Berkey vs. Pur Water Filters
When you buy water filter systems, you want to make sure that you're well-informed, especially if you're getting your information online. We believe that the more information you have about your water filter, the better. After digging deep into the main water filters on the market today we have provided the a vast list of comparisons between the competition.
Maximum filtering capacity:
The Crown Berkey, is the biggest Berkey in our collection and is capable of holding six gallons of water. Every new Berkey system comes standard with a lifetime warranty against workmanship defects and free expedited shipping. Our most popular system, the Big Berkey is capable of filtering 2.25 gallons of water at a time. We have found that this size is suitable for families of up to four. If your water consumption is more than this for a day, we recommend going up to the next size, the Royal Berkey.
The largest PUR water filtering systems available for family and community purchase are currently a dispenser size that would be placed on a shelf in your fridge. According to PUR, it is capable of filtering approximately one gallon of water. PUR pitcher filters at the largest size available are only capable of filtering a little more than half a gallon of water at a time.
Filter Replacement Cost Per Year:
The ideal water filter will give you longevity and quality without sacrificing one for the other. A Berkey may have a higher upfront cost, but you end up saving over the life of the filter since a pair of Black Berkey Filters will last you 6000 gallons.
PUR filtering systems must be replaced regularly, and as a result, the costs for replacing these filters must be factored in when purchasing a water filtering system. It's estimated that at the same rate of 18 gallons a week, the cost to replace PUR filters for one year would be roughly $85 a year for dispenser filters and around $30 for a years supply of pitcher filters. As you can see, our Berkey filters are the standout winner here, hands down, in affordability and upkeep costs.
As you shop online for your water filtering system, the most important question to consider is what exactly does the filter you are considering remove? At Berkey, we are proud to say that our filters are capable of removing 100% of pathogens from regular drinking water. That's right there were no pathogens found in water filtered by a Berkey filter. These filters were rigorously tested by state and EPA laboratories to confirm these results.
PUR filters are capable of removing certain pharmaceutical contaminants but do not completely eliminate other common contaminants regularly found in drinking water. Their filters are able to reduce heavy metals like lead, mercury, and the chlorine content of your drinking water but not fully get rid of them at this time. Their top tap water filter systems are able to reduce 61 other contaminants, chlorine, and sediment but not fully eliminate these harmful elements from your drinking water.
The Choice is Simple
PUR has been a popular choice in the past, but the numbers don't lie. PUR filters have their shortfalls in the quality and filtering capability necessary. Berkey filters are hands down superior in quality, longevity, long-term affordability, and filtering capability. Browse our online inventory to find a water filter system that fits your needs. Buy Berkey with confidence, knowing that you will get top notch customer service, fast shipping with every Berkey system being handled by one of our warehouse workers, and getting a superior product that will give you the cleanest drinking water.