There are many different types of water filtration available to consumers nowadays which raises the question, how do you know which water is right for you?
Below is a brief description on each type of filtration we offer, to help make this complex decision a little easier for you...
Standard Water Filters
‘Standard’ Water Filters come in two types; pitchers & carafe-style filters and carbon block & granular carbon filters. In recent years, pitchers & carafe-style filters have emerged as lowcost alternatives to tap water and bottled water and although they do offer a slightly improved alternative to tap water, they have very limited effectiveness and a low capacity.
Carbon Block and Granular Carbon Filters are the most common styles of countertop and under-the-sink systems (point of use). Granular carbon filters and carbon block systems use the same process of contaminant removal, adsorption, by which the contaminant bonds chemically or physically to the surface of the filter medium. Activated carbon is recognized by the U.S. EPA as the best available technology for filtering VOCs and THMs. For best performance it is essential that a multi stage process be used to filter out a wide range of contaminants.
The Aquasana System differs in that it is a multi-media block filter; the Aquasana utilizes the benefits of activated carbon with several added advantages. A blended media is extruded or compressed into a solid form with a sub-micron pore structure to filter out sediment and cysts like Cryptosporidium and Giardia. This configuration also prevents water from channeling around the filter media. The ion exchange removes things like lead that carbon will not remove. It is an additional stage that provides higher quality water, and also enhances pH by adding potassium ions to the water. In addition to being a carbon and ion-exchange filter, it is also a mechanical