|Home Water Filters: What exactly is a whole house water filter?|
Whole house water filters deliver purified water throughout the entire home to every faucet. These large, high-capacity systems are installed on the main water line before the water heater to provide purified water to both hot and cold water lines. In the water industry, whole house filters are also known as point-of-entry (POE) filters because they treat water at the entry point going into the home. Smaller drinking water filters are known as Point-of-use (POU) because they can typically only treat water at a single station where the water is being used, like a kitchen counter.
Water softeners are a popular type of whole house filter, but they are actually just one subcategory under the whole house filtration branch which includes many types of specialized systems. We offer a large selection of both POE and POU water filters to treat every water need & concern.
We always ask our customers, "What are your biggest concerns with regards to your current water quality?" The most common issues that cause user dissatisfaction include water chlorination, bad odors, water hardness, scale buildup, chemical additives, microbial contamination, iron staining & fluoridation. Removing these unwanted contaminants will improve your health and quality of life and some systems also provide additional benefits such as protecting your home, pipes and appliances from rust, scale and water damage. Below is a table that lists the most common water concerns and their treatment solutions. If you are unsure about which system you need, please contact us for more information.
|Water Pollution||Health Effects||Contaminants Treated||Benefits Enjoyed||Recommended Solution|
|Chlorine, Chemical Odors, Rotten Egg Smell||Dry flaky skin, weak brittle hair, asthma, allergies, eczema. Contact w/ carcinogens||Chlorine, Chloramines, Hydrogen Sulfide, Pesticides, VOCs, THMs||Softer skin & hair, healthier lungs; spa quality water for baths||General Whole House Filtration|
|Mild Scale Buildup, & Hard Water Mineral Deposits||Salt-free treated water is safe for people with high blood pressure & heart health concerns||Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium, Limescale||Salt-free healthy soft water; reduced scale, eco-friendly, maintenance-free, zero wasted water||Salt-Free Water Softeners|
|Heavy Scale Buildup & Hard Water Mineral Deposits||Salt treated water may negatively affect high blood pressure & heart health concerns||Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium, Limescale||Uses less soaps, improves laundry & removes scale to protect pipes & appliances||Salt-Based Water Softeners|
|Bacteria, Viruses & Microbes||Gastrointestinal illnesses, abdominal pain, fever, infections||E.coli, Giardia, Cysts, Coliform Bacteria, Cryptosporidium||Better health with less gas, cramps, diarrhea & illness||Whole House UV Sterilizers|
|Iron Red Stains, Rust Particles, Rotten Egg Odors||N/A||Iron, Hydrogen Sulfide, Manganese||No more red iron stains on sinks, tubs & toilets; clean & odor-free||Iron & Hydrogen Sulfide Removal Systems|
|Fluoridation in Public & Natural Water Supplies||Dental fluorosis, neurotoxicity & cancer risk||Fluoride||Protection from toxic fluoride ingestion, absorption & inhalation||Whole House Fluoride Removal Systems|
|Sediment & Turbidity causing Cloudy, Impure Water||Gastrointestinal diseases||Fine Particles, Sand, Silt, Clay, Rust, Sediment||Clean, clear sparkling water at every faucet||Sediment & Turbidity Removal Systems|
|Shipping Schedule: If I order the system today, when do you ship?|
We carry most items in stock and can ship within 24-72 hours. Please contact us in advance for any special time and delivery requirements.