In Beijing, install a water filter in your home!

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If the pollution of the air is obvious, we may less think about the quality of the water! Installing a water filter for your home will not only allow you to drink water from the tap (yes, this is safe, assuming you change the filters in due time), but also better for your skin!

By installing a water filter, you will also think environment: no more plastic bottles … and you may even go for a safer option, since we hear from time to time, that bottled water is not what you see on the label. You can learn more about those cases on the blog of Doctor Richard Saint Cyr, MyHealthInBeijing.

Drinking water from the tap in Beijing is absolutely not safe, unless your install a water filter. Experts report that the water from the tap is getting more polluated over years. The nitrite concentration is increasing as reported in this article, and water contamination incidents are regularly raising…

Aquasana aq-4100 shower filter

Aquasana aq-4100 shower filter

The market leader for water filtration systems is Aquasana, a US company. Their products are distributed in Beijing and Shanghai. For Beijing, the dealer is WHS (World Health Store), located R 2152, North Tower, SOHO Shangdu, No.8 Dongdaqiao Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020 – Phone 010-59002209.

Aquasana claims their products are specifically designed and tested for the Chinese water, with an additional pre-filter that removes sediments before the filtration itself. Products have a 6 months guarantee. And you can get your filter delivered and installed without extra cost. Filters can be installed for the sink, for the shower or for the whole house.

Their website is written in English and in Chinese.

World Health Store also offers its own brand water filter: WHS Platinum Water Ionizer. Besides the water filtration, this device also adjusts the pH.

 

Honeywell PF Water Filter

Honeywell is also a good option. You can buy their products from Tmall or from their authorized dealers (4 stores in Beijing).

The filter removes chlorine, chloroform, carbon tetrachloride and other organic pollutants and chemical contaminants, as well as Harmonia odor and it improves the taste. It will also remove sediment particles, colloids and other impurities.

 

 How much will it cost to you (01/2015 prices)? Filters need to be replaced every 6 months.

– AQ-4000 AQUASANA COUNTERTOP WATER FILTER : RMB 1472
– AQUASANA DRINKING WATER REPLACEMENT FILTER PACK : RMB 741
– AQUASANA SHOWER FILTER : RMB 1045
– AQUASANA SHOWER FILTER – REPLACEMENT: RMB 522
– HONEYWELL DRINKING WATER PURIFIER HU20 : RMB 1800
– HONEYWELL CENTRAL WATER PURIFER : from 6000 RMB
– HONEYWELL REPLACEMENT CARTRIDGE : from 500 RMB

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I am living in China since 2009 and in Beijing since 2011. I am sharing my experiences for other expatriates to make their stay in Beijing more enjoyable. As I am writing this blog for SCOUT Real Estate agency, I am also computing updates about the Real Estate market in Beijing, not only on residential properties, but as well on commercial locals and offices. Hope you enjoy your reading!