Home Water Filtration Systems

| October 6, 2016 | Plumbing

Water is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, and home water filtration systems are perfect for providing clean delicious drinking water. Clear your tap water of contaminants, particles, and impurities by adding a water filter to your kitchen.

 Many people don’t like the taste of tap water and end up spending too much money on bottled water. Filtering your water at home will give you water that tastes good without costing you a fortune. Bottles of water also create trash, so water filters are a more environmentally friendly option.

 Pitchers and under sink appliances are typical home water filters. They use carbon filters, which function by trapping impurities in their highly absorbent, positively charged filters.

Other types of home water filtration methods include reserve osmosis, a process which pushes water against its natural flow through a semipermeable membrane, and distillation, which involves heating water until it boils and then obtaining the steam as it condenses, leaving behind contaminants.a kitchen faucet with clean water

To ensure your water is as clean as possible, change your filters regularly. Carbon filters should be changed every 2-3 months, and appliances should be maintained according to the guidelines of your product’s manufacturer. It’s also a good idea to hand wash your pitchers about once a week.

Determining which type of filtration system is right for you depends on what you need. Carbon filters are good for filtering out heavy metals such as lead, copper, and mercury, as well as chlorine, parasites, and pesticides. Some chemicals, however, won’t be removed using a carbon filter. For example, chemicals used in dry cleaning, perchlorates can only be removed using reverse osmosis, and arsenic can only be removed by distillation.

Whichever filtration system you decide on, be sure to drink plenty of water for a healthy lifestyle. Add a water filter to your kitchen and you’ll be sure to drink more water!