On the subject of water filters, I’m all the time researching and evaluating all of the various units out available on the market and really not often do I discover one which meets my requirements or that’s akin to my present Berkey filter, nevertheless, after coming throughout the AquaTru filter, I discovered myself curious to be taught extra about it. The AquaTru is a real reverse osmosis filter so at first, I used to be skeptical to attempt it out however I wished to maintain an open thoughts as a result of I wish to all the time be open to new concepts!
I have to begin by saying, we can even be getting a full home water filter which suggests it’ll truly filter out your complete residence’s water so baths, showers, sinks, hose, it’ll all be filtered. As a result of we now have not too long ago moved although, I wished to check our water first, to find out the contaminants in our water with the intention to select the easiest filter for us as your faucet water can actually be contaminated with all kinds of poisons from harmful pesticides and herbicides to heavy metals and VOCs. For us, step 1 was utilizing this water take a look at equipment because it assessments for a whole lot of potential contaminants in each metropolis or properly water. As quickly as our outcomes our again I’ll share! For now, we’re counting on these countertop filters however the entire home unit can not come quickly sufficient.
One other query a lot of you requested was if filters like Brita are sufficient and whereas they’re actually higher than no filter, they don’t filter out close to as a lot because the beneath two filters can. You’ll be able to learn a very good comparability of the Berkey vs. Brita right here.
On the subject of this AquaTru filter, there are issues I actually, actually love about it however then additionally, issues that aren’t as supreme. I truly began out on the lookout for causes to not prefer it since I really like my Berkey a lot, nevertheless, the longer I researched this filter and used it, the extra it shortly grew on me and now, it could be my fave? Let’s talk about my professionals & cons with this new filter and my previous trusty Berkey!
AquaTru Execs & Cons- I don’t wish to begin off with a con however one huge one is that it does require energy and must be plugged in always to work however, one main professional is that the AquaTru does have higher testing that’s licensed to NSF requirements. So, what do the outcomes say? Nicely, the outcomes present that Berkey filters out a tiny bit greater than the AquaTru unit does for example- AquaTru removes 96.6% of chlorine whereas Berkey removes 99.9%, nevertheless, that is the place the testing strategies change into vital as we should perceive the quantity of water being examined because the extra water the filter processes, the extra the % being filtered out can drop so whereas it appears like Berkey is the winner, not but!
One other con with the AquaTru is that it is available in plastic, nevertheless, AquaTru makes use of Tritan plastic, the identical BPA & BPS-free plastic utilized in best-selling meals blenders like Nutri Bullet and Vitamix. Tritan has been examined at universities and impartial third-party labs and the outcomes have overwhelmingly demonstrated that it’s protected and freed from estrogenic and androgenic exercise however in case you are like me and nonetheless involved you’ll be able to all the time switch the water out right into a glass jar for storage.
One other perk of this system being held to NSF requirements is that in addition they do extraction testing to guarantee that no harmful contaminants leak into the water. Based mostly on their IAPMO testing to NSF requirements, AquaTru has been licensed to not leak any harmful contaminants into the water which is actually comforting to understand it has been examined to that diploma so whereas I dislike using the plastic, I do really feel snug utilizing it presently. One other huge perk of this filter is that it removes 82 completely different poisonous contaminants together with lead, fluoride, pesticides, chlorine and medicines, sure medicine.
The way it Works- Filtering out the water requires a bit extra work as there are two containers they usually each maintain a lot lower than my present Berkey. As soon as the water is filtered, there’s a dump tank that all the unhealthy water goes to and this must be dumped after every use. You additionally need to raise and take away the container, fill it up after which lock it again into place versus with my Berkey you simply dump and go. The Berkey is far less complicated nevertheless this filter is simpler to arrange than the Berkey.
Clear water on left, wastewater on the appropriate you empty.
Dimension- My present Berkey holds 1.5 gallons whereas this one solely holds .75 gallons. This unit can be a lot bulkier on the counter than the Berkey, nevertheless, the Berkey is far taller so it relies upon which you’ve got the house for.
Style- The excellent news is, I actually just like the style of this water, it’s a lot smoother than the Berkey water which makes me really feel prefer it filters higher even when the testing says in any other case. It simply tastes cleaner because it removes all the things from the water. Some categorical concern that eradicating the “good” minerals will not be supreme, nevertheless, we should keep in mind we do get a lot from our food regimen and it’s very simple to complement again in, I take the CT-Minerals by Cellcore twice every day as is so for me it’s no biggie as I get all the good minerals from that and my food regimen, due to this fact, I can afford to lose them in my water.
