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Top 5 Things To Look For When Buying A Water Filter

Posted by on January 10, 2021 in Stuff with 0 Comments

There was a time when water filters were seen as over-protective and only bought by survivalists. However, a string of issues with water quality has rapidly increased the popularity of water filters.

In fact, as the effectiveness of water filters has been proven, an increasing number of Australian households are getting them. In short, if you haven’t already got a water filter it’s time you started looking at the best water filters Melbourne.

If you’re in the market for a water filter you should be aware of the following five things, they’ll help to ensure you purchase the right filter for your needs:

1. Reputation of Supplier

The most important thing you should consider is who is making and supplying your water filter. While all products should meet government standards, the quality of the manufacturer does affect the quality of the filter you purchase.

Along with a tendency to bend rules, bad storage methods can render the filters much less effective. In short, choose a manufacturer with a poor reputation and you may be better off without a water filter.

Make sure you ask friends and family, as well as checking on social media sites for honest opinions.

2. Whole House or Single Tap?

An important decision, and one that affects the cost of your water filter, is whether you need a whole house system or a single faucet one. This will depend on why you are getting a water filter. If you’re only concerned about drinking water then a single tap filter should be adequate.

However, if you’re concerned about the ingress of chemicals and pollution through your skin, you need a whole house system.

3. Type of Filter

There are many different types of water filters. The most popular are carbon and reverse osmosis. However, you are free to choose any type of filter you like. You will need to do your homework and know what the filter is treated, what is being removed, and whether it’s appropriate for your water supply.

A water test before getting a water filter can help you to understand what elements you want to remove.

4. Rate Of Filtration

Most people don’t consider the rate of filtration but it’s important. The higher the rate the faster the filter will work and the better the pressure in your taps. In contrast, a low filtration rate is likely to reduce the flow of water in your home.

In many cases, this may not be an issue. But, if you have several members in your household you can find low flow becomes a problem when more than one person is using the faucet.

5. Cost

Of course, water filters cost money. A whole-house system is more expensive than a single tap version. The type of filter also affects the cost, as does the amount of work needed to successfully install it.

You need to work out a budget and then choose the water filter that suits your needs and budget, there will be one available.

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