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There are countless water filters now on the market. How do you sort through them?

START HERE TO LEARN ABOUT THE MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES OF A HIGH PERFORMANCE WATER FILTER.

Easy enough for us to say "We do the sorting for you!" True, but not the whole story.  It helps to think about these questions:

What are the characteristics of the water you are filtering?  Knowing what's likely / unlikely to be in your water helps to make sense of the available technologies. What's the water like where you live?

What type of water quality do you want to obtain from your filter?  Sure, you want "the best".  But it's not quite that simple.  Knowing what you are using the water for, and what's in your tap water to start with, tells you the "sweet spot" - the degree of water purity that's right for your application.

What is the flow rate you need to filter?  
The more gallons per minute (gpm), the larger - and probably more expensive - the filter will be to achieve a given water quality.

With these questions in mind, you'll have a much clearer sense how to choose your ideal filter.

Next:  The BETTER WATERS TOP FOUR - two premium filtration systems from the two best manufacturers in the industry: series7000 from 3M, and series9000 from Everpure.

 

BETTER WATERS TOP FOUR

As factory-direct distributors for both 3M Purification, Inc. (formerly CUNO) and Everpure, we don't just offer their complete lines of filtration products.  We also feature a private-label series from each factory to meet the demands of people looking for the highest quality at the best price.  That means maximum contaminant-reduction capabilities for real water conditions.  It also means free of bells and whistles that add cost but not value.  (Ex: Lights that supposedly tell you when the filter should be changed.  Trust us - they're just idiot buttons that tell you nothing reliable.)


Unless you have unusually high flow requirements or highly specialized applications, we think you will find at least one of the BETTER WATERS TOP FOUR perfect as a high performance filtration system for drinking water / food prep that is 1) s
imple to install and maintain, and 2) highly effective and reliable.  


Quick comparison chart: 

MODEL FACTORY MICRON RATING FLOW RATE, gpm NSF-RATED LONGEVITY, gallons BEST IF YOUR PRIORITY IS...
CX9000 Everpure 0.5 0.5 1500 Cost
 TX9000  Everpure  0.5  0.5  500  Maximum VOCs, THMs
 XB7000  3M  0.2  2.1  25,000  Bacteria + longevity
 XL7000  3M  0.2  2.5  6000  Bacteria + VOCs + Lead

* 200% manufacturer's claims for full reduction of all contaminants certified.  What does this mean?

Go to BETTER WATERS TOP FOUR

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