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Thursday, January 17, 2013
Drinking water filters are a good addition to any household that wants safe, clean, good-tasting water to drink and to use in cooking. People and pets alike benefit from having a cleaner water supply. Among humans, children need well-filtered water even more than adults, but all ages gain improved health from drinking this fresher liquid. Assuming that you use a point of use filter, your choice is between countertop or an under-sink water filtration system.
Each type of filter has its own pros and cons. Which you choose ultimately depends on what you expect out of a filter, how large your filter budget is, and your personal tastes, including your idea of aesthetics.
Countertop water filters
Countertop water filters stand next to the sink on the counter, and have several different configurations. Most make use of a diverter valve, which attaches to the faucet in place of the usual aerator. A simple mechanical switch is then used to either direct water from the faucet through the filter – providing clean drinking or cooking water – or to bypass the filter and come out unfiltered, as for example for washing hands or dishes.
Some of the pros of countertop water filters include:
Under-sink water filters
An under-sink water filter, by contrast, mounts to the side of the cabinet underneath the sink, carrying out its functions out of sight. The pros of under-sink water filters include:
This type of water filter does have some disadvantages also, though:
by: Chris Tracey