What Should I Look For When Buying a Whole House Water Filter?

What Should I Look For When Buying a Whole House Water Filter?

Filtering water for everyday use has become the norm and in some parts of Australia, a necessity. Contaminants that pose a threat to our health have forced the use of chlorine and other chemicals to be used by local water-supplying authorities to purify water.

Buying a whole house filter can be a tough decision. You are investing in a safer, healthier option for your family, but you want to ensure you select the right system for your home and needs.

What is a whole house water filter?

A whole house water filter is installed where your main water line enters your home. By installing it at the entry point, your whole house system will deliver filtered water to all of your taps and appliances including your hot water heater.

What to look for

Water filters come in different shapes and sizes and serve different functions. To find the right fit to your requirements you should go through a few simple steps.

Get a large filter

This increases your water supply and will offer a longer service interval. Make sure you’re checking the port sizes of the filters to ensure they’re suitable for your family and the flow rates of water entering your house.

Analyse your water

Determine the quantity and the types of contaminants in your drinking water. You can test it yourself as there are many affordable water testing kits available online. However, if you want to know the exact level of contamination, hire a professional water specialist.

Determine your faucet and dispenser flow rate

Failure to do this can lead to pressure variation causing pipes to burst or leak or may cause consistent choking due to air filling. Flow rate variation can also affect the functioning of the filter cartridges and diminish their lifespan.

Filter purpose

A whole house water filter is designed to fit inside your existing plumbing system. There are different types of whole house water filters depending upon the type of contaminants present in the water. For example, some whole house water filters are specifically designed to filter out chlorine while others are designed to remove lead. Some whole house water filters even include a carbon block to reduce odour.

Only choose certified filters

Make sure that any filter you choose is NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) certified and meets Australian standards AS3947.

Business Credibility

A good manufacturer offers their customers certain free services like shipping, installation or maintenance services. Also look for an installation warranty. It is recommended to get your whole home water filter installation done directly by the seller or manufacturer as they provide the service from a certified plumber. Installing it on your own may void any warranty policies.

Read reviews and check the credibility of the seller or manufacturer online.

Filter Solutions WA is your local water filter specialist who will tailor the best water filter system to your individual requirements. We want to maximise your savings and provide a system that’s the best for your household needs. Schedule a no obligation free home water test today.

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Filter Solutions WA

Filter Solutions WA is passionate about bringing clean, purified water to WA families, and to do so in the most affordable way possible. With a desire to help other families like theirs create a healthier home environment, Scott and Rachel started Filter Solutions WA. We pride ourselves in our expert workmanship, delivering bespoke filter solutions for your unique needs.

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