Water filters are the most efficient method that guarantees excellent results in removing harmful contaminants from the drinking water. When it comes to their reliability and efficiency, the brand has much to say because the experience and history of the manufacturer often influence the performance of the filter. Aquasana is a popular brand among water filters manufacturers and they design some of the most efficient and high-quality whole house water filters that can handle the water running through an entire house. Let’s take a closer look at what the Aquasana whole house water systems offer for whole house filtering to see why this brand is so popular and reliable.
Aquasana produces 3 whole house water filter systems. These systems are quite similar, the price differences being justified by their capacities and a few small performance features.
An excellent Aquasana whole house water system that can offer high water filtering performance for 6 years or 600,000 gallons of water is the EQ-600 that guarantees the removal of up to 97% of the toxins in your water, including the nasty chlorine. It even comes with an NSF certification that ensures the highest results in protecting your health and improving the quality of your drinking water. The filter has been designed using the unique upflow technology that makes sure the water passes through every filter cartridge before it gets to you.
The EQ-600 includes a 20” pre-filter that removes large impurities, a copper-zinc and minerals stone filter that removes heavy metals, chlorine, and bacteria, and an activated carbon filter that removes chemicals. The filter can remove the harmful chlorine and volatile organic chemicals that go from the water into the air you breathe, thus, improving your health in more than one ways. Plus, it provides clean bathing water that lowers the risk of irritations and allergies and enhances the aspect of your skin and hair.
Besides the filtering benefits, this unit comes with the option of installing two additional components that increase its performance. The first one is a salt-free water softener that removes the unwanted scale buildup on your pipes and plumbing. This results in softer water that protects your appliances and is more gentle to your skin. The second addition to your EQ-600 is a UV filter called Sterilight that ensures further protection against bacteria and germs in the water. The initial price of the EQ-600 is now $699 reduced from $1,166 while the softener costs $799 more and the UV filter is another $699.
The resistance piece of the Aquasana company is this whole house water filter that can handle up to 1,000,000 gallons of water and is warranted to work perfectly for 10 years. The filter is composed of carefully sequenced stages that ensure high performance in removing water contaminants like heavy metals, chlorine, bacteria, and sediment. The water first runs through a 20” pre-filter that catches rust and large sediment then it goes through the copper-zinc and activated carbon filters before reaching the 10” post filter and into your glass. You also have the option to install the SimplySoft water softener and the Sterilight UV filter that enhance the performance of this unit for the same prices as for the EQ-600 while the actual filter now costs $880 reduced from $1,466.
This renowned company also provides a well water whole house filtration system that adapts to the filtering needs of homes supplied with well water. It can remove up to 97% of the harmful contaminants in the water, including rust, sediment, pesticides, herbicides, and industrial solvents, leaving your water tasteless and odorless. The 20” sediment pre-filter catches the large particles then the water goes through the copper-zinc and the activated carbon cartridges before reaching the 10” sub-micron post filter that handles the remaining sediment as small as 0.35 microns. This water filter also removes the unpleasant chlorine from the water, along with 99.99% of the bacteria and cysts in the well water due to the UV filter that comes with the product. This ensures that the water is perfect for drinking and cooking without posing a risk to your health.
The filter is ready to install, requiring no backflushing or drain lines. You simply connect both ends of the filter to the well water line and the unit is ready to start filtering the water. The pre and post filters can handle up to 500,000 gallons of water or 5 years of operating without the need to replace the big activated carbon filter. However, the sediment filter will need to be replaced every month to ensure the Aquasana EQ Well will yield as expected.
For maximum efficiency, you can also install the salt-free water softener to remove the minerals that make well water hard. This will cost you an additional $849 along with the initial price of $1,299 of the filter, that has been reduced from $2,166.
You can enjoy the efficiency of the SimplySoft water softener even if you already have a water filtered installed as this product is available separately. This device protects your pipes and plumbing from, scale buildup using the innovative NAC salt-free technology that alters the structure of hard mineral ions to prevent them from building on the pipes. However, the Aquasana SimplySoft will not remove the good minerals like calcium and magnesium so you will enjoy healthy drinking water. You can forget about hard water that damages your appliances and leaves an unpleasant feeling on your skin thanks to this device that makes your water softer.
The difference between this device and other softeners is that it doesn’t add salt or other chemicals into the environment. You will never have to deal with salt bags and you won’t affect the quality of the water or alter its taste. The system is extremely efficient and is warranted to work at maximum performance for 6 years and it’s very easy to install and maintain as it doesn’t need electricity or complicated plumbing. The softener is now available at a price lowered from $1,458 to $875 for your convenience.
Another excellent Aquasana whole house water system is the UV filter that completes the process of improving the quality of drinking water. Although the copper-zinc and minerals stone filter included in the whole house filters inhibits bacteria growth, this added UV filtration ensures maximum protection against harmful viruses and cysts like giardia. It can remove up to 99.99% of the bacteria and germs so you can use the water for drinking, cooking, or feeding your baby without any health risk.
Adding this UV filter to any of the whole house water filters produced by this company requires certain costs but other than that, you will not be affected in any way by using it. The water flow will remain high, around 7 gallons per minute, and the unit comes with all the necessary parts for a quick installation. At the end, you will enjoy a fresher and safer water for drinking.