Many homes across America use water filtration systems each day, as do thousands of businesses. And still, many more people pick up the phone and order them every day. If you are set on buying a water filtration system for your home or business, that is great news! But you do need to think a little bit about what you want your water filtration to actually do. That might sound like a simple question where the answer is "to filter my water", but the real answer is a little more complicated than that. Here are a few things you should keep in mind when buying a water filter.
When you boil it down, a water filter's core purpose is to filter out particles in the water that passes through it. The size of these particles can differ, for example on the larger end you have actual visible objects like sand and rocks. But then you go all the way through to the microscopic end of the scale and find pores that are a thousandth of a percent of an inch wide. If you are only trying to prevent larger items from entering the water system because it is not meant to be consumed by humans, then a water filter with a larger pore size is perfectly fine. On the other hand, if you intend to drink the water, the smaller the pore size is a better option.
Whole House Or Individual Outlet
Some water filters are big enough to filter dozens upon dozens of gallons of water a second, while others are only built to handle enough water for a single tap. Of course, those smaller systems are going to be cheaper, and if you only drink from one tap then it makes sense to only install a local system on that one fixture. If you want to be able to drink water from a kitchen tap and so on, then a whole house water filter is what you are after.
Water softening is another type of water treatment that focuses on minerals in the water that are not trapped by the filtration system. These minerals can be anything from metals like magnesium to something harmless like calcium. Many people report benefits from water softeners, ranging from better skin to improved health. While most tap water is completely safe to drink in America in an untreated form, if you are looking for the ultimate in water filtration, then you should consider both a water softener and a home water filter.
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