Quality Water Filters 4 You Posting Page
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Are you sure your tap water is pure and safe to drink? Many consumers are answering that question with a resounding "NO" these days, and for good reason. There are well over two thousand contaminants that can be found in both groundwater and surface water. More are being identified every year. Water treatment plants do a good job of removing most of these contaminants but they simply cannot remove all of them. In addition, water treat plants actually add some ingredients to our water that we may not want to ingest. Fluoride and chlorine are two of the most well known chemicals added to drinking water.
With all of this being said, many consumers are looking for alternatives or options to treat their own water at home. The good news is there are many good options available today, most of which are also very affordable.
When it comes to Point of Entry (also known as whole house) water treatment systems, you have several options. It is important to remember that different units will remove different types of water contaminants. The more sophisticated models use multiple technologies which are designed to eliminate several types of water contaminants and some will even provide backup protection should one treatment phase fail.
Other POE water treatment systems use single or double filtration to provide safe, clean water to the whole house. These systems cost more than Point of Use water filters but they also fulfill the need many consumers have to provide clean water to all outlets within the structure with one system.
For many consumers, the optimum choice for them is the Point of Use water filters that are currently available. A POU water filter will remove contaminants and odors just like the larger POE system, but at a fraction of the cost.
Point of Use filters can be free-standing, attached to a single faucet tap, permanently plumbed in to a dedicated tap, connected to refrigerator ice and water dispensing system, and installed to shower heads. Many of these systems can be installed by the homeowner, using a few simple hand tools.
Anyone who is concerned about their drinking water should invest a few minutes to look into the various types of water filters that are currently being offered. If you find you have questions, consult a professional water filter vendor. Most of these experts will be more than happy to help you find the right filter for your home, water, and budget.
by: Chris Tracey