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Posted on May 6, 2010

Does Installing a Water Filtration Faucet Mean I Have to Give Up My Sprayer?

When you begin to research your options for a home water filtration system, there are two decisions to make that One of the most efficient ways of dealing with water contamination in the public water system is to install a home water filtration system such as one of the styles that Aquasana can show you. The great thing about Aquasana’s home water filters is that many of them can be installed by a homeowner who has average home maintenance skills and tools. Because you don’t have to hire a professional installer to put in your water filter system, that saves a lot of money. Plus, if you put in your water filter system yourself, you understand how it is set up so you know how to check on it or perform maintenance down the road.

A water filtration faucet is one of the quickest ways to get clean drinking water while still putting in a quality water filter that you can depend on. The place most people put in a water filtration faucet is in the kitchen sink area. In that way, they get the combined value of providing clean water at the place most people go for a glass of water and providing a reliable water supply for cooking. A faucet water filtration unit is also an economical approach to trying out a home water filtration solution. The alternative to installing water filtration faucets is to install an inline or whole house water filtration system. While these designs are excellent as well, the installation is more involved and they are more expensive over all than putting in one or two faucet water filtration installations.

One downside of setting up a water filtration faucet is that it will take up some space under the cabinets where the pipes go up to your kitchen sink or on the countertop where it is placed. The water filtration faucet is actually not installed in the faucet. This is good because all water filtration systems must have their filters changed a couple times a year. Having the water filtration faucet mechanism under the cabinets or on the countertop makes the unit a lot easier to get to for maintenance.

The faucets for a water filtration faucet system as a rule take up the space where the sprayer ordinarily sits in most kitchens. You can give up your sprayer on the basis that it is far better to have pure and healthy water to drink than to have that convenience. It is possible to still keep your sprayer, however, if you are skilled enough to put in another hole in the counter where the sprayer can come out. With a small amount of handyman skills or by employing someone who has those skills, you can organize a nice looking installation that accommodates both needs. Or, you can simply make space on the countertop to set up the faucet.

Keep in mind that putting in just one water filtration faucet installation may not meet all of your requirements for clean water for your family. You can put in separate faucet water filtration designs that Aquasana can show to you in the bathroom, the wet bar, the utility room, and the showers. This is worth thinking about because more and more experts are stating that as much contamination from polluted water can happen in the shower as can happen from the drinking water you and your family consume. If you do find yourself planning for multiple installations of water filtration faucets, before you buy and install the first one, take a look at a whole house water filtration system again. It could turn out to be the most cost effective solution for your water filtration needs.



  1. Question
    Maybe you can help me? I haven’t been able to get an answer on this.
    I am installing a water filter system in my kitchen, does that require a special faucet? If you could help me I would appreciate it.

  2. Debbie,

    Not necessarily; it depends on the type of filter you get. We have 3 kinds. The countertop filter does require an aerator connection and will not work with a vegetable sprayer, but there are 2 under counter versions of the same filter. One is a basic version that has a simple spigot you install in a third (or fourth) hole in your sink. The other is a premium under counter filter that has a spigot that comes in 7 different finishes so you can match your kitchen style.

    Let us know if that answered your question. If not, give our call center a call!

    Thank you!

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