Whole House Filtration
Posted by Administrator on 12/18/2009
Consider the advantages of whole house water filters when you decide
that having filtered and purified drinking water is important to you and
your family. First, determine the type and size of system that meets
your needs. You may opt for relatively inexpensive point-of-use units
that attach to a single faucet, but once you get a taste of the benefits
of filtered water you may consider a purification system for the entire
Water does not get an easy time of it these days. It is treated at
source, filtered during transit, chlorinated, fluorinated, UV radiated
and ozonated. Contaminants can get through. The massively high doses of
lead in water reaching a community?s homes caused national concern and
alarm to hundreds of families.
Whole house filtration systems are the end of the line in defense
against contaminated water. They are becoming more popular as a
non-visible way (compared with end of faucet filters) to ensure safety
at point of entry in the house. The key is to build in the broadest
array of filtration devices to catch any number of undesirable
contaminants that the water may have picked up along the way.
Purifiers that clean the supply for the whole house are more than
just drinking water filtration systems. They are filtration and
purification systems located at the point where the supply initially
comes into the home. This allows the unit to do its job and then send
the improved supply throughout the house, not just to a single faucet.
The purified water can then be used for laundry, bathing, watering
plants, or any other purpose for which you may use it.
Whole house purifiers and filters are more complex to install than
individual drinking water systems. Most people with a basic mechanical
knowledge can handle the installation themselves if the filtration unit
comes with good instructions. However, it is often better to pay for
professional installation because it will generally take less time and
you will have access to someone with a great deal of expertise to answer
any operational questions you may have.
By removing chlorine and other harmful chemicals at the
point-of-entry, whole house water filters not only provide cleaner,
healthier water, but better air quality, as well. They prohibit chlorine
from vaporizing in the air when used in the shower and dishwasher.
Inhaling chlorine vapor is strongly correlated to the onset or
aggravation of asthma and bronchitis. Whole house water filters also
prevent harmful chemicals from embedding in clothing in the laundry, and
they lessen the amount of detergent needed in both laundry and
Once the whole house purifier is installed, you will need only to
perform some basic maintenance about twice per year. In most cases, this
will consist of simply replacing the drinking water filters, but it may
also involve other minor maintenance to help keep the entire system in
good working order.