Concern over the quality of drinking water in the average home has increased in recent years, as more and more people become worried about impurities, chemicals and other potential issues. To combat this problem, quite a few homeowners have turned to water filtration systems. While there are smaller systems that can be purchased quite affordably, one of the more popular options can set you back quite a bit. A whole house water treatment system can clean all the water used in your home, but is it worth the cost?
How They Work
A whole house water treatment system usually connects at the point that water enters your home. From here, it filters and treats every drop of water that will come out of your faucets or go down your drains. In addition to purifying water, it can also soften it. Whole house treatment systems come in varying sizes, as well, and the size that you purchase should be based on your water usage and needs.
Do You Need One?
The big question here is whether or not the cost of these systems is really worth it. If you are concerned about the quality of water in your plumbing and drains, then it might be a good investment. However, just remember that this system will purify all the water in your home, including that used in your garage, in your toilets, in your showers and in your washing machine.
If you feel that there’s little need to purify every area, then these are probably not a good option for your needs. For those concerned primarily with the quality of their drinking water, a tap filtration system is a better idea. You’ll find that these can offer clean, pure drinking water whenever you want it, and there are also controls that allow you to bypass the filtration (and increase water pressure) when you need to, such as washing dishes or during cleaning.
Your Final Decision
Only you can truly determine if the cost of a whole house water treatment system is really worth it to you. They are expensive, far more so than a tap filtration system. However, they can offer peace of mind about the quality of the water that your family enjoys. Before you purchase a system, though, it might be the best idea to consult with an expert installer to determine just what size of system you need for use in your home.
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