What is a Whole House Water Filter?

Also known as a point-of-entry tap, a whole house water filter is a system installed at the point where your main water pipe enters your home. Since this type of water treatment system is installed at the main point of water entry, every tap in your home delivers cleaner water. A whole house filter’s primary task is to rid your water of contaminants such as sulfur, iron, and chlorine, among others. 

Today’s Home Services offers a variety of whole house water purification systems in Lakewood Ranch, FL. Some remove chlorine odor while others reduce arsenic, sulfur, iron, and sediment in your water.

Below are the types of whole house water filtration systems you can choose from.

Carbon-Based Filters

Retailing at around $800, these are one of the more economical filters to maintain and purchase. A family of four uses at least 100,000 gallons of water annually, and carbon-based whole house filter systems can clean at least 300,000 gallons of water before replacement. Carbon whole house filter systems apply a three-stage system that includes:

  • Pre-filter, which removes rust, sediment, and other significant contaminants.
  • Copper-zinc blend, which removes nickel, mercury, lead, chlorine, and other dissolved metals.
  • Activated carbon filter, which removes dangerous organic compounds

Reverse Osmosis (RO)

These home water filtration systems are more effective in removing contaminants compared to carbon systems. However, reverse osmosis systems require you to have ample storage tanks, at least 300 gallons. They are also expensive to maintain. Reverse osmosis systems produce a considerable amount of wastewater and remove beneficial minerals out of your water. 

While there are other water treatment services available, this system’s main advantage is that it does not require you to have separate drinking water filters for your taps.

Ion Exchange Filters

As the name suggests, this type of filter utilizes ion-exchange resins to either soften or deionize the water. When limescale and other mineral buildup are removed, you can enjoy better-tasting, softer water.

If you’d like to install whole house water filters or are in need of water treatment services, contact Today’s Home Services.