Water filtration systems are the most popular way to get clean water at home. They remove contaminants like sediment, dirt and rust that can make drinking water unsafe to drink.
Filters can be made of many different types of materials, including sand, charcoal and granular activated carbon (GAC). Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages.
A reverse osmosis system can be used to remove even more contaminants from your water, including bacteria, viruses and chemicals. These systems use pressure to push water through a semi-permeable membrane that blocks particles larger than the size of 1 micron (1/1000th of a millimeter). This process removes about 99 percent of the contaminates in your water. The disadvantage of reverse osmosis is that it’s expensive and requires a lot of energy to operate. However, if you have well water with high levels of nitrates or iron, a reverse osmosis system may be worth considering.
Another option is to install a whole-house water filtration system. This is a complex piece of equipment that contains carbon filters, reverse osmosis membranes and other filters to remove contaminants from your water supply. It can be installed anywhere in the home, but it’s usually placed near the main water line outside.
The disadvantage of a whole-house filtration system is that it’s expensive and requires professional installation. It also needs to be serviced periodically—perhaps once a year or so—to ensure it’s operating properly. Another option is to install an under-the-sink water filter.
Undersink Water Filters
Undersink Water Filters are much less expensive than whole-house systems, and they can be installed by anyone who’s handy with tools. They sit on a countertop next to your kitchen sink and filter water as it comes out of the faucet. The advantage of this type of filter is that it’s easy to install and maintain. A disadvantage is that undersink filters aren’t as effective as whole-house systems at removing contaminants such as lead, fluoride and chlorine.
Frizzlife water filters are the most effective water filters for removing contaminants and provide the best tasting water. They’re easy to install, and they come with a lifetime guarantee.