There are a variety of water filtration systems available, based on your specific need. When you are picking a water filtrations system for your home, it is important to educate yourself on the different water filtration systems available, and the specific uses for each system.

Water filtration systems are available with three different types of filters.

  1. Carbon Filtration
  2. Ion Exchange
  3. Reverse Osmosis

The three most common types of water filtration systems are:

  1. Under Sink
  2. Countertop
  3. Whole House

Each type of water filtration system comes with its own costs and complexity when it comes to installation. You can opt to try to install a water filtration system on your own, or contact an experienced professional to get the job done correctly and in the most efficient manner.

Carbon Filtration Systems are the most common type of water filtration systems. The filters are very effective, and a fitted canister may be enough to get the job done, based on how much water you typically use. Chemical absorption in the carbon filters helps to remove any impurities or contaminants from the tap water. Chlorine, sediment, and other unfavorable organic compounds will not make it through the carbon filtration process. It is important to note that carbon filters do not remove salts and minerals from the tap water.

Reverse Osmosis water filtration systems are another popular choice for those looking to enhance the quality of water in their home or business. A semipermeable membrane filter is used to remove inorganic solids that have dissolved with the help of your water pressure.  Drinking water can be made using a simple kitchen tap! 

Ion Exchange water filtration systems soften the water supply that comes into the home, which helps to purify cooking and drinking water. In this process, unwanted ions are replaced with more desirable ions. If your house or business has hard water, this is a good choice to mitigate the effects. 

Installing a water filtration system under the kitchen sink is an ideal way to replace the appearance of water filters on the kitchen faucet. Typically, there is room under the average bathroom and kitchen sinks to install a water filtration system below, no matter what type of system you are leaning towards. If you are looking for a “quick fix” of one area, the traditional countertop option may do the trick for you. If you are looking to purify water in more than three areas of your home, it may be in your best interest to consider a whole house water filtration system. The water filtration system of your choice will be placed in close proximity to the main water supply in the home. The entire water supply that comes into your home will be filtered. With the whole house water system, drilling, fitting, assembly, and installation will be required. It is important to follow all of the necessary steps for proper function, or contact a professional to install your water filtration system for you. 

It is recommended to have a water filtration system professional install your water filtration system, as it is a pretty complex project. Don’t feel intimidated by calling! They are there to help, and assist in the field that they know best.