Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Villaem (CHP-08AR) Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Purifier by Coway

The Coway Villaem reverse osmosis water purifier boasts high-tech and efficient features. The hot/ cold water control is an attractive feature which has been mentioned by everyone. You can even have warm water straight from the machine. 

This unit uses the reverse osmosis purifying, carbon and ceramic filtering technology. The RO membrane is able to filter organic compounds such as salt and other natural minerals, bacteria and disease-causing pathogens. However it is not able to block more dangerous chemicals like pesticides, herbicides, and chlorine. For this reason, a carbon filter must be used as a complimentary measure to provide safe drinking water from the reverse osmosis process. Such chemicals are the major contaminants of drinking water after municipal treatment.

The downside is the removal of healthy, naturally occurring minerals in water which not only provide a good taste to water, but they also serve a vital function in the body’s system. So the user has to substitute the minerals consumption via other food/ beverage sources. It generally wastes two to three gallons of water for every gallon of purified water it produces. Reverse osmosis is also a slow process when compared to other water treatment alternatives. 

Dual Water Temperature Control - Easily control the temperature from Hot to Warm (97°C to 45°C) and Ambient to Cold simply by using the convenient selection knob.
Night Mode Sensor - The heater and compressor are turned off automatically when the sensor detects dim lights in the surrounding, thus reducing power consumption.
Low Water Level Indicator - When the LED light indicates low water level, it automatically shuts down the heater and compressor for safety purposes.
Mood Lamp - Illuminates when the water purifier is used in low-light surroundings.

Reverse Osmosis System (0.0001 micron) - 6-step filtration flow process
Stages 1 & 2: Neo-Sense Filter (Plus Sediment + Pre-Carbon Filters). Reduces particles and soluble contaminants, making it free from chlorine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), etc.
Stage 3: RO Membrane Filter. Removes water contaminants such as heavy metals, waterborne microorganisms and harmful organic chemicals.
Stage 4 & 5: Plus Inno-Sense Filter (Post Carbon + Fine Filters). Reduces odours and improves the taste of water.
Stage 6: Ceramic Filter. Prevents growth of microorganisms inside the water tank.

CODYs are trained professionals who provide maintenance service and care for your Coway products. With the HQ in Korea setting the standards, the CODYs have gone through professional trainings, exams and follow-up trainings. The services include sterilization system for water tank, filter change, cork cleaning, exterior cleaning.

    Color: White
    Filtration Method: Reverse Osmosis
    Power Consumption: 440W
    Tank Capacity: 11.3L
    Filters & Sizes: Neo Sense : 11" + Core Filter : 11" RO Membrane + Inno Sense : 11" + Ceramic
    Filtration Capacity: 7.9L / Hour
    Dimension: Width : 340mm + Height : 518.7mm + Depth : 523mm
    Net Weight: 22.3kg

Dec 2015
Model VILLAEM : HARGA TUNAI RM3800.00 - Jika Beli cash Free Servis 2 Bulan Sekali selama setahun , Free alat ganti dlm masa setahun ,Free penapis dlm masa setahun , Free Jaminan penuh ), FREE PEMASANGAN SELURUH MALAYSIA, FREE PENGHANTARAN SELURUH MALAYSIA

HARGA SEWA BELI RM125 SEBULAN. Jika SEWA BELI ,anda akan dapat :-
Dec 2014
Tunggu lama giler kot as dimaklumkan oleh sales person yang aku deal tue, villaem hanya keluar 300 unit/week. So adalah kurang lebih 3-4minggu aku tunggu. Utk pengetahuan korang, Villaem ni ada extra function utk warm water. So pulas je ke warm water, then tara..... dapatlah warm water. Tak perlu nak add hot+cold water. Easy pizzy.

