We had bought a PUR Water Filter last year. We were happy with the filtered water,
but didn't like the lack of head-room in the sink - having that screwed
on limits the size of items you can get under the faucet.
I started by asking a plumber. He gave me a quote of $447.00 for an
under-sink system - that was quite a bit more than I wanted to pay, so I
started looking on line.
The Aquasana Premium Under Counter Drinking System looked like
it would solve my problem.
At $175.95 for everything, and a promise of easy installation, this was
less than half what that plumber wanted. The installation was very easy - they
included all fittings and connectors and I needed no tools beyond a screwdriver,
drill, and adjustable wrench. The whole thing took less than 15 minutes
to install. We have PEX tubing for our water lines, so I was able to
flex and bend that enough to slip in the T-fitting without having to cut
anything. I probably could have done the same thing with copper, but it
would have been a little harder.
The filters need to be replaced every six months. Again, that looks
very easy to do and, based on on-line costs, it looks like that will
cost less than $120.00 a year. That seems fine - it sure costs less
than buying bottled water.
Tony Lawrence 2009-05-03 Rating: