When 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 that we’ve discussed some tips on how to find the right filter, let’s talk about some of the options and what each type of filter is best for.
Water softeners are home water systems designed to help soften your home’s water supply by dissolving minerals that can harden water. If you have stiff or faded laundry, soapy scum in your shower, or chalky dishes, it’s possible that you’re dealing with hard water and that a water softener would be the best option for a home water solution.
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
Whole house water filters are home water systems designed to remove a magnitude of contaminants from your water and improve the taste and smell of the water within your home. Whole home water filtration systems are installed in the main water line in your home, and therefore filter all of the water that is distributed throughout your entire home.
If you’re looking for cleaner, tastier water for every purpose in your home, including drinking, cooking, doing laundry, showering, etc., then a whole home water filtration system may be right for you.
Under the Counter Carbon Filters
Under the counter filters are point of use filters, meaning they attach to a single fixture, such as a kitchen sink, within your home and only filter water from that specific place. If you’re in need of a filter for only one of your fixtures, then under the counter carbon filters may be the best choice for you.
Our team of experienced professionals at Purity Bay can help you select the type of water filter that would best suit your needs.
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Here at Purity Bay, we do it all. Whether you need help analyzing your water source and supply, determining your water needs, or selecting a home water system, our team can help! We have the experience and knowledge necessary to accurately pinpoint water issues and provide the best solutions. To learn more about which type of home water solution may be best for your home or to schedule installation in Tampa, Florida or El Paso, Texas, reach out to the team at Purity Bay today!