Reviews & Comments
Below is a list of APEC's customer reviews and comments that we have collected off the internet, all gathered from independent websites. For our regular testimonials which were submitted to us directly by our customers, click here.
Independent Online Reviews
GREAT COMPANY! This company stands out from the rest as
a well-organized, professional business, that goes over the
top in customer support. They competitively provide a superior
RO water system with superb documentation. They even go so
far as to color code all the tubing to the filters and supply
sources. If you have a question now or years later, they promptly
provide the comprehensive answer. In fact, they go to extremes
to not over-sell the product replacement filters. Each kit
comes with a water tester to help you determine when it's
time to change components. GREAT COMPANY!!
Excellent phone and in person customer service and EXCELLENT
countertop portable water purifying system! - We needed a
water purifying system that was budget-friendly, easy to install,
that really worked (since I *hate* heavy tasting water) and
was portable. It seemed almost impossible, and I was not about
to start buying those huge 5 gallon bottles that'll injure
your back any time you carry it to do a refill... (click link
below for full review)
I recently purchased one of these APEC RO systems for my
home, after finally coming to the realization that my old
Brita just wasn't really doing much. The system makes 30+
gallons of water a day – which is helpful so that you don't
have to sit around waiting for the water in your tank to refill.
I ordered and installed this APEC unit myself…and was very
thankful to have such a supportive service staff at APEC to
turn to. (If I had to do it all over again though, I probably
would call in my plumber. It did require a little time and
One of the best discoveries I ever made was finding APEC. While other websites make vague claims about their products, APEC got into the kind of exact detail that can only be provided by people who know what they're doing and what their product is all about. So we bought an APEC RO-PERM system a few weeks ago. It is by far the best reverse osmosis system we've ever seen. It arrived in perfect condition, shipped promptly the next day after I ordered it, came with superb installation instructions and hardware. Also very well packed. The system and the materials look high quality just as APEC described on their website (FreeDrinkingWater.com). We could not be happier.
My wife and I have been enjoying the great taste of the
water. With the free included water quality meter, our original
tap measured about 380 ppm (parts per million) of total dissolved
solids. After passing through the RO, the water measured 4
ppm- amazing! The water quality is even better than the bottled
water that I have been paying high prices for. Tastes better
than bottled water too. The difference can also be seen in
our ice cubes. Before the APEC RO, I wouldn't touch the almost
solid white ice. After the APEC RO, I am stressing the capacity
of the icemaker. The cubes now are almost clear. What a relief,
now my water buying and lugging problems are gone!! Goodbye
bottled water. Hello savings and convenience.
I have been wanting to get a good quality reverse osmosis
system at home. After doing some research, I found a good
system at APEC. I looked at the systems at Home Depot, Lowes,
and Costco. Most of them have their own unique filter cartridges
so you have to buy the replacements from them. They ranged
from about $150-$200. Most of them were only 4 stages. The
APEC has standard filter holders. Comes with an extra set
of the first 3 pre-filters Made with top of the line NSF parts
It doesn't flush the RO membrane like some system but uses
4:1 ratio for waste water The hardest part of the installation
was drilling a hole in my porcelain sink for the facet. I
got it installed and am very happy with the quality of the
Spring water is good... reverse osmosis water (RO) is good
too (Disanti, etc). You can get a reverse osmosis system for
your house from www.freedrinkingwater.com (I would recommend
that site... honest dealings with many folks I know) and I
have no association with them other than being a regular customer.
I would recommend the 9 gallon per day one at least and you
can add a UV sterilizer to kill living organisms that might
be lurking in your water.
