This Essential Certified Series Tier1 whole home water system provides solutions for most common water issues, making it ideal for larger homes, condominiums, and offices. The sediment filter acts as a pre-filter for the Carbon and KDF media to reduce common contaminants and extend the life of the system. This top of the line system utilizes Carbon and KDF media combined to reduce sediment, herbicides, pesticides, chlorine taste and odor, and harmful scale all before receiving ultraviolet (UV) disinfection. The UV disinfection stage deactivates microbial contaminants, including protozoan cysts and viruses, by using UV light waves to deactivate the DNA of microorganisms. This process inhibits bacterial growth and reduces the viruses ability to multiply. Scale is reduced by utilizing Template Assisted Crystallization (TAC), protecting your home's piping and appliances while leaving your skin soft and smooth. There is no brine tank, expensive replacement salt, backwash waste, or control valve to contend with. With easy installation and operating controls, purifying your water has never been easier and more sustainable!