Clean, fresh drinking water is becoming rare. The importance of water for a healthy life cannot be denied. The daily need for water, may it be for cooking or drinking has to be satisfied with the tap water. However, in spite of the purification systems installed by the authorities you cannot be sure of getting pure water. There are often some contaminants present that may cause infections and illness. For a cheap alternative to bottled water you can have water filters installed at the point of use. Among the most economical and safe options are the counter top water filter that can be highly reliable and provide you with clean water.
There are several types and brands of countertop water filter systems available. Most are extremely easy to use. They have simple installation steps and easy maintenance. The main advantage of such filters is that you can attach it easily in minutes to the tap which you use for drinking water or washing your face. Moreover, as it is attached near the tap, the possibility of accidental countertop spills is reduced to a great extent. Overall considering the prices of most brands you may find that installing it costs you virtually less than 10 cents per gallon. If you visit some websites like eBay, Amazon you may find good quality filters offered at affordable prices. There are good brands available like Aquasana, Kenmore, Oreck, Brita, GE, Multi-Pure’s Aqua Dome, etc.
The countertop water filters are available in two forms; one with changeable cartridges and another which does not require any such change. The interchangeable ones generally have a life of about six months to one year while the ones without need for change may have life of around 1 year to 3 years. Each one is equally good and regular maintenance and cleaning would help ensure you get clean water.
Counter top water filter may be of different types like faucet mount, pitchers, coolers, undersink mount, etc. Counter top water filters screen for heavy metals and minerals like lead or asbestos. However, it may not be able to soften the hard or mineralized water. Some filters have stage carbon media filter that screens compounds like chlorine or even some larger hydro carbon compounds. There is adequate protection against bacteria like e.coli, salmonella, cysts, viruses etc. It is important to note that minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium which are required are not removed and left as it is in water.
The countertop water filter is designed to reduce the cloudiness and the bad odor or taste that may be caused due to the microscopic sediments in water. Moreover, a major job of these filters is to remove chlorine that is typically present in the municipal water. Often these filters have an ion exchange process that helps retain required minerals in your drinking water. The filters remove the harmful minerals from water and retain the necessary minerals. The filters are efficient in removing synthetic chemicals like herbicides, pesticides and solvents. Filters like Aquasana AQ-4000 also have the capability to remove crypotsporidum and guardia which are common chlorine resistant microscopic organisms. There are fine 0.5 micron mechanical filters for the purpose.
Countertop water filter is a useful system to have at home. Pure and healthy drinking water is vital and a good filtering system at the point of use ensures that you always use clean and pure water.
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