Of Cuno Water Filters
If you did a review
of Cuno water filters for residences to other products on
the market, you will see that you can get a system that is just
as good, for a much better price. You can also get a lifetime
warranty, as opposed to a 2 year, limited system warranty. Why
pay more, if you're not getting something better? Here are the
Cuno makes a number of
different models. Their residential systems bear
the Aqua-Pure logo. If your home is hooked up
to a public waterline, the contaminants that are most
likely present include chlorine and THMs. Whenever
chlorine is used for disinfection, THMs are formed.
Exposure to the amount that is allowed under EPA standards
doubles your risk of bladder cancer and increases your
risk of colorectal cancer by more than 40%.
Other contaminants that may be
present include pesticides, herbicides, lead, cysts, VOCs,
benzene and MTBE. Each of them carries potential health risks.
The only Cuno water filters that effective reduce all of these
contaminants is the model AP-DWS1000.
The price of the AP-DWS1000 is
$587.37. The cost of replacement cartridges is $236.15. The
cartridges are good for 625 gallons. You might want to compare
Cuno water filters to another effective system.
The system that we use in our
home is certified by Underwriter's Laboratory and the
California State Department of health to remove all of the
contaminants mentioned above. It fits under the counter and
cost us $143.98. The cost of replacement cartridges is $48.00
and they are good for 500 gallons or six months, whichever
comes first. With their water 4 life program, which does not
cost extra, the company ships replacement cartridges every six
months and we get a lifetime warranty.
Installation is "do-it-yourself", both for the
system that we use and the Aqua-Pure systems. Each product
comes with a dedicated faucet that you can install in
place of your sprayer, or you can drill an additional hole
on your sink. Some sinks already have the hole, with just
a cap that pops off.
I would have to say that Cuno
water filters are as good as the brand that we bought. I just
don't see any reason to pay $440 more.
A Final Bit of
No matter what you are buying,
it really pays to do some comparative shopping. I looked at the
most popular inexpensive brands that are sold in department
stores, as well as online. I found that while you might pay
less initially, the filter replacements have a very short
For example, PUR and Brita
faucet-mount products will last for only 100 gallons. The cost
per gallon ends up being twice, as does the annual cost for
replacement cartridges. So, whether the price is high or low,
always read the fine print. Look at the details, if you want to
save money. I would also recommend that you consider a
showerhead system for many reasons.
In my opinon, the Cuno water
filters are okay, but they are not the best value for your