What is the VZN Ultrafiltration System and how does it work?
  • The VZN Ultrafiltration System supplies high quality and better tasting filtered water throughout your entire home. The VZN creates pristine water via ultrafiltration technology designed to remove particles as small as .015 microns (3,000 times smaller than a human hair). The VZN is self-cleaning and long lasting with minimal maintenance. The addition of a carbon filter on most models removes chlorine and other chemical contaminants, taking the water’s purity to new heights.
Is the VZN Ultrafiltration System easy to install? What do I need?
  • The VZN Ultrafiltration System will need to be installed near the entry point of the water line into your home. The space requirements vary by model, but a secure mounting place for the VZN that will be able to support 40 to 83 lbs. is required. A drain that will allow a 15 gallon-per-minute (GPM) flow rate is necessary (similar to the drain rate of a standard washing machine). No specialized tools are necessary to install the VZN, however those unfamiliar with home improvement may need to make a trip to the hardware store or get assistance from a plumber.
Is the VZN Ultrafiltration System easy to maintain?
  • All VZN Ultrafiltration Systems are exceptionally low maintenance. Thanks to the automatic self-cleaning feature, the ultrafilter needs to be replaced only once every 5 to 7 years, depending on water quality. The carbon filter will need to be changed only once per year.
Can the VZN Ultrafiltration System filter water for my entire home?

  • Yes, the VZN Ultrafiltration System is designed to supply high quality filtered water throughout the entire home.

Will the VZN Ultrafiltration System remove chlorine/chloramine from my water?

  • VZN Ultrafiltration Systems that have a carbon filter will remove chlorine and chloramines. High-capacity carbon filters are required for proper chloramine removal.

Will the VZN Ultrafiltration System remove other chemicals from my water?

  • The carbon filter on the VZN Ultrafiltration System is primarily used for chlorine and chloramine removal. However, it can also remove a wide variety of chemical contaminants in varying degrees of reduction that will help to eliminate unwanted taste or odor.

Do I need a water softener or a reverse osmosis (RO) system with my VZN Ultrafiltration System?

  • Neither are necessary, but both systems will significantly improve the quality of water in your home. A softener system will supply water that will never cause scale deposits and a Reverse Osmosis System will eliminate the vast majority of the unwanted dissolved minerals in the water.

What are the water pressure requirements for operating the VZN Ultrafiltration System?

  • All Antunes Water VZN Ultrafiltration Systems require at least 50 PSI and no greater than 100 PSI of water pressure at the inlet. If the inlet water pressure is lower than necessary, an appropriately sized booster pump is recommended to ensure the system functions correctly. The trans-membrane pressure (inlet pressure minus permeate water pressure) must not exceed 45 PSI.