As you might guess from the name, a “whole house” water filtration system filters all of the water that enters your home. Whether the water is being used in your refrigerator, kitchen sink, bathtub, or toilet, a whole house filter removes contaminants and debris before the water gets to you. In some cases, a whole house filtration system can even have ultraviolet elements that disinfect the water.
Despite all these benefits, some homeowners worry about their filter reducing their home’s water pressure. This fear is not totally unfounded, as filtration systems work best when they corral the water for a sufficient time. However, a skilled plumbing team like Plumbing by Jake can install your filtration system professionally and prevent any significant reduction in your water pressure.
Additionally, whole house water filters may reduce water pressure if they fall into disrepair. The best way to prevent this is to schedule regular maintenance so that any problems are caught early and fixed quickly.
Ready to get your whole house water filter installed professionally? Trust the experienced hands at Plumbing by Jake. Call our office today at (928) 377-5910 or send us an email through our website and we will schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.
Benefits of a Whole House Water Filter
There are many reasons why you’d want a whole house water filtration system installed. This is especially true if you live on well water, which can contain potentially harmful contaminants and, even if the contaminants are not dangerous, can alter the taste of your water. Below, we’ll go over a few benefits you might expect with your filter.
Even if your water is designated as safe to drink, it might be bad for your skin. Trace amounts of chlorine may be considered acceptable in drinking water, but it can dry you out during a bath or shower, causing skin irritation. By having a whole house water filter, you help ensure that your showers and baths are as refreshing as possible.
“Hard water,” or mineral water, contains particles and minerals that can affect the flavor and health properties of your water. But did you know that it can also affect your wallet? Many people dislike the taste of tap water that has not been filtered, leading them to purchase bottled water for their home (or water services such as Culligan). Over time, this far outweighs the cost of purchasing, installing, and maintaining a filtration system. Other ways a whole house water filter can save you money include:
- Lengthening the life of your appliances
- Slowing down wear and tear on your plumbing system
Having a water filtration system is also a great way to make your home more environmentally friendly. By negating the need for purchasing water bottles, you cut back on your personal plastic usage. Plastic can take many years, even centuries, to break down. Meanwhile, they fill up landfills or wind up in the ocean, where they trouble wildlife and can injure or kill animals. So, not only does your whole house water filter improve the quality of your home’s water, it also has a positive effect on the environment.
Types of Whole House Water Filters
Different water filters use different methods to weed out the contaminants in your water. Some of the most common whole house filtration systems include:
- Activated carbon filters
- Ion exchange
- Sediment filtration
- Catalytic conversion
- Ultraviolet systems
The most common type of filter uses activated carbon. This method is good for both residential and commercial buildings, and it’s widely used. By stacking together various carbon materials, the filter creates a web of molecules with tiny, microscopic pores throughout. As the water passes through the pores, the material strains out gases, chlorine, odors, and detritus.
Another common version of the whole house filtration system is one that uses ion exchange. This is usually seen in water softeners. Beads within the filter exchange charged ions with elements in the water, removing metallic elements from your water supply. Whole house filtration systems can be installed easily by a professional and will work without you needing to direct them.
Call Plumbing by Jake Today to Get Your Whole House Water Filter
When installed correctly and properly maintained by a professional, a whole house water filter shouldn’t cause any serious problems with your water pressure. At Plumbing by Jake, we can handle all of your water filtration needs by installing, repairing, and maintaining your filter at a reasonable price.
If you are ready to experience better water quality and save money, call Plumbing by Jake today. Schedule your appointment through the form on our contact page or call our office at (928) 377-5910 to speak with a member of our team.