6 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Water-Filtration System

A steady supply of clean and convenient drinking water has become more important than ever, but not all filtration systems are made the same. Here’s how to tell them apart

XYN's Prestige 3000

The past 12 months have driven home the importance of cleanliness technologies, with UV light-based sterilizers and air-purifying devices seeing a huge uptick in sales. Water-filtration systems are no different. And as we spend more time at home, uninterrupted access to bottle-free, reliable and safe-to-drink water has become a priority in many households.

XYN Luxe 1680
XYN’s sleek models look great in any kitchen

There are hundreds of options in the Philippine market, and choosing among them can be difficult. Whether you have a family with children or elderly relatives, an enormous kitchen or scant counter space, a state-of-the-art water-filtration system is within reach. You just need to ask the right questions.

Here’s a guide to make it easier.

Luxe Compact 2010 is one of XYN’s space-saving water-filtration systems

Who Is Going to Use it?

This is the first question to ask before you commit to a water-filtration system that’s either too big or too small for your needs and for your available space. Further, water dispensers with big bottles may be too heavy for the elderly to replace and load, while hot-water dispensers without appropriate locks may be dangerous for small children. Made in South Korea, the sleek Prestige 3000, Premium 2300, Luxe Compact 1680 & 2010 systems by XYN feature space-saving designs that can sit comfortably on your kitchen counter, hook up directly to your tap-water supply and feature a child-safety lock, along with several power-saving and easy-cleaning features.

Does it Use UV LED Technology?

Ideally, your water-filtration system would have a combination of physical filters as well as a UV LED light feature for peace of mind – especially if your water is coming directly from the ground. UV LED lights have become commonplace in air- and water-purifying technologies, but not all water-filtration systems feature them. All of XYN’s systems are built with state-of-the-art UV LED lights that sterilize the water by killing all microorganisms and disease-causing pathogens.

Luxe Compact 1680
The Luxe Compact 1680 dispenses cold and hot water

Does it Dispense Hot Water?

Basic water-filtration systems dispense room-temperature water – but there are many high-tech models out there than can do cold and hot water as well. This means you can get rid of your kettle and save precious space in your fridge, as well as enjoy a cold glass of water or a hot cup of tea whenever you want. XYN’s Prestige 3000 model, for example, dispenses cold water ranging from 3–14­ degrees Celcius, and three different temperatures of hot water. It doesn’t get more convenient than that!

What Calibre of Filters Does it Use?

The best water-filtration systems use not one but multiple high-quality filters. Using a combination of technologies from South Korea, Japan and the US, XYN’s systems use the highest-grade of filters for the purest, best-tasting water. The Luxe 1680, for example, uses a complex system of four filters to remove sediment and dirt, harmful chemicals such as chlorine and even bad tastes and odors from your tap water. The filters are easy to remove and replace (ideally every six months) without the help of a technician.

XYN Ultra 2200
The Ultra 2200 meets the needs of larger families

What’s the Power Consumption?

Find out how the system you’re considering uses power. Many models in the market use conventional transformers that need to be unplugged after use to prevent overheating. More advanced alternatives, such as those from XYN, can be safely left plugged in at all times. Moreover, all come with an eco-mode feature that automatically turns off the machine when it hasn’t been in use for a long time – resulting in nearly 70% of energy savings.

What Are the After-Sale Services?

Buying the water-filtration system is one thing, but there are still a few steps before you can enjoy cool, clean water at home. These machines can be bulky to transport and tricky to install, so it’s vital to investigate what each company’s policy on nationwide delivery and installation is. XYN’s systems are fuss-free in this regard. There is nationwide delivery, and the self-installation process is a no-brainer. There’s also a one-year warranty, and XYN’s after-sales technical support team is on-hand to troubleshoot any issues you might encounter.

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