Choosing Between Types of Home Water Filter Systems
Filtering your water at home can save you hundreds of dollars a year by not buying bottled water. Using home water filter systems decreases your environmental impact by drastically reducing the amount of plastic waste you create. Essential Services offer a line of Everpure systems for all your home filtration needs.
Types of Water Filter System
Various kinds of water filter system exist, and we can help you choose which is right for your needs. Activated carbon, sometimes just called carbon filters, absorb the larger particulates such as sediment and silt. The activated carbon is can also absorb some of the odours leaving behind a cleaner tasting water. Reverse osmosis forces water through a membrane which traps the particles. It can handle smaller particulates than activated carbon.
In water ionisers, electrically charged plates separate water into an alkaline stream and an acidic stream. The alkaline water is softer and typically better for your skin. Infrared filters also create negatively charged water to produce soft water but does so using infrared light. Another type of light filter is UV which kills bacteria and other microbes in the water.
The best water filter system takes advantage of a combination of filter types such as ionisers coupled with reverse osmosis. UV filters do not remove particulates. Therefore they are often combined with a filter that does.
Inline high-flow filters easily integrate into the plumbing under your kitchen or bathroom sink to give you quality water whenever you use the tap. A dedicated tap is a second faucet that gives you a choice of using filtered or unfiltered water.
Benefits of Using Filtered Water
Filtering your water at home affords you many benefits and is an investment that can pay for itself. Firstly, it provides safe and clean water for your family. Even if you have a connection to a safe and reliable municipal water source, filtration can remove the smell and taste of chlorine. The better your water tastes, the more likely your family will consider it for their beverage of choice.
Homes with private wells have no regulatory safeguards on the water entering the house, so filtration is particularly important. Private wells often need a combination of methods for sediment reduction, softening, and bacterial contamination. Our experienced staff can also help you keep your well water safe.
If you have found yourself part of the population that consistently carries bottled water, a water filter at home can save you hundreds of dollars a year. You will also cut down on the waste created by refilling your reusable bottle from your tap. It can be safer than bottled water when you consider the adverse health effects research shows regarding the chemicals leached from the disposable containers.
If you need help choosing a water filter system contact Essential Services. We are an authorised Everpure dealer which provides you with the peace of mind that your filtration system will be fully backed by a warranty and superb customer service.