Villaem (CHP-08AR) Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Purifier by Coway
Retail Price: RM3800 (free 1 year service for outright)
Monthly Rental: RM125 (free 5-year service for rental)
Price is inclusive of GST
Country of Origin: Korea

Certification: It claims to have a Gold Seal from WQA. 
Here is a list of certified Coway RO units by Water Quality Association (WQA)
Reduction claims: Barium, Cadmium, Copper, Hexavalent Chromium, Lead, Arsenic (V) (less than 50 ppb reduction), Radium 226/228, Selenium, TDS, Trivalent Chromium 

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Aquasana AQ-4000 Countertop Water Filter

Aquasana home water filters are made in USA. WATERBORN has been an Aquasana Malaysia company for the last decade. AQ-4000 uses Aquasana's unique selective filtration process: a combination of carbon filtration, ion-exchange and sub-micron filtration to produce clean, healthy water. It is certified to NSF standards 42, 53 and 401 to reduce sediment, chlorine, lead, herbicides, pesticides, parasite cysts, VOCs, SOCs, THMs as well as bad taste and odour. This filter also preserves healthy minerals for optimum hydration and health. No permanent fixtures or installation required. Simply screw on the faucet attachment for filtered water right from your tap! No more big, bulky filters cluttering up your sink space.

The technology, certification, and the performance data (reduces 66 contaminants) all look impressive, together with a very reasonable price tag, this is a very attractive water filter to have at home. The filtered water tastes excellent as it preserves healthy minerals. However some of the problems encountered were the water flow is slow, it takes quite a while to fill it up, the faucet connection is faulty and leaking, it is difficult to replace the filter.

Reduces 66 contaminants while retaining beneficial minerals for optimal hydration.
Activated Carbon: Reduces pharmaceuticals, herbicides, pesticides, VOCs and MTBE.
Catalytic Carbon: Targets chlorine and chloramines.
Ion-Exchange: Filters heavy metals like lead and mercury.
Absolute Sub-Micron Mechanical Filtration: Captures asbestos and chlorine resistant cysts like cryptosporidium and giardia.

Product Specifications:
Product Dimensions: 12" x 7" x 4" / 31 cm x 18 cm x 11 cm
Product Weight: 3 lbs / 1.4 kg
Rated Flow Rate: 0.4 gallons per minute / 1.5 liters per minute
Rating capacity of filter cartridge: 500 gallons / 1,900 liters
Suggested replacement schedule: 6 months for a family of four
Min Operating Pressure: 20 psi (pounds per sq. in.) / 138 Kpa
Max Operating Pressure: 50 psi (pounds per sq. in.) / 345 Kpa
Min Operating Temperature: 40 degrees F / 4 degrees C
Max Operating Temperature: 90 degrees F / 32 degrees C

Performance Data:

I have had this system for 10 years. Always happy with it, but over the last year, replacement parts and filters are not anything that they used to be.
The faucet connection is faulty - even the replacement leaked. BOTTOM LINE No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
This thing offers me peace-of-mind. The water tastes good and the filter removes so much more than the Brita I had been using. It's also nice and small. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
I have used Aquasana countertop filter for 15+ years. The water quality from this filter is excellent.
I use this daily. I bought the glass bottles and fill them up for work. The only thing I don't like is that the water flow is soooo slow and it can take awhile to fill things up.
I absolutely love this product. The city water here tastes terrible and has many toxic chemicals, but with this filter, it tastes 1000x better and I know that I am putting good, clean water into my body.
it is insanely difficult to replace the filters. not just me, but for anyone who graciously accepts the challenge. there is like some vaccum seal that makes loosening the cartridge covers almost impossible. and no documentation that I can find on the site on this topic. arrgg.
Good filter, poor quality and design
- Water leaks from inlet screwing cap
- Diverter valve broke (water runs from both ends)
- Screwing caps don't open open easily
- Screwing cap broke after trying to open it.
- When working, filtered water was running slooooowly, but water did taste OK.
I sent an email to Aquasana mentioning all the problems above and asking for spare parts. I got a reply WITHIN 2 HOURS --literally- from their Customer Support that apologized and sent me a brand new water system, free of charge. They also explained me that you can optionally subscribe to their "Water for Life" program, to regularly receive replacement filters at a discount as well as a free-of-charge insurance for your water system. Cool. this is amazing customer service.

No more chlorine, metal, just a yucky taste, anymore!!! It works and it's a wonderful item to have.

