You know that you want to improve the quality of water in your home, but the massive number of options can feel overwhelming. There are whole home systems, pitchers, osmosis filtration devices, filters to place on faucets, and more. What’s the best option for your home? The answer depends on several things, but if you choose the right one, you could end up saving money over time and have the perfect water quality for your lifestyle.
Pitchers and Faucet-Mounted DIY Options
Choosing bottled water provides you with better-tasting drinking water than the product from your tap, but the extra plastic from individual bottles or even larger containers contributes to landfill volumes and pollution. Therefore, you may consider a DIY solution from a hardware store. While cheap, these may not serve you well in many instances.
Pitcher filters require you to fill a pitcher that has an integrated filter inside. While these provide a decent, temporary option, you will still have to purchase replacement filters regularly. Additionally, they only produce a pitcher of filtered water, and you must keep the pitcher in your refrigerator to keep the water fresh. The extra cost of filter replacements and trips to the store to buy them add to the long-term cost of these pitchers.
On-faucet filters only provide filtered water from a single faucet. If you have hard water problems, they do not help. In fact, hard water in your home may require you to replace the filters on these devices more often. Like filtering pitchers, on-faucet devices should only serve as a temporary measure.
For homes with hard water, these solutions will not soften the water. Failing to treat hard water will cost you money because the hard water will shorten the life of your water heater, could cause pipe corrosion, and require you to increase use of soap, shampoo, and detergents.
Whole Home Water Treatment Systems
Home water treatment systems come in two main types: filtration and softening. Filtration systems can offer filtered water from every faucet in the house or, as is the case with reverse osmosis, they can provide extra-purified water from a single faucet. The difference is the level of minerals removed from the water. Filtered water removes contaminants from the water, while reverse osmosis purifies the water by taking out even more impurities.
Water softening systems can also offer filtration, like the DR Series of home water treatment system. Softeners reduce water hardness, cutting the mineral buildup in plumbing appliances and pipes.
Both reverse osmosis and whole home water treatment systems improve the quality of the water where used. Also, these last much longer and can treat more water than pitchers and other temporary water filters.
Get Professional Installation of a Home Water Treatment System
For whole home treatment systems and reverse osmosis, you need professional installation and service. We can help with these tasks at Best Home Water Treatment Systems. Call us at 951.737.1500 for more information or to set an appointment for better water in your home.