you should not fear. Every Everpure system can be installed using only a few simple tools. All you need for most Everpure installations is a screwdriver, a tape measure, a wrench, a pencil, and a utility knife.

The installation process involves hooking up an adapter to the cold water side of your faucet. This provides cold water to the filter system without interrupting the flow of water to your existing faucet. Next, you have to mount the filter head. This involves measuring the proper distance from the base of your cabinet in order to ensure there is ample room to change filter cartridges. Once the filter head is installed, you can attach the cartridge. The final step depends on the system and it involves dispensing the water. 

How you want to dispense your filtered drinking water is one of the biggest decisions you will have to make when selecting the perfect Everpure system for your home. Many of our Everpure systems require installing a small dedicated water faucet. These small faucets can be mounted to your metal sink or added as a fixture to your countertop. Many of these small faucets are designed using a small gooseneck spout and a single knob or lever to activate the water flow.

For many homeowners, the concept of adding a new fixture might seem daunting, but it can be surprisingly simple. Some sink models have a large flat space and a small hole can be drilled and enlarged with a simple knockout punch tool. If you are already planning to redesign your kitchen, it’s easy to find a sink with an extra hole or have your counters drilled. You can also find a huge selection of fixtures so it’s easy to find a filtered water faucet that will perfectly match your kitchen. We know that this style of water dispenser might not be ideal for everyone, but there are Everpure systems that offer other options.

If you do not want to add a hole to your sink or counter, we also offer full flow water filtration systems. Instead of requiring the addition of a new fixture, you can dispense your filtered water using your existing faucet. Our full flow systems use a different adapter to attach to your sink’s cold water line. Instead of diverting a portion of your water flow to the filter system, full flow systems divert all of the water from your sink. After passing through the filter system, the water is sent back to the cold water side of your faucet instead of being dispensed through a dedicated faucet. This makes it easy to add a constant source of filtered water to your kitchen without changing the look of your kitchen.

While the dispensing system is essential to the function of the filter system, the actual filtration is taking place in the filter cartridge. Once you know what type of filter system you are going to use, you need to choose the specific model. The main difference between most of our different filter models is the lifespan of their cartridges. These cartridges can filter hundreds to thousands of gallons of water, offering incredible water quality for months at a time.

The secret to these cartridges is their proprietary Micro-Pure activated carbon based filter media. Activated carbon is one of the miracle materials of water filtration. This refined form of charcoal has an incredible surface area. All of this surface area makes carbon filter media a sponge for waterborne chemicals. Particulate and other contaminants get trapped inside the microscopic pores and pockets in the carbon.

Just a handful of activated charcoal powder can have a surface area that is larger than an entire football field. The amount of activated carbon in your average Everpure cartridge adds up to a huge total surface area, so your water has ample opportunity to be fully filtered before reaching your glass. In fact, these cartridges have been shown to remove particulate matter as small as 0.5 microns in size which is 1/100th the thickness of a human hair.

This means your filter can remove a huge range of contaminants, including those responsible for turbidity, foul tastes, and odors. These filters can also remove biological contaminants including parasitic cysts and bacteria. Every cartridge contains a bacteriostatic element that prevents bacteria from multiplying and building up in the system over time. The combination of all of these elements leads to amazing water quality.

Every Everpure cartridge has a lifespan determined by the average number of gallons it can filter efficiently. Most of these cartridges can last an entire year and they all come with a convenient timing strip. This strip has a white window that, once activated, will slowly turn solid red after a year. This makes it easy to know when your cartridge should be changed, even if your system appears to be operating properly. We recommend changing your cartridge at least once per year.

Luckily the cartridge swapping process is incredibly simple. It only takes a few minutes and is as simple as changing a lightbulb. All you have to do is flip the shutoff valve on the filter head to temporarily interrupt water flow to the system. Then you can unscrew your old cartridge and screw the new one into place. Once this is done, you can reopen the valve and run the system for a few minutes to purge any air from the cartridge and water lines. The whole process should only take a minute or two and typically should only occur once annually, saving plenty of time over the daily maintenance that pitcher filters require.

Sometimes you may also notice that the flow rate from your filter system has decreased before a year. This typically occurs with cartridges that have a smaller capacity. If this occurs regularly, you may want to consider upgrading to a different cartridge model. Many different Everpure cartridges will fit the same filter head. This makes it easy to move to a higher capacity cartridge. If you have any questions about making a cartridge change, we can help you find a list of cartridges that will fit your filter system’s filter head.

No matter which cartridge you choose, you will get to enjoy the incredible value that these filters offer. For example, let’s take a quick look at the Everpure H-104 cartridge. These cartridges cost about $50 and they can filter 1000 gallons of water. That gives a cost of only $0.05 per gallon of water, which typically costs about $2 from a store. That means you could save $1950 annually over purchasing gallon jugs of water. Your average 16.9 oz bottle of water costs about $1, meaning the cost of a thousand gallons in these water bottles is over $7500 dollars!

These savings are also incredible when compared to pitcher filters. These so called “budget” filter options filter about 40 gallons per cartridge. This means it would take 25 pitcher filters to equal a single H-104 cartridge. A three pack of pitcher filters currently cost about $15, giving a cost of $5 per cartridge. That cheap cost appeals to many homeowners, but you need to think about the long term implications. It would cost $125 to filter the same 1000 gallon amount of water using a filtered water pitcher. That means you are paying over double the price for a product that requires daily maintenance while offering subpar filtration.

Our Everpure filtration systems not only offer the convenience of always having filtered water on tap, but they can help you save money. Despite the importance of saving money, it’s hard to put a price tag on the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your water is clean. Luckily, when you install one of these systems in your home, you don’t have to choose between savings and performance.

So if you are looking for the best water filter system for home drinking water, there are plenty of reasons to start using an Everpure system in your home. If you are having trouble finding the perfect system to fit your needs, our team of filtration experts are here to help! Please send your inquiries to info@efilters.net. Check out our shop and start exploring all of our amazing filtration products.