What are the best hard water treatment systems? Is a whole house water system or a water conditioner right for you?
it comes to choosing a home water system, the choices can seem a bit overwhelming. There are many different types of home water systems, from reverse osmosis and carbon filters to water softeners and multi-step water processors. It’s important that you properly identify your water needs before selecting the system that will go in your home. This week’s Purity Bay blog post provides a breakdown of the different types of home water systems, and some tips for making the selection process easier.
Purity Bay offers a wide range of industry-leading home water systems that utilize the latest technology to provide you with clean, tasty, and fresh water. Whether you need reverse osmosis systems, water softeners, or whole-home water filtration systems, we’ve got you covered! Our team can help you analyze your water issues and select the home water system that best suits your needs. Read this week’s blog posts to learn more about how to know which home water system is right for you and contact Purity Bay in Tampa, Florida or El Paso, Texas for your free water analysis!
Before we get into the specific types of home water systems, let’s first discuss some tips that can make your selection a bit easier.
Tip #1: Analyze Your Water Supply
Before choosing your home water system, we recommend analyzing your water supply. Contact a professional to help you determine both the quantity and type of contaminants found within your water. You should also do some research about where your water supply comes from, as this can have an impact on which type of home water system would best suit your needs.
Tip #2: Determine the Flow Rate of Your Dispensers and Appliances
The flow rate of your water dispensers and appliances can have an effect on which type of home water system would be best for you. If the flow rate is lower than the filter’s flow rate, your home’s water supply may be interrupted and your water pressure may be lower than optimal. Our team of professionals at Purity Bay can help you do so.
Tip #3: Consider the Size of the Filter You Need
When choosing a home water system, it’s very important that the filter size of the system meets your needs. Typically, larger filters are best, as they increase water supply and provide longer service intervals.
Types of Water Filters
Now let’s look at the different types of filters available and what each type is best for your scenario:
Water softeners are systems that resolve hard water in your home by dissolving minerals that can make the water hard. You may have hard water if you have: stiff or faded laundry, soapy scum in your shower, or dishes with a chalky residue. If you notice any of these issues, a water softener could be a good solution for your home’s water supply.
Water softeners help to remove:
- Dissolved calcium and magnesium, which are minerals that cause hard water
- Dissolved iron and manganese
- Scales within the water
Whole House Water Filters
This refers to whole home water filtration systems. These are designed to remove various impurities from your water and enhance its overall taste and odor. These are installed in the main water line of your house and filter all water that is distributed throughout your home.
If you want cleaner, tastier water for drinking, cooking, laundry, and showering, a whole home water filtration system may be right for you.
Under the Counter Carbon Filters
Under the counter filters are attached to a single fixture in your home, such as a kitchen sink. These provide purified water, but would not protect your home’s plumbing from hard water damage. Under-the-counter carbon filters may be the best choice if you only need a filter for one fixture.
Our team of experienced professionals can help you select the type of water filter that would best suit your needs.
Whether you need help analyzing your water source and supply, determining your water needs, or selecting a home water system, we can help! Our team has the experience and knowledge necessary to accurately pinpoint water issues and provide the best solutions. To learn more or to schedule installation in Tampa, Florida or El Paso, Texas, reach out to the team at Purity Bay today!