Factors to Consider when Choosing and Installing a Whole Home Water Filtration System

Whole house water filter installation is one of the best ways to ensure that your home is supplied with clean and safe water. However, these systems come in various types and sizes. It is important to choose the right one for your household’s needs and requirements as it will influence the efficiency of the system as well as its lifespan. In this blog, we look at two key points in the selection of your system as well as what to expect during water filtration system installation.

Choosing the Right System for Your Home

There are 2 key points to consider when choosing a system for your home.

  1. Filter type

  • Carbon filtration systems

These are the most common types of filtration systems. They use carbon filters to remove contaminants from the water. These can filter particles in the range of 0.5 to 50 micrometers. These filters can filter water at lower pressure making them a great choice for gravity fed systems.

  • Reverse osmosis systems

In these systems, water is passed through a semipermeable membrane to filter out impurities. Water pressure (between 50 and 60 psi) is required to achieve this. The result is superior-quality and better tasting drinking water.

  • Ion exchange system

These systems remove impurities by passing water over a resin. Exchange of ions occurs over the resin. Minerals such as calcium and magnesium are removed and replaced by sodium. The resulting water is softer and tastes better.

  1. Filter size

This is an especially important factor to consider for water purification installation. The size of the filter not only influences its capacity and cost but also the ease and location of installation.

  • Under sink systems

These are systems that are installed under the sink. They are a cost effective solution for small households. However, when you have multiple sinks and a larger household, it is more cost effective to install a whole house system. Installation of these types of systems is possible if you have moderate plumbing skills. These systems aren’t overly complex.

  • Whole house systems

These systems can provide your home with high quality water from more than two different locations. They are cost effective for larger households.

How to Install a Whole House Water Filter – What to Expect

Installing a whole home system is complex. Installation often involves the steps below:

  • Choosing a location

It is important to locate the system properly. The best location is as close to the main water supply as possible. It is also important to consider maintenance when choosing a location for your system. You should be able to easily change filters for example.

  • Installation

One you have determined where the system will be located, you will need to install a new shutoff valve. This involves installing a pipe and locating the shutoff valve to the filter.

Assemble the system ensuring that you will be able to carry out maintenance easily when required. Mark the pipe to filter and cut it to the appropriate size.

Install the new system paying attention to slide the compression rings on. Ensure that the nuts fit snuggly to avoid leaks. Turn on the main valve to check that there are no leaks. Tighten your connections thereafter.

Use a jumper cable to restore the grounding to your water supply pipe.

Water Filtration North Bend Installation Services

Installing a whole house filter is complex. Any mistake you make will compromise the efficiency of the filter and the water supplied to your home. Fortunately, you can trust the experienced and skilled plumbers at SnoFalls Plumbing for help. We will ensure your filter is installed so you can enjoy the best quality water.