Not all water ionizer filters are alike!
Before you buy your water ionizer, you might want to see how its filter-changing steps are, compared with the other water ionizers. I’ve provided you with a water ionizer filter comparison video followed by some commentaries below.
Some Water Ionizer Filter Insights:
- The easiest filter to replace was the Jupiter and Nexus. You just pop them in and out. With Jupiter ionizers you can reset the filter by pressing and holding the filter button inside the filter door.
- The next easy one down would be the Tyent. You just unscrew/screw it. Although it takes a little coordination to get it started. Note: In my video I had the filters backwards. Filter One [when facing the filters, is supposed to be the filter on the left] is made entirely of activated carbon fibers. Filter Two [when facing the filters, it should be on the right] includes more activated carbon fiber filtration, including other ceramic materials with non-supported claims. Another Note Regarding Tyent Filter Changing: Don’t go into “set-up” mode…just push and hold F1 then F2 icons to reset them to zero.
- I didn’t show the Chanson in this video, but I did in an earlier blog post. It’s very similar to the Tyent in that it screws/unscrews.
- The KYK is the most complicated. You need to carefully remove the computer chip from the top of the filter. Be careful, because the entire operation of the KYK will go awry if the filter chip isn’t reading correctly. You’ll just get an error message until you fix the problem.
- Once the chip is out, turn the kyk 1/4 turn and then wiggle and pull till it’s out.
- But watch out for the water. The filter is in upside-down and so water pours out as you are removing the filter. It would help to do this in or over the sink.
Water Ionizer Filters: There are Other Differences
I’ve included links to the information pages for each of the water ionizers’ above filter pages. There are differences in cost and in what the filters will filter out.
- Athena Water Ionizer: The first filter [on the left] is usually a sediment filter: the Athena #1 Sediment Filter [49.95], or the Fluoride-Shield [79.95]. The right filter is either the Biostone .01 [89.] filter, the Biostone Plus [79.] or the new UltraWater filter. If you have a municipal water company supply and treat your water, then choose the Biostone Plus or UltraWater filters. If you use well-water, and want to remove bacteria, fungus and algae, use the Biostone .01.