What should home aqua water filtration systems have?

July 26, 2022

City water can easily be contaminated with harmful chemicals. While there are several water filtration systems to treat incoming water, it might be worth investing in a whole-house water filtration system for water as soon as it enters your home’s plumbing system.

Luckily, at Aqua Doctor, we offer whole-house carbon filters that include an automatic backwash control head. This helps to keep the carbon cleaner and prevents channeling. Activated carbon targets volatile organic compounds like benzene, trichloroethylene, pesticides, and petroleum-related compounds. Sediment and tank filtration systems remove contaminants as water enters the home.

This article will discuss what type of filters your water filtration system should have and how to choose the right one for your home.

Types of water filters to have for your aqua water filtration system

When determining which filter is best for your home, knowing how each type works can be helpful. Different types of water filters have other methods to remove and destroy contaminants. Here’s a breakdown of each filter:

  • Ultraviolet light: Water is exposed to ultraviolet radiation from UV filters, destroying bacteria that could be dangerous to your health. This filter works without additional heat or any chemicals.
  • Carbon block and activated carbon: This filter removes large particles from water by attracting and absorbing silt and sediment. Carbon filters are used in many filters, including faucet water filters.
  • Sand and sediment mesh: These mesh filters remove rust, sand, clay, and dirt particles before they reach the rest of your plumbing system.
  • Reverse osmosis: This filter forces water through a semi-permeable membrane, removing contaminants and impurities from drinking water.
  • Infrared: This technology uses a combination of heat and light to negatively charge hard water. After treatment, the water will have a softer feel, similar to water that passes through a water softener.
  • Alkaline and water ionizers: This filter forces water to pass over electrically charged plates, separating the alkaline water from the acidic. The result is water that is suitable for drinking.

How to choose a water filter for your home

Choosing a water filter for drinking, cooking, and bathing is easier than ever because so many options are available. With research and planning, you can narrow your search for a water filtration system. Here are a few basic questions to ask yourself:

  • Do you want to treat all the water that comes into your home or just your drinking water?
  • What contaminates are you most concerned about?
  • How many people are living in your household?

You should also research your water supply, which will be sourced by the city or a private well.

  • Private well: If your water comes from a private well, you’ll have your own unique water concerns. You’ll want to find a filter that reduces harmful organisms and contaminant levels while improving sediment filtration and water softening.
  • City water: If your home gets water from the city, it should be relatively safe to drink. However, there may be contaminants in it that aren’t regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency. Because of ruptured pipes, you may have to deal with city-issued notices more frequently than private wells.

The Aqua Doctor helps Long Island homeowners pick the ideal home water filter.

With over 16 years of experience, the Aqua Doctor is an expert in treating sick water in New York. We customize our treatment plans to every home and unique water situation. Transform your home’s water to be better for your hair and skin and safe to drink with whole-home water treatment plans. Our services range from working with homeowners to commercial property managers and municipal systems. This diverse work experience affords us unparalleled expertise in water treatment and optimizing water quality for various property types.

If you’re concerned about water quality in your home, book an appointment with Aqua Doctor for a Long Island water filter.

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