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Avalon A5 Self Cleaning Review – Bottleless

This Avalon water dispenser and filtration system have a flow rate of 0.5 gallons per minute. Additionally, to delivering you hot or cold water on demand, this appliance also purifies the water. What is more, this model can remove lead, rust, chlorine, and even bacteria from tap water.

Features

Avalon A5BOTTLELESS A5 Self Cleaning Bottleless Water Cooler DispenserThe lifespan of the filters is average – 6 months or 1,500 gallons, whichever comes first. There are two filters, both of which are included in the package. Also, the setup manual and kit come with the unit. This machine doesn’t require water jugs. You install it to the faucet cold line supply. There’s even a helpful installation video on Amazon you can use when you set it up. The dispenser has a 30-day warranty, in case something happens.

Even though this model is larger than others that need a direct line, it is still compact enough to fit in small spaces. Its exact dimensions are 13 x 12 x 41 inches.

If you’re looking for a way to eliminate buying bottled water, whether it’s for your home or office, this unit is a good option to consider. It gives you three options – hot, cold, or room temperature. Just like most water dispensers on the market, this one, too, requires manual work. You press and hold the button until your vessel is full. There’s no option to press once for the water to flow, and once to stop it.

A nice thing about the system is that it is very quiet. There are two filters inside of the machine, which makes sure no contaminants are left in your drinking water. First, the water passes through a sediment filter, which eliminates harder contaminants, such as rust, dirt, and sand. Secondly, it goes through a carbon filter that gets rid of liquid impurities.

Installation

Its installation doesn’t take a lot of time. The manual and the video are pretty straightforward, and the job can be done by a non-professional. Furthermore, changing the filters is also a piece of cake.

First, you have to stop the water. Underneath your sink, locate the cold water supply and disconnect the pipe from the valve. Then, between the two, you must insert the metal adapter with a valve, which is in the package with the dispenser. On the protruding part of the adapter, insert the white tubing and tighten it.

Before you go on to attaching the dispenser and using it, you will need to flush the filters. In the manual, you will find more details on how to do this. When the filters are done, it’s time to set the unit up. Turn the two valves that you now have under the sink, plus the valve, which is on the device. Then you can activate the switches and pour yourself a glass of cold or hot water.

Product Dimensions

Weight: 44 pounds

Height: 41 inches

Width: 12 inches

Length: 13 inches

Colors: Stainless steel, Black

Pros

  • UL/Energy Star approved water dispenser.
  • Also, this Avalon model has a child safety lock on the hot faucet.
  • There is a self-cleaning feature. It guarantees that no bacteria or harmful germs will accumulate inside of the dispenser and get into your water.
  • Built-in nightlight illuminates the water spouts at night.
  • The unit has a light indicator for when the filters need to be changed.

Cons

  • The self-cleaning cycle takes a couple of hours.
  • Having a thermostat would have made the unit better.
About David Adams

David is a retired engineer, professional homeowner and a DIY addict. He has been installing home appliances, fixing leaks and doing home improvement projects for the past 30+ years. As an environmentally conscious person, David is extra sensitive to the usage of water resources and consumption of clean and healthy water. He started Water Filter Magazine in order to create an awareness and to share his experience on household water appliances with others .

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