When you’re choosing a water filtration system for your home, one decision that you have to make is where you want your water filtered. Whereas a point-of-use filter will purify water at a single tap right before water leaves the faucet, a whole house filtration system will filter your water as soon as it enters your home. Filtering your water at the point of entry can provide many benefits, some of which you might have never considered. In order to help you decide whether or not your home could benefit from a whole house system as opposed to a point-of-use system, today we’re going to answer the question, “Is a whole house filtration system right for me?”
Is a whole house filtration system right for me? Answer these questions to find out
- Do you drink water from more than one tap? Although some families might get all of their drinking water from a single kitchen tap, many people have homes where drinking water comes from multiple different faucets. Having healthy drinking water is one of the top reasons why people choose to install water filtration systems, so if you drink water from more than one tap a whole house system is likely right for you. Even if you don’t drink water from more than one tap, installing a whole house system will give you the option of filling up a clean glass of water at any tap in your home.
- Do you only want to install a single system? If you want filtered water at more than one tap, you either have to install multiple point-of-use systems or a single whole house system. If you’d like to avoid the hassle and expenses of installing and maintaining more than one water filter, a whole house filtration system would be the best choice for your home.
- Do you want pure water for showering? One place that people are exposed to water contaminants that often goes under the radar is in the shower. Contaminants like hardness minerals can dry out your skin in the shower, and you can breathe in chemical byproducts from chlorine through water vapor while showering. If you want to avoid contaminants in your shower water, a whole house filtration system is your best bet.
- Do you want pure water for your water-using appliances? Water contaminants like iron, manganese, calcium and magnesium can be very problematic when found in water-using appliances like your dishwasher and washing machine. Dishes that are exposed to contaminants can come out cloudy and streaky, while clothes that are washed in contaminants can get stained or have their fabric ruined. A point-of-use filter does not do anything to help situations like these, so if you want to protect your dishes and your clothes from damage you should consider a whole house filtration system.
- Do you want to protect your home’s pipes and fixtures? One of the biggest problems that a point-of-use water filter does not address is clogging and staining of your home’s pipes and plumbing fixtures. Hardness minerals and contaminants like bacteria can lead to severe clogging in your pipes, and contaminants like iron and manganese can leave unattractive stains in your sinks, bathtubs and toilet bowls. The best way to protect your pipes and fixtures is to install a whole house filtration system in your home.
If you have any questions about whether or not a whole house filtration system is right for you, or if you’d like a water system serviced or installed in your home, contact EPA Water Consultants, your water softener and water filtration system dealer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We provide service all over Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including towns like Newtown, Buckingham and Lansdale, PA.
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