Choosing the Best Water Filtration Technology
There are several types of water filtration systems available on the market. Picking the right one for your home depends on the kind of contaminants present in your water supply. Some homes may suffer from hard water, while others may find presence of lead, chlorine, nitrates/nitrites, pesticides, and other bacteria.
If you are unsure of the specific contaminants in your water, we recommend purchasing a test kit at your local home store. Then take a look at the different water filtration options available.
Popular water purification technologies include:
- Activated carbon (sediment, chlorine, gases, chemicals)
- Water ionizers (water acidity)
- Ion exchange (hard water minerals such as calcium and magnesium)
- UV sterilization (bacteria and viruses)
Since each type of filter targets different contaminants, it’s common for homeowners to use a combination of two or more filter systems. This allows you to achieve a more comprehensive water treatment solution.
Point of Use vs. Point of Entry Filters
Taylor Group can help you install either point of use or point of entry water filtration systems.
Point of use filters are installed directly under your kitchen or bathroom sink. They only serve that particular fixture. A reverse osmosis unit is a good example of a point of use water filtration system.
Point of entry filters are often placed in the basement. They serve as the hub of water treatment in your home and clear up the water before it reaches your various faucets. This means you’ll get clean water not only from your tap but also in your dishwasher, washing machine, or icemaker—all from a centrally located filtration unit.
For the “total treatment,” you may want to combine point of use and point of entry units. For example, you can install a reverse osmosis unit under your kitchen sink to handle your drinking water while a point of entry system takes care of the rest of the home. This allows you to target different contaminants and provides you with a higher level of water quality.
Still have questions? We’d be happy to help you navigate the world of water filtration. Call (855) 999-LEAK to speak with our water filter installation specialists in Manhattan. We serve all boroughs!