Recently, Ryan and I did some research about water filters. You might have seen our post about LIFE and how I tested the cleanliness of our water.
Well, we bought a filter and we are so pleased with it! I was telling a friend about it recently and she said that I should do infomercials!
Well… here is my infomercial… also known as:
WHY YOU SHOULDN’T USE BRITA!
BRITA ET AL
If you look to the right you’ll see Brita is $0.25/gallon and about $274/year (if you change your filter as often as you should). And look how much it doesn’t get rid of!
This is the filter Ryan and I bought. It’s about $40 for the whole thing and $17 for each replacement filter. Which translates into $0.04/gallon for the first year and less than $0.02/gallon for each subsequent year! For an annual total of you guessed it, $40 for the first year and $17 for each year after that. And that’s only if you have to replace your filter every 12 months. Instead, you send New Wave a little postcard letting them know how many people are in your family and they send you a reminder postcard when you should change your filter. Ryan and I, because we’re only two people, only have to change our filter every 18 months or so! And look how much it does get rid of!
NEW WAVE PREMIUM
This filter costs about $120 for the whole thing and $40 for each replacement filter. Which becomes about $0.12/gallon (still less than Brita) for the first year and $0.04/gallon for each subsequent year (given a normal consumption rate for a 4-person household) which, of course is $40/year. It gets rid of 3 more things than the first New Wave filter (cysts, cryptosporidium, and reduces acidity). I plan on getting it once we have a new home and more money.
So there you have it. The New Wave filters are available at Whole Foods (as well as other places).
Yay clean water!!