Whole House Filtration Products
What is a Whole House System?
A whole house water filter system, also known as point-of-entry system (POE), is the most beneficial of all the water filter systems. It is installed directly into the main water line. Thus, it filters all the water in the house, including washing machine, shower, and kitchen water.
There are some whole house water filter systems that only filter rust and sediment. However, it is recommended that you purchase a whole house water system that not only filters rust and sediment but that will also filter contaminants to provide water that is healthy for drinking, cooking, and showering. The use of a whole house water system is the only way to ensure pure, filtered water from every water source in the house.
A whole house water system purifies water efficiently and cost-effectively, making it a viable solution for anyone who wants higher quality water supply. Whole house systems usually require professional installation. They tend to be a bit more expensive than most faucet, countertop, and under sink filters. Although they may require more effort, they are extremely beneficial to you and your family’s health when it comes to your indoor water supply.
Reasons to Use a Whole House System
- Harmful chemicals constantly escape into household air from the dishwasher, the toilet, and the shower.
- Water contaminants are released into the air, resulting in poor indoor air quality, which is linked to the cause of asthma and bronchitis.
- Using a countertop or shower filter does not protect a home from harmful water contaminants.
- Shower filters, even though they filter water at extreme temperatures, are not 100% effective at removing all dangerous contaminants.
- Chlorine and volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) become embedded in clothing washed in chlorinated water and result in many skin rashes and other irritations.
- More chlorine is released into the air by the dishwasher than any other water source in the house, besides the shower.
- Water contaminants can be absorbed not just from drinking water but also from inhalation and dermal absorption.
- You only have to keep track of a single filter cartridge, which saves you money and time.
Advantages of a Whole House Water System
- Clean water is available for all household uses, including showering, cooking, and drinking.
- These systems typically have a life span of 3-5 years.
- This is a relatively inexpensive way to have clean household water, due to the long filter life.
- It provides clean, filtered water from every water source in the house.
- Chlorine and other chemicals are removed upon entrance into the home’s plumbing system and are no longer released into the air.
- Chlorine and other chemicals from the water used for laundry are no longer embedded in clothing.
- It prevents chlorine vapors from being released into the air and reduces soap scum on dishes by removing chlorine from the water used in the dishwasher.
- It enhances the overall purity of drinking water.
- It alleviates the effects of asthma and allergies by providing cleaner air to breathe in the house.
- It eliminates the risks of both drinking and showering in contaminated water.
- It filters water at low temperatures to facilitate the removal of chlorine and other chemicals.
- It ensures protection from the poisonous effects of both drinking and inhaling chlorine and other dangerous chemicals.
- It provides protection from breakdowns in municipal water treatment and sanitation systems.
- It reduces the need for a shower filter, countertop filter, refrigerator filter and all the replacement filters for each.
Selecting a Whole House System
There are 4 factors to consider when shopping for a whole house system:
- Flow Rate – It is measured in gallons per minute and determines the amount of water available. A flow rate of less than 10 gpm is not recommended due to water pressure during peak time.
- Filter Size – The larger the filter, the longer the service life. It will allow more water flow with a greater pressure. Typical filter size for most homes is 4.5”x20”.
- Port Size – Choose filter housings with a port size at least as big as your water pipe. Ideal size is 1”.
- Filter Life – A quality filter will last 100,000 to 150,000 gallons in a normal home. However, the rougher water sediment may shorten this projection.
We offer a complete selection of whole house systems and replacement cartridges.