Under-sink filtration system which can be acquired for $105.76. If this is your first time shopping for a water filtration system, there are a couple of things that you should know. The best such filters are tested on multiple criteria such as the percentage of removed lead, their ability to remove chloroform and other byproducts and the flow rate. The last criteria refers to how fast the cartridge can filter a gallon of water. According to these criteria, the Whirlpool WHED20 has proved to be a convenient device which delivers a decent quality for an affordable price.
- Technical specifications
The Whirlpool WHED20 dual stage drinking water system includes UltraEase replacement filters as well as a replacement battery for the EX-Change indicator light. The device is NSF certified. It can remove sediments and chlorine. It greatly improves the quality of the water by removing unpleasant odors and chlorine taste. However, it does not remove chemicals, cyst, lead, microorganisms or pharmaceuticals. On the other hand, it does not feature a reverse osmosis filtration so the beneficial minerals are not filtered either. The filter is supposed to last at least 6 months for an average household. The WHED20 kit comes with filters, hardware and a decorative faucet.
- Ease of use
The EZ-Change™ indicator light tells the user when the filter needs to be replaced so that the user’s estimations don’t cause any waste. The filters are easily changed with minimum effort. In fact, it only takes a few seconds to change a filter. You don’t even have to turn off the water during this procedure. The only thing that you must remember during the filter changing procedure is not to push the filters into the connectors but gently tap the canisters to the threads and twist them slowly. The filter change is the only maintenance need of this product.
- Customer reviews
According to some customer reviews, a common problem with this system is the plastic faucet which sometimes causes leaks. It is possible for this bad reviews to be caused by a n incorrect installation. Nevertheless, if the faucet is replaced with a chromed metal unit, this problem will never occur again. Most customers are satisfied with this product as it requires minimum maintenance.
Considering its price range, the Whirlpool WHED20 is very convenient. It may not purify tap water completely but it will greatly improve its quality. In a nutshell, it is a budget friendly option which has an average efficiency. It is not the best reviewed such product but it gets the job done.