Water Filters Could Benefit your Finances and Health
Water filtration can provide better tasting and better smelling drinking water by removing sediments, bacteria and chemical contaminants.
Water filters use two different techniques to remove dirt. Physical filtration means straining water to remove larger impurities. Another method of filtering, chemical filtration, involves passing water through an active material that removes impurities chemically as they pass through.
There are two different points at which you can install them. First of all, you can install them at single points within the household, such as the kitchen or a bathroom. Or you can have a filter fitted before any water enters the property, so every point of water in the house comes out filtered.
If you have a large household and would like filtered water from more than one point, as you have two kitchens/utility rooms or an annex, then a whole house filter would be the right choice.
If all you do is use one tap for filtered drinking water, then you should think about installing a single point of use filter. This is a cheaper option but you can apply this to as many individual faucets as you want. When considering installing a filter you should think about your usage of filtered water and the benefits to you, however, we do recommend you go for a whole house filter.
Advantages of a Whole House Filter:
- Higher filtered water output – compared to a point of use filter, a whole house filter has the capacity to filter all the water needed for cooking, drinking, washing, bathing, etc.;
- Convenience – installing and overseeing a single whole house filtration system is easier than overseeing multiple point of use filters;
- Multiple contaminants removed at once – due to them being multi-stage filter systems, whole house water filters remove hundreds of contaminants like chlorine, VOCs, bacteria, heavy metals, herbicides, pesticides, and many more;
- Cost-effective – installing a whole house water filter is more economical than installing a point-of-use filter at multiple water outlets in your home;
- Less scale – certain whole house filters have descaling effects as well, which means that you’ll experience less scale in your appliances and bathroom sanitary ware;
- Brighter clothes and less detergent usage – with less scale in your water, the efficiency of your detergents will be improved, and you can preserve the colour and texture of your clothes;
- Healthier baths – with a whole house filter you’ll experience healthier baths as contaminants that may cause skin irritations or that may damage your hair will be removed;
- Flexibility – if you notice any changes in the level and type of contaminants present in your tap water, you can replace your existing water filter cartridges with other filter cartridges that can target those newfound contaminants as well.
Disadvantages of a Whole House Water Filter:
- Installing a whole house water filter may be more difficult than installing an under-sink water filter;
- Maintaining a whole house water filter may require more attention, especially that any decrease in the system’s efficiency due to improper maintenance can interfere with the quality of the filtered water produced
- Customisation of the type of filtered water (e.g. alkaline filtered water, non-scaling filtered water, etc.) can happen only for the entire system, but not for individual water outlets. To customise the type of filtration at individual water outlets, you will have to install additional under-sink filters.
Top Rated Whole House Water filters
*Calculated for a family of three with average amount of water used per person per day equaling 100 gallon.
There are a few styles of filter to think about when purchasing, this depends on what you want from your filter (i.e. taste of water, smell of water and hardness)
Simple Taste & Odour Whole House Water Filters - As their name implies, these whole house water filters are designed to target tap water taste and odour altering substances like chlorine. Besides chlorine, these filters may also remove sediments, and inhibit scale formation.
UV Whole House Water Filters - These types of whole house water filters use ultraviolet light to treat tap water or other water sources. UV water filters can be used on their own or in addition to a taste and odour whole house filter, or even in combination with point of use water filters.
High-Efficiency Whole House Water Filters - These types of whole house water filters are the ultimate in whole home water filtration. They are also the costliest compared to the other whole house filters we’ve discussed.
If you would like some further advice on water filters and whether or not you would benefit from one, then please give us call.
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