This unit is a pricey one and it will not give you the best value for your money. On the surface, it does have great properties and characteristics but some questions may be asked about the quality of the unit. That being said, there are also numerous advantages to getting the Home Master HMF3SDGFEC.
Some Numbers You Should Become Familiar With
What impresses us visually straight away is the metal casing that comes with the 3 cartridges. You get a massive housing for your filters with 1-inch ports. This will help the construction to stay strong and finely protected.
As far as how much water you will get per minute, the magical number is 15 gallons. The lifespan of a cartridge is about 100 000 gallons. This is an impressive feature but you must know that it depends on how hard or contaminated the water is. You should be able to survive a full year without changing the filters.
What Do The Filters Do?
The 3 stages work in a way similar to most whole house filtration systems of the same type. Coconut shell is what you will encounter in the 1st filter because coconut shell activated carbon filters are among the most popular and it will take care of the sediment in your water. The only differences is that this is one of the most thorough sediment filters you will ever see. It filters down to 1 micron.
Then, you get the 2nd stage which primary objective is to take care of the iron in your water. In fact, this filter will remove about 95% of the iron. Along with that it will further filter the remaining sediment and will also attack some of the chemicals.
The final 3rd stage of the filtration will deal with all the fine things in your water. Thanks to the last cartridge, almost no chlorine will remain there. The filter will get rid of the bad taste and odor of your municipal water.
Some Physical Properties Of The Filtration System
Once you get your set, you will see that it doesn’t come with only the 3 cartridges and their casing. Besides all of that, you will also find a steel mounting bracket, bolts, a housing wrench, and an instruction manual.
Interestingly enough, this is one of the few units among whole house water filters in that class that will not push you to buy additional things for installation. We will advise you to consult a technician or a plumber in case you want to mount the device yourself. There might be things that you do not know.
For instance, the female ports of the filter are 1’’. This is fine and is nothing special but these ports are tapered with NPT threads. Straight threads should never be used here as they will not seal properly and this will surely lead to leaks.
- 3 linked cartridges – enjoy maximum filtration by getting rid of sediment, iron, and chemicals
- 15 gallons per minute – that’s a rather strong water flow
- Comes with a housing – makes installing and securing the unit easier
- The set includes a lot of stuff – you get a bracket, wrench, and even bolts
- Costs a lot – this is not a unit that is priced somewhere in the middle. Won’t give you excellent bang for your buck.
- Installing it on your own will be challenging
- No water softener
- Doesn’t remove fluoride