Getting A Water Filter: 6 Common Myths, Debunked!
Long favoured for its cleanliness and better taste (and being a much better alternative to gallons of bottled water), filtered water has become pretty much a household staple these days. No surprise then - more water filtration models have been popping up in recent times, all claiming to do the job (or better)!
But what’s really worth investing in – and best for your home? To help you figure things out better, we check out 6 common buying mistakes every homeowner should avoid when shopping for a water filter:
1. More filters aren’t definitely better
A water filtration system with too many redundant filtering stages will add more expenses into replacement and may be more complicated to maintain.
The more filters your system has, the cleaner (and safer) your water is, right? Not exactly. Truth is, a good water filtration system should only need to tackle these 3 crucial contaminants for clean, drinkable water:
1. particles and sediments
2. chemicals and heavy metals
3. micro-organisms and bacteria.
Any additional stages that filter beyond that may be a bonus - but they may not be necessary. Besides, having more filters could reduce the flow of water dispensed (as the liquid has to pass through more obstacles), and definitely translate to bigger costs over time as more items need to be replaced.
SWISSPRO Clima Unico
Alternatively, some systems might even compensate filter life and efficiency by breaking down the process to more steps. So, don’t be easily bought over by big numbers. Efficient and compact, SWISSPRO’s Clima Versa/Unico water dispensers boast 3 filtering stages for tackling each crucial contaminant – providing users clean, fuss-free water on the quick.
2. Going for cheaper water filter jugs
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For many looking to jump into the filtered water lifestyle, affordable, over-the-counter water filter jugs may be a tempting option. But as they say, you get what you pay for! In fact, these low-cost alternatives (which usually consist of just a single filtration layer) cannot remove contaminants as thoroughly as dedicated water filters.
SWISSPRO's premium quality filters with hygienic box design.
With multiple layers designed to remove specific types of particles, the Clima Versa/Unico’s 3-step, Swiss-made filtration system thoroughly removes all types of unwanted substances, from suspended solids, chemicals, odours, heavy metals to even up to 99.99% of microbes in your H20. A much better investment in our books.
3. Being misled by ‘extra’ features
What’s even better than ultra-clean water? Water that can actually benefit your health! Well, not that it doesn’t already, but it can be easy to be lured into getting models that add ‘nutrients’ or other perks to supposedly improve our wellbeing – even if most of these claims are unproven.
One popular example is alkaline water filters, which many filtration systems market as an all-round health solution. Despite claims that alkaline water can treat gastric problems and even keep cancerous cells at bay, it is not scientifically proven to benefit one’s body at all! In fact, our stomach acids need to remain acidic in order to break down and sterilize food, and diluting it with artificial alkalinity can affect one’s ability to digest. Not a good trade-off for an oft overpriced and (power consuming) gimmick.
4. Not testing the filtered water you’re buying
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Installing a water filter is a big commitment to take, not just in terms of cost but the fact that you’ll be drinking it every day! As chlorine levels and impurities differ in various households, it’s important to be comfortable with your filtered water’s taste before settling with one.
Thankfully, SWISSPRO offers drinking water samples, in-house demonstrations and trials for its water filtration systems – so users can get a complete experience of what they are buying into.
5. Not making the most of your kitchen space
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Just as more filters don’t translate to having cleaner, safer water – getting a big-sized water dispenser (with larger capacity) doesn’t mean you actually need one. And honestly? With Singapore’s compact spaces, a bulky dispenser may prove more a burden than a help as they also take up valuable kitchen countertop or walking space.
“SWISSPRO's table top digital tap saves us lots of space especially for our small pantry, and it is very easy to use.” - Owners of Ponytail the Salon
So, for something more space-saving and appropriate, consider getting a built-in undersink system, like SWISSPRO’s Clima Versa/Unico. With the main filtration system thoughtfully hidden out of sight, the system accommodates 15 servings at one go - dispensing up to 4L of hot and 1.2L of cold filtered water via it’s slim built-in tap. Sufficient for a typical home (with guests).
6. Settling for mediocre product and services
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Like the furniture and décor we have in our homes – design plays a huge part in our buying process. Granted, nobody likes buying a product that’ll seriously cramp their style – but don’t simply settle for a low-quality solution just because it looks sleek and fancy.
SWISSPRO's Clima Versa water filtration set-up at Furama Hotel.
Always consider the quality of your water filter and level of after sales service before zooming onto a model. Functional yet stylish, SWISSPRO takes the stress out of this aspect by providing regular reminders for servicing to its clients, ensuring every Swiss-made Clima Versa/Unico unit is well maintained for years to come.
The Right Water Filter for Your Home: SwissPro Clima Versa & Unico
Designed for Singapore’s compact spaces in mind, SWISSPRO's Clima Versa (hot and cold water) and Clima Unico (hot water only) filtered water dispensers are a fuss-free, space-saving complement to any kitchen.
Supplying clean, natural-tasting water that’s free from unwanted particles, the Versa Climo & Unico features a 3-step filtration system that comprises of:
A Preliminary Filter: Filters suspended solids of sizes more than 5 microns
An Activated Carbon Filter: Removes chemicals, odours, chlorine, heavy metals and health-threatening byproducts.
Ceramic Microfilters: Cleanable and reusable for up to 5 years, SWISSPRO’s ceramic micro-filter adequately blocks out micro-organisms and bacteria with its 0.2 micron pore size, whilst retaining beneficial minerals for sweet, natural tasting water.
Dispense hot or cold water with just a single touch via it’s sleek touch-activated panel tap which comes with a hot-water safety lock to keep scalds away from the young ones. Flexible, users can choose where they’d like to mount the tap – be it together with a kitchen sink, or separately on a countertop (with drip tray attached).
Most importantly, have a peace of mind when it comes to maintenance! Whether it’s doing regular check-ups or replacing parts, SwissPro provides a personalized reminder service to give you a heads up when servicing is due – effectively ensuring the water filtration system is there to last.For more information on pricing and installation, visit www.swisspro.sg or SWISSPRO's Facebook page for more information.