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The Different Kinds of Water Filters Explained

The Different Kinds of Water Filters Explained

Water purification dates back much further than you might think. Early Sanskrit writings detailed how they would treat water to ensure it was safe to use. From there, water purification techniques have adapted and evolved as we learn more about how water filters work.

These days it's incredibly common to use some form of water filtration system or to only drink bottled water. While bottled water is a safe option when it comes to drinking water, it does more damage than good. On average, Americans throw away 35 billion empty water bottles a year, so it is not a sustainable option.

So, keep reading to find out more about the different types of water filters available to help you pick the right one for your needs. 

Sediment Water Filters

Sediment filters are more rudimentary water filters as they are designed to filter out larger dirt and dust particles. While they are great for getting rid of sand, silt, and rust, they are more often used as a pre-filter. By using a sediment water filter to first filter out larger particles, you can protect the next stage of filtration from damage.

Reverse Osmosis Water Filters

A reverse osmosis water filtration system is used to remove particles, minerals, chemicals, and salts from your water. This type of water filter uses pressure to reverse the flow of the water through membranes. Reverse osmosis is an incredibly popular form of water filtration.

This type of water filter can even remove contaminants such as:

  • Lead
  • Radium
  • Chloramine
  • Nitrates
  • Bacteria
  • Organic pollutants
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides

While this type of water filter is incredibly useful, it can also be expensive to install. But the cost of these filters is well worth the benefits, so they should be seen as an investment.

It is also possible to install a whole home reverse osmosis system. This means all the water in your home will be purified, not just your tap water. You'll feel more refreshed after taking a shower with filtered water than ever before, so consider switching your home over to filtered water. 

Activated Carbon Block Water Filters

Activated carbon is great when it comes to the removal of chlorine, chloroform, chemicals, and organic substances. Activated carbon filters work through adsorption instead of absorption, so the carbon binds to the toxins and impurities and pulls them out of the water. Carbon block filters are usually used in conjunction with other filters for the best effect.

Different Types of Water Filters Made Easy

With the various types of water filters available, it can be confusing when you're trying to pick one for your home. It's important to take your wants and needs along with your budget into consideration when picking a water filtration system.

Feel free to contact us regarding any water filtration questions you may have. PowerHouse Home Services serves Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sanibel, Marco Island, and Surrounding Areas!