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Guide To Whole House Water Filter

Aug 18, 2007
More people are getting concerned about the quality of the water that flows through our taps for drinking, showering and cleaning purposes because even though it passes quality control, which is monitored by the local Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is certified drinkable there are many minerals and even bacteria that still exist and can damage our health, skin and appliances.

Here is why you should consider installing a whole house water filter system in order to avail guaranteed clean water for every requirement you have in your household.

What is a Whole House Water Filter?

A whole house filter connects to the main water line entering your house so that all of the water dispensers in your house - faucets, toilets, showers, baths, kitchen, laundry - dispense treated water. Typically the filter is connected to the main water line before it splits into the hot water heater. Customers wishing to purify the water to their garden and sprinkler systems may find this to be a bit more challenging as the main water line coming off the city system often splits off into a "house" water line and a "yard" water line in the house's foundation slab or in the ground before the house. Consult your house's blueprint or city water utility for further details.

Choosing The Whole House Water Filter System Best For You

There are a variety of filter systems that you can choose from and the main deciding point should be the answer if the house in which you are going to install it is rented or owned; for rented houses you will require whole filter systems that can be removed when you decide to move while for your own home you can invest in the more expensive types that are advantageous in the long run and do not need removing.

Whole house water filter are installed directly in the pipe at the source from where water is supplied to the entire house and can cost anywhere from $99 to a few thousand dollars depending on the brand, type, size and life span it carries. All filters need changing periodically and that needs to be taken in calculation when you decide on any one type, as that can cost you considerable taking in account that the flow of water through this filter of higher than that from just a tap and an inexpensive whole house water filter will probably makes its money in the filter replacements.

Benefit Of Clean Healthy Water Everyday

Having a filter system will put your mind at ease anytime you choose to use the water whether it is for drinking purposes, washing or cleaning and the impact will soon be felt in the taste of the water, healthier skin, soft hair and better functioning appliances. All these benefits from the whole house water filter system will in fact add to your savings as you don't need to buy bottled water, expensive lotion for treating your skin problems, masks and treatments for your hair and not to mention maintaining and repairing appliances such as the washing machine or dish washer, which can cost an arm and a leg.

Another good part is that the water that gets to go back into the drains is also free of chemicals, minerals and bacteria, which means you are protecting the environment as well.
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Scott Goodman writes about many different subjects. For more information and articles about Water Filters please visit Water Filter News.
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