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Facts You Should Know Before Buying A Water Filter

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Facts You Should Know Before Buying A Water Filter

If you are Interested in installing a water filtration system for your tap water, then there are few things which you should know and understand before you get one for your house.                 

          

It is very good that you want to filter your tap water! You ought to be! The numerous types of contaminants found in tap water are killing you. You should know about the types of water filters available as different water filters works differently for different type of contaminants.

There are five most popular water filtration technologies:

  • Reverse osmosis
  • Charcoal filters
  • Distillation
  • ultraviolet radiation
  • whole house filtration system

 Each of these filters has its own strengths and drawbacks.

  • Reverse osmosis

Reverse osmosis is a very popular filtration technology used worldwide. It pressures the water to get filtered through the porous membrane, which detains the impurities. Reverse osmosis is a cost effective system.But there are too many drawbacks of this system as it removes all the minerals while filtering the water which are essential for the human body.

  • Charcoal filters

Charcoal filtering is a traditional water filtration process that uses activated carbon to remove contaminants of tap water. However, these charcoal filters have very limited ability to remove the contaminants completely from the water. Therefore, it is now in less use.

  • Distillation

Distillation is widely used as a house filtration system for tap water. Distillation systems are very expensive and chlorine is used in it for filtration. Chlorine is the chemical which is used for the treatment of 80% of the water supply system. It can react with other chemical already present in tap water and can cause cancer related diseases.

  • Ultraviolet radiation

Ultraviolet radiation or light, works great if you only want to kill living contamination in your water supply. However it cannot operate the non-living contaminants which are actually more dangerous such as chemicals and lead etc. So UV radiation filtration system cannot protect you completely from the danger of tap water contaminants.

  • Whole house water filters

Whole house water filters is used for the complete protection of your family from all the contaminants of tap water. It is a unique and the best system which can give 100% clean and contaminated free water, adding all the essential minerals, without chlorine or any harmful chemical in it, and kills 100% organic and inorganic impurities of water. It is cheaper to buy a whole house water filtration system instead of buying every filter for your every tap.

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