Choosing a water treatment system is easier said than done. While it’s important to install a system that provides the intended results, you must also consider your budget and the setup of your home.
Here are three things to keep in mind when choosing a home water treatment system:
1. Source of Water
Do you have city water or well water? The answer to this question can help you decide on the right water treatment system.
While city water is typically safer than well water, there are concerns associated with both. For example, public water contains hundreds of contaminants not regulated by the EPA.
And when it comes to well water, you’ll have more concerns regarding bacteria, E. coli, and other dangerous contaminants.
2. Whole House System vs. Water Filtration
Generally speaking, there are two categories of water treatment systems:
- Point of entry, which guarantees that all water entering your home is filtered
- Point of use, which filters water coming from a specific area, such as your kitchen faucet
Despite the additional cost, a point of entry water system ensures the filtration of every ounce of water that enters your home. This gives you greater peace of mind, whether you’re drinking the water, cooking, bathing, or washing your clothes.
3. The Number of People Living in Your Home
Water treatment systems are sized based on the amount of water used. So, the more people you have in your home the more water you need access to.
Once you have a clear idea of your average household water usage, you can shop for the right size treatment system.
Tip: don’t purchase a smaller system because of the cheaper price, as you may end up regretting it if you’re constantly running out of water.
If you have any questions about choosing a water treatment system, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can point you in the right direction, giving you the confidence you need to make a final choice.