Aquasana Whole House Water Filter

Positive reviews from customers, attention to the smallest details during the manufacturing process, the efficiency of their system, and the overall durability boasted by these products is what put Aquasana among the leading brands for whole house filtration systems. Considering that the latest technologies are used in the development of their systems and that contamination removal is granted alongside their installation, it is a brand you are sure to be happy you bought from. Furthermore, seeing how their filters are all NSF certified, safety and reliability are a given no matter what choice you make.

EQ-600

General presentation

Picture Performance Data
Capacity Flow Rate Maximum Operating Pressure Operating Temperature Range
600,000 gallons or 6 years 7.0 GPM 100 PSI 40°F – 90°F

Other notable general and performance-related information:

  • Chlorine removal: Regular tap water contains high amounts of chlorine as it is used during the purification process in the local water plants to eliminate harmful bacteria and other health-threatening contaminants. However, these high amounts of chlorine lessen the quality of the water that comes out of the tap as it smells and tastes bad. Luckily, this system is able to remove up to 97% of chlorine present in your drinking water to make it tastier. Furthermore, as it is a whole house system, you won’t have to worry that the air in the bathroom will be filled with chlorine vapors that present a threat to your lungs after you bathe anymore either.
  • Other contaminants it removes: Although the list of contaminants it removes in case of encounter is long, we will only specify the major categories, which include industrial solvents, VOCs, herbicides, pesticides, and all sorts of organic chemicals, and heavy metals like mercury and lead that present a direct threat to the consumer’s well-being.
  • Up-flow design: As it features an up-flow design due to the dual tank feature, the time spent by the water in the filtration process is increased, which ultimately leads to a more thorough contact between the liquid and the contaminant grabbing media.
  • Warranty: As it is estimated for the system to provide water purification for approximately 6 years, Aquasana backs it with a 6-year warranty which covers defects in materials and workmanship. Beware that damage that comes from clogging which results from the user not tending to regular maintenance, damage caused by fires or floods, damage caused by non-potable water supplies, and direct damage inflicted by the user cause the warranty to be voided, so you won’t benefit from free repairs or replacements in these situations.

Filtration technologies

  • Sediment prefilter: Its purpose is to catch the smaller sized contaminants in order to ease the work of the following filtration stages. In this specific step, rust, silt, and sediment are removed from the water.
  • Activated carbon filter: Carbon is used in different systems, including air purifiers, as it has effective purification capabilities. In water filters, it is used to remove and reduce contaminants like pesticides, herbicides, and all types of chemical compounds that might be present.
  • Copper-zinc and mineral stone filter: The dual tank also comes with this filter that tends to the removal of chlorine, which is the main culprit of water contamination. Other impurities and harmful compounds it eliminates include heavy metals and scale, and it helps inhibit the growth of algae and bacteria as well.

EQ-1000

General presentation

Picture Performance Data
Capacity Flow Rate Maximum Operating Pressure Operating Temperature Range
1,000,000 gallons or 10 years 7.0 GPM 100 PSI 40°F – 90°F

Other notable general and performance-related information:

  • Chlorine removal: Just like the previous, smaller capacity model, it can remove up to 97% of chlorine content to ensure tastier and healthier drinking water, and to reduce air pollution by eliminating the possibility for chlorine particles to be released into the air through steam.
  • Other contaminants it removes: Identical to the EQ-600, it can remove industrial solvents, organic chemicals, and heavy metals.
  • Up-flow design: It is designed in the same manner as the previous system, the up-flow dual tank design being a common feature.
  • Warranty: As it has a 1,000,000 gallon capacity which ensures it provide a dependable operation for approximately 10 years, it was obvious that the accompanying warranty would be longer for it as well. As a result, the manufacturer backs in on parts and labor for 10 years since the purchase date.

Filtration technologies

  • Sediment pre-filter: This is where the EQ-1000 differs from the EQ-600, its sediment pre-filter boasting a larger size so that it may capture a larger amount of small-sized particles at the beginning of the purification process.
  • Activated carbon filter: It removes chemical compounds present in tap water.
  • Copper-zinc and mineral stone filter: It stops the growth of algae and bacteria, reduces scale, chlorine content, and removes heavy metals which are soluble in water.

