There are many different types of water filtration systems on the market, but they generally fall into one of two categories: point of use and point of entry. Today we’re going to talk about the differences between point of use vs. point of entry water filters and how to choose which category of filter is right for your home!
What is a point of entry water filter?
A point of entry water filter is a filtration system that is installed near your home’s main water supply. This type of treatment system filters all of your home’s water before it is sent to the individual fixtures in your home. That means that a point of entry water filter provides filtered water for every use in your home, including:
- Washing hands
- Washing clothes
- Washing dishes
Point of entry water treatment systems can use a number of different filtration methods depending on the individual needs of your home. In addition, a point of entry water treatment system can be used as a “pre-filter” for a point of use water filter.
What is a point of use water filter?
A point of use water filter is a filtration system that’s installed at a single fixture. These are most commonly found in the kitchen because they are often used to filter the water you use for drinking and cooking. A point of use water filter (such as an under-the-sink reverse osmosis system) can provide some of the highest-quality water that you can get, however it only delivers filtered water to a single tap.
Point of use vs. point of entry water filters: How to choose
Before choosing between a point of use and point of entry water filter, consider what concerns you have about your home’s water. If you are only concerned about the quality of the water you use for drinking and cooking, a point of use filter might be right for you. If you are concerned about the quality of the water you use for everything in your home, then a point of entry system would be a better option. For the best-possible protection, you might even want to consider installing both.
In order to help with your decision, contact EPA Water Consultants to schedule a free water quality analysis. We’ll provide you with a report of the contaminants in your water and talk with you about the effects that those contaminants can have, along with making recommendations about which type of filtration system would be best for your home.
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. We service and install Hague water filtration systems in the Greater Philadelphia area, including towns like Conshohocken, Coopersburg and Coplay, PA.