“We were impressed to see so many innovative building-product launches this year which made winnowing down the field especially challenging,” said Thomas Baker, TOH Building Technology Editor. In naming the Aquasana OptimH2O® Whole House Filter to the list, This Old House said, “With the rising concern about PFOAs and PFOSs in water supplies, here is the first whole-house filter that removes 98 percent of those persistent toxins, as well as 99 percent of lead and cysts. Its solid carbon-block core can purify 100,000 gallons before it needs replacing.”
Introduced earlier this year, OptimH2O® Whole House filter is IAPMO tested and certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 53 to reduce more than 99% of lead and cysts and to NSF/ANSI Standard P473 to reduce 98% of PFOA/PFOS.
It also tackles chlorine, chloramines and more. The first-of-its-kind system has a giant, ultra-dense carbon block that offers superior filtration compared to granular media. It also features a LED system that monitors water and flow rate and gives you a color-coded notification, letting you know when it’s time to replace your filter. Its unique design makes filter changes easy — just lift your old filter out and replace when it’s time.
Additionally, Aquasana was the first water filter manufacturer to receive NSF certification for the removal of PFOA and PFOS. In fact, a total of 17 Aquasana drinking water filters we’re the first products to earn certification for the protocol in its original induction.
You can check out the full article within This Old House’s July/August 2019 issue, as well as on the This Old House website here.