Aquasana AQ-4000 water filter

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Type: Countertop water filters
About - Aquasana AQ-4000

The Aquasana AQ-4000 is part of the water filter test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, water filter models like the AQ-4000 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Lead removal:
Lead removal indicates the percentage of lead that was removed by each filter.

Chloroform removal:
Chloroform removal rates the percentage of chloroform removed. A filter's ability to remove chloroform predicts how well it will remove organic compounds as well as byproducts created by disinfectants used by water systems.

Flow rate:
Flow rate is how fast a gallon of water filtered through the cartridge. The criteria for flow rate scores differ between different types of filters. Faucet-mount, countertop, and undersink models have the same criterion; carafes and reverse osmosis models each have their own.
About This Brand

This company's countertop models use a dual-filtration system that includes an ion-exchange method in the water-filtration process. Its products are sold online and in plumbing-supply outlets.

Features & Specs - Aquasana AQ-4000
info Filter cost 108
info Filter-life indicator Yes
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User Reviews - Aquasana AQ-4000
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Very poor plastic component quality
Seems To Filter Well
Cheap Poor Quality Parts
Filters Overly Expensive
Best Uses
This is the second Aquasana under-sink filter system we had purchased - this one to replace the first one that cracked open and flooded our under-sink without warning. The second one looked to be an improved design, yet the same problem occurred - again flooding our under-sink after less than 5 month's use.<br /><br />Although we got about 2 years use out of the first one, the plastic screw-down cap that holds the filter in split at the threads and caused flooding under our sink and onto the hardwood floors before we realized there was a problem. We have normal water pressure - and it is additionally regulated with an a pressure regulator as it enters the house at 65 PSI static.<br /><br />In December, 2014 I replaced the product with a seemingly improved Aquasana 4601 system that after less than 5 months did much the same thing - this time the plastic threads separating from the cap - again causing flooding under our sink and onto the hardwoods.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Fantastic Filter !
Doesn't Take Up Much Coun
Ease Of Connecting
Excellent filtering
Uses little space
Changing Filters Tricky
Best Uses
I have purchased 3 different variations of this product, both under counter & countertop. I have never had any of them leak. They have each given great service. I especially love the auto ship feature for getting new filters shipped every 6 months. You don't need to remember to order your filters, and you always have fresh water. No lugging gallons of water home!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
H2O OK--Maintenance=High Coronary Risk
Best Uses
I have had several rage episodes trying to replace parts, spontaneous leaks, etc. Don't purchase this! Fine until you have to replace filter (every 6 months). Clean water is not worth this aggravation. Really aggravating! Avoid avoid avoid! From one very regretful customer. Buy bottled water! Save yourself from having a coronary!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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