Because I have extremely hard tap water(330ppm out of a
Whirlpool 2 Stage filter) I have read several post on this
site concerning water quality, and from what I gathered was
that you don’t need a Reverse Osmosis water filter system
for hydroponics. So I thought to myself why do I continue
to have water issues: pH fluctuations, nutrient lockouts,
and overall poor results with my Cherokee Purple tomatoes
from Harris Seeds company. So I went out and bought some distilled
water and to my surprise my plants bounced back, after running
the distilled water for a week. I decided to confirm my crappy
waters poor quality by putting my Whirlpool two-stage filtered
tap water back into my system and the plants reacted almost
immediately for the worst. This convinced me that the water
was the problem and a two-stage filter system from Lowes just
wasn’t enough filtration. After hours of internet research
I found two water filter systems that I considered both made
in the United States, the first a Watts Premier 5 Stage water
filter system (www.wattspremier.com) which requires the filters
to be changed every six months and the membrane every year.
The second system I found was an Apec RO-45 5 Stage system
(www.freedrinkingwater.com), the filters on this system are
changed annually and the membrane is changed every two years.
Both were reasonably priced but the Apec system is more cost
effective to maintain, so I went with the Apec filter and
paid about $327 with shipping and handling. I have to say
that this is the best investment I have made so far in regards
to my indoor gardening hobby. No more pH adjustments, I don’t
have nutrient lockouts anymore, and my plants looks 100% better
not to mention that my family and I now have CLEAN drinking
water for consumption and cooking. I also have a two 30-gallon
fish tanks that no longer need the calcium build up scrapped
off the side of the tanks weekly. I hope this helps those
whom question their tap waters quality and ability to sustain
your hydro systems.
Google the RO45 by Apec. Its what I use and many others
I know. A great 5 stage unit for the money. You will see the
difference. Flowering plants that used to stand straight and
tall will suddenly be bending over like drunken sailors from
the weight of the buds.
Yep, the guys came in yesterday and installed my 5 stage Reverse Osmosis
water filter. Couldn't be happier about achieving one more goal towards
eliminating BPA-leaching and environmentally unfriendly plastic water
bottles from my life. After TONS of research I decided on this unit by
California based APEC Water Systems. It was pretty easy for the plumber
to install. I'm sure that anyone who is even remotely handy could install
this unit (detailed installation instructions were enclosed) in no more
than a couple of hours.
Hi, I hear y'all are looking for water filters. If you haven't
purchased one yet read on. A year and a half ago when I was
having serious digestive trouble, I did mucho research into
water filtration systems. The best (and the best bang for
the buck) bar none were the RO systems from APEC. It's hard
to separate the wheat from the chaff in water filtration systems
because the vast majority of what you find is being resold
and often rebranded. APEC is not a reseller. They are the
designers and manufacturers of the systems they sell. APEC
only uses standardized FDA/NSF certified components that you
can buy elsewhere if you so choose. My experience with APEC
and their products has been nothing less than stellar.
If you want top quality filtration products, go to freedrinkingwater.com
and buy their excellent USA made products. (Note I am not
affiliated with freedrinkingwater.com, but I own their RO
unit which has performed flawlessly.)
I would recommend you install an under the counter model
with a spigot next to the faucets in your kitchen (this is
what I did). I got a 9 gallon per day model for my family
of 5 (which as it turns out is a little small... we run out
of Reverse Osmosis (RO) water during peak demands. I bought
from www.freedrinkingwater.com which is a reliable and good
company (no affiliation). I also got the Ultra-Violet (UV)
sterilizer feature that kills spores, cysts, virii, etc. The
water provide water to my refrigerator for ice and the front
door has a cold water dispenser too.
We have an APEC system from freedrinkingwater.com. It's
a great unit. We have had it close to a year. No problems
with it at all. We did buy the extra large tank for it, that
makes it more convenient.
From APEC, where I bought my RO filter system, here is a picture of
my industry standard, 5 stage reverse osmosis system, that gives me gallons
of CHEAP pure water, that tastes excellent, every day.
I bought one like you pictured from freedrinkingwater.com
about 5 years ago and it's worked great. I put new filters
in every year about this time, and never think about it again.
It costs about 300, makes a gallon an hour with a 4gal res.
With a little thinking ahead, I can have 3 five gallon buckets
filled with fresh water, for the weekly change, in 1 day.
