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Under sink water filters provide clean water for drinking and cooking.
They are ideal to protect the health of your family against harmful water contaminants and also eliminate unpleasant tastes and odor.

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The Benefits of Under Sink Water Filters

The benefits of using an under sink water filter are manifold. Above all, you get access to clean and healthy drinking water which can also be used for cooking etc.

And with the right system in place, your water supply will be free from the many contaminants and impurities found in tap and well water these days, including: Arsenic 5, chromium 6, lead, cadmium, mercury, uranium, chlorine and chloramine, disinfection byproducts like haloacetatic acids (HAAs), perfluorinated chemicals, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, volatile and semivolatile organic compounds, fluoride, microplastic, viruses, bacteria and cysts.

Other benefits of under counter water filtration systems include:

  • Great tasting and odor-free drinking water right at your kitchen sink.
  • Pristine water taste and smell is also known to promote hydration.
  • Once installed, under sink water filters are simple to use. You just open the faucet. No waiting time.
  • You save money when switching from bottled to self-filtered water. Plus, you help the environment by reducing your carbon footprint and producing less plastic waste.
  • Installation and maintenance can be done by yourself which lowers costs.
  • Most filters are long-lasting and only need replacement once or twice a year.
  • Lastly, an under sink filter system doesn’t occupy any space on your kitchen counter and only little underneath.

Under Sink Water Filter FAQ

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Are under sink water filters effective?
Yes, under sink water filters are effective. But different models use different filtration methods, which means they target different water contaminants. Most common is activated carbon filter media predestined to remove all kinds of chemicals and improve water taste and smell. In contrast, ion exchange resin is great for reducing various heavy metals.

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How do I choose an under counter water filter?
Based on the answer above, you need to choose an under sink water filter system according to your water conditions. Thus, you need to find out what’s lurking in your water supply before making a buying decision. Aside from contaminant removal, factors you should pay attention to when shopping are NSF certifications, space requirements, the installation process, capacity of the filter elements, and a system’s output water pressure/flow.

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How do I install a water filter under my kitchen sink?
First, you connect the under counter water filter to the cold water inlet. The output port either connects to your existing kitchen faucet or you need to drill a hole in your countertop in order to accommodate a dedicated dispenser.

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How much does it cost to install an under sink water filter?
You can easily install an under sink water filter yourself. If you want a professional installer to do the job for you, you should calculate with $150-300.

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How do you change under sink water filters?
Changing under sink water filters is simple: Turn off the water supply to the system, unscrew the filter housings, remove the old filter cartridges and replace it with new ones. Then, put everything back together. Under sink water filter replacement shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes.

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How often should I change the cartridge of my under sink water filter?
This depends on A) the type of under sink filter you’re using and its filtration capacity; B) the quality of source water; and C) your water usage. Typically, under sink water filters last anywhere between 3 and 12 months.

Jason Hollow

Meet Jason Hollow

Jason is the founder of Water Masterz and head of content creation. After six years in the industry, he has tremendous knowledge and first-hand experience on all things related to water treatment.

His credo: Not a single American should have to drink unhealthy water at home.