Are you getting sick of buying bottled water, but don’t want to drink tap water either? Of course, bottled water is convenient, but it can get pricey. The solution may be finding the right water filter for your home. Unfortunately, our tap water has been proven to have several chemicals and other contaminates in it that can adversely affect your health. Not to mention, without filtering your water, the taste is sometimes less than desirable. Finding the right water filter for you can be a real challenge, so AAA Water Team is here to share some information that might help you choose the right filter for your home.
How Do You Know You Need a Water Filter?
Sometimes, you can see sediment in your tap water, that you know shouldn’t be there. Your tap water might even have a rancid smell to it. If it doesn’t though, how do you know that you need a water filter? The first step in determining whether or not you need a filter is to do some investigative work. You need to know exactly what is in the water you are drinking. There are a couple sites that you can visit to get reports on what is found in your water. Annually, your water supplier should issue a water quality report. You may also be able to find a report on the EPA’s website that breaks down what is in your water. They can be hard to decipher if you don’t know what you are looking for, so you can find a guide at the Campaign for Safe and Affordable Drinking Water’s website. Finally, you can call AAA Water Team for water testing. We literally come to your home or business, take a sample and send it to the lab. Once we get the results, we consult with you and explain what they mean for you and your family and pets.
Different Types of Water Filters
Countertop Water Distillers
This is a portable appliance that heats the water, and turns the steam into water in a different container. It isn’t a very practical choice since it uses a lot of energy to operate, and it doesn’t remove any chemicals and only some bacteria. Water distillers will remove minerals and particles, but they don’t do it very quickly. It takes about an hour to get 1 gallon of water.
This type of filter can be found in pitchers, sink mounted models, under the sink models, or even whole house systems, and is a popular one in many houses across the country. The use of the porous material, carbon, is great at absorbing several impurities that are found in your water as the water passes through it. Carbon filters are great at removing lead, chemicals, parasites, pesticides and more from your water.
Reverse Osmosis Filters
These filters are usually found underneath your sink and have a semipermeable membrane that works with a carbon filter to remove many chemicals and other contaminates that a carbon filter might miss when it is used alone.
Whole House Ultra Violet (UV) Light Water Filter
These filters use Ultra Violet Light to purify water. They are not effective at removing chemical pollutants or spores. They are mostly used to kill bacteria and viruses, and will improve the odor of your water.
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No matter what, when you decide to put a filter in your home, you need to be informed on your choices. AAA Water Team can answer any questions you may have about water filters and help you decide which one will serve you best. Call today!