Whole House Water Filters
Whole House Filter Combinations
Pure Clean Healthy Water
Our house filters have up to 5 times the filter material of some others. And the best filter materials. The result is more effective water filtration for a longer time - and therefore a far better value over time. Of course the quality of the parts and fixtures also matters, and these use top quality.
Additional differentiators include that many of our water filters use a patented process whereby the filter media is powderized and shaped into blocks or disks which are hard but porous. This makes the same amount of filter media far more effective that a comparable amount of media not processed in this way. Therefore the media is not compressed, nor do you need a sediment pre-filter. Using this patented media increases the contact time between the water the filter media - which is how filtration happens.
To learn more about this, click on Foam Advantage.
Also very important is that our whole house filters allow a very strong water flow of either 10 or 12 gallons per minute. This issue is of concern to many consumers. Lots of whole house filters available provide only 6 or 7 gallons of flow a minute. For extra-large houses or extra-heavy demand on water supply, we have larger filters with even higher water flow to assure strong water pressure in any situation.
Most of our filters include the use of patent-processed kdf, which is a combination of copper and zinc. This is a fantastic filter media that directly removes chlorine, chemical contaminants and heavy metals - and which enhances the effectiveness and lifespan of carbon. There are many advantages to combining these two media, which is permitted by the FOAM ADVANTAGE.
Many of our customers are particularly concerned about fluoride. The primary risk of fluoride is from ingestion (unlike chlorine or chloramine) so it is most critical that your filter it out of your kitchen drinking and cooking water.
We do have good and affordable options for those who prefer to remove fluoride from the whole house. The fluoride filtering tank that can be combined with the other wide-spectrum tanks including those that target chlorine and those that target chloramine for a complete whole house solution.
The smallest whole house filter needs media replacement after 80,000 gallons, however, while some of our larger systems last for 300,000 and the biggest for 500,000 gallons.
Click here to see a chart comparing the commonly-used whole house municipal system filters:
whole house filter comparisons.
Click here to go to whole house water filters and combinations in the store: whole house filters.
or you can click below on individual filters or water filter combinations in the store.
For detailed information about water filtration and how our water filters work, click on water filters.
For more information on chloramine water filters, see chloramine water filters.
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Here are overview desriptions of some whole house options.
Media good for 500,000 gallons!
Our top-end whole house water filter is a two-tank whole house water filter system with kdf filter media in one tank and granulated carbon in the other. They work beautifully together because in addition to the filtering each media does itself, the organic contaminants filtering done by carbon is enhanced by kdf which is bacteriostatic. This means that bacteria cannot grow in the carbon, which is carbon's 'weakness' if it isn't combined with kdf. Together these two water filter media will remove chlorine, arsenic, chromium, asbestos, iron and other heavy metals, scale and volatile organic contaminants leaving clean, clear, healthy water.
Using kdf filters will extend the life of your plumbing and appliances, and make it easier to keep your sinks, showers and tubs clean. More importantly, we believe it will extend your health and life too - and there is a lot of evidence to support that view. Visit our pages on fluoride and chlorine if you want more information.
This whole house water filter system includes a backwash head to automatically wash your filter materials. With backwash, the media and is warrantied for two years, and for the average family will last about 3 1/2 years!
This is the system we recommend if you want chlorine and contaminants removed for your whole house, so that you and your family are not exposed through drinking water, showering or bathing. If you are on a municipal system in an area without fluoride, this whole house system will do all you need, assuring healthy water.
When it is time to refill, the cost is $685 for all the media.
To go to this item in the store click on: two-tank whole house water filter.
The same whole house water filter with two tanks (just above) can be teamed with an undercounter fluoride-removing filter. This combination is the top-end choice for anyone who wants whole-house filtering of chlorine, heavy metals, chemical and organic contaminants, and who also wants to remove fluoride from their kitchen drinking and cooking water.
A chloramine-filtering version is also available.
The kitchen undercounter fluoride filter comes with a faucet that is installed through the 'extra' opening at the back of your sink. That's the hole some use for a boiling water dispenser. With the faucet, you are not using up your fluoride filter media except when you need it for cooking water for your family and pets.
