In order to clean and filter water, under sink water filter systems have to be connected to water pipes beneath the sink. The installation of under sink water filter systems requires slightly more work, as it necessitates a connection to water pipes beneath the sink. However, once the installed, these under sink water filter systems only require very light maintenance. As under sink water filter systems use a two-step filtering process, they filter less effectively compared to pitcher filter systems. They are however, in terms of filtration capability, superior to refrigerator-type filtration systems.
Under sink water filter systems share a common disadvantage of having to take up space under a kitchen sink. Also, compared to other types of water filter systems, it costs more to install an under sink water filter system, which is another disadvantage against them. Still, there are under sink water filter systems that are priced to include installation, which means a customer does not need to pay any more unknown charges. While under sink water filter systems vary in price, one can expect to pay an average price of a hundred and fifty dollars. Many of these systems include a minimum of one replacement filter so it is not necessary for customers to buy another replacement filter at the time of purchase.
Usually, an under sink water filter system will also include a separate faucet to dispense purified water for consumption, so that the existing faucet can be used for other purposes such as washing dishes. When the purified water is reserved just for drinking purposes, it allows the purified to be used in a more efficient manner.
Most of the time, these separate faucets wonderfully fit into existing holes for the sprayer, which thereby eliminates the need to make any more holes on the sink top. The installation of under sink water filter systems is fairly uncomplicated, so much so that some customers, with the aid of specialized tools such as a SW-5 housing wrench, have completed the entire installation without any professional help at all.
A lot of the under sink water filter systems have an alarm alert, which informs the user of the time when it is necessary to replace the filter. Under sink water filters have a lifespan comparable to refrigerator type water filters, which is approximately half a year. The replacement process for the under sink water filter is relatively simple—just unlock and remove the old filter and snap the new one into position. After the filter has been replaced, it will able to function in its full capacity for the coming six months.