Whole Home Filtration System
What is a Whole Home Water Filtration System?
June 5, 2023
Whole Home Filtration Systems
While they may seem quite confusing, whole filtration systems are incredibly effective in protecting you and your home from problematic water. There are a few different approaches one can take, but we hope to clarify them for you.
What is a Whole Home System?
A whole home filtration system is more of a solution-based approach to water treatment, based on your water quality and issues. These systems are flexible and personalized specifically to address your home’s needs. They are installed at the point of entry for your home’s water, treating it far before it reaches you. Your entire home, fixtures and appliances, will now receive treated water.
What Types of Water Filtration Options Are There?
There are many different options when it comes to whole-home filtration systems. Which type your home needs entirely depends upon the results of a water sample test. Some of the most common solutions and systems include:
- Acid neutralizer to balance pH levels
- Granular activated carbon to eliminate contaminants
- Water softeners to soften water and protect your pipes
- Iron reducers
- Sediment filters
What is the Difference Between a Whole Home and Drinking Water System?
While both types of systems are very beneficial to you in their own right, there are a few differences between the two. Drinking water systems are designed as a point-of-use system, meaning your water is filtered directly at your counter when you use our faucet. This type of system removes contaminants making the water safe for drinking and cooking. A whole home system lives at the point of entry for your home’s water, treating all of your water before it gets to you, giving your entire home safe, clean, refreshing water.
Do I Need a Whole Home Water Filtration System?
Without conducting a water sample test and site survey, we cannot definitively say if you need a whole home filtration system. There are a few signs and symptoms to look for however including:
- Dry skin and hair
- Bad-tasting or smelling water
- Discolorations or scale buildups in your sinks and tubs
- Contaminant notices from your town’s water department or water company
- Higher water bills
- Lower water pressure
- Damage to appliances such as your dishwasher or clothes washing machine