Does Installing a Water Filtration Faucet Mean I Have to Give Up My Sprayer?
DIY Under Counter Water Filters Never Looked So Good
You’ve signed the papers on your new home. You’re ready to tear things down and start fresh, but you’d be hard-pressed not to tear your own hair out in the process.
That’s because home renovations are never as simple as Instagram and HGTV might make them seem. Especially when it comes to installing a water filtration system in your home.
And while you may be pulling out your own hair, you also know you’re no amateur. With power tools in hand, you’re ready to make way for the new.
Research water filtration needs
When you begin to research options for a water filtration system, research how all of the options on the market work before you buy. For example, if you already have a sprayer next to your kitchen sink, and you aren’t willing to give that up or drill an additional hole, the Aquasana Countertop filter, the Clean Water Machine, and our Whole House Rhino filters are great solutions for you to have your cake and eat it too.
- The Aquasana Countertop filter can be installed by the average homeowner, as it hooks directly onto your kitchen faucet. Because you don’t have to hire a professional installer to put in your water filter system, it’s guaranteed to save you both time and money. It’s full system tested and certified to NSF/ANSI Standards 42, 53, 401 + P473. Plus, if you install your Countertop water filter yourself, you’ll understand the full set up so you’ll know how to perform maintenance down the road.
- The Aquasana Clean Water Machine uses professional-grade filtration to remove 99% of lead and asbestos, as well as 96% of chlorine, chloramines for a total of 77 contaminants and does it all right on your countertop. It comes in either a handheld pitcher filter version or a dispenser version. Plus, it’s NSF Certified to Standards 42, 53, 401 + P473, so you know you’re getting the real deal.
- Whole House Rhino filtration by Aquasana protects your home from the outset, so no matter what fixtures you have in your kitchen, shower, bathtub and more, you and your family will enjoy clean, filtered water throughout your entire home.
Understanding drinking water filter compatibility
Most homeowners install an under counter filter in the kitchen sink area. In that way, they get the combined value of clean, filtered water from the busiest spot in the home.
While a 2-stage, 3-stage, 3-stage Max flow filter, or Reverse Osmosis filter will take up some space under the cabinets, the water filtration faucet is actually not installed in the faucet. This is good for those who require easy access for filter changes. Having the under counter filter literally under the cabinets makes the unit a lot easier to access for maintenance, too.
The faucets for an under counter filter, as a rule, take up the spot where the sprayer ordinarily sits in most kitchens. You can give up your sprayer on the basis that it is far better to have pure and healthy water to drink than to have that convenience. It’s possible to still keep your sprayer, however, if you are skilled enough to put in an additional hole in the counter where for the sprayer to live. With some handyman skills (or by hiring a professional), you can install a setup that accommodates both needs. Or, you can simply make an additional hole on the countertop to set up the faucet, and leave the sprayer where it is.
It’s possible to still keep your sprayer, however, if you are skilled enough to put in an additional hole in the counter where for the sprayer to live.
Sometimes, less is not more
If you do find yourself planning for multiple installations of water filtration faucets, before you buy and install the first one, take a look at a whole house water filtration system again. It could turn out to be the most cost-effective solution for your water filtration needs.