Choosing the Best Whole House Water Filtration System
Having access to clean and healthy water is important for our peace of mind. According to data gathered by the U.S. Geological Survey, the water in the Waterford, Michigan area has historically had higher levels of arsenic, nitrate and chloride. A whole house water filtration system can help provide the peace of mind you need but choosing the best one for your home can be a daunting task. However, by following some simple steps and knowing what to look for, you can make an informed decision.
Considerations to Keep in Mind When Selecting a Whole House Water Filtration System
- Identify your water source and contaminants: The first step in choosing a whole house water filtration system is to identify the source of your water and the contaminants it may contain. If your water comes from a municipal supply, check their annual water quality report for information on the contaminants present in your water. If you have a private well, get your water tested to determine what contaminants are present. Some common contaminants include chlorine, sediment, pesticides, bacteria and heavy metals. Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can test your water for you.
- Choose the type of filtration system: There are various types of systems available, including carbon filters, reverse osmosis systems and UV systems. Carbon filters are effective at removing chlorine, sediment and some volatile organic compounds (VOCs), while reverse osmosis systems remove a wider range of contaminants, including fluoride and heavy metals. UV systems are effective at killing bacteria and viruses.
- Determine the flow rate and capacity: The flow rate and capacity of a whole house water filtration system are important factors to consider. The flow rate determines how much water the system can filter at a given time, while the capacity refers to how much water the system can filter before the filters need to be replaced. Make sure to choose a system that can meet your household’s daily water usage.
- Consider the maintenance and replacement costs: They require regular maintenance, such as filter replacements. Consider the cost and frequency of maintenance when choosing a system. With a Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Red Carpet Maintenance Program, your plumbing will be inspected annually.
By following these steps, you can select a system that meets your household’s needs and provides clean, safe water for you and your family. For more clarification about which whole house water filtration system can best meet your family’s needs, contact Kotz.
Call Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing to schedule an appointment with one of our trained plumbers. We can test your water and provide affordable options from which you can choose.