House filtration systems are becoming increasingly more popular as citizens become aware of the dangers that they can face from their water. Chemicals from agricultural waste, pharmaceuticals, sewage, and chemical disinfectants find their way into a home’s water supply and aren’t effectively taken care of. With around 80% of Americans on municipal water, taking control of your water supply and its quality can be an issue. Employing a house filtration system can help to combat this as your water supply can be effectively treated at the point of arrival. This will negate the harmful impacts that these chemicals can have on your family. However, there are different types of house filtration systems and knowing which one will suit your needs can be confusing. Here, we go through some types of filtration systems that you can fit in your house – going over the benefits and drawbacks
Softeners and Conditioners
Softeners and conditioners are often confused with filtration systems. They are designed to tackle hard water and actually provide no filtration, removing no particulates or chemicals. Instead, they remove calcium and magnesium. Do not confuse softeners and conditioners with filtration systems, for best results consider employing one of them in tandem with a filtration system.
Sediment filters are simply designed to filter out larger particles and particulates that are found in the water system. Sediment filter systems are the least effective form of filtration as they can’t filter out chemicals and other small compounds. That being said, they are also the least expensive option. Sediment filters will not able to filter chemicals, bad tastes, or
Mixed media water filtration systems utilise multiple types of filtration media that can effectively tackle different contaminants. For example, Sweetwater’s Urban Defender whole house water filtration system uses a combination
Reverse osmosis systems typically use some different media filtration types combined with a reverse osmosis membrane. This membrane is incredibly effective at purifying water and helps to remove virtually all contaminants from your home’s water. The downside to reverse osmosis filtration systems is that they require ample amounts of space. They also must be more frequently maintained.
Now you have read about different types of water filtration systems, you can make an educated decision on what is best for your home. Although pure water is everyone’s goal, this is not always possible