- Value with my low cost is $299, usually $449
- Chlorine diminished by 96.6%
- Fluoride diminished by 93.5%
- Lead diminished by 99.1%
- Chromium VI diminished by 97.2%
- Copper diminished by 95.2%
- Chloroform diminished by 95%
- Should change the filter each 600 gallons to make sure correct efficiency.
- Removes medicine like Ibuprofen and Naproxen as much as 95%
- Makes use of a complicated four stage purification system.
- Filters have a shorter lifespan than Berkey however with confirmed take a look at outcomes.
- Wants electrical energy.
- Tritan plastic, BPA/BPS-free housing.
- Licensed to NSF requirements to take away the contaminants claimed.
- The unit notifies you when filters want altering.
- They’ve a greatest water you’ve ever tasted assure or your a reimbursement!
Journey Berkey Execs & Cons- I’ve had my Berkey filter for years now and total, I’ve actually been pleased with it! It’s an inexpensive value, it’s tremendous easy to make use of, it filters out nearly 99.9% of frequent contaminants and you’ll journey simply with it contemplating no energy is required. I actually love that it’s made out of stainless-steel as an alternative of plastic and also you merely dump water in and it will get to work. Whereas the above unit filters out Fluoride by itself, for Berkey, you do have so as to add these filters in, moreover, in order for you them so that’s one slight con.
My principal criticism about Berkey, now that I’ve dug on their testing strategies is that their filters usually are not examined on the capability they are saying their filters final so whereas they’ve nice outcomes after 50 gallons, what are the outcomes after the 1,000th gallon? That is additionally why they can not ship to sure states. The truth is, the extra water the filter processes, the decrease the outcomes go and also you by no means actually know as a result of there is no such thing as a notification just like the AquaTru has. Whereas the Berkey is simpler to make use of and it’s superb to journey with, after you’ve got had it for a yr or so, it turns into arduous to know in case your filter continues to be performing to their promised ranges.
The way it Works- It’s fairly easy after it’s arrange, you simply take away the highest lid and add your faucet water in! Now we have a large craft that we hold close to the spout so we merely fill it then dump it in. The Berkey setup is a a lot greater ache than the AquaTru however as soon as it’s arrange the Berkey is a bit simpler to make use of every day.
Dimension- The Berkey is pretty tall, particularly in case you add the stand, nevertheless, it’s fairly small in diameter so it takes up a lot much less house than the above AquaTru. The Berkey can be prettier for my part however I’m not certain that may be a purpose, alone, to purchase a filter 🙂
Style- I believe the Berkey water tastes nice, nevertheless, the AquaTru tastes a lot smoother as they’re a Reverse Osmosis filter that removes even the useful minerals Berkey leaves. You’ll be able to very a lot style that distinction. Berkey water continues to be very nice, it simply is a hair much less clean as a result of the nice minerals are nonetheless within the water and you’ll style that.
- Value is $278.35 with my low cost, usually $293
- Chlorine diminished by 99.9%
- Copper diminished by 99.9%%
- Lead diminished by 99.9%
- Chromium VI diminished by 99.9%
- Copper diminished by 99.9%
- Chloroform diminished by 99.9%
- Fluoride diminished by 97%
- Doesn’t want electrical energy.
- Removes over 200 contaminants all of the whereas leaving useful minerals within the water
- Filters 6,000 gallons per filter however the filters haven’t been examined for effectivity at this degree.
- Filters have a lifetime assure however once more, they haven’t been lifetime examined.
- Chrome steel housing.
- Holds extra water than the AquaTru.
- No technique to know when filters want changing moreover the filtering slows down fairly a bit.
- Can’t ship to CA because of their lack of testing.
I personally discover myself now reaching for my AquaTru water extra now that I do know the testing requirements, nevertheless, the Berkey continues to be so superb to have for journey, the canine’s water, washing produce and so forth… I nonetheless drink from my Berkey too so you actually can not go unsuitable with proudly owning it, however I do assume I barely favor my new filter largely due to how superb it tastes! When you style it, it actually is difficult to drink the rest!
So now, how to decide on? Nicely, I believe this one goes to come back all the way down to priorities and that are most vital to you and your loved ones? The excellent news is, I do have reductions on every unit so no matter appeals extra to you, it can save you a bit cash. Have one thing about these models I missed or forgot? Go away a remark beneath! I’ll proceed to replace this as I discover related data!
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