A whole house water filter can offer the solution for a myriad of issues throughout your home. From improving the taste and quality of your water to prolonging the lifespan of your appliances and pipes to improving your health, installing a system is a solid investment in your home.  

What’s Involved? 

A whole house system is installed where the main line enters your home. This ensures that every drop of water throughout your home is filtered. While municipal water supplies are supposed to protect us from harmful water contaminants, the Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Water Act are not always strictly enforced. When contaminant levels are not sufficient to cause immediate illness, there is no call for immediate action of attention. Unfortunately, research has shown that some water contaminants can cause chronic health effects from repeated exposure to small amounts. A whole house system removes contaminants as they pass through a filter that is connected to your main line. All water that comes into your home passes through this filter before it is routed to toilets, water appliances or faucets inside the house. The contaminants removed will depend on the water you receive from your municipal system, so it is a good idea to have your water supply tested to tailor your new system correctly. 

The Benefits of a Whole House Water System: 

There are a number of benefits associated with installing a whole house water system. The most obvious is that the taste, odor, and overall water quality will be improved. A whole house system can provide an immediate improvement with odor and contaminant free water throughout your entire home. This can not only improve your drinking water, but also prevent sand, silt and dirt clogging up your pipes.  

Another important benefit is that you can prolong the lifespan of your appliances. When you have poor water quality, you may notice that your drinking water doesn’t taste nice or your fixtures become stained, but you are not likely to see what is happening to your appliances. Water contaminants can build up inside your appliances and contribute to scale that compromises efficiency and places the unit under greater strain. By removing these contaminants from the water supplied to these appliances, you can reduce this strain and improve the lifespan of the device.  

You may also benefit from improvements to your health and wellbeing. While chlorine is useful in disinfecting tap water, it has been linked to health issues. There are also other potentially harmful contaminants that can enter your water supply and put your health at risk. A whole house system can eliminate these contaminants before you are exposed.

Finally, you are likely to notice that your skin and hair feel softer. Hard water can prevent soaps, shower gels, and shampoos from lathering properly and can leave the hair and skin feeling dry and dull. When you shower with good quality water, your hair and skin will feel softer.  

If you are still unsure about whether a whole house water system is a good investment for your home, you should speak to a water treatment professional. An experienced, fully WQA certified technician can test your water quality and address any queries or concerns.

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.