How to Choose a Home Water Filter
When it comes to picking which home water filter system is best for you and your home’s specific needs, there are a few factors that need to be considered, as well as a few impactful elements that must be looked at before you are able to safely land on the right choice and remain satisfied for years to come. Struggling with how to choose a home water filter? We got a few easy steps for you to follow below!
All Water or Just Drinking Water?
There are two basic types of systems that you can have installed at home: A POU system (Point-of-Use), a perfect example of a POU system is a reverse osmosis system that can be installed directly under your kitchen sink. The second type of system is a Point of Entry (or POE) system. These systems work to filter all of the water that enters your home, not just the stuff coming out of the kitchen sink.
So, you must make a decision if you would like to have all of the water that your home uses be treated, or if you are mainly concerned with the drinking water in your home. There are options that combine the two by filtering all of the water that enters your home, while also using specific refinement systems to filter the water at your sink (your drinking water.)
Private Well or City Water?
What this question is really asking is how unsafe is your well water? While it may seem like having a public or city water supply would lead to safer drinking water, there are lots of water contaminants that are not regulated out of the supply by the FDA, as well there are numerous instances of public water supplies being put under boiled water notices thanks to damaged city pipelines or contamination of the water.
Private well water homes are not necessarily any better off just because they are private. Studies have shown that nearly 40 percent of private well water supplies have tested positive for E. coli, and other bacteria contaminations.
In either scenario, a UV water purification system can be used to give your home an extra layer of protection from the potentially harmful microorganisms that can live in your water supply. However, depending on the source of your water and the contaminants that are more likely to be present due to different sources, there are a few different treatment options.
How Many Bathrooms?
When it comes to some water treatment solutions, the answer is based on the maximum water flow rate of your home. This just means the amount of water that will be used by your home during the absolute peak usage periods. One of the best quick ways of determining the size of the filtration system your home will need is how many bathrooms you have.
How Many People Live in Your Home?
On a typical 24-hour cycle, how much water do you use in your home? One of the best ways to estimate which water filtration system will be best able to handle the water needs of your home is by thinking of how many people live in your household, as this will directly result in more or less water being used on average.
What is Actually in Your Home’s Water?
When it comes to picking a water filtration system, one of the most important factors to think about is: What are you going to need to filter out of your water? Different water contaminations require different water filtration solutions. So making sure you know exactly what your problem is will help make sure you get the right solution.
Whatever your water purification needs are, Eco Water Solutions of Florida is here to help! Contact us for a free consultation or more information today!