Light Use (usually 1 person): change filter every 14-16 months
Normal Use (usually a couple): change filter every 12 months
Heavy Use (larger family and/or use for pets/cooking/plants): every 9-12 months
*Note: Areas with high sediment levels (NYC metro area, Texas, Northern & Central California, and people who have well water or in an older home with old pipes), we recommend using our 5 micron Epic Smart Shield Sediment Filter (click here). This will prolong the life of your Smart Shield filter and is a good idea even if you do not live in these areas.
The dimensions of the Epic Smart Shield are 19 3/4" Tall x 4.5" Deep x 4 1/4" Wide. Remember, the Epic Smart Shield now comes with heavy duty Velcro tape so you no longer have to drill holes, this allows more people with tight spaces under their sink to install the Epic Smart Shield.
For this kit, directions from the Tomlinson Faucet say the hole should be a minimum of 7/8" and no larger than 1 1/8" diameter hole.
Want a different color faucet?
Here is a list of faucets that will work with our system. We do not sell these or carry them, you will have to buy your color choice separately.
Tomlinson 600 CBR Series Contemporary RO Faucet
Polished chrome (#1020587)
Satin nickel (#1020889)
Polished brass (#1020895)
Antique bronze (#1020891)
Bright nickel (#1020892)
Brushed Stainless (#1020896)
Venetian Bronze (#1024294)
To review actual IAPMO certifications to NSF/ANSI Standards and the Performance Data Sheet for the Epic Smart Shield, click blue headings below.
NSF/ANSI Standard 42 | Aesthetic Effects | covers systems designed to reduce specific aesthetic or non-health-related contaminants (such as chlorine, taste and odor, and particulates) that may be present in public or private drinking water.
NSF/ANSI Standard 53 | Health Effects | covers systems designed to reduce specific health-related contaminants that may be present in public or private drinking water. Standard 53 establishes minimum requirements for material safety, structural integrity, product literature, and health related contaminant reduction performance claims such as lead, cysts, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and mercury.
NSF/ANSI Standard 401 | Emerging Contaminants & Incidental Compounds | American national standard that verifies the ability of a water treatment device to reduce up to 15 of the emerging contaminants. This list includes some prescription and over-the-counter drugs, new types of herbicides and pesticides and chemicals used as flame retardants and detergents that have been found at trace levels in drinking water.
Epic Smart Shield - Performance Data Sheet
Epic Smart Shield - Supplementary Performance Data Sheet
Epic Smart Shield - PFOA | PFOS Removal Study
Epic Smart Shield - Glyphosate (Roundup) Removal Study
Epic Smart Shield - Bacteria Removal Study