A customer who bought this system had this to say:
"Everything's hooked up and working fine. I've been wanting a whole house system for quite a while and now feel much better that I have one. One big advantage is that I used to haul filtered water from Whole Foods in 5 gallon glass carboys for cooking and drinking. Gets a little harder to do those things as we get older. I actually think the house water now tastes better. Thanks. I feel I made a wise choice."
Art T, Michigan
There are 40 pounds of kdf in one canister, 27.5 pounds of carbon in the other. The kitchen water filter has 1 1/2 pounds of activated alumina to remove fluoride, a full pound of carbon, and a balancing amount of kdf. Some competitor filters have as little as 1/2 pound of alumina and carbon. The way your water gets cleaned is by running it through the filtration material, and how much it gets filtered depends on contact time with the media. Don't invest in a system that won't do what you are buying it for.
Let us know if you will be filtering well water. We can substitute a more suitable kdf for iron and hydrogen sulfide in your whole house filter, and substitute a nitrites-removing filter in place of the one for fluoride. Or we can fashion the correct water filter system for your situation. Send us your water test results.
Replacement media for the two-tank whole house system will last for two years or more, depending upon your water source and usage. The kitchen fluoride filter cartridge should be replaced once a year, the second cartridge every other year.
Whole House Two Canister System
Capacity: 500,000+ gallons
Contents: KDF/Copper-Zinc media
Coconut Shell Carbon
Flow Rate: 6-10 gpm.
Tank Size: 35" tall x 8"
KDF tank is 42" tall with backwash head
(Tanks may vary a bit from the photos)
Warranty: 5 years/housing 2 years/media
Filter Replacement: Every two years
Undercounter 2 Canister Kitchen Fluoride PLUS Filter
Capacity: 10,000 gallons
Contents: Canister one: Activated Alumina
Canister two: kdf and carbon
Flow Rate: 1 gpm
Size: Canisters: 11.5 x 4 inches each
Full unit: 5.5" deep, 13.5" high, and 11" wide.
Replacement Filters: 9 1/4 x 3 1/16 inches
Warranty: 5 years prorated manufacturers warranty on housing
Filter Replacement: Once a year for fluoride canister, once every 2 years for standard
cartridge when used in combination with a whole house filter.
To see these filters in the store, click on the following links:
Go to this item in the store click on: two-tank whole house water filter.
And in the kitchen filter section of the online store, you can see this item: Fluoride Plus 2-Canister Filter.
we also have this
2-tank whole house filter plus kitchen fluoride
system configured to remove chloramines.
(You only need this if your municipality adds ammonia.)
The system is very similar to the one directly above - with the difference that
instead of kdf 55 for chlorine (and more), there is
40 pounds of kdf 85
(best for chloramine) and
instead of regular coconut carbon, there are
30 pounds of catalytic carbon, best for chloramines.
Both filter medias work on
hundreds of other contaminants too.
Click here to go to the store to see the
Whole House 2 Tank Chloramine Plus Filter
which can be combined with a kitchen fluoride-plus filter.
IF YOU REALLY WANT TO GET FLUORIDE OUT OF THE WHOLE HOUSE -
in addition to the range of other contaminants
Or if you need a smaller alternative to filter contaminants
Smaller 2 20-Inch Split Flow Whole House Filter System
This filter is made possible by combining 'Foam' technology with granular filter media. The media prepared using foam technology are powderized and shaped into firm filter blocks which do not compress, and which allow strong water flow while delivering top level filtration. The foam media is combined in balance with granular media.
The use of foam technology combined with split-flow (each cartridge is the same) allows the high flow rate you can get with a 3/4 inch input - as is appropriate for whole house filters.
For more information on the Foam Advantage, click on: Foam Advantage
* The result is high flow rates - up to 10 gallons per minute! (compare, many are 6 or 7 gpm)
* Plus highly effective filtration (the flow media can absorb 5 times its weight in contaminants! )
* Plus long-lasting filtration for this size filter (80,000 gallons)
Is in use in many apartments where there is not a single incoming pipe. In that case, you need to get one for hot water and one for cold water line.