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Tips For Purchasing Water Filter Systems

Water filter systems are basically involved with removing impurities present in tap water. Reverse osmosis and carbon purification are 2 main procedures employed for designing these units. When you’re installing a filter in your homes, you should always look for a NSF certified device. While shopping for a domestic water filter, users can purchase a softener cum filtration unit.

There is a common misconception among folks regarding softening and filtration processes. While softening removes magnesium or calcium salts, filtration causes removal of chemical and biological contaminants. The extent of filtration depends upon size of sieve and the particles. Small sieve or micro filters remove minute particles. However they’re slow and expensive devices. Depending upon your personal requirements, you can check out the common water filters available in the market and grab the best one.

If you’re confused about purchasing water filter systems, please go through the following guidelines.

Firstly, test the status of your water to determine the type of filtration.

In case your water is soft (hardness level is less than 17.1ppm) and contamination free, you can opt for the carbon installed filtering unit.

However if your water is hard (ratings more than 17.1ppm) and full of impurities then you require elaborate water filtration systems that can manage peak demands. Also, make sure you contact your state office to resolve the filtration process.

Next, depending upon availability of space, you can get an air line unit (it’s mounted directly on the main plumbing system) or a faucet mounted system (it’s easy to mount and requires fewer filter changes)

In case your water shows presence of organic chemicals, pesticides, chlorine, chloroform or other cleaning agents, you can use carbon filters. In case of biological contaminants and colloidal particles, use micro-filters and UV ray filters.

If the water test shows the presence of metallic salts of iron, lead, sodium, fluorides and nitrates, you should go for a reverse osmotic filter. The only problem associated with reverse osmotic water filtration devices is that it uses a restricted amount of water and wastes approximately 4 gallons of water in one complete cycle. However, this device is beneficial in the case of high amount of calcium salts.

Lastly, go for a machine that comes with a performance indication unit or cutoff meter and timer.

Budget and quality are 2 important factors that decide your transactions. Make sure you acquire the best water filters offered at affordable costs.

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