Top Long Island water filtration systems

April 25, 2022

Healthy drinking water is a basic need that anyone can benefit from, and luckily, there are quite a few ways to get it. While many people resort to bottled water as their solution for water they can drink confidently, this can quickly become costly. It’s also an unnecessary expense; better options exist that can allow you to get access to clean drinking water whenever you need it at no additional cost.

The easiest way to give yourself constant access to healthy drinking water is to invest in a home water filtration system. This essentially allows you to clean up your tap water, removing impurities that may contribute to health problems. While a filtration system may mean more of an up-front cost, the result is clean drinking water that you no longer have to pay extra money for, as you would by buying it bottled.

But one question still remains: what kind of Long Island water filtration system is worth investing in for your home? Even if you’ve decided that a system is worth your money, you still have a few options to choose from, but some may be better for your particular circumstances than others. The top three filtration systems include reverse osmosis systems, distiller purification systems, and whole-house carbon filter systems, all of which we’ll explore in further detail in this blog post.

What is a reverse osmosis system?

Reverse osmosis filtration systems rely on a semipermeable membrane, through which water is forced to remove impurities. This membrane features pores that allow water molecules to pass through while blocking contaminants from re-entering the water. A reverse osmosis systems is composed of three parts:

  • A sediment filter to remove dirt and other particles
  • A carbon filter to remove impurities that affect water’s taste or smell
  • The semipermeable membrane, which removes most other dissolved solids

Reverse osmosis systems work slowly, taking at least five minutes to produce enough clean water to fill up a drinking glass, but this amount of time is reduced by additional system components like a storage tank.

It’s also worth noting that reverse osmosis systems do not remove bacteria and viruses. In New York, water treatment plants may often be able to catch and remove these to enough of an extent that these aren’t a concern, but it’s worth taking into consideration when choosing a filtration system.

What is a distiller purification system?

Water distiller systems remove impurities and contaminants by boiling water, allowing these contaminants to separate from the water in the form of steam. This steam is then condensed back into a liquid, and any impurities remaining as residue are removed from your drinking water. Unlike reverse osmosis systems, distiller filters do remove bacteria and viruses, in addition to a variety of other contaminants, including:

  • Chemicals
  • Heavy metals
  • Volatile gasses
  • Cysts
  • Minerals

What is a whole-house water filtration system?

Whole-house water filtration systems, like reverse osmosis systems, utilize carbon filters to keep your water clean, but whole house filters include an automatic backwash control head to keep the carbon cleaner and prevent channeling. It also includes a bypass to allow for easier maintenance and an insulated tank jacket to keep the system from sweating and producing additional moisture during the summer months.

Get the right water purification system for your home from Aqua Doctor

Keeping your drinking water clean and healthy is essential for yourself, your family, and anyone who visits your home. When you get one of the water purification systems listed in this blog post from Aqua Doctor, you can be sure that the water you drink is safe, pure, and free from contaminants and toxins that can contribute to future health problems. Contact or call us now to learn more or to get started.

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