More than 80 percent of homes in the U.S. suffer from hard water and other water quality issues. For many, this leads to us turning to bottled water and water pitcher filters to supply us with clean, safe drinking water. The problem is, although pitchers can change the taste and bottles can help you avoid your tap water, it doesn’t solve issues that plague your home like foul odors or rust and calcium deposits that wreak havoc on your appliances. The best solution for issues like that is whole house water filtration systems.
If you’re unsure about what a whole house water filtration system is or which one is best for your household, check out our picks for the top whole house filtration systems below!
What is a Whole House Water Filtration System?
Whole house water filtration systems are filtration systems designed to remove chemicals like calcium, fluoride, and manganese, and other contaminants like rust, iron, sand, dirt, and sediment from your water. They’re the best options for households with water quality issues like cloudiness, foul odors, or particles floating in the water. The benefit of a whole house filtration system versus other filters like under the sink, pitchers, and water bottles is that it supplies clean, contaminant-free water throughout your entire home. This means your clothes, dishes, and skin feels cleaner and film free, and your appliances’ lifespan increases. And it also reduces the odor and improves the taste of your everyday drinking water.
What to Look for in a Water Filter
Because different systems are designed to filter out other contaminants, it’s essential to research each filter to make sure it can meet your filtering needs before making a final decision.
An excellent way to know what kind of filtration system you need is to take a water test. We recommend taking one of our free water tests to learn about the contents of your water and help you pick out a system that will solve your water issues.
It’s also vital that you consider water flow and your household’s level of water consumption. Not every appliance in your house will be using the same amount of water, and you need to ensure that your system can handle the variation. If your family uses a lot of water and you opt for a cheap filter or one that supports a lower gallon capacity, you could find yourself replacing the filter more often, making things more expensive in the long run.
iSpring WGB22B 2-Stage 20-inch Big Blue Whole House Water Filter
This water filter is hailed as being quick and efficient and promises to deliver clean, sage, and purified water with ease. It’s designed to remove up to 98 percent of different kinds of contaminants, including pesticides, herbicides, and lead while improving the taste and smell of your water.
Because it only has a 2-stage filtration system, the WGB22B model is ideal for municipally treated water. However, maintenance is a breeze, as it only requires replacing the filter on average once a year and can provide your home with up to 100,000 gallons of fresh, clean water per cycle.
Some water filters don’t remove hard minerals from your water, but this one does. What makes Aquasana so popular is its Simplysoft technology, a salt-free descaling system that reduces the buildup of minerals in your plumbing and appliances without removing them. It also produces no wastewater.
This filtration system also features a dual tank design, which helps eliminate 97 percent of chlorine and reduces heavy metals, industrial chemicals, and VOCs. It can also last through 1,000,000 gallons of water and has a flow rate of 7 gallons per minute.
This whole house filtration is considered the best overall value in a filter system. It’s probably because it can filter up to 1,000,000 gallons of water without losing water pressure and touts an inexpensive overall cost. Manufactured by SpringWell, this high-quality system safely removes harmful contaminants like PFOA, PFAS, and PFOS through its 4-stage water filtration process, eliminating 99.6 percent of germs and contaminants like PFOA, PFAS, and PFOS.
Culligan High-Efficiency Whole House Well Water Filter-Cleer Water Filter
For those who live where well water is their primary water supply, this filtration system by well-known water distributor Culligan is a match. Since well water requires more filtering than regular groundwater, this system’s Cullneu and Cullar filters act as four activated carbon-based filters working at different levels to filter out clay, bacteria, silt, and sediment particles of all sizes. The filter also neutralizes acidic water, offers customization to treat well water specific to your region, and boasts an extended life for your home appliances.
Puronics’ Residential Filtration System
This California-based company understands that one solution doesn’t fit all water issues, so they offer five different residential filtration systems. These green systems tackle one of many various water quality issues that plague homes, reducing things like scale, iron, sulfur, sediment, and other contaminants from finding their way into your water.
The systems don’t require electricity or water usage to run at peak efficiency, which means you’ll save on your monthly electricity bill. These reverse osmosis filters also incorporate a NASA ion technology inspired SilverShield Hygene, which prevents bacteria growth in the filter. A few examples of options include their 4- and 5-stage bacteriostatic water softeners, 4- and 5-stage drinking water filtration systems, no salt water filtration systems, and more.
The Science of Water: Providing America with the Clean Water it Deserves
Are you unhappy with the quality of the water in your home? Have you realized that it smells or tastes funny, leaves a weird film, or that your appliances don’t quite run as well as they used to? Hard water and more might be to blame. Our team at the Science of Water can help get you the cleanest, contaminant-free water you’ve ever tasted. But first, request a free water test! Knowing what lurks in your water can help us determine the best way to solve all of your water quality problems!
For more information about Puronics’ filtration systems or our services, please call us at (352) 745-7070 or (904) 580-0000.