A CONSUMERS GUIDE TO WHOLE HOUSE WATER SYSTEMS

Whole house water systems are not something that you think about until you want fresh, clean water. This may be because when you drink filtered water for the first time, you may realize that the water in your house tastes or smells strange. If you start reading about filtration and start talking to other people, you may find out some shocking information about the water you are drinking. Following, is some information that you may find useful if you are in a situation where you feel like the water you consume is not safe, including some recommended products to remedy this situation and some quotes from leading authorities

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Rating
3
5
3
4
4.3
Retail Price
$1,084.00
$1,079.00
$1,395.00
$1,499.00
$5,950.00
Internet Price
$1,084.00
$699.00
$1,395.00
$899.00
$5,950.00
Estimated Life
5 years
5 years
5 years
4 years
7-10 years
Replacement Cost
$175.00
$156.00
$360.00
$400.00
$2,000.00
Whats Replaced
Media
Media
Media
Media
Media
Media
GAC
Coconut Carbon / Catalytic Carbon
KDF 55
KDF 55/ Centaur Carbon

KDF 85/Centaur Carbon
GAC
High Gauss Magnets/Quartz

Filtration Media Test
None
Sabre 1230C - NSF Standard 42
KDF 55 - NSF Standard 53
KDF 55 - NSF Standard 53
Centaur Carbon - NSF Standard 61
KDF 85 - NSF Standard 61
Centaur Carbon - NSF Standard 61
GAC - NSF Standard 53
GPM
12-14
10
8
10
10
Warranty
1 year
10 yr Tank/ 5 yr Media
10 year
Tanks(only)
30 Days
5 years
Pre Filter
15 Micron
5 Micron
NO
1 Micron
NO
Gallon Capacity
400,000
600,000
500,000
400,000
700,000
Well/City?
City/Well
City/Well
City
City/Well
City Only
Chlorine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Electricity Required
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backwash Required
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Performance Guarantee
No
Yes (5 Year)
No
No
Yes (3 Year)
Lic. Plumber needed for warranty
No
No
No
No
Yes

The Primary Purpose of a Whole House Water Systems

With over 2100 known carcinogens in our water supply, its no wonder the water filter industry is growing at over 3 billion dollars in sales a year worldwide. If you do not have a water filter of some kind, you may want to consider buying one soon. A whole house water system is a great place to start. It will filter contaminants like chlorine, Voc's, THM's and a host of other contaminants that can cause cancer and a whole host of other diseases. This is especially important for our young children and our elderly. Chlorine removal for people who rely on municipal water systems should be the first to purchase a whole house water filter. 

The EPA says drinking and showering in chlorinated water increases your risk of cancer by a whopping 93 %. 70 years ago, before we had this multitude of chemical compounds in our environment, 1 in 50 people could expect to get cancer in their lifetime. Today, 1 in 3 Americans, including 1 in 2 males, will become cancer statistics! Cancer is a man made disease, and almost completely preventable. The purity of our water is one of the most important factors in the prevention of degenerative diseases.

No whole house water system will do it all, so it is always a good idea to have a quality point-of-use water filter on your kitchen sink that will also tie into your refrigerator to remove lead and other contaminants that seep into your water through your home’s plumbing.

Although chlorine is the primary disinfectant used today, chlorimines are coming on strong because they are cheaper than chlorine. This is why many municipalities are switching to them, and they are doing so in great numbers. However, this has its own set of problems. In your decision making process you may want to consider a whole water filter that address chloramines as well as chlorine. 


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