Water is crucial to our survival and good health. However, many Chattanooga residents rely on bottled water because they can’t stand the taste of the water that comes out of the tap. The fact is that some municipally supplied water contains chemicals and other contaminants that can be detrimental to your health. You can get better quality water at home and reduce the amount of bottled water you buy by installing a whole-home water filtration system. Call one of our expert technicians at 423-622-5100 to learn more.
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What’s in Your Water?
Most Chattanooga homeowners trust that the water coming out of the faucet is safe to drink, and while that’s mostly true, sometimes it can contain harmful chemicals and other contaminants that can make you sick over time. Here are just a few of the undesirable ingredients you may have in your water.
- Sediment - Sediment means visible particles in water like dirt, rust, and sand. These particles won’t kill you, but it’s better not to have them in your water.
- Chemicals - It’s common for municipalities to treat their water with chlorine and other chemicals to kill bacteria and pathogens. Some people are sensitive to these chemicals, while others hate how they make their water taste and smell.
- Iron - There are two kinds of iron found in drinking water: Ferrous, which is dissolved iron, and Ferric, which is rust and gives water a red color. Sediment filters take care of the rust, and oxidation ion exchange filters remove the iron.
A whole home water filtration system removes these ingredients and leaves you with pure, fresh, great-tasting water.
What is a Water Filtration System?
A whole house water filter gives you the benefits over faucet-level water filters by treating the water as it enters the house. The advantage is that you get the cleanest, healthiest water possible throughout your home instead of at one fixture.
Besides healthier, better-tasting water, your appliances benefit from cleaner water, too, because they don’t become gunked-up with mineral deposits and scale buildup, which can reduce their lifespans.
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Which Water Filter is Right For You?
If you’ve decided that you want the benefits of a whole house water filter to get safer, better-tasting water, there are many filter options to choose from. The best way to determine which one is right for you is to schedule a consultation with an experienced plumbing technician; however, here are the most popular options:
- Activated Carbon - The most common and least expensive water filter is the activated carbon filter. This canister filter is installed under the sink and uses replaceable carbon cartridges that remove debris, parasites, and heavy metals.
- Reverse Osmosis - According to many experts, a reverse osmosis filter is the one to get if you want the best filter you can buy. Reverse osmosis filters filter out the majority of the chemicals, contaminants, and heavy metals, giving you the best possible water out of the faucet.