If you live in San Francisco, United Kingdom, or anywhere in the world, this article is has been created for comparison between 2 excellent water filtration systems. Here are the facts and you may interpret the results anyway you like, however, the information that is represented here will open your eyes to a relatively unknown water filtration system (I am guessing they do not have the marketing funds to increase their household name) against a very popular brand known as BRITA who do provide an excellent products.
The three products for comparison here are the AQ-4000, the Brita Faucet-Filter and the Brita Water Filter Pitcher. Let’s begin with the initial cost of the products. Brita’s Faucet-Filter Unit is $34.95, the Brita Water Filter Pitcher is around $22.56-$38.34 online, and the AQ-4000 is $99.99, this is a faucet water filter system, just to clarify. This information is probably the main reason why Brita is so popular, however life is a marathon not a sprint.
Secondly, we will look at the cartridge hardware replacement cost the AQ-4000 filter is $48.00 which is good for 500 gallons of tap water before replacements are needed, instead of 100 gallons or 30 gallons (pitcher) with the other two purification systems. These numbers show the cost per gallon is larger since you must replace the filters on a more frequent basis since they are smaller ratios. AQ-4000 is $.09 per gallon for 500, The Brita products will fall between $.20-.30 per gallon just depending on small cost variances and factor in each new filter used due to frequency of use. But the replacement cost of Brita’s Faucet Filter System or the Pitcher is around $15.99-45.00 depending on pack size and type.
Next let’s compare the efficiency of each water filter system. The AQ-4000 Removes over 99% of Chlorine and over 99% of Lead. Brita’s Faucet Filter removes 99% of Chlorine and 99% of Lead. Now Brita’s Water Filter Pitcher removes over 75% of Chlorine and 93% of Lead.
This will be a comparison of another type of contaminant that is removed by The AQ-4000 by over 99%. These pollutants are cysts (Crypto, giardia) . The Brita Water Filter Pitcher does No Filtration (0%) and the Brita Faucet Filter definitely does 99.99% which is very good as well.
Additional information is available as well as products at the site I perform research for and links within it for your family and friends to check out for yourselves. Regarding water filtration, costs, other water filtration units that are available to fit everybody’s budget. There are also videos when you proceed further in the Website from other links. Remember what does your water taste like?
Remember don’t waste your money on bottled water, because if you add all the money you spend on bottled water/or flavored water you might be shocked at what you spend. Sit down and pull out the calculator and seriously run the numbers. On average does $.09 per gallon sound like an expensive unit to have in your house for piece of mind. You know that price is very good especially since I used to live in Florida. Do not average it out, especially anyone living near equator with access to bottled water. (Ex:Other Countries, Southern U.S., or anywhere else in the world that is warm year round.)