A Consumers Guide to Whole House Water Filters

Benefits of installing a whole house water filter include great tasting filtered water (better than bottled water) from every tap, softer skin and hair, great tasting coffee and tea, and much more. Filtering out chlorine and other contaminants from your water means no more buying expensive bottled water, no more dry itchy skin, dry scalp or burning eyes in the shower. Did you know that chlorine turns into a gas at high temperatures? That means that when you take a shower your skin being the largest organ on your body opens its pores and absorbs the chlorine directly into your skin damaging the cells and drying them out. Did you know that washing your vegetables in chlorinated water actually cleans the water not the vegetable? The vegetable is the one who absorbs the chlorine from the water, all of these years you thought you were helping yourself by washing your vegetables. Imagine clean filtered water from every tap in your home. The fact is that your body is made up of about 70 percent water so it makes sense that the quality of water you put in it directly affects its performance. Great Water, Great Performance!

"Cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is as much as 93% higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine."
- U.S. Council of Environmental Quality

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Pelican PC600

The Pelican Carbon Series is the ultimate home water filtration system. No where will you find a whole house water filter that is more affordable, longer lasting, and easier to install, that addresses as many contaminants as the Pelican Carbon Series. This deluxe, high-capacity, virtually maintenance free system is easily installed in any home and has a 600,000-1,000,000-gal. /5-year capacity, the best value on any whole house water filtration system in America! Only the top rated valves and tanks are used in manufacturing each Pelican system, which are backed by an industry leading limited lifetime warranty. Imagine, spring like water through every faucet of your home. Drink, bathe, and shower in sparkling clean water. No more dry itchy skin or unpleasant odors from the chemicals in your water.

  • 5 Stars
  • Internet Price: $799.00
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime / 5 Year Media
  • Gallon Capacity: 600,000
  • 10 GPM
  • Available for City and Well
  • No Electricity Required
  • 1-3 Bathroom System
Pure Water Express D-12

The system consists of sediment, backwash carbon and UV filters. Sediment filter removes dirt, sand, rust, particles. Dirt accumulates at the bottom of the transparent bowl and is purged by momentarily opening the red ball valve. The unit can be easily taken apart so that the bowl and mesh screen can be washed with soap and water. Carbon filter removes chlorine, smell, organic contaminants such as THM, toluene, benzene, pesticides, MTBE. The unit has equivalent contact area of eight (8) football fields. Periodic backwash keeps the carbon media fresh and clean, works trouble/cost free for several years. At which time you only replace carbon media ($128). UV filter kills water-borne bacteria and viruses. Around 24 watts, almost negligible power consumption, a UV bulb lasts 2-3 years, $85 to replace. Absolutely the best system for chlorinated city water.

  • 2.5 Stars
  • Internet Price: $1,084.00
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Gallon Capacity: 400,000
  • 12-14 GPM
  • Available for City and Well
  • Electricity Required: Yes


Cuzn WH-200B

CuZn™ Water Fitration Systems for the Whole House provide an uninterputed supply of pure, filtered water throughout the house and yard. All the water used for drinking, cooking, bathing, washing and landscaping benefits from being purified by one central system. CuZn™ Whole House Systems safeguard health and protect plumbing and appliances from staining, corrosion and scale.

The Whole House Systems remove hundreds of contaminants including chlorine, lead, heavy metals, asbestos, iron, hydrogen sulfide and hard scale. CuZn-filtered water is noticeably softer — without salts or chemicals. Nor are there membranes or filters to replace.

  • 2.5 Stars
  • Internet Price: $1,395.00
  • 10 Years (Tank Only)
  • Gallon Capacity: 500,000
  • 10 GPM
  • City Only
  • Electricity Required: Yes


Pure Earth WH-EXL-CC

WH-1 - Our original KDF/GAC whole house water filer (sold since 1989) unit connects to the main water line to filter the entire house - all faucets, showers, and baths will have clean, filtered water! The water first passes through a high-flow 1 micron sediment prefilter. This deep pleated cartridge has maximum filtration with minimum pressure loss (only 0.25 psi at 8 gallons per minute). Then the water enters the main tank where KDF and granulated activated carbon (GAC) remove chlorine, heavy metals (including lead and hexavalent chromium/chromium-6), tastes, odors and chemicals. All the water in your home - kitchen, bath, showers, and laundry are filtered! The media filters approximately 300,000 gallons of water (about 3 years).

  • 3.5 Stars
  • Internet Price: $849.00
  • Warranty: 30 Days
  • Gallon Capacity: 400,000
  • 10 GPM
  • Available for City and Well
  • Electricity Required: Yes




 
Overall Rating
Suggested Retail Price
$1,079.00
$1,084.00
$1,395.00
$5,950.00
Internet Price
$799.00
$1,084.00
$1,395.00
$5,950.00
Estimated Life
5 Years
5 Years
5 years
7-10 Years
Replacement Cost
$156.00
$175.00
$360.00
$2,000.00
What's Replaced
Media
Media
Media
Media
Filtration Media
Coconut Carbon / Catalytic Carbon
GAC
KDF 55
KDF 85/Centaur Carbon/GAC/Proprietary Enhancement Medias Taicho, Bakuhan, SPG Sand and Tenko-Seki/Magnetite and High Gauss Magnets/Quartz
Filtration Media Test
Sabre 1230C - NSF Standart 42
None
KDF 55 - NSF Standard 53
KDF 85 - NSF Standard 61
Centaur Carbon - NSF Standard 61
GAC - NSF Standard 53
Gallons Per Minute (GPM)
10
12-14
8
10
Warranty
Limited Lifetime /
5 Year Media
1 year
10 year
(Tank Only)
5 years
Sediment Pre Filter
5 Micron
15 Micron
No
No
Gallon Capacity
600,000
400,000
500,000
700,000
Well / City?
City / Well
City/Well
City
City Only
Chlorine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Chloramines
Yes
No
No
Yes
Electricity Required
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backwash Required
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Performance Guarantee
Yes (5 Year)
No
No
Yes (3 Year)
Lic. Plumber Needed for Warranty
No
No
No
Yes
Can Be Installed Outside
Yes
No
No
No
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More quotes about water:
  • In America each year we use over 2.2 billion pounds of pesticides,
    or eight pounds for every man woman and child in the country.
  • The World Health Organization and the National Cancer Institute both suggest that the most human cancers, perhaps as many as 90% are caused by chemical carcinogens in the environment.
  • “Putting chlorine in the water supplies is like starting a time bomb. Cancer, heart trouble, premature senility; both mental and physical, are conditions attributable to chlorine treated water supplies. It is making us grow old before out time by producing symptoms of aging, such as hardening of the arteries.”
    - Dr. Herbert Schwarts, Biological Chemist
  • ”We are learning the hard way that all the time we thought we were preventing epidemics of one disease, we were creating another. Two decades after the start of chlorinating our drinking water the present epidemic of heart trouble and cancer began.”
    - Dr. Joseph M. Price
  • “Showering is suspected as the primary cause of elevated levels of chloroform
    in nearly every home because of chlorine in the water.”
    - Dr Lance Wallace, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Today, bottled water enjoys a major section of the beverage isle and the prestige of being the fastest growing segment of the entire beverage industry, not to mention the most profitable.
  • “The one thing we know for sure about toxins in our drinking water
    is that the more we look the more we find.”
    - Jacquelyn Warren of the National Resources Defense Council