3 Steps to Finding the Right Water Pitcher Filter for Your Family

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You’re looking for a water pitcher for your home. You’re not just looking for any water pitcher however, you are looking for one that filters the contaminants out of the water you and your family drinks. So what do you do? First, you go to FiltersFast.com (where else?) and you begin to look up our vast line of water pitchers. Then, you get stuck. You see so many options from companies such as Brita, Filtrete, and PUR but you don’t know which one is best for you. I’m going to make this process simpler. There are three questions you need to consider before placing your order.

Does it fit your needs? If your family uses several gallons of water a day, you may need a pitcher with a large gallon capacity (such as ZeroWater 23-cup) to prevent constant refilling. Also, how long does the filter last? This can vary depending on usage and water quality, but it is an important factor to consider none the less.

What does it filter? Contaminant removal claims can vary from filter to filter. Make sure that your water pitcher filter (and any water filters in your house, such as in-house, RO, etc.) will remove the contaminants in your water supply. If you don’t know what’s in your water, you can request a Consumer Confidence Report (or CCR) from your local water utility. The EPA requires that water utilities provide a CCR to their customers every year. You may be able to find it posted on your local government website.

You can also consider a water test kit that will help identify problems with your water supply. This will give you a more assured feeling of what’s in your water and what water filter (water pitcher or not) would remove it.

What’s the price? This is tricky. Water pitcher filters remove harmful contaminants from your water supply and (subsequently) keep you and your family healthier. You can’t put a price tag on that. However, if you find that your water is relatively clean, then a $40 pitcher that removes contaminants you don’t currently have, may not be best for you. Instead, you could get by with the Culligan Water Pitcher priced at $15. You still get filtered water on hand at all times as you would with its peers.

Make a more informed decision when you buy a water pitcher filter. Be sure to take a look at the replacement filters your pitcher has and put them on Auto-Delivery for an additional 5% off your order so they will be delivered straight to your door at the frequency of your choosing.

Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas

Not sure what to give as a stocking stuffer this year? No worries. Take a look at our fantastic stocking stuffer ideas-all affordably priced!

 

Vapur Anti Bottle Water Bottles

 

 

 

 

 

 

3M Command Products

 

 

 

 

 

Brita Pacifica Pitchers

 

 

 

Aquamira Products such as the water disinfection tablets, emergency water filter straw, personal filter and more.

 

 

 

 

Sawyer items such as tick pliers, bee sting venom extractor and a squeezable filter pouch.

 

 

 

 

 

KOR Water Bottles

 

 

 

Rainshow’r Crystal Ball Dechlorinator

 

 

 

 

 

French Scents Air Fresheners

 

 

 

The Back to College Buyer’s Guide

The month of August means it is back to college time! We want to help make sure you have some of the essentials that you will need to make college life easier. So, whether you are going back to college or attending for the first time, here are some cost-effective suggestions for your dorm room.

  1. Water Bottles: Why spend money on plastic water bottles throughout the year when a reusable water bottle is a one-time cost and more environmentally friendly? We offer a variety of water bottles from Brita, Kor, Klean Kanteen and Vapur.  At prices ranging from $5 to $20, these water bottles are not only reasonably priced , but manufactured with high quality materials.
  2. Air Purifiers: The need for purified air in your dorm room is important. Air purifiers such as the Holmes Mini Tower Air purifier will help keep the air you breathe fresh and free of allergens, for a low price of $50. Purchase the 3M Filtrete Ultra Quiet Air Purifier today and you will receive a free filter replacement.
  3. Humidifiers: For many college students, the winter season can be brutal with the cold and flu season. When this season hits, it is ideal to have a humidifier on hand. From the Crane humidifiers to the Vicks  Humidifiers, you can get a head start for only $50.
  4. Water Pitchers: Sometimes a water pitcher can be more practical to have on hand. From the Brita Space Saver Water Pitcher available for a low price of under $25 to the Dupont and Culligan pitchers available at under $20, you can get filtered water anytime right from your dorm room.
  5. Odor Eliminators: No one likes staying in a room with an unpleasant odor. This is why an odor eliminator should not be over looked. TrueAir offers great odor eliminators at low prices for around $20.
  6. 3M Command Hooks: Hang pictures, assignments and more in your dorm room without damaging the wall, with these easy to remove adhesive command hooks. Priced at around $5, you can get great value at a low cost.

Before heading off to college this year, make sure you have all of the essentials in place. With the right items, your dorm room can be a comfortable environment to live in.