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Kinetico K5 Drinking Water Station water filter

 
Approximate retail price:
$1800
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Community icon27 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Reverse osmosis water filters
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User Reviews

 
5.0
Since 2006 my Kinetico K5 is fantastic....You'll want to read this....
8/6/2015
Pros
K5
Cons
Annual Cost Is About 115
Best Uses
Nothing Beats Healthy H2o
Comment:
I used to sell water treatment systems for RainSoft, even bought there home and kitchen unit. Then I researched Kinetico and their systems were better. I have a Kinetico quad unit for the whole house and the K5 for the kitchen. I've had the k5 since 2006 and have had only one issue with the manifold but Kinetico replaced it for free. <br /><br />Make sure your dealer is legit! Question everything. I live in Florida and the dealer in one county was ripping people off while the next county was completely legit, professional and knew what they were doing. <br /><br />The info here on consumer reports is incorrect. The Pre and Post filters should be changed annually, based on a family of four. The unit shuts off anyway, whether it's one year or not. The membrane is good for 10 years on city water, not two years.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

 
5.0
Highly recommended
7/25/2015
Pros
Less Space Required
No Backwash Necessary
Pressure Maintained
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
We've owned our system for 3 months now. Initially the sales person was very punctual and courteous. The installer was also on time and professional about the installation process. I love the Kinetico RO system better than the previous RO that we replaced. The pressure is superb, water is always available to meet my needs and their system does not need to be back washed weekly. Also, the taste of the water is excellent. Highly recommend!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Kinetico 3K Drinking Water Station
7/10/2015
Pros
Cons
Did Not Work For Our Wate
Membrane Failed
Reservoir Failed Win
Best Uses
Comment:
We have had our Kinetico 5K Drinking Water Station for about 4 years. Within the first year the Reservoir had to be replaced, the filters had to replaced about every 6 months, the membrane had to be replaced. The certified dealer then told us we would have to have a new filter system to filter ALL of the water for our house at the cost of about $3,500 dollars. No thank you. Our neighbors have a filter system for their whole house and they when they came back from a trip their basement had been flooded because of the filter. <br />We have a well and are extremelly careful with how much water we use. We could not figure out why we were losing about a foot a day and we weren't using any. Well the Kinetico Drinking Water Station was pumping water through the system and to our sewer and not filling the reservoir. We could only get about a cup of water from the filter system but the rest was being wasted. It was running our pump for 5-6 minutes every hour raising our electric bill and wasting our precious water. We have taken it out and are having drinking water delivered to our home. We were hopeful but cannot afford to use the Kinetico.
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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