If you found that there are contaminants in your water and that a high performing water filter system
will get rid of them, use this guide to help you select the right type of water filter
system for your home. Household water filters generally fall into one of two categories:
point-of-entry units (whole house water filters), which treat water before it gets distributed
throughout the whole house; and point-of-use water filters, which include countertop water filters, (we don't sell filter pitchers, we think they don't preform well enough and the cost of replacement filters is too high) and under sink water filter systems. Some filters use more than one kind of filtration technology.
Our water filter selections reduce a very wide range of contaminants such as Chlorine, Chloramine, Lead, PCBs, MTBE, Mercury, Asbestos, Pharmaceuticals, Pesticides, Fertilizers, VOC's, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, Oocysts and many, many more contaminants. Some brands are unable to remove Chloramine, a disinfectant combining Chlorine and Ammonia that municipal water systems are switching to as a cost cutting measure. Multipure and some of our filter systems are ANSI/NSF Certified for Chloramine removal. We also offer the top-selling camping, traveling, emergency and outdoor water filtration and purification products by Katadyn.
choosing a filter, make sure it is certified as meeting NSF/ANSI
standards 42 and 53. ANSI/NSF-certified filters have been independently tested to
show that they can reduce levels of certain pollutants. Those that meet standard 53 are geared toward treating water
for health, not just for Chlorine taste and odor reduction.
Here are a few facts to help you choose which type of filtering system will remove the contaminants in your water:
No water filter system will give you good performance over the long term unless it
receives regular maintenance. As contaminants build up, a filter can not
only become less effective, but may actually make your water worse, by
starting to release harmful bacteria or chemicals back into your
filtered water. To keep your filter working properly, follow the
manufacturer's maintenance directions. Most water filters only require an annual or semi-annual water filter cartridge change to maintain peak performance. We offer annual replacement auto-ship programs for many of our water filter products. Before buying any water treatment system,
compare not only filter prices, but also replacement filter costs
for the system.
Incredibly, if a mere ten percent of North America's bottled water intake were reduced by switching to home-filtered water in reusable containers, we could eliminate: