7 FAQs about Whole House Water Filtration Systems
Do you know what's in the water in your home? Depending on where you live, that clear liquid may well contain all kinds of nasties which are dangerous for humans to drink or even inhale. A whole house water filter might be advisable to provide your household with cleaner, healthier, andPosted — Updated
A. Yes. The two most popular are the activated carbon and reverse osmosis types. The former is best for removing disinfectants and other harsh chemicals, while the latter is most effective against both chemicals and microbial contaminants. Various sizes are available, according to the number of bathrooms in your home; the smaller ones will fit under your kitchen sink.
A. Yes. Because the system filters out chlorine, dangerous chlorine vapors will not be released while you are showering or running the dishwasher; inhalation of these vapors is even more hazardous than consuming chlorine via your drinking water, particularly for asthmatics and allergy sufferers. The water filter also removes iron from the water, which would otherwise turn to rust and possibly stain your freshly washed laundry and your plumbing fixtures. Washing clothes in filtered water avoids exposure to contaminants which may cause skin rashes.
Water quality can have an especially serious impact on members of your household who are delicate – under a year old, elderly, pregnant, ill, or immune compromised.
A. For an average-sized home, a whole house water filter including installation currently costs approximately $1500 to $2000. Installing this type of system is not a simple procedure and should be done by a professional. Once the system is in place, maintenance will be minimal in terms of cost and hassle, involving only occasional replacement of the filters (annually) or filtering media (every three to five years).
A. Professional installation of a whole house water filtration system involves minimal inconvenience to you and your family. It normally is completed within an hour.