The filters cost about 45 annually. And the ice tea is great.
Also, hook it to your icemaker for truly marvelous ice!
In my house I have a reverse osmosis filter and the water
from that tastes a lot better than the tap water. It is $300
to $450 if you install it yourself and it filters out almost
everything.Reverse osmosis (http://www.freedrinkingwater.com/products.htm)
Why your Brita or other single-element water filter probably doesn't
work so well: These are the first 3 filters (pre-filters) from a 5 element
Reverse Osmosis system. They were WHITE when new. This is what they look
like after 6 months. The first is a 5 micron sediment filter. The second
and 3rd are carbon block filters (also 5 micron). Notice how nothing visible
got by the second one. After this, the water goes through a .0001 micron
reverse osmosis membrane and then a final carbon filter. so you see -
if you have a crappy single stage filter, you're drinking all that gunk
stuck to the center filter.
I bought a system in the states about a year ago. Its worked
fine ever since and I need to replace the filters myself one
of the days. The list price is $299 but when you add in freight,
VAT and duty etc. you will probaly get it to your door for
around €300. I am not connected to this company but we
have had this with no problems for a year now and I fitted
it myself. www.freedrinkingwater.com
We just bought and installed this one ($340 on sale right
now): http://www.freedrinkingwater.com/ro-90-detail.htm There
is a lot of water "wasted" to carry out the things that are
removed (all RO works this way) so we are trying to figure
out logistics to drain the water water to the flower beds.
Water tastes great...easy to install water. Tested from tap
has about 280ppm solids and water from our RO has about 20ppm...the
RO water we've bought at Whole Foods for the last 5 years
has 8ppm, BTW they have one that is a little slower for about
$40 less, too.
Well, we did it. We fired Arrowhead Spring Water and we
researched, purchased and installed our new Reverse Osmosis
(RO) Water Filtration System. We went with a high flow 5-stage
system by APEC Water Systems. It came with a digital TDS (Total
Dissolved Solids) meter for testing water quality. Converting
to filtered tap water is definitely the safest, most economical
and earth-friendly solution for drinking clean, safe water.
The investment up front ran us $411.19. That amount is close
to what we paid yearly to have water delivered to our home!
Now, we have one less bill, less clutter in the kitchen and
SAFER water to drink.
I bought a system off a company called www.freedrinkingwater.com
in California for about €400 delivered to Ireland a few
months ago, dead easy to install yourself in about an hour.
It runs away fine and my TDS meter reads about 15ppm I think.
You know even watching the amount and the kinds of food
you feed you fish helps. I cut back on the amount of frozen
food and went with more freeze dried foods that helped. And
I bought a Reverse Osmosis unit to help also. I bought this
one at a good price http://www.freedrinkingwater.com/ro-counter-detail.htm
Hi Mark, It sounds like you have a very nice water supply.
You are fortunate that it is free from contamination - these
kinds of sources are becoming harder and harder to find. Especially
the above ground water. As far as the whole house filtration
system I would recommend something like this: http://www.freedrinkingwater.com/whole-house-water-filters.htm
For your installation I think the HBB-20 would be plenty big
enough. You will note that the filter, FI-SED20-BB, is washable
If you want really pure water get a reverse osmosis water
filter. I bought one through: freedrinkingwater.com. Diverting
the waste water is very, very simple. Mine does indeed end
up on my garden and the taste of the filtered is such a delight
I find myself enjoying a glass of H20 where I used to have
something out of a package.
Go with a Reverse Osmosis water filter. My ppm (parts per
million) of "junk" in the water went from over 584 to 13.
I bought mine here: http://www.freedrinkingwater.com/
I installed a RO filter at our home as it removes Flouride
as well as cloride componds and agents that keep pipes from
rusting! After researching the internet, I settled on www.freedrinkingwater.com,
I've been very happy with our unit. And, I've had samples
tested to confirm purity. It's a 5 stage unit, it was ~$300.