Should You Get a Water Filtration System?
Are you sensitive to the taste and smell of city water? A whole-home water filtration system filters impurities from every tap in your home.
One sure sign you might want to invest in a whole-home solution is if you regularly buy bottled water to drink and cook with. If you want better quality drinking water but you've never had a water filtration system before, here are the advantages and disadvantages.
How Do Whole-Home Water Filtration Systems Work?
Whole-house water filtration systems provide clean, filtered water for your entire home, not just the kitchen faucet. It also works when you shower, bathe, or brush your teeth.
A good filtering system is the point of entry for all the water that comes into your home. The system you install depends on the quality of your water and what you want to filter out. For many people on city water, the goal is to eliminate chlorine. For well supplies, the most common contaminants in Jacksonville are bacteria and nitrates.
Benefits of a Whole-Home Water Filtration System
Clean water not only tastes better, it's essential to your health. Here are just some of the benefits to installing a filtration system in your home.
- Save money over time on pitcher filtration systems. High quality water filter pitchers do a good job, and they're easy to use. The pitchers themselves are relatively inexpensive, but the cost of replacement filters adds up. Pitchers also don't solve the problem of contaminated water in the rest of the house.
- Reduced scale build-up on your pipes. Jacksonville is known for its hard water. A water filtration system reduces scale, sediment, and other chemicals from accumulating in and backing up your plumbing system.
- Kills microorganisms. The chlorine city providers use to treat water does not kill all bacteria. Specially designed microfilters can filter them out.
- No sacrifice in water pressure. A whole house water filtration system can slightly slow down the flow of water into your home, but a professionally installed unit that's matched to your home's plumbing should prevent any noticeable drop in water pressure.
- Filters last a long time. Just like air filters in your home's A/C or your car, the filters in a filtration system do have limited lifespans. Sediment pre-filters should be replaced every three to six months and sub-micron post filters should be swapped out every nine to 12 months.
Other benefits include the elimination of those chalky deposits on shower curtains and appliances and the iron and manganese stains you sometimes find on your clothing or sinks, tubs, and toilets.
In general, a quality water filtration system pays for itself quickly. If you buy a lot of bottle water, it's well worth investing in the best quality filtration system you can afford. The qualified plumbers at David Gray Plumbing can install a whole-house water filtration system so your family benefits from clean, safe water from any faucet in your Jacksonville, FL home.