3 Common Misconceptions About Whole House Water Filtration Systems

When you’re researching methods to improve the quality of your water supply, it’s important to get hard facts. There is a lot of misinformation available, and it can be hard to separate truth from fiction. The information you need can vary a great deal, depending on your unique water quality issues and the types of equipment you’re interested in. A whole house water filtration system can address many water quality issues, and it deserves serious consideration. Here we will debunk three of the most common misconceptions about whole house water filters so that you can make an informed choice. hand-with-a-paper-1240154

1. They Cost Too Much: 

A high end bottle of water could cost more than $2.50, and people buy them every day. In fact, the initial cost of a whole house water filtration system is marginal if compared to buying bottled water annually. As we will see, the quality of the filtered water is not just for drinking either, and other aspects of home life will benefit from the improvement. 

2. A Simple Water Filter is Enough: 

A filter water jug in the refrigerator or an under sink water filter will provide some filtered water to drink. In contrast, a whole house water filter system provides filtered water to every faucet and water using appliance in your home. This will give you peace of mind that every faucet is providing water that is safe for consumption and other uses. Some of these other uses include: 

Showering: the removal of chlorine and chloramine will remove the possibility of inhaling harmful gas that could damage your health. 

Cooking: cleaner water will improve the taste of beverages and provide a clean way to wash food and cook pasta and rice. 

Washing Dishes: a whole house water softener fitted to your system will protect your hands from chlorine in the water. You will also notice that there is less spotting on glassware and silverware.  

3. Every Model is Exactly the Same: 

When you start to research whole house water filter systems, it will quickly become apparent that there are many different brands and models available. Each of these will have differing features and benefits for improving water quality. Your specific needs for water filtration will vary, depending upon your unique water supply. It may be the case that your water supply is high in iron and a system that can filter iron effectively is required. Perhaps, your water is hard, and you would like a system that can soften your water as well as provide filtration. This may seem overwhelming, but this is a good thing, there will be a whole house filter to suit your needs, and you just have to find it. A local water professional will understand your water needs and be able to offer useful advice on which system you will need. 

There are many types of water filters systems and water softeners on the market to deal with an expansive variety of water quality issues. Always ensure that your chosen professional is fully WQA certified, this will ensure that they meet and even exceed water industry standards.

With more than 25 years experience in the residential and commercial water treatment space, Terry is a WQA (Water Quality Association) certified water specialist, LEVEL 3, as well as a WQA certified sales representative.  Terry currently sits on EcoWater Systems (a Berkshire Hathaway Company) national Peers committee, as a water treatment expert advising other water professionals with less experience on best trade and technology practices. EcoWater Systems of Nebraska is one of the biggest water treatment and water delivery businesses in the state.  

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