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Old 03-05-2020, 07:20 AM
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I like having totally new filters put in every 26000 gallons.
I wonder what the filters are like at 25,000 gallons.
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I wonder what the filters are like at 25,000 gallons.
This is average.
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Default After reading this thread we went with NOVA

I came to TOTV with the same question. I read this post and all its replies with recommendations. I went to the NOVA web site as well. I went with NOVA. They installed the system and now the water is finally drinkable here. We had been going to Publix and using the vending machine to re-fill bottles. The installation these days is very safe, you just open the garage door and stay in your house.
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What brand water machines are they using at publix?
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Had Nova installed a year ago. Quick install and no problems. Main shut off valve is relocated from in the wall and on the floor to easy access. Filter needs to be replaced annually. Last year filter replacement was quoted at $125 and less if one did it themselves. $600 investment versus thousands.
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This is average.
We think Nova is the best, a great product, a great price and a great team of guys 👍👍

If you look at the state of the filters in those pictures, after about a year of use, you will see why there is a need for a house filter system here in TV.

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Had Nova installed a year ago. Quick install and no problems. Main shut off valve is relocated from in the wall and on the floor to easy access. Filter needs to be replaced annually. Last year filter replacement was quoted at $125 and less if one did it themselves. $600 investment versus thousands.
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Just to clarify, the filter changes are NOT necessarily annually,
the change is based on 26,000 gallons used not time. (excluding irrigation)

for example if using
2,000 a month 12 months
3,000 a month 9 months
4,000 a month 6.5-7 months

your monthly amenity bill has your water usage stated

However, some villages don't split the bills drinking/irrigation

If those home we offer a meter $89

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A filter only filters, it’s not a purification system. We installed reverse osmosis, a compact system by Blondell under the sink as well as filters for those times we miss a boil water notice. It’s not as good as whole-house reverse osmosis but gives more peace of mind.
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A filter only filters, it’s not a purification system. We installed reverse osmosis, a compact system by Blondell under the sink as well as filters for those times we miss a boil water notice. It’s not as good as whole-house reverse osmosis but gives more peace of mind.
Sorry but that's not entirely correct, Nova 3 stage whole house filters do purify to a certain 5 micron level.

We also have 5 stage reverse osmosis units that filter beyond that level into the tenths of a micron.

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I did a full page on these on our website Reverse Osmosis | RO Filter System for the home


As to whole house reverse osmosis they are not practical they require a large 200 gallon holding tank & pumps in the garage and the cost is prohibitive.

If you have the Brondel RO model I think you have it's a 3 or 4 stage not 5, also the replacements are about $80.
ours are $49 for 5

Ours cost the same $250, so you get better value IMO
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I wonder what the filters are like at 25,000 gallons.
I can tell you that at our house (just off of Hillsborough) the 9 month old filters looked brand new. As far as noticing any difference in taste or smell of the water, I honestly don’t notice any difference, nor does the wife.

I’ll now go at least 12 months (as the Tech with NOVA recommended) between changes.
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I can tell you that at our house (just off of Hillsborough) the 9 month old filters looked brand new. As far as noticing any difference in taste or smell of the water, I honestly don’t notice any difference, nor does the wife.

I’ll now go at least 12 months (as the Tech with NOVA recommended) between changes.
It's NOT based on time it's 26,000 gallons, so 9 months in age is not an indicator it's your water bills please see what you use on average per month.

the reason the filters may look clean to the naked eye is because anything less than 15 microns can't be seen with our eyes, however, the first filter always shows dirt in 26,000 gallons.
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Love the water meter. I will have you add this when I get the next filter change.

Can I order a system to be shipped to my home in Virginia?
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Sure we ship worldwide

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We had Nova installed soon after arriving in Oct 2018 (cost was $610). They recently came out and changed the filters; the tech told us that we live in an area with fairly decent water quality to start with and we could wait up to 2 years before the next filter change. I drink alot of water (100+ oz per day) and water quality is really important to me.
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Sharon, I think there was a mis understanding, filter changes are NOT based on time they based on the number of gallons used or the way they look to your eye.

The change point is 26,000 gallons.

Secondly, the way filters look to the naked eye is irrelevant, the filters are trapping particles the human eye can not see.

Since water quality is as important us as yourself change the filters at 26,000 gallon or maximum of 15 months if that # is not reached.

look at your water bills see what your monthly use is.

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if you drink 2 gallons a day that's 1800 a month.
add cooking, bathing, cooking & washing.

I think you are at 7-8 months to use 26,000

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