When you are buying a new water treatment system from a dealer like EPA Water, one decision you’ll have to make is whether you want a point of use or point of entry system. Each type of system serves a different purpose, and there are a few different things you’ll have to consider when choosing which style suits your needs. Today we’re going to talk about point of use vs. point of entry water filters and how to decide which one is right for your home!
Point of use vs. point of entry water filters: Where they are installed
A point of use water filter is installed near a specific tap, such as under the kitchen sink. This system will filter the water that comes out of that individual tap and that tap alone.
A point of entry water filter is installed near your home’s main water line where water from your city or well enters your home. This system filters all of the water that reaches every single tap in your home.
Point of use vs. point of entry water filters: What each is capable of
As mentioned above, a point of use water filter can only filter the water at a single tap. That means that the rest of the water in your home is not filtered, unless you have multiple point of use systems installed around your home. The advantage of a point of use filter, however, is that it will remove any contaminants that your tap water may have picked up in your home’s own pipes before reaching that tap.
A point of entry water filter has the advantage of providing filtered water to every single tap in your home. That means that it will filter not just the water you use for drinking, but also the water you use for showering, brushing your teeth, washing your hands, doing laundry, washing dishes and whatever else you use tap water for in your home.
Point of use vs. point of entry water filters: Deciding which one is right for your home
The best way to decide which type of filter is right for your home is to have your water tested by a water quality professional in Pennsylvania like EPA Water. After analyzing what’s in your home’s water, we can tell you whether a point of use or point of entry water filter would work better to solve your home’s particular contamination problems.
Often times, homes are best protected with a point of entry system. But if a point of entry system is too expensive of an option, a point of use system is a good alternative because it will at least protect your home’s drinking water. In some instances, homeowners choose to install both a point of entry system (to filter water as it enters their homes) as well as a point of entry system at the kitchen sink (to filter water after it travels through the home’s pipes).
If you have any questions about point of use vs. point of entry water filters, or if you’d like a water treatment system serviced or installed in your home, contact EPA Water Consultants, your Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey dealer of water filtration and water softening systems. We service areas all over Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including towns like Maple Glen, Meadowbrook and Mechanicsville, PA.
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