Nowadays, there are lots of evidences showing that water from our water filter system isn’t clean as we thought. It’s a trend that many people are thinking and finding a low-cost method to get the cleaner source of water for their houses. One of the best solutions is using a whole house water filter.
Unlike many traditional water systems with built-in filter, the whole house water filter system will bring filtered and clean water directly to your tap. But one problem you may face when deciding to purchase this type of system is its huge number of different models available on the market, which makes it hard for you to choose from. That’s why I write this article to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using a whole house water filter system to help you get pertinent information before purchasing.
You may wonder some questions right now like:
- “Is this system compatible with your house?
- Does it fit?
- Is this a right choice for your family?”
Depending on each house, it sometimes takes more efforts to install a whole new system than others. However, you will have more benefits than you think from this system in a long run.
The main advantage of the whole house water filter system is obvious that you will be provided with clean water for your entire house through just one filter unit. In traditional systems, every faucet must have its own attaching device to operate. Basically, you will like the whole house system if you own a big house with many showers or bathrooms.
Immediately, you may think that why you need clean water in your bathroom or shower. The answer is based on science research showing that your body absorbs some chemicals like chlorine existing in traditional water system much faster when you take a shower or soak in the bath. That’s will be such a big problem for a long time because you and your family may get contaminated, which results in a poor health.
The second pro that you may already know is the cost benefit of using a whole house water system. Comparing with traditional systems using separated filter units for each room, this type requires only one single main unit – it’s no doubt more cost effective. The whole house system is also easy to install and maintain in case you get clogging or any other problems.
Along with advantages, you should know the disadvantages of this system too. The biggest disadvantage is its cost to install for the first time and you also need a professional manufacturer to install it. Despite this is a one-time cost, the price could be more than several hundred dollars. This big sum of money may make you think whether you need this type of water system or not.
The cost is high for sure, however, let’s check again which benefits you have. Not mentioning the clean water you will get, the whole house system is more advanced when you use it for a long time comparing to traditional systems. It’s about the maintenance fees.
The lifetime service of a whole house water filter system relying on each model is about ten years or even more. Traditional systems should have separate filters in each room replaced every three months to make sure you can have the clean water. The cost to maintain traditional systems at recommended time could rise up to $500 per year together with the hassle you might suffer. Bacteria living in bad water filter can cause harm to your health steadily and you may never notice that.
This may take you lots of time but it’s worth bringing your water to test to make sure that no bacteria or bad elements existing in your filter system could affect you and your family’s health. You may be surprised that the actual number of people using the whole house water filter system in our country is quite low. This system is only chosen by a number of consumers.
The answer for this small number may result in the fact that not many people actually care about their water quality. They just install the water system for a basic need, not for their health consequences in a long time. Some houses don’t even use the filter system at all.
It could also be due to the confusion people may have because of the wide variety of water filter systems available on the market that make them distracted from the good system they should use. That is the reason why I hope this article can help you know the importance of water filters and their pros and cons. It’s good to know more about the capacity, the size and lifetime maintenance cost of the filter system. Try to ask as many questions as you can from the manufacturers to understand deeply about the system you’re aiming for.
Elizabeth at www.PurifierAdvisors.com, providing knowledge and insight on water filtration and reverse osmosis drinking water systems.