C lean water is a luxury these days as contamination seems to be coming in more and more dangerous forms, making the essential liquid a potential threat to the consumer’s health. You needn’t panic, though, as there are plenty of means to get rid of the pesky contaminants. The best solution comes from whole house water filters that reduce the amount of contaminants in the water as it runs through the pipes, before it ends up in your glass or tub, for that matter.
As there is high demand for water purification, it was bound for this market to become saturated, making it difficult for customers to know what brands they should trust. Here we will look into APEC Water Systems, a manufacturer that we recommend as the systems it produces are indeed reliable, providing long-term water purification to ensure you will drink, use, and consume water that is free of health-threatening contaminants.
Double reinforced polypropylene housings are designed to withstand variations in water pressure and the passing of dangerous chemicals.
Helps protect appliances and fixtures from iron and mineral stains and deposits.
There is a wall mounting bracket and special housing wrench included with the purchase to make your life easier when you install the system and service it.
1st stage – Sediment filter: Is responsible for capturing and trapping dirt, silt, scale, sand, and rust particles down to 30 microns in size. It boasts a washable and reusable design, so you won’t have to spend money on routinely replacing it.
2nd stage – Iron filter: Is responsible for reducing iron, iron staining, and the metallic taste in the water. It does this by converting the soluble ferrous iron into insoluble ferric iron by using high-purity manganese dioxide.
3rd stage – Carbon filter: Is responsible for eliminating chlorine, taste, odor, and organic compounds that affect the quality of the water you consume. The radial flow GAC even absorbs insoluble ferric iron in order to treat the high iron content in the water.
The filtration media used in the second and third stages need to be routinely replaced. The iron filter in the second stage requires replacement after purifying approximately 80,000 gallon of water, while the carbon filter used in the third stage requires replacement after purifying over 70,000 gallons of water.
Maintenance-free design ensures no hassle is involved with upkeep, while saving you time and money as no expenses or replacements are needed.
Recommended for use in homes with 3 to 6 bathrooms.
Helps prolong the lifespan of your household appliances, as well as the pipe system, all without the use of salt or harsh chemicals.
Boasts an environmentally-friendly design granted by the fact that it does not discharge salt or chemicals into the water.
Works by neutralizing the hardness causing minerals and turning them into a crystalline form which is resistant to scale.
Avoid installing it outside of the home as cold temperatures will inevitably lead to the system freezing, which results in tank damages that are not covered by the warranty and result in its cancellation caused by improper system installation. This tip applies to the previous model we reviewed as well.
There are minor design differences between the three models featured in the Flagship series produced by APEC as they all rely on the same filtration media, the catalytic granular activated carbon media to be more precise.
All systems produce water ranging in pH level from 6.5 to 7.5.
A hearty media lifespan of 10+ years is ensures with the systems as long as regular backwashing is performed.
Automatic pre-programmed electronic control valve stores the operation data and system configuration to enhance efficiency and backwash rate.
Catalytic GAC Filter Capabilities
It is able to remove chemicals that a regular activated carbon filter couldn’t tackle, like chloramines, for example.
Extensive internal pore structure of the media makes it able to absorb a higher amount of chemical compounds for a more thorough water purification process.
Helps improve the taste and smell of the water, while removing other harmful content like VOCs and THMs.
The GREEN-CARBON series entries are basically identical to the Flagship products we previously presented, the sole substantial difference laying in the fact that they don’t feature the automatic pre-programmed electronic control valve we talked about earlier.
Details Regarding Filtration
Recommended for use in homes with 1 to 3 bathrooms. It uses a catalytic GAC filtration media in order to reduce chlorine, chloramine, VOCs, THMs, hydrogen sulfide, as well as unpleasant taste, odor, and color. It even features a 20-inch pre-treatment sediment filter that retains sand, dirt, and rust to prevent these particles from clogging the system.
Recommended for use in homes with 3-6 bathrooms due to the high 15 gallons per minute flow rate it boasts. It uses the same catalytic GAC media to filter out impurities and leave behind water that is truly safe for use and consumption. Furthermore, it comes with the 20-inch pre-filter which tackles sediment to prevent clogging and increase the lifespan of the system.
As you can see, the selection of water filter systems provided by APEC is quite extensive, so it comes as no surprise that this is one of the most sought-after companies in the business. With products that suit different-sized households and that tend to the predominant removal of specific impurities lurking in well and city water, as long as you pace yourself and look into each entry carefully to find the one that caters to your situation best, you are sure to be satisfied with what you acquire, as well as the longevity of your investment.
Our resident expert in all things AC-related, Markus is a never-ending source of knowledge regarding how these systems work. What makes him so savvy in this field is his direct experience that he acquired while working in sales. The connections he made during that period also came in handy here as Markus knows a lot of experts in this field. With each article uploaded, he makes sure to gather the expertise of his more experienced ex-peers as well, making sure to provide readers with reliable reviews and articles.
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