4 Household Water
& Tips for Choosing the Best One
Here are four household water filter reviews
that compare price and product performance
data, as well as consumer comments, for some of
the most popular brands. Hopefully, this info will make it
easier for you to choose the best home water
According to customer's
household water filter reviews, the cheapest of these models
break very easily. The $20 filtration cartridges must be
replaced often, sometimes once a month.
The $49.95 model that is
available in retail outlets does not reduce THMs or VOCs. THMs
are in every publicly treated supply, without exception,
because they are formed when water is disinfected. VOCs have
been found at over 800 test sites across the US and are common
contaminants world-wide. A home water filter should remove
these contaminants, since they increase our risk of
The Brita home water filter is
well known and highly advertised. The average retail price is
$34.95, but like the PUR brand, the $20 filtration cartridges
are only good for 100 gallons; about a 6 weeks supply for a
family of four.
Also like PUR, VOCs and THMs
are not removed by the department store models. The pitchers
are even less effective, only reducing lead and chlorine by 93%
and 75% respectively.
Some comments from consumer
household water filter reviews for the pitchers concern the
cost of replacement cartridges ($7.70) and the difficulty in
estimating life span, since they are only good for 30
The Ever-pure home water
filter is highly effective and the cartridges have a long life
span, but the under-the-counter model costs nearly $800. Their
cheaper models only reduce chlorine, lead and cysts. The reason
for the additional cost is the inclusion of a reverse osmosis
step that is simply unnecessary for publicly treated supplies,
which is what the system is designed for.
Some comments taken form
consumer's household water filter reviews include complaints
about cost, high priced replacement cartridges, difficulty
installing and the need to drill a new hole in the sink!
Luckily, we have better and less expensive options.
The Best - Auqasana Water
The best home water filter on
the market retails for $125. The manufacture often offers
special pricing that reduce the price to less than a
The product is a multiple stage selective filtration device
that reduces all of the following contaminants by
- Chlorine, a disinfectant
that causes stomach problems and aggravates acid reflux. In
children, it causes anemia
- Lead, a
toxic heavy metal. Constant low level consumption causes a
variety of health problems including high blood pressure,
nutritional deficiencies and learning
protozoa that cause waterborne illnesses ranging from mild
VOCs, benzene, alachlor, Atrazine and a variety of other
The company recommends
replacing the filtration cartridges every six months or after
500 gallons, whichever comes first. The cost of replacements is
$48 and they offer to ship them to you on an automatic
All of the household water
filter reviews for the Aquasana brand are positive. No
complaints…no worries…good pricing…good service.
What a bargain!