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Everpure Water Filters vs. Bottled Water (Prices/Models)

by Danny Nguyen

A whopping 75% of the earth is made up of water, but between saltwater and water is frozen in icecaps and glaciers, only 1% is available for human consumption.

To keep your body healthy, it is recommended that the average adult consumes 8 to 12 cups of water per day. With the amount of water that is recommended for consumption, it’s vital that the water we drink is clean and safe.

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Topics: Everpure, Water Filters

Everpure Water Filtration

by Steve Sheinkopf

I posted this to YouTube years ago and was just watching this yesterday. As I mentioned in a previous post, water filters will save you a fortune over bottled with much less hassle.

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Topics: Everpure, Water Filters

Good (Water Filter) Math

by Steve Sheinkopf

I am pretty good at the oddities, history, arts, books (didn't say very good).  I was looking at this filter...

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Topics: Everpure, Water Filters

Filter It

by Steve Sheinkopf

Why are you still drinking bottled water? If you are drinking one per day, your habit will cost $474 per year. This does not include the effect packaging does to the environment. Why not filter your own? Most bottled water companies are actually just filtering municipal water, which is the same idea.
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Topics: Everpure, Water Filters

A Novel Way To Save Some Money

by Steve Sheinkopf

Bottled water always intrigues me. This is great marketing. Charge $1.29 for 16 ozs of fitered (Aquafina and Dasani). If a family only buys 2 bottles of water a day, the yearly cost will be $928.

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Topics: Everpure, Water Filters

Filter it

by Steve Sheinkopf

I will never understand this...
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Topics: Water Filters

Water Math

by Steve Sheinkopf

Lets look at this bottle of quality V water purchased at the airport for $2.49. Its 25oz so 5 of these are a gallon (I looked it up on Google).


Now lets assume that a better deal is available than this airport V water...Lets say $1.25, so the price of a gallon would be $6.25 or 1 bottle every 5 days. So the price of buying 3300 gallons would be $4,917 plus for one bottle of water per work day at $1.25.

If you look under my sink, you will understand why I do not drink bottled water (unless faced with interminable delays at the airport).



This is the Everpure PBS400. It filters through the cold water line, so no additional faucets are needed. The system costs $349 and the filter is $130 for 3300 gallons or $4500 cheaper than bottled (it then becomes just 150 per year for the filter).

Most bottled water is just that. Its municipal water filtered through large filters. Seems much cheaper to simply buy a filter and do it yourself

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Topics: Everpure, Water Filters

Aqua-Fridge

by Steve Sheinkopf

Look at any refrigerator:





At 18 cents per Kilowatt Hour, the average consumer should save around $100 in just energy....But the savings could be much greater....Look again





Depending on when you are reading this, you are probably drinking a bottled water. That bottled water costs about $1.29 on average. Multiply that number by how many you drink per week, month and year.

Guess what, the water filter in the refrigerator will deliver better water for a fraction.


Now what are the true savings

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Topics: Water Filters, Refrigerators, Energy Tip, Energy Efficiency

Sub-Zero

by Steve Sheinkopf

I actually visited Sub-Zero in Madison, Wisconsin last weekend. I am a big fan of this company. Like us, Sub-Zero is a third generation business. They have dominated the cooking business by buying and reanimating the Wolf brand. Similar forays into wine and integrated refrigeration have been equally successful.

Recently, they have discontinued the most popular built in refrigerator ever manufactured. The 650 was the original bottom mount pull out drawer on the market.
With two compressors and a vacuum seal, the 650 was the best product in its class.

Let's look at its successor, the BI36.

First they re-engineered the hinges for a more flush installation.

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Secondly, a water filter was added. This filter can even eliminate viruses from the water.

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You are looking at an air scrubber. As food begins to spoil, it emits gasses. The scrubber eliminates these gasses allowing food to stay fresher for a longer period of time.

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Topics: Sub-Zero, Water Filters, Integrated Refrigerators, Professional Refrigerators

Energy Tip Of The Day

by Steve Sheinkopf

As I am writing this, I have not read the Globe article on Green as of yet. I realize the Tip Of The Day is more or less a misnomer at this point. However, next year will be better as the lighting industry will finally start manufacturing consistent LED lighting. That is, if the lighting industry, the ALA, doesn't lobby against LED as they have fluorescent. Stupid.

This year has been interesting observing the nations slow awareness to conservation. I have saved a small fortune myself, by switching to fluorescent in my halls(earlier posts...How to save watts) and by drinking my own filtered and not bottled water, (which is filtered water anyway). I probably saved $20 per week alone and thereby eliminated the generation, transportation and disposal of plastic bottles.


Most Green is just commonsense really. Here is an example. I walk to my local coffee shop to have their tuna pannini. It is a great sandwich(tuna, olive oil, capers and black olives on a spinach rollup), but the amount of packaging is unbelievable: There is the cardboard container, the paper around the sandwich, 10 napkins and a bag. The Egyptians buried their dead with less(get it?). All I really need is the cardboard box


So for the holidays please remember this: Less packaging means more trees and all the implied environmental ramifications of removing a forest for non essential packaging. Before you wrap gifts for the holidays, please consider what you actually need
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Topics: Water Filters, LED Lighting, Lighting, Compact Fluorescent, etip

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