Water Filtration System Types

02/12/2016

Types of Water Filtration Systems

In our contemporary society water being an important and limited resource is often taken for granted. Pure drinking water is even more of a luxury. Of course, you can buy bottled purified water or filter your own water instead. This will not only keep thousands of empty plastic bottles out of trash dumps (that are potentially harmful for the environment), but will also save you hundreds of dollars over time. Thus water filtration systems make it easier for homeowners to contribute to conservation efforts at the same time enjoying clean drinking water.

There are some issues with water in your home that will have to be taken care of, from mineral deposits and turbidity (suspended dirt) to awful tastes and odors like that of chlorine. Your water may also contain things that cannot be seen with the naked eye, such as nitrates and a bunch of other harmful pollutants. Unfortunately, local authorities are unable to eliminate all contaminants from our water supplies without exhausting them of essential minerals. If you are concerned about your water purity, get a quality water filtration system for your home.

A good water filtration system protects both your health and your home. There are numerous types of water filtration systems (FS) available in the market today. Whole home water FS, kitchen, bath and shower FS, in-line refrigerator FS, reverse osmosis and replacement water filters are just some of them. Read on about some specific types to find out which will be the best option for your home water purifying needs.

Whole Home Filtration Systemsconditio

Whole home water filtration systems are installed on the main water line that enters your home, and are customized to remove rust, sediment, chlorine and other chemical contaminants from all water circulating in your home. Don’t worry about your water becoming demineralized and depriving your body of vital minerals, because the filters do not clean water from them. A whole home water FS usually includes a water conditioner system and reverse osmosis water treatment system that is drinking water solution, designed to meet your needs – no matter if it is a municipal supply, private well or water restrictions area. The water conditioner purifies your water by removing mineral deposits, while the reverse osmosis filters get rid of about 95% of the dissolved solids in your drinking water. Such a system provides you with cleaner, softer water from every faucet, delivering safe and tasty water for cooking or drinking. Whole home FS also help to extend the service of your home appliances, such as dishwashers, water heaters and washing machines, preventing the sediment, chlorine and other contaminants from entering those appliances.

Countertop Kitchen FS

Quality of tap water varies across the globe and a chemical analysis of your water can help you figure out the type of contaminants it contains. But in most cases you don’t have to know the contaminants, it is enough to know that they are in your water. The best way to protect your family is to install a water filter. If you cannot afford whole home water FS, at least consider installing a countertop filter in the kitchen.

The name itself suggests that countertop water filters are usually positioned on the counter by the sink. They are usually easy to install, use and maintain, but considering the fact that they are visible to everyone, their design is very important, as well as their size. They should be compact and small in order not to take extra countertop space. Countertop filter doesn’t require any permanent fixtures, so you won’t need to drill a hole in your counter.

Under-counter Water Filtration Systems

A better solution for some homeowners would be an under-counter water filtration system to provide pure water for cooking and drinking. Such a system is usually installed out of sight (under the sink) to keep some level of aesthetics in the kitchen or just because there is simply no other space for it available.

Certified products should be your priority when it comes to choosing different water filters for your home. If you want to know more about the types of the water filtration systems or need an advice on what system to choose, contact Brea/Orange County Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, a reputable plumbing and HVAC company that has earned its reputation by being successful in the industry for over 50 years.

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