Domestic Water Filters
When filtering your water at home, this can be done either at the point of use eg. at your kitchen tap or washing machine, or at the point of entry of water into your house thereby filtering the water to your whole house.
Point of use:
The higher the volume of water you are purifying the bigger the purification system needs to be, so it more economical to purify it at the point of use. This can be done in the following configurations:
COUNTER TOP FILTERS:
Very simple to install but takes up space on your kitchen counter.
UNDER COUNTER FILTER TO SEPERATE TAP IN YOUR COUNTER
Requires basic plumbing to install but filters are hidden out of sight under your counter.
UNDER COUNTER FILTER INLINE TO AN EXISTING TAP
No need for an extra tap, recommended in kitchens with a prep bowl.
The number of filters you have and which cartridges you will have in each filter will depend on the area you live in and the quality of your water, as well as your individual budget. These will normally consist of combinations of the following:
- Polypropylene sediment filter – filters sold dirt particles.
- Granulated Activated Carbon – filters many impurities including chlorine and improves taste, colour and odour of the water.
- Carbon Block – filters sold dirt particles and impurities including chlorine and improves taste, colour and odour of the water.
- KDF – Removes heavy metals and other toxins, chlorine and extends the life of Carbon.
- Ultra Filter – filters sold dirt particles down to 0.2 micron so includes bacteria and other organisms.
- Reverse Osmosis – Strips the water of all impurities leaving very pure water, but does have disadvantages so only recommended for water with high minerals and salts.
Point of entry – Whole house purification
Purifying the water to your whole house will be more expensive, but you will be able to enjoy purified water from every tap in your house. How you set this up will depend on the number of people living in the house and how many taps there are in the house.