Whole House Water Filter

by Daisy on 06/18/2009

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I swear that I get nothing from these people by telling you this, but I was just reminded this week of how awesomely inexpensive my whole house water filter is. This part cost $100.
And this part (that filters a 100,000 gallons!!!) did too.

That’s it. 200$ bucks and I don’t have to change the filter till the oldest kid can drive!
For those of you that buy filters regularly, you recoup the cost for just your kitchen faucet in two years.

I hear that we absorb 2/3 of the chlorine in our bodies in the shower. But I really got my whole house filter because it makes your hair nice.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Miss Becky June 18, 2009 at 7:39 am

Ohhhh, thanks for this tip. I won’t drink chlorinated water, having grown up on well water. I currently am making trips to an artesian well several miles from my home to fill my water bottles with the good stuff. I want a whole house filter but believe that I would miss my trips to the well. Awww, I’d get over it…

Lindsay June 18, 2009 at 8:46 am

I love my well. It tastes better, because, gasp, it has NO taste! Love it! Didn’t know how it would go after being on city water my whole life, but goodness, I wouldn’t have it any other way. My dog won’t even drink city water. We have to take water with us wherever we go. She’s a little diva, I just call myself enlightened.

TeresaR June 18, 2009 at 11:45 am

I’ll have to show this to dh…we currently have the Big Burkey (the stainless steel one), but I would LOVE to have a whole house filter instead.

Alexis June 18, 2009 at 7:08 pm

We’re on municipal well water here in east Multnomah County, Oregon, and it’s AWFUL! When we first moved in, the water would smell like sulfer unless we let it run for a few minutes. The City had so many complaints about it, they put more chlorine in it to combat that, so now it smells like bleach. It tastes lousy, and is filtered through an aquafer at the local sand and gravel company so it picks up so many mineral deposits, we have to keep replacing our faucets. It’s HATEFUL. I wonder if this would help.

Ali P in the Qc June 18, 2009 at 7:39 pm

We installed an in-line (whole house) filter on our homestead due to the nasty sulfur hydroxide in our water . At first it seemed a Goddess send but then the water presssure plummeted from having it. Without the filter it was fine. :o( Eventually we got used to the stinky water, believe it or not.
I hope your water pressure stays nice and high!

Lynda June 18, 2009 at 8:56 pm

I gave up bottled water about eight months ago because I couldn’t stand the guilt of all those plastic bottles. And I don’t use my distiller so much because of the energy usage (carbon footprint?). So, after the initial 6 weeks it took me to adapt (not spit it into the sink and go “aauugghh!!”) to my tap water I have been just barely tolerating it for the last 6 1/2 months.

YOU! have just given me the possibility of a reprieve… thank you, thank you.

JavaLady June 18, 2009 at 10:07 pm

Sounds Great !! We only have the kitchen faucet filtration system, for now. I want one for the whole house like yours!!

Our city water source was changed and suddenly our tap water looked like cloudy iced tea. No way I am having us drink THAT garbage!! We love our filtered drinking water. Thankfully, the city fixed the tap water so it is back to clear again, especially for showers and laundry. Ya know, I never thought about us absorbing chlorine from the shower! I had already made the decision to NOT use a chlorine filtration /pump system for the upcoming back yard pool because the chlorine in the air above the pool can trigger asthma attacks and breathing issues. We will upgrade to the saline system for the pool.

ivorysoap76 June 19, 2009 at 6:41 am

@Ali– I’ve had it for a year. No change that I noticed! WEIRD.

ivorysoap76 June 19, 2009 at 6:41 am

@Alexis, I bet you a dollar it would.

ivorysoap76 June 19, 2009 at 6:48 am

@JavaLady–I didn’t know about the asthma thing! That should be helping out my son.

@Lynda–It’s awesome. I can *smell* the water everywhere else we go now.

@Teresa–I’ve never heard of the Big Burkey. But after calculating up what I was spending on the sink and shower filters, this was a deal!

@Lindsay–Diva dogs! Ah well, I think I have diva goats.

@Miss Becky–Now THAT’S dedication!

Tracy June 19, 2009 at 8:23 am

ok – I guess I am just really stupid – but I have looked around the site you linked for several minutes ~ I see a set-up that doesn’t look like yours, costs $299 (as opposed to $200) & that says you need to change filters 3 times a year….. I clicked on the home system option – but it seems to just refer to drinking water and in looking at the diagram, it installs under the sink – but I don’t see how the water gets elsewhere in the house.. what am I missing???
please advise.
sorry to be an ignoramus! Ordinarily, I’d just quietly move on my way – but this is something I’ve been thinking about, as we have been having problems with our counter-top water filter…

Valerie June 19, 2009 at 9:35 am

We got two of the GE ones (about $50) and put them next to each other, to take the iron out of our water. We have to change filters more often than in the one you have, though.
Believe it or not, our bread comes out softer when we have good filter elements in!

ivorysoap76 June 22, 2009 at 11:01 am

@Valerie–Never thought of that!

ivorysoap76 June 22, 2009 at 11:02 am

@Tracy–Just click on the pics. They will take you to the product link!

Tracy June 22, 2009 at 7:30 pm

well ~ guess it’s confirmed now……

Phyllis June 25, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Would this filter take the place of a water softener? We are on well water and use a softener.

ivorysoap76 June 26, 2009 at 7:35 am

I don’t really know what a softener does…

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