Experts recommend about two liters of water should be taken a day for a healthy lifestyle. While you may want to follow this rule, it is very easy for it to backfire if your water isn’t clean. With the rising level of pollution and consequently contamination today, it is a great idea to get a water purifier to make sure you and everyone in your household has access to good drinking water.
Water purifiers out there today come with a load of water purifying techniques. There are ultrafiltration UF, Reverse Osmosis RO, and Ultraviolet UV all of which are capable of stopping various impurities including bacteria, viruses, sand or rock particles, and chemical impurities like chlorides and sodium. This is why you need a water purifier in your home or workplace today. Especially with the controversies surrounding the water supply in India.
It may be hard for you to decide on which one to pick, especially because their costs and quality vary widely and there is constantly an onslaught of new products seemingly every day. But this is why this article is written for you, you can easily choose one of the various water purifiers that work for you according to the water supply available to you, your needs and your custom preferences.
Top 5 Best Water Purifiers Reviewed
1. Aquafresh Swift 15 Liter
If you’re looking for compact size and a good style, you are possibly looking at the one for you. This is a 15-liter purifier with a simple white and transparent design, water level indicator, and replaceable cartridges. As it is electronic, it has a plug-in cord behind it to power its purifying system.
It features a system that combines reversed osmosis and UV treatment. The purifier weighs 7kg and has to sit on a tabletop. The filtration cartridges are come-with at unboxing but are to be replaced after a fair amount of use (after 5000-8000 liters).
To be able to connect water with this sufficiently, you would most likely need a booster pump. This would depend largely on how strong your water supply is.
But before choosing this, you should know the TDS level of your water supply. This purifier can handle TDs level up to 1200.
- It is low priced
- It’s portable and easy to install
- It is quick to fill
- It has a 1-year warranty on electric items.
- It is not durable as it leaks easily.
- The production material is low quality.
2. Aquasure Amrit
This is Amazon’s choice for water purifier. It is a market leader in terms of style and design. It has a sleek blue fiberglass appeal with a half-transparent tank and a measurable water indicator for the whole 20 liters. Even though it is made of plastic, it is made of non-toxic food-grade plastic.
It comes with cartridges, a particle filter, and a demo CD to learn how to set up, install, and use the purifier. It isn’t electric and the purifier can store up to 20 liters of water. Its purification is generally gravity-based and can handle a TDS of up to 350.
Even for something as mechanical as this, it still packs features that may delight you. The ‘safe water or no water’ system that shuts of water flow when the cartridge life expires is one of the very useful ways to remind you to replace your cartridges and prevent you from drinking unhealthy water.
- It is non-electric
- It is easy to install
- The maintenance is relatively easy
- It is very cheap
- It has a huge storage capacity at twenty liters
- Refill cartridges may be hard to get when it gets broken
- It can’t handle high-level TDS
3. Aquasure Smart Plus
This smart, modern, electronic, and stylishly efficient water purifier is one of the higher-end appliances for your water filtration. The purifier has LED indicators and smart TDS (total dissolved salts) regulator.
Plus, it has at least four methods of purifying water including UV disinfection, reverse osmosis, cartridge filtration, and a particle trap filter. The first level of cartridge stops bigger impurities like sand, the second one called the ‘chemi-block’ removes odors, organic impurities, excess chlorine and color, the third uses reverse osmosis to reduce the TDS and eliminate virus and bacteria, and the fourth level is dedicated to improving the taste of water and giving it a ‘polished look’. There is another chamber dedicated to UV disinfection even after all these steps.
Amongst one of its best features is its cartridge management system – it allows you to filter 6000 liters before it’s due to be replaced. And of course, because this one does have a computer system it is designed to be able to withstand the unstable electricity which may occur sometimes. It can manage fluctuations between voltages between 150v-270v.
- Energy-saving features
- It is silent
- It is small coming with a 6-liter tank
- Proper installation may prove difficult
- It is expensive
4. Livpure Glo
Livpure Glo is a water purifier with a multi-layered purification system including RO, UV and a mineralizer. Although the Livpure Glo is electric, it still has 7 liters of storage for when it’s not powered.
The purification system is quite advanced, with up to 6 levels of purification before your water comes out sparkly from the tap. The sediment filter, carbon filter, RO membrane, UV disinfection, and the mineralizer all contribute to making the water taste better and eliminate odor, salts, viruses, and other harmful substances.
