I recently mentioned on Instagram that my husband installed a Whole House Water Filter system from Aquasana! We have never had a water filter for our entire home, so I was the most excited to partner with Aquasana on this little (really rather big) project! It is recommended that you have a professional plumber install the system, but if you are as handy as my husband is, then this blog post is for you! We will take you step-by-step on how to install one yourself.
But first, why would we need water filters in our homes? Most people today drink chlorine-treated water that still contains many harmful bacteria, chemicals and other contaminants. Even though the water from your tap passed through a water treatment facility, it still may not be pure because it is easy for water to pick up contaminants after it has left the facility. The best way to ensure that you will have a good supply of clean + pure water in your home is to install a whole house water filter system, like Aquasana’s. Their additive-free filtering technology provides maximum contaminant reduction while leaving beneficial minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium in the water. The result is healthy, great tasting water to drink and cook with. Not to mention, the water you bathe with will reduce your body’s exposure to harsh chlorine and synthetic chemicals that can cause damage and excessive drying. With Aquasana’s filtered water, you will also notice healthier, more moisturized skin, hair and nails!
So far, we have loved our Aquasana 600,000 Gallon Rhino Whole House Filter System (EQ-600). It is fully NSF tested and certified to remove 97% of chlorine for 600,000 gallons or 6 years! We upgraded and added on the Salt-Free Water Conditioner + UV Filter. The SCM salt-free technology naturally and safely reduces scale buildup on internal pipes and plumbing without the use of harsh salt or chemicals. This will protect your home from scale and corrosion build up in your plumbing and appliances. The powerful UV filtration sterilizes 99.9% of viruses, bacteria like E. Coli, and chlorine resistant cysts like Cryptosporidium and Giardia. The Rhino features a sediment pre-filter that catches rust, sediment and silt + a post-filter that reduces any remaining sediment and organic particles. Find the step-by-step guide to install one yourself below, or call around and a plumber should be able to give you a quote for installation.
We started this project off by first flushing out the filters to clean out any loose carbon or sediment. It’s best to use your garden hose to hookup to the inlet side which will flush out the filters.
The first thing we had to do inside was add an outlet for the UV Filter. If you don’t have an outlet where it needs to be, an extension cord is another option.
We then began assembling the filters by thread taping pipe connections and then threaded unions onto PVC adapters. Then we glued the assembled fittings into the filters.
Next, we assembled the pre-filter to the water softener then assembled the water softener to the carbon filter and the carbon filter to the post-filter. We then secured the filter housings to the wall using 2×4’s and shims.
Now with all of the fittings installed, we can start running water lines. We used the Pro-Grade Install Kit which includes all of the fittings you will need and a bypass loop. We used 3/4 PEX water lines with copper crimp rings to connect our system together. Here’s the crimp tool we used and the crimps.
Here is the finished product! If you are planning on installing one yourself and have questions, feel free to email me or message me on Instagram!
If you are considering a whole house filtration system, I highly recommend Aquasana’s! We are super impressed with ours and can’t imagine life without it. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!
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Thank you Aquasana for partnering on this post.