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Countertop Water Filters Filter for Less

May 26, 2008
A countertop water filter may seem like an unnecessary expense, especially in the city where water must past a minimum standard. However, even city water contains microscopic impurities that may or may not affect the water's clarity or taste. A water filter will usually remove these impurities leaving only fresh clear water for drinking or cooking.

For a convenient, easy to install, trouble-free system of filtering water, the countertop water filter is the way to go. The unit attaches to the faucet where the aerator normally is. No special tools are needed to install it. Once the unit is turned on, it always contains an ample supply of filtered water at the flip of a switch at the faucet. One direction dispenses filtered water; the other direction saves money by dispensing unfiltered water for washing.

A countertop water filter sends unfiltered water through a series of filters and then back to the faucet. The extended time in contact with the filtering chemicals results in greater effectiveness in cleaning the water.

Countertop water filters do not remove everything from the water. Desired minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium are not filtered out. These add taste to water. But harmful chemicals such as algae by-products and other organic chemicals, chlorine, lead and a host of other contaminants are removed.

Most models of countertop water filters require that the filters be replace periodically. After all, if they are doing their job, they will eventually clog with contaminants. It is best not to try to wash them but instead to replace them with fresh filter inserts. In fact, many like to have a spare set of filters on hand so that their supply of fresh filtered water is not interrupted.

Every water filter system will have some type of on-going cost. For countertop water filters, the cost is the replacement filters. Yet, in spite of this, it is still cheaper than bottled water, and the convenience of having an endless supply of filtered water at the faucet is a strong incentive to consider purchasing such a unit for a home and family.
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If you're looking for a water filter with tremendous value, you should consider the Berkey Water Filter. The filters that ship with the Berkey filter can purify up to 6000 gallons while keeping in the minerals that help you.
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