|Item Weight||14.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||15.4 x 14.3 x 13.3 inches|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
Whirlpool WHER25 Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System
|Price:||$309.00 + $11.59 shipping|
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First, don't use a water softener if you can help it. If not, then at least put this before the softener. Water softeners work by removing calcium ions (scale) from your water and replacing them with sodium ions. They usually add Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) to your water and this makes your filter have to work harder, requiring more frequent filter replacements.
Second and probably the most important tip, buy a TDS meter. Don't go by the blinking 6 month indicator light. Chances are your filters will last much longer than 6 months. A TDS meter will tell you for sure. Check your water quality once a month. When your TDS starts to rise, it's time to replace your carbon pre-filter. If it goes back down (will be high at first with a new filter), then great. If not, then replace your carbon post-filter. This will greatly cut down on the cost of replacement filters because you only replace them when needed. More than likely you will not have to replace the reverse osmosis membrane but once every few years. Again, go by the TDS meter to tell you when the filters need replacement. I replace my carbon filters about once every 6-8 months and my reverse osmosis membrane every 2-3 years. Throw the battery away and don't even use the 6 month light...
To get your filters to last even longer, install a whole house carbon filter right after your water pressure regulator, before your reverse osmosis system. You will not only save money by replacing just the whole house element every 3 months or so, you will also save your plumbing fixtures by keeping sediment out of the lines.Read more ›
1. Yes it wastes somewhere between 4-5 gallons for every 1 gallon it filters.
2. It does take up under the sink space...if your not at all good with plumbing and don't hire a professional.
3. The filters run about 100$ for a full set - 1 pre-filter, 1 post-filter, and 1 Reverse Osmosis filter.
Note: they say you will need to replace every 6 months...If you have hard water and can smell it from the tap, you will likely have to change the filter more often. If you have relatively good clean water the filter could last a year.
4. WHY I USE IT: The option of getting a Reverse Osmosis unit not only softens the water, but removes 99.5% of the bad chemicals in your tap. Chlorine, Chloramine, Flouride...etc. I have special fish that need clean soft water - this is the best way to get it.
Now - I tried the Home Depot GE version (same price) and let me tell you....it was the shoddiest, cheap, and in the end worthless unit. I took it back after the tank nut cracked while it was pressurizing...only to find out it was also missing a 2 important seals. I returned it and headed to Lowes...
Whirlpool Reverse Osmosis Filtration System WHER25
Easy to install (if your not too concerned about how it looks)
Highest quality parts than any other competitors in the same price range.
Saves money in the long run (for me it paid for itself in a month...Read more ›
Have had mine for 5 years and only changed membrane once. I'm connected to city water and move the post filter to the pre spot and put on a new post filter about every 6 months or so. The pre filter needs to remove big items, the RO membrane removes the disolved solids and the post filter removes the odor. If you have lots of smell to your water, like with some wells, might make sense to change both every time.
The water that comes out of this gem is very clean and pure and has spoiled my family. When we go to a restaurant we can tell when they bring us tap water now.
We use a whole house water softener because the water in San Antonio TX has a lot of lime and sediments.
I bought mine at a competitor a year ago thinking for the price if it works a year I would be ahead of the game.
If you do this yourself, you might have to troubleshoot leaks, that is not uncommon.
I purchased a second unit to get a extra tank installed with the first one and to get the filters. The second tank increased the amount of water on tap and as a bonus increased the water pressure coming from the system.
We also purchased the brushed stainless faucet from another manufacturer. The one that comes with the unit is plastic and does not seal to the counter very well. If the counter gets wet it may leak under the sink.
I did add valves to both tanks at the time I upgraded to make changes or repairs less messy. 3/8-Inch by 1/4-Inch NPFT Female Elbow Shut Off Valve http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003YKF2GU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
When I had the drain valve at 3 o'clock it made a annoying dripping into the drain often. I changed it to closer to 1 to 2 o'clock at that quieted it.
I also bought a quick release with a valve that interfaced with the hose I had coming from the supply line.
My TDS meter measures 2 parts per billion compared to over 260 when not filtered.
All in all my family is finds this product very satisfying. I have not tried higher end units, I dont know if they would be any better.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This makes great water, when it works! I have had this system for 3 years now and have had to replace the RO membrane now at least 5 times. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
Why did Consumer Reports rate this unit so highly? I have had at least 4 WHER25s over the years.The last three worked flawlessly. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ElizabethLasVegas
It leaks, It clogs quickly (even filtering city water), during installation of the faucet the bracket broke that holds it in place. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ray Joy
Have had this system for about 10 years now..the past couple of years the amount of water coming thru the system has greatly been
reduced.. Read more
This unit is easy to set up and easy to sanitize. The instructions are pretty good, though they do tend to wander about a bit, so read everything at least twice to make sure you... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Giles Becket
Right out of the box, the cartridges were leaking fluids, which caused corrosion of other parts, including a small battery, a small circuit board the battery was touching, and two... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this unit about 8 years ago and it was working great in a vacation home. This unit is mounted under the sink and the kitchen has hardwood floors. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Randall Catalano
The predecessor to the WHER25 was exceptional ... but when we moved I bought the WHER25 for our new house. I expected the same performance as we previously experienced. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Scotty Joe
Leaked and ruined by cabinets and floor. This is a major issue. This is designed to leak with any fluctuations in water pressure in the system. What the hell?!? Read morePublished 11 months ago by JJ