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Tips for Buying the Right Water Filter

If you have ever looked into buying a water filter for your home, you know that choosing one can be immensely complicated.  There is an incredible amount of information to sift through, and there are tough questions that need to be answered in order to find the right fit.

 

While trying to figure out the best filter, I spoke to experts and spent hours searching the internet for information, trying to understand the existing technology, and to gain an opinion of what filter was right for us. For those wondering how to choose the right water filter, I’ve got a few tips to get you started.  In this water purifier guide I share the important questions that should be answered before you start your search, and later, give some insight on what many experts say is the best technology available for water purification.

 

Decide why exactly you want to filter your home’s tap water. People buy filters for the following reasons.

 

Safe drinking water

The main reason for buying a home water filter is to ensure your drinking water is safe and tasty. The removal of calcium carbonate from tap water can improve taste considerably especially when water is reused in a coffee machine or in a water cooker or kettle.

 

Safe showering and bathing

Other reasons are to avoid to avoid dry skin and frizzy hair due to chlorinated water as well as inhaling and absorbing chlorine and related chemicals through your skin while showering or bathing. Read more about the benefits of shower water filters. You can get them cheap by utilizing offers from sites like Askmeoffers & CouponsABC they host such deals from numerous providers which you can use to save some money on your online purchases.

 

Soften hard water and prevent damage caused by hard water

You may want to bring a water filter in the home to extend the life of clothing, prevent scaling or spotting and filming on dishes or surface, and prevent damage to pipes and shower-heads. To ensure your water lathers properly with soap.

 

Questions to Consider When Choosing A Water Filter

What Contaminants Need To Be Filtered? Different types of water filters are capable of filtering out different contaminants, so before deciding on a filter, it is important to know what your city’s contaminants are.  Even if you have great water that regularly meets all EPA and state standards, there is always room to improve the quality of the water we drink. Lets us see some of the common types:

 

UV Water Filters

Many water filters deal with organic contaminants such as bacteria, fungus or viruses to varying degrees. But by far the best water filter for these types of contaminants is the ultraviolet water filter. A UV water treatment system can destroy up to 99.99% of waterborne microorganisms and can be combined with many types of whole home or point if use water filters. UV systems need electricity to operate. This means that it may not be suitable for some applications like emergency needs or survival needs if electricity is not available, so you may want to consider a battery backup.

 

Whole Home Water Filters

These are typically installed by a plumber at the point where the water supply enters your home. They tend to come with 3 stages of water filters and most begin with a sediment filter in the first stage. Depending on what you are looking to filter out, the second stage can either be a carbon blocking water filter or some other technology. For example, a kinetic degradation filter that uses high quality copper and zinc to remove contaminants in the water.

 

Reverse Osmosis Water Filter

This is the reverse osmosis membrane which contains extremely small pores that water is forced through under pressure. The pores block the contaminants which are larger from going through and let the water pass by. These were actually originally designed to purify salt water for drinking. (I assume it would work well for that). Reverse osmosis water filters store the purified water in a tank. This tank is usually installed directly after the 4th stage membrane. Now some systems have a 5th, 6th or even 7th stage filter inline after the tank to remove more and more contaminants or in our case to add back some of the good minerals, stripped out in the filtration process.

 

Conclusion

A water filter was a great choice for our family.  We don’t have to worry about the availability of bottled water at the store during the pandemic and beyond that, the hassle of lugging bottled water home goes away!  Plus we get great quality drinking water and peace of mind.


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