Chloramine is a disinfection agent comprised of chlorine + ammonia used as an alternative to chlorine in some city water treatment facilities. They use chloramines for two big reasons: (1) chloramine is less reactive, so it does not create as many disinfection by-products as chlorine, and (2) chloramine is more persistent, and remains in the treated water through the distribution network all the way to the taps in the homes the treatment facility serves. For customers with chloramine in their water, we offer the EQ-400. The EQ-400 features upgraded catalytic activated carbon media , which has a higher surface point and is able to handle the aggressiveness of the chloramine for a longer period of time than the standard coconut shell carbon used in the standard whole house systems. The EQ-400 is available for purchase by calling the Aquasana Water Specialists at 866-662-6885.
There are various hard minerals in your tap water and the main culprits that produce hard water are magnesium and calcium. When these two come together, they form hard crystals which will stick to anything they come into contact with, and that’s why you get lime-scale.
SLOW PHOS technology works by altering the ionic charge of these troublesome minerals, which means they won’t be able to stick together and create lime-scale. This results in soft water that’s nice to drink as well as protecting your appliances. It also means that you still get the benefits of the minerals mentioned, which in small doses are good for you.
to standard 42. The Rhino whole house water filtration system has undergone 3 years of rigorous testing and is NSF certified to remove 97% of the chlorine from a minimum of 600,000 or 1,000,000 gallons of water, depending on which system you buy. Why is this important? Without this certification unproven claims can be made about the performance of a water filter system. Beware of filters that have only NSF “certified components”. This proves nothing about the design and performance of the entire system. Aquasana Rhino whole house filter systems have been NSF tested and certified as a complete system.