If you use the best whole house water filtration system, you can drink, bathe and shower with a feeling of safety and purity. There are several factors that determine if your system is the right system.
Is your water supply contaminated? Most likely it is, especially if you’re supplied by a local water system. Chlorine and sediments ruin the pipes and add hugely to your plumbing expenses. Chlorine destroys the fixtures and rubber parts, for example the flap in the toilet.
If you are using a private well, do have testing conducted. Then, reconsider all of your possibilities before you buy anything. One popular whole house water filtration system is called reverse osmosis. However, there are much better, much more effective options available, and they are a good deal less expensive.
Since my home uses the public water suppliers, I wanted to look into a filter system that would remove the chlorine and numerous other chemicals present in the water. After more than a little investigative shopping, here is what I learned.
On the market, you can find five effective and popular brands. Two of these products don’t say anything about chlorine reduction or specific percentages. The remaining three filters eliminate over 99% of the harmful chlorine, as found by the National Sanitation Foundation and Underwriters Laboratories.
After I did more looking into the best three filters, I learned of one that would have required another electrical outlet. It operated on electricity, thus needlessly increasing my utility bill while costing more for better water. No thank you, I don’t need that extra expense.
For several good reasons, I elected not to use the reverse osmosis method. It wastes water by “back flushing”, and for those of us who want to protect our environment, reverse osmosis simply adds to the waste water problem.
With two products remaining, I looked at one produced by the Wellness Company at a price of $5950. The other filtration system, made by Aquasana, cost just under $1000, and understandably that was the one I purchased. Still, I had to look more closely at their filter; surely there was a good reason for such a high price?
I had to assume that a filter system costing six times as much would no doubt do a lot to protect my and my family’s health, but a look at the company’s website did not convince me. There are lots of claims about the effectiveness of their product but I found very little proof of their assertions.
One claim is that the water is healthier because the system “enhances” the water by ridding it of chlorine. Well, yes, we do want chlorine removed for many reasons. True enough. But we do not have to pay $6000 for the job.
For us, choosing Aquasana was a well thought out and highly satisfying decision. And, we hope that you will also be happy with your choice of a whole house water filtration system. Be sure to do your research as I have; it can pay rich dividends.