The 5 Best Home UK Water Filters For 2024
There is a growing awareness of the benefits and advantages of installing home water filters. A good quality home water filter will provide the following:
- Dependably safe water for drinking and showering etc
- The removal of a high percentage of potentially harmful contaminants such as chlorine and fluoride*
- Great tasting water, no more ‘like drinking a swimming pool’.
- Improve health especially for those with allergic reactions to chemicals such as chlorine
- A huge cost saving over regularly buying bottled water, much of which has been sitting in the plastic bottles for months.
- No more lugging heavy bottles home and a saving for the enviroment of waste plastic
Which Type of Home UK Water Filters Do l Need?
The choice the best home UK water filter for 2024 will be different depending on personal cicumstances and requirements.
The first decision to be considered is ‘Do l want a drinking water filter only?’ or ‘Do l require a whole house filter?’
Whole house filters are becoming increasingly popular because as their name suggests they will provide purified water throughout the entire home, no need for a separate filter for drinking or the shower. These filter systems are normally installed near to the rising main and are able to process large volumes of water quickly. They are more expensive to purchase than drinking water only filters however.
Drinking water filters are generally installed under the sink in the kitchen to provide clean, safe and good tasting water at the point of use. There are two main types of systems available, cartridge type filters where a filter housing is installed and a filter cartridge inserted, or a reverse osmosis (RO) system which employs a reverse osmosis membrane to take out extremely high percentages of contaminants and is accompanied by various additional cartridge type filters.
There are many combinations of cartridge type filters, some of which are designed to address specialist filtration needs such as fluoride removal, limescale or chloramine.
Puriflow has an extensive selection of both Whole House Water Filters and Drinking Water Filters. So let us look at 5 of the most effective and popular systems.
Whole House Water Filters
1/ Osmio PRO-III Ultimate Whole House Water Filter System
Our most popular whole house filter system, the PRO-III Ultimate is a three housing system able to process a maximum flow rate requirement of 35 gall/min (@60 psi) which makes it suitable for the majority of small to medium homes. The heart of the system is the Active Ceramics cartridge which is able to deal with a very wide range of issues such as Bacteria, E-coli, Chlorine, Sediments, Nitrates, Fluoride, Hormones, Pharmaceuticals, Heavy Metals. Whilst the initial cost of this advanced cartridge may seem high, this is compensated for by the exceptional three year service life.
The second housing uses a carbon block filter made from coconut shell to remove chlorine, unpleasant tastes and odours. The carbon black also reduces specific Volatile Organic Chemicals or VOC from the water.
The final housing contains a GAC/KDF which will further remove chlorine and is especially effective against heavy metals. It also inhibits the growth of algae & fungi and also unpleasant odors and tastes, rust; controls bacteria growth.
The Osmio PRO-III-Ultimate also has a big brother suitable for larger homes and commercial properties, the Osmio PRO-III Ultimate XL with a maximum flow rate of 70 galls/min
Drinking Water Filters
Probably ou most popular filter and for good reason. The EZFITPRO series of inline under sink water filters are designed to fit directly on to standard 15mm pipework via push fit connectors making fitting simplicity itself, just cut out a section of pipe and insert the ends in to the filter connectors. That’s it!
This means that all the water on the cold side of your existing kitchen tap is filtered, no need for a separate dispenser tap or a fitting a three way tap.
There are two filters in the system, which both serve a different purpose with the ultimate result being purified, clean, healthy and great tasting water for all your drinking, cooking, washing and cleaning needs.
Filter 1 is a Coldstream CF108W Ceramic Water Filter Cartidge 2.9″ x 9.75″ which is capable of fluoride removal as well as chlorine, heavy metals and bacteria and cysts, making it the most powerful ceramic cartridge currently on the market.
Filter 2 incorporates the Osmio Chlorine and Limescale filter with granular activated carbon (GAC) which is combined with Phosphate and De-alk resin. The filter is effective against chlorine, taste and odour, heavy metals e.g. lead, and will also tackle hard water, which is seen as limescale in kettles and as an unsightly scum on the surface of hot drinks.
As well as the above advantages the EZFITPRO-300 is also very affordable at only £123.95
3/ The INDRAPRO-400
From the same stable as the EZFITPRO-300, the INDRAPRO-400 is the filter of choice if you are concerned about fluoride in your drinking water. The INDRA series are designed to be used with a dedicated drinking water tap and have a slower flow rate. This is particularly advantageous when seeking the maximum fluoride removal rate which is around 85%.
The heart of the system is the Coldstream CF521W, a high-performing ceramic cartridge that is capable of removing chlorine, heavy metals and bacteria, and cysts, as well as fluoride making it the most powerful ceramic cartridge currently on the market.
The second filter is the Limescale and Chlorine filter as per the EZFITPRO-300 above
The INDRAPRO-400 is supplied with a high quality chrome dispenser tap and is an excellent choice for a cost effective all round high functioning home drinking water filter.
4/ Osmio Zero Installation Countertop Reverse Osmosis System
This innovative and very popular countertop reverse osmosis filter is ideal if you don’t want a plumbed in system. Requiring only a three pin electric socket the Zero will provide purified water for families of up to four people (larger families would benefit from the Osmio Fusion, a plumbed in version of the Zero).
Not only does it provide re-mineralised pure filtered water but does so at four different temperatures at the touch of a button; ambient, warm, hot, and near boiling effectively replacing the kitchen kettle:
Normal temperature water (approx. 25 ° C), ideal for direct drinking
Warm water (40 ° C – 50 ° C) ideal for baby food
Hot water (80 ° C – 88 ° C) ideal for coffee
Nearly boiling water (90 ° C – 98 ° C) ideal for tea
The first thing to note about the Osmio Zero Countertop Reverse Osmosis system is that it is amazingly easy to use and maintain and Osmio have put a great deal of investment into development resulting in an excellent product.
The system is designed with ease and practicality in mind. The unit has a very simple user interface. Water comes with the turn of a dial and there is no complicated user manual needed. It does not need to be installed into household plumbing. Any water source gives you easy access to fresh and healthy RO pure water at any time.
Osmio Zero Countertop Reverse Osmosis System
The Osmio Zero soon establishes itself as a kitchen ‘must have’ and you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it!
(Please note: May not be suitable for areas with very hard water)
5/ Osmio HT+ Home & Office Direct Flow Reverse Osmosis System
If you are seeking a reliable reverse osmosis filter for your home you would be hard pressed to find a better option than the Osmio HT+ Home & Office Direct Flow Reverse Osmosis System. A really supererior option representing great value, it will produce about 1 litre per minute on average (it varies according to incoming pressure) of pure and freshly produced drinking water.
The HT+ is a direct flow model which means there is no storage tank, saving on space and saving an average of 10,000 litres of water per year. Tankless systems also avoid the build up of bacteria and biofilm and stinky tank water and there’s no tank maintenance. The days of tank based RO systems are over!
The system also comes equipped with a digital controller with Smart Water capabilities. HT+ continuously analyses the purified water and displays the results on screen. The system will know when water is consumed and immediately reverse flush the membrane filters afterwards to protect water quality. The Smart Water System does many things in the background such as track water temperature, errors and filter lifetime in order to give the highest up-time possible while delivering the best experience.
The above is a brief introduction to assist you in choosing the best home UK water filters for installing in 2024. For more in depth details and specification please click on the product links. I f you have further questions then please get in touch with us on 020-3507-1879