3 benefits of a whole house water filtration system
Each day your home comes alive in a familiar way: your coffee maker brews its first pot, your shower energizes sleepy family members and your bathroom faucet facilitates the morning routines. What isn’t familiar is the list of minerals or contaminants potentially coursing through your water pipes and into your home. But if you have a whole house water filtration system, harmful impurities don’t make it out of the tap.
Whether your water comes from a public facility or a private well, it can contain a variety of impurities, some of which can be harmful to your family. The Environmental Protection Agency regulates the country’s public drinking water supply and sources including rivers, lakes, reservoirs, springs and public groundwater wells. It sets health standards for U.S. drinking water to protect against naturally-occurring and man-made contaminants, which could include:
- Animal wastes
- Improperly-disposed chemicals
- Wastes injected underground
If you’re unsure of the quality of your home’s water, there are many benefits of using a whole house water filtration system to treat the water before it’s used by your family.
Secondwind recommends water filtration systems that solve problems including corrosion, iron, suspended solids and chlorine. Most Americans’ tap water is chlorinated at water treatment centers as the method of cleaning it before we access it. Chlorine mixed with organic materials already present in water may create potentially-harmful by-products including chloroform and bromoform.
We also offer water filtration systems that guard against health contaminants such as uranium, arsenic and radon in your water.
Benefits of a Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System for Your Home
Reverse osmosis filtration is used for general purposes specific to the water chemistry. Every house and every well has its own water chemistry, so each system from one house to the next may be completely different. You should have a water treatment professional assess your specific challenges and make proper recommendations.
Reverse osmosis filtration systems remove up to 99% of common contaminants including total dissolved solids (TDS), which can be made up of sodium chloride, arsenic, nitrate, sulfur and other chemical and naturally-occurring contaminants. Many consider reverse osmosis as the most-effective home water filtration system. Reverse osmosis forces water through a semipermeable membrane using air pressure. The contaminants are rejected by the membrane and only water passes through.
Excessive contaminant levels affect the taste of your drinking water and cause damage to your plumbing, fixtures and water-using appliances. Untreated contaminated water also causes spotting on dishes and staining to clothes via the washer. Reverse osmosis water filtration systems also remove giardia, E. coli and cryptosporidium – potentially harmful if consumed by people.
We offer a few whole house reverse osmosis systems that are used in situations such as extremely high salt content that we couldn’t otherwise treat.
Whole house filtration is applied for a specific situation or multiple situations, such as:
- Odor filter
- Iron filter
- Water softener for minerals
- Arsenic adsorbent for arsenic
Whole house water filter systems provide a safe and clean, on-demand water supply from every source in the house. A whole house water filter system also protects your long-term health by eliminating harmful substances that may live in well water.
Preserving the Life of Your Appliances
A whole house water filtration system can also extend the life of your appliances. Poor water quality can cause buildup of harsh, erosive chemicals on the metal surfaces and hardware of your appliances. Whole house water filter systems remove harmful substances that can impair the functionality and longevity of your in-home appliances.
Using a whole house filtration system helps remove chlorine and other disinfectants (used by municipal systems to destroy bacteria, parasites and other harmful elements) from water, keeping chlorine out of your clean clothing from the washer. Chlorine can aggravate those with already-sensitive skin.
Making Cleaning Easier
Cleaning with filtered water gives your clothes and dishware a residue-free wash, removing minerals from the clothes you wear and the dishes you use. The soft water that a whole house water filter system provides makes household cleaning easier, as good water quality means using less soap and scrubbing to keep your house clean.
Secondwind Water recommends Kinetico filtration systems to its customers. This patented water system requires no electricity and no costly electric parts. Because it harnesses the power of highly-pressurized water, Kinetico water systems provide safe, quality water to your home with minimal environmental impact.
All of Kinetico’s American-made products are certified by the Water Quality Association (WQA) and backed by the longest and most comprehensive warranties in the industry. Installing a Kinetico whole house water system will protect your family and home from the harsh impact of poor water quality.
Home Drinking Water Testing and Treatment in NH
When it comes to the safety and quality of your drinking water, you can trust the certified water experts at Secondwind Water Systems. We’ve been providing home water treatment systems throughout New Hampshire for more than 30 years, so chances are, we already know which contaminants you should be looking for in your region. Give us a call at 603.641.5767 or contact us online to schedule a free water analysis.