Do I Need a Water Filtration System?

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Why do I need a water filtration system?

Is the water coming into your home clean and safe? Are you sure? Because most likely, no matter where you live and where your water comes from, there is still some unwanted particles in your water. With a water filtration system, you can have cleaner and safer water. 

Whether the water in your home comes from a municipal system or a private well, the possibilities for contaminants, like  high levels of minerals can get the system. The taste is affected, your water using appliances become less efficient, and more. A water filtration system will address those issues by filtering the unwanted contaminants out, giving your family the following benefits: 

Safe drinking water. Unsafe drinking water can have dire consequences from pollutants of heavy metals and more. The health consequences can be profound and lifelong. Most municipal water systems in our country do a great job with water treatment, but even the best system can fail. With a water filtration system, you can be certain that the water in your home is clean. 

Save money. Do you buy bottled water every week? Even if you’re catching it on sale at 3 cases for $10, that is an expense that adds up, especially if everyone in the house consumers two to three bottles daily.  With a water filtration system, you can regain that money and pay for the system, with money left over! 

The environment. Plastic is filling our landfills at an alarming rate, and there is even more plastic that is tossed to the side that doesn’t make it to the landfills. A water filtration system will eliminate your family’s contribution to adding plastic bottles to the landfills. 

Plumbing issues. Even the cleanest water system in the country still has chemicals, heavy metal, and minerals coming into homes. Those contaminants are unhealthy for your family, your water-using appliances, and plumbing. The buildup those contaminants create are causing those appliances and plumbing to become corroded. Corrosion wears those things out faster, needing to be replaced sooner than normal. With a water filtration system, your appliances and plumber will have a longer lifespan. 

Ease skin irritation. Anyone with sensitive skin could be experiencing higher levels of irritations because of the water in your home. With a water filtration system, the water your family bathes ins will have fewer chemicals that have been connected to skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. Every one will have a cleaner feeling experience in bathing! 

Cleaner clothes. With the high level of minerals in your water, the effectiveness of washing your clothes is lost. A water filtration system will help you washing machine get your clothes cleaner and they’ll last longer with less chemicals in the water.  

Reduces limescale and  minerals. Have you noticed chalky, white deposits on your dishes and cookware? That is a buildup of minerals and limescale, typically caused by hardwater. Not only is that unattractive, but that build up is in the appliances and pipes is affecting the taste of your water too. With a water filtration system, those issues are alleviated, and your water will be better tasting. 

What does a water filtration system do?

There are different styles and types of water filtration systems, but they all remove unwanted impurities from the water coming into your home. Impurities like bacteria, chemicals, and sediments that affect the hardness, odor, and taste of your water. 

What is the difference between water filtration system vs water softener?

A water filtration system removes contaminants, resulting in cleaner water that tastes better.  A water softener removes the minerals that causes hard water, like  calcium and magnesium. A water softer has a targeted focus on contaminants, using a different process. 

What is the best water filtration system?

 Maybe you’ve decided your home could use cleaner, healthier, safer water, so you’re wonder now, what water filtration system do i need? There are several different brands and within those brands are a variety of models, styles, and types. 

There are the water filtration systems that removes chemicals, minerals, etc., that are installed on the faucet or under the sink as well as the pitcher style. You need to choose the one that is best for your budget and targets what you’re concerned with about your home’s drinking water. The following are three popular choices: 

  • Rated Best Overall: The  APEC ROES-50 Reverse Osmosis System which removes up to 1,000 various unwanted contaminants and is available through Amazon. 
  • Rated Best Faucet Attachment: The  PUR Faucet Water Filtration System fits easily to your existing faucet and removes several common contaminants. Available through Amazon and doesn’t require anu tools to connect. 
  • Rated Best Whole-House System is the Aquasana Whole House Water Filter System, also from Amazon, makes the not only the cooking and drinking water cleaner and safer, but bathing and showering too. 
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How much is a whole house water filtration system?

To have a whole house water filtration system installed by a professional, you can expect to pay as much as $1,800. This includes the initial water test, the water filtration system, and all the materials needed for the installation, as well as the labor. The contractor should offer you a written estimate that includes their guarantee and warranty. 

A DIY installation of a whole house water filtration system for home will cost up to $500. The downside to doing your own installation, there won’t be any guarantee or warranty on the work, just the equipment. 

With all these questions answered and the information provided, you may still wonder are home water filtration systems worth it? Yes, because you can’t be 100% sure how well the water from a private well or a public water supply has been filtered. Even the best of the best systems can have failures that allow contaminating, disease-producing pathogens from hazardous agricultural and  household products seep in the water system. 

Then there is the possibilities of your own water pipes having corrosion inside that is getting inside the water your family is consuming. So, the water filtration system benefits you can expect, regardless of where your water sources from are: 

  • Constant safe drinking water.
  • Saves money not buying bottled water.
  • Convenient not having to buy that bottled water.
  • Environmentally friendly.
  • Reduces plumbing issues.
  • Helps ease, even eliminate skin irritations.
  • Saves on soap, extends the life of your clothes.

Need water filtration system installation in Somerset, MA? Call (508) 272-1196 today.