Countertop Water Filters
Countertop Water Filters are very popular and represent a large portion of the water filter market. Countertop water filters can range in price substantially and provide a number of advantages over other types of water filters.
When you decide to get a countertop water filter the main factors to consider are:
- How much are you willing to spend
- how much counter space do you have
- Which contaminants are you concerned about removing
The Benefits of Countertop Water Filters:
Countertop water filters tend to cost less than comparable under sink or whole house water filters although you may end up spending more on filter cartridges as the cartridges are smaller and do need to be changed more often. The filters that provide more protection against contaminants often are more expensive.
Ease of Installation
Countertop water filters are usually easy to install as they attach to your kitchen sink faucet and sit on the counter next to the sink. Generally a fitting on your faucet will either carry the unfiltered tap water from your faucet back to the filter for decontamination or allow unfiltered water to run freely from the faucet. This way you can choose when to use filtered water so as to not waste cartridge life on washing dishes or other uses that don’t involve human consumption.
Ease of Cartridge Replacement
It’s very easy to replace the filter cartridges in countertop water filters as they are easy to access without the need for crawling around under your sink or in the basement for the whole house verity. It’s also worth pointing out that it’s much easier to remember to change the cartridges in countertop water filters as they are always out in the open and so you can easily see the change cartridge indicator light when it’s lit.