This water purifier can handle up to 1500ppm in TDS. If your TDS reads more than 2000, you cannot use a domestic filter to help you. It is advisable to get a water-softening solution.
Livpure Glo has a simple white plastic design and very straightforward features. It works quickly and can filter up to twelve liters of water an hour.
- It has a 1-year warranty
- It is good value for money
- It has a small 7-liter tank
- It is prone to leakages with slight installation errors.
- It is a noisy purifier
5. HUL Pureit Advanced RO
This water purifier has a simple white and blue color combination and a boxy, portable and sleek design that will look natural in a kitchen.
For a small and compact piece of technology, the Pureit Advanced is very powerful. You should test your water before buying this though so you can choose which of the packages are for you: RO and MF or RO and UV or RO, UV and MP. The cost generally rises progressively. But it is impossible to know which one to pick if you do not test your water first.
It is electric but it has a voltage fluctuation guard for unstable electricity. The plastic used to make the body and its components are non-toxic and food-grade. Other features include the automatic shut off when a filter has exceeded its lifespan. For storage, it offers only 5 liters of water, which is fair considering its size.
- It is good value for money
- It can handle TDS of up to 2000ppm
- It comes with free installation
- It must be wall-mounted
- It is difficult to install as it must be installed by an expert
- It may develop noise issues
Buying Guide for Water Purifiers
When it comes to buying a water purifier, there are a couple of factors that will influence the brand you eventually settle on. We will go over some of the key features to look out for before purchasing a water purifier.
The most important thing when selecting a product is obviously how much it costs. You would as yourself the question of whether the cost is worth its reward. Obviously, budget and pocket vary so someone might tell you that they got a purifier for a fair price but it isn’t fair to you.
With questions regarding health, it is generally not advisable to pinch your money because poor health will still cost you money. However, you still do not need to spend a fortune on something that shouldn’t cost you half your life savings.
If your water is unsafe to drink and you know a more expensive purifier is the only way to make it safe, then prioritize your health and get the best water purifier for you.
How portable is your purifier? Do you find yourself moving often? How much water can it store? How much space do you have?
These questions and many more will trigger the thinking process of selecting whether you want a tabletop purifier or something you need to mount on a wall.
If you realize that you need kitchen space to function, then you probably should buy one that needs to be mounted on a wall. On the other hand, if you’ve got some extra surface space around you might want to put a purifier in an accessible place for the household or your workplace.
Then there’s also how much water the purifier can store. If you have a large household drinking from a 5-liter tank, it is easy to see how frustration might ensue. If everyone drinks an average of 2 liters a day, a family of eight might find themselves refilling their purifiers about four times every day.
Buying an electric purifier is excellent only when you have electricity. You may find yourself in a part of India with unreliable electricity or even none in some cases. All the excellent features of an electric water purifier will escape you and it is well almost impossible to see the value of your purchase.
If power isn’t a certainty, many gravity-based filtration systems that can work for you. The only problem being that these usually cannot handle high-level TDS. In this case, provisions for electricity have to be made first.
TDS means total dissolved solids which are generally used to measure the purity of water. High TDS levels often mean more contamination that has cropped from excess salts, metals and small organic matter that are in your water.
A TDS is compulsory before you invest your money in a water purifier. This because water at 2000ppm and above cannot be treated domestically and will need a water softening solvent.
More contamination often means you need more power to get rid of it. You have to choose a water purifier that actually can reduce your TDS to a drinkable level which usually falls at around 30-70ppm. Run tests on your water and make sure you can drink what your purifier can handle.
If you have a purifier that hasn’t been set up right, you don’t have a purifier. The complicated system of filtration needs everything mounted and fixed in right. Any manufacturer that doesn’t offer you aid in setting up the more complicated purifiers needs to be avoided. But if you can, read the manual. Most manufacturers explain how their products work and you would do well to understand.
If you know you may have issues doing it yourself, pick a product that offers installation, free or not. This will help to prevent future problems.
It is easy to pick something because you’re trying to save cost, or spending excessively because you think that more money always equals better quality. However, with this piece, you should be able to find something that works for you and your family – or your colleagues without much of a hassle. Out of the list of water purifiers, there’s bound to be one designed with you in mind, do well to make the right choice.