These are the FOAM ADVANTAGE Small Whole House Water Filters. Small Whole House Water Filters are right for Condos, Apartments and Smaller Homes with low water usage. Also known as the Whole Apartment Water Filters.
All media has been processed using the patented method to greatly increase effectiveness of the best filter materials. Housings of the same size without that patented process cannot filter as much. All of these filter over 600 contaminants.
Small Whole House Water Filters (whole apartment water filters) WORK ON HUNDREDS OF CONTAMINANTS.
PLUS THEY CAN BE CONFIGURED TO FOCUS ON ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: Extra Wide-Spectrum, or Fluoride, or Hardness or Arsenic or Nitrates or Chloramine.
or GET THE 3-CANISTER VERSION TO FOCUS ON TWO ADDED CONTAMINANTS: Fluoride AND Chloramine OR Fluoride AND Hardness. Media lasts for 80,000 gallons.
or CAN BE BUILT TO FOCUS ON RADIATION. The radiation configuration must be used in combination with an another whole house filter to do everything else.
Don’t think that just because this system uses blue tanks, the filters are the same as others with blue tanks. It’s what’s inside that counts! This system uses FOAM ADVANTAGE media!
These whole apartment water filters deliver great filtration while allowing very strong water flow of 10 gallons per minute. They use a patented process on the media to greatly increase filtration in the same amount of space. See Foam Advantage Test Results and FOAM ADVANTAGE.
TYPE OF FILTER
Small home water filters are a two (or 3) 20 inch tank multi-media system to address wide range of contaminants. Can be configured with to address particular issues including FLUORIDE, Arsenic, Nitrate, Chloramines, Hardness or extra wide-spectrum protection. This is made possible through ‘Foam’ media technology. (See “How They Work” below.)
FOR WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES?
The small home water filters are best for apartments or condos on municipal water systems – or low-usage homes. With condos you may have access to one or two pipes that provide all your water. but are limited in space. (If there is no access to a single source water pipe, and your want this filter, you can get 2 SETS – one each for hot + cold water. You can see two sets installed in one of the photos.) A single set can be used for homes with limited space and lower water usage.
CAN BE INSTALLED LAYING ON THEIR SIDE! for hard to fit installs.
WHAT IS FILTERED
This is a sampling of contaminants filtered by ALL FILTERS in this series:
* chlorination by-products like trihalomethane
* heavy metal
* bad taste
* chemical pharmaceuticals
* organic pharmaceuticals
PLUS select the correct cartridge to ALSO filter out one of the following: FLUORIDE, chloramines, nitrates, arsenic, hardness – or extra wide-spectrum protection including pharmaceuticals.
To see an larger indicative sample list of contaminants removed by these filters, see What Is Filtered?
Plumbing and appliances are protected from staining, corrosion and scale, adding life to your household appliances including your hot-water heater.
All filter media have been certified by the NSF.
In normal conditions, a pre-filter is not required. However, if you want some insurance to protect the main media, add one. Over several years we have had two customers who had to replace their media early because the municipality did work kicking up a great deal of sediment. To get a $69 pre-filter, click here: Sediment Pre-Filter.
HOW THEY WORK
The small house water filters use ‘classic’ filtration in which filtering happens as the water runs over and through the filter media. This is similar to water being cleaned by running through Mother Earth. Filter media are chosen and combined because they remove contaminants but leave the trace elements that the body needs. They work well together and are balanced with one another.
THERE IS A MAJOR DIFFERENCE with this series. These filters use the patented process to powderize and shape some of the filter media into a foam-like material. These ‘foam’ disks greatly increases contact time between water and filter material, which means increased and longer-lasting filtration. It also does not compact, which means water flow rates stay strong. These are combined in appropriate balance to assure effective filtration and continued strong water flow. This system works better than most because there is both high flow AND more contact time between water and the top-quality filter material. Filtration happens by contact time between the water and the filter material. Foam increases contact time between water and filter material, thus you get more filtration.
The types of filtration include magnetics, catalytic action using reduction-oxidation, electroplating, ion exchange, reshaping of hardness ions and adsorption. An environment is created which is bad for bacteria, algae and fungus.
Every unit contains kdf and carbon. Kdf is a great filter material that is particularly effective on chlorine, heavy metals, chemically-based contaminants and scale. Kdf is bacteriostatic, and adds to the life and effectiveness of carbon. Granulated coconut carbon is particularly good at filtering organically-based contaminants. Kdf makes carbon more effective and longer lasting. Because kdf is bacteriostatic bacteria can’t breed in the carbon.
Hardness is addressed by the great new filter material called TAC, or Template Assisted Crystallization.
Reverse osmosis, which uses membranes, is not involved. Water is not stored to be drawn down. Clean water is always available in whatever quantity you need. See Reverse Osmosis for more about membrane filtration.
In addition to the wide spectrum of contaminant removal in each one of these variants:
All cartridges start with normal KDF and Carbon and then layer the appropriate specialty media with more foam carbon. Making the cartridges this way maximizes the efficiency of the medias. The “Extra Wide-Spectrum” version doubles up protection from the unexpected addressing Pharmaceuticals, Chlorine, Herbicides/Pesticides, Disinfection Byproducts (DPB’s) and other Organic Compounds. It’s comprised of KDF 55 foam and Carbon Foam.The Chloramine version has both cartridges with KDF-85 Foam and Catalytic Carbon Foam. The kdf breaks the bond between ammonia and chlorine – then both are removed by the kdf and the carbon. The same amount of carbon without kdf would not compare in effectiveness.
* Simpler and quicker installation than most whole house filters * Can be installed by any plumber who can read instructions * You can easily change cartridges yourself
* The fittings are standard 3/4 inch for the inlet and outlet
* Water flow is up to 10 gpm!
* Housings can handle temperatures of 140 to 160 degrees! * Pressure rating 5 to 125 psi
* Pressure loss up to 3.5 psi (virtually no pressure loss.)
* WHBB2-20 Dual Canister Housing: 9″Depth x 15″Width x 30″Height (Height includes mounting bracket * WHBB3-20 Triple Canister Housing: 9″Depth x 23″Width x 30″Height (Height includes mounting bracket)
* Change whole media after 80,000 gallons (check your water bill) Designed to sit on a flat surface with flexible piping so you can later change filters easily. OR use the attached L-bracket to secure it to the wall. OR can be installed to lay horizontally. If you can have a question not answered here, email us at [email protected] or call toll-free 866-482-6803.