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 


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