Best Faucet Water Filter Reviews – Guide 2016
Faucet mounted water filtration systems are a very popular water filtration system because of the simplicity, ease of install and low cost. All faucet mount water filtration systems incorporate an on/off valve or switch that allows you to control whether or not your filtration system is active, which will dramatically save on filter life. There are a few important things to take in consideration when looking to purchase a faucet mount water filter. They are not designed to work with hand held or pull out faucets. In this case, I would suggest an under counter water filtration system. In addition, if you have well water with high amounts of sediment and high iron content, you may experience much shorter filter life. In this case I would opt for something that is specifically tailored to for well water applications.
The Culligan FM-15A is an advanced faucet style water filtration system that is capable filter up to 200 gallons of tap water on a single filter. Culligan has been around for 75 years and they definitely know what they’re doing when it comes to water filtration. The FM-15A comes backed with a 2-year warranty and is NSF internationally certified so you know you’re getting a great product. The Culligan FM-15A filters the unpleasant tap water by using a solid carbon block filter to remove things like chlorine smell and taste, sediment, lead, cysts, and several other impurities and particles that will affect your tap waters taste.
The Culligan FM-15A solid carbon block filter will filter about 200 gallons of tap water of course depending on the quality of water. If your tap waters quality is significantly less than an average, you may see a shorter filter life. When it comes to faucet style water filters, the installation process doesn’t get much easer. The installation of the Culligan FM-15A does not require any tools and only takes minuets. Simply unscrew your faucets aerator and replace it with the one provided. The FM-15A will not work with faucets that pull out or are handheld. I would recommend the Culligan FM-15A if you are looking for a quick easy installation and carbon block filtration.
DuPont WFFM350XBN Electric Metered Faucet Filter
The DuPont WFFM350XBN Electric Metered Faucet Filter is a faucet style water filtration system that can filter up to 200 gallons of water per filter. The DuPont WFFM350XBN uses a solid carbon block filter to remove impurities and particles like chlorine smell and taste, dirt, sand, lead, cysts and several others. Your once barely drinkable tap water will become healthy, clean and refreshing. The DuPont carbon block filter will last around 200 gallons, which is roughly 2-3 months depending on your usage. The filter life also depends on your quality of water as well so don’t be alarmed if your filter doesn’t hit the full 3 months. DuPont makes it easy to tell when it’s time for filter replacement by including a digital display that shows how many gallons of water have been filtered since the last filter change. This eliminates the guesswork that comes along with most other faucet mount water filtration systems.
The DuPont WFFM350XBN is also extremely easy to install and includes very clear thorough instructions. It’s a simple as unscrewing your faucets aerator and screwing on your new faucet filter. Since faucets vary in size, they include a few adapters that ensure a perfect fit. The DuPont WFFM350XBN is not designed for use with pull out or handheld style faucets. This is a great choice if you’re looking for a high quality faucet style filter with an electric water meter and a great 5 warranty.
PUR Black/Chrome Advanced
The PUR Advanced water filtration system is a faucet style water filter that delivers up to 100 gallons of healthy, clean water per filter. PUR has always delivered great reliable products and is definitely a go to brand when it comes to water filtration. PUR stands by their product by giving you a two-year warranty and is also backed by NSF certification. The PUR advanced uses an activated carbon filter, which is made from coconut shells that are heat-treated with steam. These filters are designed to filter chlorine smell and taste, sand, dirt, lead, cysts and the list goes on. All these common impurities and particles leave your water tasting unpleasant and unhealthy.
The PUR Advanced activated carbon filters will filter up to 100 gallons of water, which roughly translates to 2 months depending on the quality of your water. The filter life on the PUR is significantly less than some of the other models I’ve reviewed. PUR has developed an easy 1-click installation method that makes it extremely easy to install as well as remove if you need the extra space for dishes, which is definitely a plus in my book. This is a great choice if you are looking for the easiest installation and the sleekest looks!
Instapure Brands F2BCTU-1ES
The Instapure Brands F2BCTU-1ES, also known as the Teledyne Water Pik insta-pure is a faucet mount water filtration system that will filter up to estimated 200 gallons water. Instapure has 35 years of water filtration experience and was the original inventor of the tap water filtration system in 1975. Instapure has designed the F2BCTU-1ES to filter out the impurities and particles that cause bad taste and odor in your tap water. These impurities and particles can include chlorine, lead, sand, dirt, silt, cysts and several more and are removed using a replaceable carbon filter.
The Instapure Brands F2BCTU-1ES carbon filters will filter up to 200 gallons of average tap water and will generally last around 2-3 months, which is average for a faucet style filtration system. Also, keep in mind that the filters performance can vary based on the quality of your water. Like most faucet mount water filtration systems, install is easy and only takes a few minutes. The Instapure Brands F2BCTU-1ES also comes with a one-year warranty and is NSF/ANSI certified. I would recommend the Instapure Brands F2BCTU-1ES if you are looking for an expensive chrome finished faucet mount water filtration system.
Pros and Cons of Faucet Water Filters
- Easy install
- On demand filtered water
- Delivers clean, healthy water
- Low filter life
- Does not filter as well as other types of water filtration
- Can be annoying and in the way
Our Recommendation – Here’s What We Think
There you have it; the best water filters reviews – Guide 2015! The faucet mount water filtration system is definitely a great purchase if you’re looking for clean healthy water at very little cost and a very easy install. Now it’s time to choose what I believe to be the best out of the four. Although all of these products are a great choice, I am going to have to recommend the PUR Advanced Black/Chrome. The build quality, filtering power and the ease of installation make this the top pick of 2015. Although the filter life may be shorter than the others I’ve reviewed, PUR makes up for it by designing a product that will last as well as providing a 2-year warranty.