Reviews and Comparisons of Whole House Water Filters

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Compare high-capacity whole house water filters. These are designed for city water and larger homes. Compare the PurHome X-1000 by PuriTeam to the Aquasana Rhino, the Pelican PC-1000, the Cuzn DT-40, and the Wellness MG-111.

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Below the following the chart, you will find explanations for each comparison item.

PurHome X-1000 Aquasana™
Rhino EQ-1000
Pelican™ PC-1000
PRICE $1,499.00 $1,764.00 $1,124.10
ESTIMATED MEDIA LIFE 10 Years 10 Years 5 Years
WHAT’S REPLACED Media Tank/Unit Media
MEDIA Garnet/KDF-55/Bituminous
Carbon/Coconut Shell
Carbon/Carbonsorb
KDF-55
Coconut Shell Carbon
KDF-55
Coconut Carbon
Cataytic Carbon
CERTIFICATIONS WQA: Garnet; NSF; KDF 55 – NSF Standard 42, Centaur Carbon, Calgon Carbon – NSF Standard 42 Pace tested to ANSI/NSF standard 42 (1,000,000 gallons at 97% chlorine reduction) KDF-55 NSF 42, NSF 42 on carbon
POUNDS OF FILTRATION
MEDIA INCLUDED
98lbs (not listed on website) (not listed on website)
GPM (GALLONS/MINUTE)
FLOW RATE
12 tp 15 7 12 tp 15 (up to 20 peak)
WARRANTY 10 years system, 10 years pro-rated media 10 years Lifetime on system, 5 years on media
PRE-FILTER 5 micron washable 5 micron & .35 micron (post filter) 5 micron
GALLON CAPACITY 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
INHIBITS BACTERIAL GROWTH YES YES YES
REDUCES CHLORINE YES YES YES
REDUCES CHLORAMINE YES upgrade option YES
REDUCES VOCs YES YES YES
REDUCES SOCs YES YES YES
REDUCES LEAD YES YES NO
OTHER HEAVY METALS YES YES NO
ELECTRICITY REQUIRED NO NO NO
BACKWASH REQUIRED
(WASTES WATER)
NO NO NO
PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE YES – 10 Years Pro-Rated YES (10 Years) YES (5 Years)
LICENSED PLUMBER
REQUIRED FOR WARRANTY
NO YES NO
SATISFACTION GUARANTEE YES – 6 Months 90 Days 90 Days

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* Two systems plumbed in parallel, necessary to achieve high flow rate.

The chart below provides the drinking water treatment unit (DWTU) standards that apply to the components of water filtration devices and whole systems. The standards make a distinction between health claims and aesthetic claims. Taste, odor and color are considered to be aesthetic claims, in addition to any claim that is not health-related. Chlorine reduction is the most common aesthetic claim. A chemical, chemical element or chemical compound that poses a health risk, such as nitrate, is designated as a health claim.

DWTU Standards

Product Type Applicable Standard
Filter with Aesthetic Claims NSF/ANSI 42
Filter with Health Claims NSF/ANSI 53
Water Softener NSF/ANSI 44
UV Systems NSF/ANSI 55
RO Systems NSF/ANSI 58
Shower Filters NSF/ANSI 177
Low Lead Certification NSF/ANSI 372

Source: WQA

If you want to buy the best whole house water filter, there are a few very important things to consider about the X-1000 and the competition:

Media Quality

  • KDF55 prolongs the life of carbon by 300% and is NSF certified water filtration media that is used in Hospitals, Restaurants, Municipal Water Treatment Facilities, and Homes across the United States
  • Three different types of carbon-based media which focus on Chloramine and VOC removal also provide long lasting filtration

Media Life

  • Pro-rated for 10 years before it needs replacement
  • Other systems need replacement after just 3 or 5 years

Warranty

  • 10 years for the system
  • 10 years pro-rated for the media
  • Other systems offer just 3 or 5 years for the system only

Performance Guarantee

  • PurHome X-1000 Media has a pro-rated guarantee to perform effectively for 10 years

Satisfaction Guarantee

  • 6-month satisfaction guarantee
  • 100% of customers surveyed would recommend the X-1000 to a friend – 100%!
  • Other systems only offer a 3-month (or 90-day) satisfaction guarantee

Contaminants Filtered

  • Chloramines
  • Chlorine
  • Inhibits bacterial growth
  • VOCs
  • SOCs
  • Lead
  • Other heavy metals

Certifications

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