Aquasana AQ-4000 Countertop Water Filter
Buy in Malaysia: from Waterborn at RM799 with installation
1 year warranty, 90 day guarantee
Capacity of filter cartridge (Item AQ-4035): 500 gallons/ 1900L or 6 months. Buy from Waterborn at RM320
Doc: AQ4000 Filtration data
Country of Origin: USA

Certification: Full system certified to NSF/ANSI Standards 42, 53, and 401
  • NSF/ANSI 42: Aesthetic Effects - Claim: Chlorine Reduction, Nominal Particulate Reduction, Class I, Taste and Odor Reduction, Chloramine Reduction
  • NSF/ANSI 53: Health Effects - Claim: Asbestos Reduction, Cyst Reduction, Lead Reduction, Mercury Reduction, MTBE Reduction, Turbidity Reduction, VOC Reduction
  • NSF/ANSI 401: Emerging Compounds/Incidental Contaminants - Claim: Bisphenol A, Estrone, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Nonylphenol, Phenytoin 

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Aqua Pure AP DWS1000 Under Sink Water Filtration System by 3M

This filter has an advanced dual stage carbon block filtration system. You do not have to worry about cartridge change anymore, as it is easy and smooth as always. The 1/4" inlet/outlet connections ensure a free flow of water. The filter comes with a complete installation manual that helps in easy reference and simple installation. You can also hire a plumber for the installation.

  •     Deluxe dual-stage system
  •     Special monitoring device shuts off water - as a reminder to change cartridge
  •     Fully enclosed filter media - No spill, no mess
  •     Sanitary Quick Change (SQC) design - Easy cartridge change-out
  •     Inclusive of installation fittings, faucet - Trouble-free installation
  •     Manufactured from FDA CFR-21 compliant material
  •     NSF Std 42 & NSF Std 53 tested and certified. More details about NSF Standards.
Contaminant Reduction:
  • MTBE is an organic compound that is a volatile, flammable with a minty odor leading to unpleasant taste and odor in water.
  • Chlorine taste and odour
  • Sediment & rust
  • Lead & parasitic protozoan cysts
  • VOCs* (*VOCs include but are not limited to: Benzene, Toluene and Styrene) - Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at ordinary room temperature. Some VOCs are dangerous to human health or cause harm to the environment.
  • Nominal Particulate: Class I, ≥0.5 to < 1.0 μm
  • Turbidity
    Inlet/Outlet Size: 1/4" (0.64 cm) tube
    Flow rate: 0.6 gpm (2.3 lpm)
    Micron rating: 0.5 micron nominal
    Capacity: 625 gallons (2,365 liters) or 6 months
    Dimensions: 40.6cm (H) x 27.6cm (D)

Easy for homeowners to install themselves.
The only problem is the fittings for the copper tubing crack after years of use.
I decided to give 3M system a try after reading few reviews and research on its filter quality. These carbon block filters are still going strong after 6 months, although its apparent that the flow isn't as strong as it was during the first month but its still going at a good flow rate.
This unit is much better at removing nasties from the water. This under-sink system is more cost effective and far more convenient without the overflow bits of charcoal that tend to escape from more primitive filters. 

Model: AP DWS1000
Price: RM1800 - RM2200 (without installation)
Replacement 2 Cartridges (AP80/90): around RM477 (HomePro)
Capacity: 625 gallons (2,365 liters) or 6 months
Where to buy:
Warranty: One year
Product Origin: USA
Docs: Performance Data, Specifications

Certification: NSF Std 42 & NSF Std 53 tested and certified 
  • NSF/ANSI 42: Aesthetic Effects - Claim: Taste and Odor Reduction, Chlorine Reduction, Nominal Particulate Reduction, Class I
  • NSF/ANSI 53: Health Effects - Claim: Cyst Reduction, Lead Reduction, MTBE Reduction, Turbidity Reduction, VOC Reduction 

Plumber for installation: Mr Siew (012-364 6949) - RM250
He is not punctual, about half an hour late. But he is good at what he does (installing the water filter). Asked him to fix the broken toilet flush and plumbing as well, and he seemed pretty skillful.