500,000 Gallon Well Water Rhino

General presentation

Picture Performance Data
Capacity Flow Rate Maximum Operating Pressure Operating Temperature Range
500,000 gallons or 5 years 7.0 GPM 7.5 PSI 40°F – 90°F

Other notable general and performance-related information:

  • Contaminants it removes: What makes well water systems differ from classic whole house systems is the fact that they must tend to the removal of more dangerous and aggressive contaminants which are rarely found in tap water as it has already been filtered prior to reaching your home. The impurities this specific system can remove include chlorine content, rust, herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, sediment, silt, industrial solvents, lead, and more.
  • UV sterilization: As well water is known to be filled with numerous types of health-threatening bacteria and viruses, UV sterilization is basically mandatory in systems which are specially designed for its purification. The UV filtration it employs handles eliminating up to 99.99% of bacteria and viruses lurking in the water, including cryptosporidium, giardia, and E. coli.
  • Dual tank design: The dual tank design is common in Aquasana whole house systems of all types as it indeed provides a great boost in purification efficiency by prolonging the contact between the contaminated water and the filtration media.
  • Warranty: The 5-year length of the warranty agreement is sufficient. While this agreement is active, you will enjoy free repairs or eventual replacements of the system whenever needed as long as you followed proper use instructions and didn’t inflict direct damage to it.

Filtration technologies

  • Sediment pre-filter: Large-sized so that it may capture as many impurities as possible, it tends to the removal of small-sized contaminants to make the work of the following purification media easier. The contaminants it removes include rust, silt, and sediment.
  • 2-stage filter: It includes, just like in the systems we previously covered, an activated carbon filter and a copper-zinc and mineral stone filter. The activated carbon one removes chemical compounds present in the water, while the copper-zinc filter inhibits bacteria and algae growth, among other water purification actions.
  • Sub-micron post-filter: Its role is to reduce any and all sediment and organic particles which remain in the water down to 0.35 microns to ensure a more thorough purification which is needed for well water.
  • UV filter: As aforementioned, UV sterilization is mandatory for well water, and the UV filter is the part of the system which ensures the elimination of viruses and bacteria from the water you use and consume.

SimplySoft Salt-Free Softener

  • Maintenance: As it is a salt-free system, you won’t have to go through complicated salt replacement procedures with it. Easy to replace and requiring this action to be performed only once every 6 years, it is safe to say that the system is basically maintenance-free.
  • Technology: It uses the SCM salt-free technology to soften the hard water that comes from the well in a natural and safe manner, ensuring the prevention of scale build-up on pipes and plumbing, as well as on the internal components of appliances which use water when they operate.
  • Generalities: It has a generous capacity which ensures it will provide reliable water softening for up to 6 years. The flow rate of the system is 7.0 gallons per minute, so there won’t be any pressure drops as a result of installing it. In terms of design, it measures 46 inches in height and 27 inches in length, while the tank boasts a 9-inch diameter.
  • Warranty: A 6-year warranty is offered for this system, a period of time during which it is covered for defects in materials and workmanship as long as proper use has been practiced. There is a 90-day satisfaction guarantee granted as well, which implies that you can return the product and receive a full refund in case you are dissatisfied with its performance.

Optional System Upgrades

 

  • Salt-Free Softener: Scale Control Media or SCM is employed to reduce scale which is caused by hard water through the means of softening it, the process being safe and natural as salt is not used.

 

 

  • Sterilight UV Filter: Provides a safeguard against viruses and bacteria that may lurk in the water so that you don’t consume them and ultimately have your health deteriorate as a result of this action, being capable of eliminating up to 99.99% of these health-threatening microorganisms.

 

 

  • Pro Grade Install Kit: The kit contains upgraded components like brass fittings which are easier to install and maintain as time passes, and bend supports and shut-off valves which ensure easier filter changes.

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