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Choosing a Water Filtration System for Your Home, Part Two

July 14, 2017 | Blog

Choosing a Water Filtration System for Your Home, Part TwoIn an earlier blog, we talked about water filtration systems that allow you to selectively clean water in your, including pitcher filters, reverse osmosis and solid block carbon filters. With a whole house water filter, though, you can ensure that all water coming into your home, whether it’s coming out of faucets, showers, toilets or laundry, will be free of contaminants.

If you have decided that a whole home filter is your best option, here are some of the features you need to evaluate:

  • Flow rate-This represents the amount of water, in gallons per minute, that the filter will allow into your home. At a minimum, you’ll probably want 10 gallons per minute (gpm), as showers and dishwashers customarily use approximately 3 gpm, and a toilet 5 gpm. Obviously, the flow rate you’ll need will depend on the size of your home and the ways you use water. To assist you, most appliances will include information telling you flow rate.
  • Port size—This is the size of the discharge valve coming out of the filter to your home piping system. Ideally, it will be a one inch port.
  • Filter size—This will be determined by flow rate and port size. The most important thing—your filter needs to be big enough that water will flow through it without difficulty.
  • Filter life—The better whole home water filters will clean between 100,000 and 150,000 gallons of water. Results will likely be different for well water, as opposed to municipal water.

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