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Choosing the Best Water System

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Health | 2 comments

The water that flows through our pipes may not be as pure and pristine as we would like it to be. Even if it looks fine, eyeballing water will not guarantee that there are no microscopic demons in there just waiting to take over our body. It is highly unlikely, but still, better to be safe than sorry when it comes to our health, right? The solution is to filter it, but how to choose the best system?

There are many filtration methods available out there to fit all budgets, and each has its set of pros and cons. Here are some tips on how to narrow down your choices.

Have Your Water Tested

Until you know what your problem is, you won’t know what filtration system you need. Depending on the extent of the problem, the system you choose could be overkill or inadequate. Most water filter system companies offer free water testing which will help you decide what kind of filter you need. You could also get the same test done by a state-certified laboratory for a small fee.

Find out What Filters You Will Need

Once you get back the results of your test, you will be able to ask the right questions. What system works best for water with heavy metals such as copper, lead, and mercury? Activated carbon. Perchlorates, parasites, and pesticides? Reverse osmosis. Arsenic? Distillation. And so on. If you want a complete list of contaminants and the filter you need to address the problem, you can obtain it from NSF International. It would be worth it to note that the Environmental Working Group considers reverse osmosis as the most effective water filtration and softening system although activated carbon is less expensive.

When choosing a water filter system, keep in mind that while the best system may cost more, they ultimately save you money by being more efficient and keeping you safe and healthy. In the end, the decision boils down to what is more important to you.


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