As a consumer, you will only benefit if all your water-using appliances are functioning at optimum efficiency.
At first it might be difficult to decide whether you actually need a water treatment system and if you do, what type of system would best suit your needs. Consider the water system differences when selecting your product.
The following are different types of water treatment systems, which may or may not solve your specific water problems.
- Carbon Filtration
- Ion-exchange Softening
- Iron or Oxidizing Filtration
- Neutralizing Filtration
- Reverse Osmosis
- Sand Filtration
- Sediment Filtration
- Ultra-violet Disinfection
Before installing any water treatment system, thoroughly investigate its pros and cons. No piece of equipment can be an answer to all your water problems. Discuss the options available with the water quality improvement professional from Downey Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning.
Choosing a Treatment System
It is well-known that tap water is not pure, simply because it can form different solutions containing various substances that do not dissolve and remain flowing in the water. Not only these impurities add its distinctive taste to water, but they can also include contaminants which are harmful to your health as well.
Before deciding on the type of a water treatment device, you should test your water for any impurities affecting health. The local health department or water-testing laboratories usually perform such tests. Find out about them in your area and have them inspect your water supply.
When buying a water treatment system, one should take into consideration:
- amount of carbon or fiber enclosed in the unit
- manufacture of reverse osmosis membrane
- first and following filter or membrane costs (when they need replacement)
- filter or membrane change frequency
- operating expediency
Other important factors to think about are the possible drop in water pressure of the home system after a unit installation and the amount of treated water provided by the device per one day.