CHANGE THIS SET OF THREE ONCE A YEAR.
ALSO CHANGE THE FLUORIDE CARTRIDGE MID-YEAR. (Link to fluoride cartridge)
REPLACE THE CANISTER O-RINGS EVERY 4 YEARS FOR UNDER SINK, EVERY 6 YEARS FOR COUNTERTOP. (Click the links)
The fluoride cartridge (either FR-1 or BC-1) removes fluoride, and has a sediment filter. Select the activated alumina (FR-1) or the calcium-based carbon (BC-1). Both options for fluoride removal, activated alumina and calcium-based carbon, do an excellent job. It’s just a personal choice; we do not recommend one over the other. Vegetarians will prefer Activated Alumina.
CHANGE THE FLUORIDE CARTRIDGE EVERY SIX MONTHS. We suggest that you add the additional fluoride cartridge to your order to save on shipping, and so you’ll have the filters you need for a full year.
From The Story of Stuff:“Microfibers are showing up in even more unexpected places. Recently, we commissioned a lab to look for microfibers in bottled water – and we could hardly believe what we found.1 Out of 20 bottled water brands we tested, all but one contained plastic microfibers. Previous studies have also found plastic microfibers in tap water.2 Scientists even warn that we’re likely breathing in these plastic microparticles!3″
Click the link to see How to Change Filters.
Mark Chiotti (verified owner) –
Clean, fresh, safe water for a fair price. I hire a pro to install but the cost is minimal. Peace of mind and body, a recommendation is an all – time no brainer.
Friends of Water (store manager) –
Tracy, we are most grateful for your review. We really appreciate your letting others know how well the filters we sell work. As a 10-year old company we have lots of delighted customers. But our new website allows reviews for the first time. It’s a help to our prospective customers that you have shared so much info. Best to you! One comment: some of the media in the filters kills bacteria, and doesn’t allow bacteria to breed. So it may be that those cultured foods you spoke of may not work out entirely. Please let us know
Cynthia (verified owner) –
We purchased our 3 under kitchen counter filter system in 2013 and love having our drinking water filtered without refilling heavy water containers. My husband installed it himself without any problems using the directions provided. We change the filters annually, and the fluoride every 6 months. I purchase the 2nd fluoride filter with the 3 filters to save on shipping and time. The water tastes great and am so happy that my children and grandchildren benefit from the clean filtered water. I use for drinking and cooking and steaming vegetables. Very happy with our purchase and ease of ordering filters online.
Su-Anne (verified owner) –
Can’t express enough how much I appreciate clean and good tasting (smooth and non-metallic) water at an affordable price. This 3-canister combination is perfect! Chloramine is used in many areas instead of chlorine. You can call the city to find out which one they use. And the fluoride filter? Couldn’t believe it when I discovered this here–no more ingesting large amounts of this toxic chemical!