Are Whole House Water Filters Worth it?

whole house water filters

Whole house water filter systems are necessary for the home, no matter how good you think your local water system is.

The fact is that, even if you live in an area known for having clean water, there may be hundreds of other harmful toxins that enter your body through drinking, cooking and showering.

Proper hydration is the key to keeping our body as healthy as possible and looking healthy. Everything from arthritis to asthma and headaches can be relieved through adequate hydration.

Why Whole House Filtration?

This whole house water filter guarantees that all the water we use every day is clean and pure. No other option offers full coverage for each sink and shower in your home. A simple installation guarantees pure water throughout your home.

While bottled water seems an attractive option, in reality, there are no government regulations that regulate its production, so most H2O bottles are no cleaner than tap water.

And no matter how thorough the water company in your area claimed to be, most tap water is filled with thousands of minerals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Only this whole house water filter can completely eliminate toxins from your water and leave behind minerals such as calcium and magnesium that we need. And as important as your drinking water is, it is even more important to make sure that the water in your shower is as clean as possible.

This whole house water filter system guarantees that you can bathe with purified water without excess chlorine, which not only can dry hair and skin, but also drastically affects the respiratory system.

You want to be sure that your family does not bathe their health down the drain while they bathe.

Whole house water filtration is available on the market from several manufacturers, either through your local home improvement store or directly through the manufacturers’ websites.

Before purchasing a whole house water filter, you will want to look at all of the options and carefully select the system that best fits your specific needs. While many filtration techniques are used, a multi-stage system that uses a carbon filter will generally give you the best results for your money.

One of the best on the market is Pentek whole house water filtration system.

The Pentek water filtration system

This filtration system is best suited to high flow and high sediment requirements. The blue housing is made of polypropylene that is reinforced to provide resistance to chemicals, while the blacktop is constructed of (HFPP) for greater rigidity.

The threaded female inlet and outlet connections from the National Pipe Thread Taper (NPT) and a nitrile butadiene rubber O-ring (Buna-N) to ensure a tight seal.

A pressure relief button on the inlet side of the lid releases pressure in the housing to change the filter cartridges. This filter housing complies with Standard 42 of the National Sanitation Foundation / American National Standards Institute (NSF / ANSI) to ensure quality.
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It is used in several high-flow applications, including residential filtration of potable water, food service, and irrigation, among others.

The Pentek polypropylene filter cartridge helps reduce scale, silt, sand and rust particles in residential and commercial potable water. It has two separate gradient layers for greater particle reduction efficiency than standard string wound cartridges.

How whole house water filters work

The system consists of the main filter housing, which is connected to the main supply of the house. These filter systems usually use a single type of filter but if your home has problems with things like iron, hydrogen sulfide or bacteria you can have a special filter added.

The whole house water filter will usually filter between 10,000 to 100,000 gallons of water before you need to change the filter. You can even have a water softener added to the filter system.

But be careful a water softener will make soap almost unneeded so remember to cut your soap usage to normal.

When it is time to change the filter or filters for a filtration system there is a pressure release button that tells you when. Some people only have to change the filter once a year, while others have to change it once a month. The number of contaminants in your water determines when filters need to be replaced.

It is considered an entry-level system. That means it uses the main line into the house to filter the water. In other words, every water outlet inside of the house and including the garden hose will have filtered water.

It has one main benefit; it filters all of the water in your home. You no longer have to think about the water you drink, bathe or cook with, and you do not have to worry about the water your dishwasher or cloth washer uses.
Benefits of whole house water filtration system

Safe Drinking Water

Tap water contains chlorine and fluoride and even lead and arsenic. In a report from the Environmental Working Group, it was found that there are over 140 contaminants without safety limits in US drinking water.

What is shocking is that these contaminants contain residues of birth control pills, antibiotics, painkillers and antidepressants which have been excreted into sewage treatment plants and these find their way into our waterways.

Combine this with pesticides and herbicides from agricultural waste as well as urban and industrial waste, which includes softeners, solvents, repellents, and chemicals that create a deadly chemical cocktail for us to drink!

The most serious consequence is that the US population is, in effect, being mass medicated without knowledge. Evidence now links Prozac with depression, schizophrenia, and suicide.

Another consequence is drug-resistant bacteria and increases in estrogen resulting in low sperm count and deformities in fish. A whole house water filtration system would remove all of these contaminants.

Removing Chlorine and Fluoride

Concentrated and large amounts of chlorine fumes produced from showers and dishwashers are one of the major causes of asthma. The fumes are breathed in when we are showering, bathing and washing dishes and they also hang around in the air in the house.

When children are playing in the bath, there will be many times when they unwittingly drink the water. Knowing that the bath and shower water is already filtered just gives you peace of mind.

In the Laundry

Clothes tend to last longer and are softer once the heavy metals have been filtered out of the water, and the absence of chlorine residue in the clothes relieves allergy sufferers.

Household Appliances

Household appliances such as dishwashers, coffee machines, washing machines, irons and even sink faucets will last 10 times longer without the scale build up that occurs without filtration.

For Your Pets

Pets deserve the best drinking water too! Pets too are affected by diseases from the contaminants in tap water.

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