With all the talk about problems in our drinking water supply, you are probably interested in making sure your water if pure and free of contaminants. Therefore, you should be looking at buying a water filter. However, there are many water filters to choose from and it is confusing. We encourage you to look at the best water filter type available, which is the whole house water filter.
So you may wonder if a whole house water filter is right for you. Is it right for your home? If you own a home, it is a good fit. It is a little harder to manage if you are renting but can be done. First, you should look at the pros and cons of water filters and the whole house systems in particular. Below are a few of the pros and cons you should know about.
As for the pros or plus sides to whole house water filters, one is that they can keep an entire home clean with just one system. This is ideal for homes with many showers and faucets. For example, did you know that chlorine could get in your skin through steam in the shower faster than it can by you drinking it? That is why it is important to have your shower heads protected as well as your faucets. You do not want to bathe in chlorine any longer.
Another plus side to using a whole house water filter is that doing so cancels the need for multiple filters at every outlet in your house. If an individual wants clean water from multiple outlets, a complete home filter is the best way to go. Otherwise, one would need to put a filter on every shower and under every faucet. This would mean multiple filters to change often. The costs of this could quickly outweigh the onetime cost of a whole house filter.
While there are many pros to the whole house water filter system, there are cons too. One is the cost of having it professionally installed. Although this is usually part of the cost of buying the filter and a onetime cost, it can be several hundred dollars to have done correctly. You need some experience with plumbing and soldering to do it right and most people do not have that experience. Buying from a good dealer or manufacturer will at least keep that cost at a minimum.
Speaking of costs, the costs of buying a home filtration system can be expensive, but it is also important to remember what you are getting. As previously stated, some homeowners end buying filters for several sinks in the home. When compared over time, the costs are in favor of the whole home system. With water units for the entire home there are filter media changes only once every ten years or so. With under…