The HQUA-UV-12GPM is a great purifier if you’re on the lookout for a quality ultraviolet water purification system. Our research showed that these systems can ensure the water in your home is clean and drinkable. HQUA is a reputable company with exceptional customer service, and this model is a top choice when it comes to […]
The HQUA-UV-12GPM is a great purifier if you’re on the lookout for a quality ultraviolet water purification system. Our research showed that these systems can ensure the water in your home is clean and drinkable. HQUA is a reputable company with exceptional customer service, and this model is a top choice when it comes to UV systems.
Our research has shown that one of the best features of the HQUA-UV-12GPM is that it’s very easy to install. Although it comes disassembled in a box, the parts and assembly are intuitive, even for a beginner. There’s also a handy instruction manual that comes with the product.
When you order the HQUA-UV-12GPM, the box contains the chamber made from stainless steel, two UV bulbs, and a protective quartz sleeve. There are two O-rings, two plastic brackets, and a 55-watt electronic ballast with a standard three-prong plug.
Here’s where it gets good:
Unlike standard filtration methods which can include chlorine or other chemicals, this system doesn’t add anything to the water – it’s completely free of chemicals. It uses UV to purify the water. Of course, this means it doesn’t affect the makeup of the water in any way, apart from removing bacteria and germs.
A potential downside to this filter is that water quality is important for its performance – it requires water with little amounts of iron, manganese, and tannins, a specific hardness, etc. We’ve found that it’s recommended to have a 5-micron filter in front of this one to prevent particles from covering the tube.
If your home has pre-filtered water, this filter can be a great choice. But the HQUA-UV-12GPM isn’t a great system for homes which have problems with dirt, sand, rust, and other residue in the water, as it won’t remove any of the undesirable particles and they will influence its effectiveness. You can buy additional filters to complement this one – we’ve found that the DuPont Cartridge and DuPont Filtration System are great choices.
However, many customers who have tainted water and have failed numerous bacteria tests (coliform, E-Coli, etc.) claim that this filter solved their problem efficiently. So if the only problem is bacteria in the water, this system is a good choice.
Our research showed that, when compared to other similar UV filtration systems, the HQUA-UV-12GPM is extremely fast, purifying water at a rate of 12 GPM (gallons per minute), which is awesome if you have a quality kitchen faucet. It’s also incredibly durable, with the UV tube made to last at least 9000 hours. This package also includes an extra tube.
When it comes to maintenance, this filter doesn’t require much. The quartz sleeve needs to be cleaned out approximately once every eight months, and the UV lamp should be replaced yearly.
But we’re not quite done:
There are two awesome add-ons you can get to complement your filtration system. DuPont Universal Whole House 2-Phase Cartridge reduces chlorine, rust, dirt, and other particles in the water, thus increasing the clarity and quality of the water. Our research showed that it extends the life of appliances, and can be the pre-filtration that will complement the HQUA-UV-12GPM. This product includes two cartridges, each with a lifespan of three months.
There’s also DuPont Universal Whole House 15,000-Gallon Filtration System. This simple water filtration system increases water clarity by removing sediment and various particles from the water. It can be used along with the HQUA-UV-12GPM and comes with a 3-year Limited Warranty.