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All you have to do is screw this water filter system on to your kitchen faucet—there are no tools required! The PUR Filter well then remove more than 70 contaminants from your water, including 99% of lead, plus chlorine, mercury, and pesticides. Each filter can be used on up to 100 gallons of water, so the manufacturer recommends replacing the filter every 2 to 3 months. Reviewers say that the unit is sturdy, easy to install, and doesn't leak, providing fresh, clean water every time they turn on the faucet.
You remove the good bacteria colony every time you replace the cartridge. It will always grow back, but it takes time. HOB filters have multiple cleaning steps, so they do take a little more maintenance than some other types of filters (like sponge filters, for example). And one of the most common complaints about HOB filters is the noise (They have gotten much quieter over the years, there’s still hope!).
Breathe in cleaner air with this Blueair Classic 500 and 600 Series DualProtection filter. The HEPASilent technology eliminates pet dander, mold spores and other various pollutants quickly, while the DualProtection filters remove chemicals such as traffic exhaust, smog and smoke. This Blueair Classic 500 and 600 Series DualProtection filter uses coconut carbon, getting rid of pollutants without the use of chemical additives.
The body, which is often called the canister, is significantly larger for these filters than it is for other types of filters. Each canister will have locations to hold each different type of filter media, and the large canisters will have more filter media. This type of filter does take more effort to set up and maintain, in exchange for its power and flexibility.
We offer only the finest water filters, many of which are ANSI/NSF Tested and Certified. Also we offer reverse osmosis systems, whole house water filters, HEPA air purifiers, refrigerator water filters and air conditioning/furnace filters...all personally tested and approved by our knowledgeable staff. We've narrowed our selections to include only the top-rated brands in the marketplace. We do our due diligence. so you don't have to...after all our name is BestFilters. Questions about water filtration or air purification send an email to [email protected]. 
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