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Countertop Vs. Under Sink Water Filtration Systems-Vita Filters

Countertop Vs. Under Sink Water Filtration Systems

When it comes to water filtration systems, nothing beats having a whole house filtration system. However, many people tend to prefer simpler filtration systems and endpoint systems are likely to be enough for most residential households. In fact, it is likely that a smaller scale installation would be more than sufficient for you and your family.

Two of the most popular endpoint filtration systems that people would then opt for are countertop and under sink water filtration systems. To help you make an informed choice on which to get, we have compiled a list of pros and cons for both systems.

Countertop Filtration Systems

Countertop filters are portable units that are not just highly convenient, but also very affordable. The best part of these filters are that they can be easily installed wherever you ended it, even if you are going on holiday! In fact, even some of the larger systems can fit into the trunk of a car with ease for whenever and wherever you need quality drinking water from a tap.

However, these systems are definitely designed for low-requirement and small-scale applications. This means that if you are looking for something that can filter through large amounts of water quickly, this would not be the option for you. Filtration speed can be quite slow, especially if you have opted for a cheaper option. This can also be dependent on how old or used the filter cartridge you have, meaning that you might have to change out the filters quite often if you are planning to have high usage.

Another thing to consider is that countertop filters are not as comprehensive compared to undersink or whole home filtration devices. This means that if your water has a dangerous level of contaminants, it is best not to expect that the countertop filter to safely remove all the contaminants. That being said, if you live in an area with safe tap water, you will not have to worry much about this.

Lastly, a countertop filtration device can take up a significant amount of countertop space, especially if are have limited room on your kitchen counter. In this same vein, they can also be less aesthetically pleasing than an under sink water filtration system that is hidden. If you are looking to maintain a specific aesthetic for your kitchen counter, you might find yourself struggling to find the right fit with the countertop device. 

Under Sink Water Filtration System

On the other hand, under sink water filtration systems are best known for being highly invisible without a complex installation process. This means that the whole system can be hidden within your kitchen cabinets, leaving you with a clear countertop and uninterrupted aesthetic. That being said, it also means that the filtration system can be much larger than a countertop filtration system, giving more potential for higher filtration capabilities. Also, since it is directly connected to your sink, you can expect the filtration speed to be much faster.

However, under sink water filtration systems are definitely much more costly than countertop systems, requiring the installation of an additional faucet and complicated plumbing. For many people, this involves having to hire an external service provider to ensure that everything is set up well.

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