If you rely on well water for your daily necessities, you must ensure that it is free from impurities that can harm your health. A filtration system is an essential tool for homeowners who want to ensure that their well water is of high quality. However, choosing the best filtration system can be daunting with so many options available.
Here are some tips on choosing the best well water filtration system for your home.
Know Your Water Quality
The first step in choosing a filtration system is to determine your water quality. You can do this by conducting a water test. You can hire a professional or use a home kit to test for contaminants such as bacteria, nitrates, arsenic, pesticides, and metals. Once you know the impurities present in your water, you can choose a filtration system that can remove those contaminants.
Understand the Filtration System Types
Filtration systems are not a one-size-fits-all solution. Different types of filtration systems remove different kinds of contaminants from your water. For example, activated carbon filters are good at removing chlorine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and bad tastes and odors. Reverse osmosis systems, on the other hand, remove dissolved solids, pesticides, and heavy metals. Ultraviolet sterilizers kill bacteria and viruses, while water softeners remove hard water minerals such as calcium and magnesium.
Consider Water Usage
Your household’s water usage is one of the most important factors to evaluate when choosing a filtration system. You need to know the flow rate and water pressure to ensure that you choose a filtration plan to handle your household’s water needs. A filtration system with a low flow rate might not be practical for a large home, while a high flow rate system can be too expensive for a small household.
Maintenance and Replacement Costs
Like any other home equipment, a filtration system requires maintenance and replacement. Before you choose a filtration system, consider the maintenance and replacement costs. Some filtration systems have expensive replacement filters or require frequent maintenance, while others have low maintenance costs.
Contact us For All Your Water Treatment and Filtration Needs
If you notice a strange taste in your water or contaminants, Easterday-Wilson Water Services can help. We treat countless water quality problems and eliminate common water contaminants on a daily basis. Contact us for additional information and schedule your free water evaluation today.