Ensuring that you and your family members only drink clean and pure water is the key to reduce sickness and maintain a healthy life throughout the year. In some countries, drinking of impure water or water that was not sufficiently treated in order to be deemed safe for drinking is the main cause of disease, ranging from common ones like diarrhoea to rarer and severe diseases like Dysentery and Typhoid.If you want to take steps in order to purify the water you use in your home for drinking purposes, you need to select a good filtration system first. After all, this will be pretty much the only device that will contribute to filtering out your water, which means that cheapening out or not doing your research correctly can come back to bite you in the future. Try to pay attention to the following whenever shopping for water filter systems:
Impure Water Identification – Unless you know that water quality in your water supply is almost constant throughout the year, it may be a good idea to purchase a purifier that can assess water quality on its own. This may be in form of an indicator or even an electronic display you can read for further information. If you are on a budget, it may be a better idea to send water samples to the relevant authorities for further information.
- Capacity – Water purifiers come in different capacities, ranging from small ones of about five litres total capacity (designed for small families) to large ones that are meant to be installed in commercial buildings. Almost all of this capacity consists of the storage tank that stores water after filtration, so choose something in a way that the storage area won’t become empty very frequently.
- Filtration Type – Just as there are many types of spa filters out there, we can also categorize drinking water filtration devices into many different categories. The most common ones are definitely the so-called Reverse Osmosis filters (or RO filters in short). There also exist UV filters and ones that use a combination of both Reverse Osmosis and UV filtration. RO filters are better at removing heavy metal particles, while UV ones excel at killing bacteria and microorganisms.
- After-Sale Services – Remember to only purchase filters from a company you know you can trust for good after-sales support. This is important to ensure that you can continue to use your filtration device for more than a couple of years, as it will require the replacement of its filtration membrane after such a period of time elapses. Furthermore, you may also need to have your device repaired in case it malfunctions or stops filtering altogether, and there are not many people around who can carry out such repairs, except the companies that market these filters themselves.