A Homeowner's Guide to Water Filtration SystemsIf you’re dealing with common water problems such as uncomfortable hard water, minerals that stain your clothing, or deposits that impact taste, it’s time to consider installing a water filtration system in your home. While a filtered water pitcher can provide modest improvements to your drinking supply, a point-of-use or whole-house filtration system is best.

Point-of-Use vs. Whole-House Filtration

As the name suggests, a point-of-use filter will only deal with water in that particular part of the house. You may install a point-of-use filter for water and ice dispensed through your refrigerator, or to improve comfort for your shower. If you get drinking water exclusively from your kitchen sink, a point-of-use filter here will clean your drinking and cooking water.

If your water problem is more extensive, you may want to opt for a whole-house filtration system. This will filter your entire water supply, improving water for showering, drinking, cooking and washing. If you want to filter your water supply at more than one point in the home, a whole-house filtration system is typically best.

Filter Types

There are many different water problems that may impact your home, and every filter operates a bit differently. An ion-exchange softener will improve hard water, while a reverse-osmosis filter is best for sediment. If you’re battling bacteria in the water, you need an ultraviolet or chlorination filter. A multistage water filter uses multiple techniques so you can address several problems at once.

How to Find the Right Filter

The best way to determine which water filtration system is best for your home is to have a professional test the quality of your water. This will help you determine exactly which issues you’re dealing with. An experienced plumber can also recommend options based on your usage habits and available budget.

For more information on choosing and installing a water filtration system, contact us at Mowery Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing. We proudly service the Brownsburg and Indianapolis areas.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Brownsburg, Indiana and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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