Home Master HMF2SMGCC 2-Stage System Review

Whole house filtration systems are the most economical and practical solution for getting filtered water at all points of use at your home. There are tens of filtration systems available in the market for you to buy. Each system has its filtration capacity, efficiency, pros, and cons. It is better and beneficial to read a review before purchasing a water filtration system.

Today, we are going to evaluate a very famous model from Home Master or more commonly known as Home Master HMF2SmgCC Whole House Two-Stage Filtration System.

By reading this review, you will be able to understand the system and arrive at a conclusion about buying it or not.

Some Quick Facts

  • Model: Home Master HMF2SmgCC Whole House Two-Stage Filtration System
  • Capacity: 95,000 Gallons/10-12 Months (Family Size: 4)
  • Warranty: 2-years (Repair or Replace)
  • Flow Rate: 10 Gallon per minute
  • Number of Filters: 2
  • Filter Lifespan: 95,000 gallons or 1-Year
  • Wastage: Zero
  • Dimensions: 28 x 18 x 9 inches
  • Weight: 36.4 Pounds
  • Color: White

Now we will review the important features of the Home Master HMF2SmgCC Whole House Two-Stage Filtration System.

Home Master Water Filter

Filtration Capacity

Home Master offers a 95,000-gallon water capacity with this filtration system. It is more than enough for a family of 4 people for a year’s use. You will be getting filtered and pure water at every outlet in your home. With this much capacity, you do not need to worry about installing separate filters anywhere at your home. Drinking, cooking, washing eatables, bathing, feeding your pets and plants, everything will be managed with pure drinking water. It will positively impact your family’s health.

Filtration Procedure

Home Master is using two filters in this model to ensure that you get pure and clean water with a high flow rate at every outlet in your home. The filtration capacity is 95 per cent with proven tests from independent labs. The two stages of filtration are explained below

First Stage: At the first stage, the multi-gradient depth sediment filter with its unique and enhanced 4 layers of filtration captures all the sediments like rust, dust, and other fine particles. The 4 layers of 25, 10, 5, and 1 micron ensure that no particle stays in your water. This filter also removes bacteria and viruses.

Second Stage: The second filter is mixed media granular activated catalytic carbon filter with 3 lbs. of KDF 85. This filter works on the chemicals, heavy metals (like lead, mercury, and copper). It also removes chlorine, chloramines, turbidity, pesticides, herbicides, and other contaminants.

Filters

This filtration system uses two filters to provide you with pure, clean, and healthy drinking water and also for all your household needs.

Sediment Filter: The typical life for this filter is 6-12 months. The exact usage depends on the water quality in your area. If the water quality is poor and there is a lot of dust in your water, you may need to change your filters every 6 months. With better quality water, the filter may last for up to 12 months. Do not overuse filter for more than 12 months in any case. Its large size gives it the power to work 3 times more than a small-sized filter by increasing the contact surface area with water.

Granular Catalytic Carbon KDF85 Filter: The second filter is the GCC filter. The typical life cycle for this filter is 95,000 gallons of water or 12 months for an average American household. The filter works against chemicals, heavy metals, chlorine, and other harmful substances in your water supply.

Replacing the Filters: You just need to twist the old filter and replace it with the new one, there is no need to work with plumbing tools. Please keep in mind that while replacing new filters, flush at least 15 gallons of water before use.  

How do the filters provide a high flow rate? The filters are large and have a huge working capacity. The oversize filters ensure that there is no clogging, and the water continues to flow at a faster rate of 10 gallons per minute.

Technical Details

All the pipes are in broad diameter with 1-inch standard ports. It increases the compatibility with the main water supply of your house. The 1-inch ports help in delivering the fastest water pressure as compared to other models.  

Installation

You get a steel mounting bracket with bolts for installation purposes. A filter housing wrench and instructions to install the system, you do not help from any professional plumber to install this system. The system comes assembled with the filters attached. Please keep in mind that your system should be installed under the shade and away from direct sunlight. You can read the instruction manual here, as well. (https://theperfectwater.com/files/instructions/HMF-install-v2.pdf).

Cost Review

Assessing the cost is a significant factor before buying anything. We do not want you to purchase anything that will be difficult for you to manage in the long run.  This system will cost you around 13 dollars per month. It is very economical as compared to other models with the same capacity but a lower flow rate. You will also be saving money by installing separate filters for different points of use and buying pitchers/dispensers for drinking water purposes. You would also change their filters periodically. All these costs and hassle is far higher than spending around 13 dollars/month on this unit.

Warranty

A 2-year warranty on repair and replace gives you peace of mind while buying this system. Generally, there are no defects with Home Master products, and they work very well for a decade or so.

Pros

  • 95 per cent purification ability
  • A high flow rate of 10-gallons
  • High pressure of water even water is being used at 3-4 outlets
  • Easy installation
  • It retains healthy minerals like calcium and magnesium.

Cons

  • Despite water quality, sediment filters need to be changed every 6-8 months; otherwise, the flow rate starts to decrease.
  • A Water softener needs to be added for areas with heavy water.

Our Opinion and Verdict

All in all, this system is very functional and efficient. The flow rate may decrease after 6 months, but the water quality remains the same. We recommend buying this filter if you want pure and healthy drinking water for your family. We give this product a rating of 9.0 out of 10 depending upon its efficiency, economy, and ease of use.

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