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Thursday, June 17, 2010
Water safety is important to all of us, and this is especially true for those who get their water from private wells which are unregulated and unmonitored by Federal and State laws. But even those on pubic water systems may want (or need) added protection when it comes to their household water supply. This is where whole-house water filters can play an important and beneficial role.
Two issues should be addressed right now. The first is that whole-house water filtration systems are not for everyone. Those living in apartments or rental homes may not want, or be able, to install these systems. Second, information on whole-house water filters is often sketchy, at best. This article is written to fill in some of informational gaps often found about whole-house water filters.
The first thing you should know about whole-house water filters is that there are different models that do different jobs. In order for you to make an informed decision as to which model is best for your home, you should have your water tested. This will tell you which contaminants you need to remove from your water. Using the test results as a baseline, you can then select the proper filtering system.
As mentioned above, whole-house water filters can perform a variety of tasks, depending on the model you choose. They can remove sediment and minerals from incoming water or they can be used to improve taste and odor problems.
Whole-house water filters work by filtering all of the water that comes into your home. These filters are able to do this because they are installed on the main water supply line. This is one of the main differences between whole-house filters and in-line filters which only filter the cold water coming into a specific faucet.
In-line water filters work fine for many homes, but if you have, for example, staining in your sinks, tubs, and toilets from high levels copper or iron, you need all of your water to be filtered. This is where whole-house filters can be a benefit. Rather than installing many in-line filters, you can simply install one whole house filter.
Depending on the model you choose, you will have to change or clean the filter media from time to time. The type of filter media used will depend on the type of contaminants you are trying to remove. In other words, regardless of the contaminants you are trying to remove, you will, at some point in time, have to change, charge, or clean the filter media. But this is true with other types of point of use water filters as well.
The cost of installing a whole house water filtering system can vary significantly, depending on the model selected. Many basic units can be installed by the homeowner, while other units may require the skills of a professional plumber.
One thing is certain: if you want the best in all-around water safety for your home, the whole house water filter is the way to go.
by: Chris Tracey