Do You Need Help Finding A Good Water Purifier?
If you are reading this, you have probably encountered something that has made you think twice about your home’s drinking water quality. Clean drinking water is one of the most essential resources that any homeowner has and having to supplement that water due to poor quality can be a difficult and expensive process. One of the best ways to ensure that you will always have reliable drinking water is to install a good water purifier in your home. Water filtration systems are designed to provide an extra filtration step directly before consumption, which helps to ensure that you and everyone else in your household always has clean drinking water readily available.
Reasons To Filter Your Water
Many of our customers come to us after they have experienced a noticeable drop in water quality. Foul odors, tastes, and turbidity (cloudiness) are all reasons to be concerned about your water quality. There are several ways for water to become contaminated between water treatment and your home, including leaks and other effects of aging infrastructure. If you notice that your water is obviously contaminated, adding a home water filter is a great way to ensure that the water you are drinking is actually going to be safe to consume. This means that large particles and biological contaminants will be removed and the presence of other harmful substances will be reduced to safe levels.
Sadly, obvious signs of poor water quality are not the only reason to consider adding a water filtration system to your home. Some dangerous contaminants, including lead and other heavy metals, are virtually undetectable using only our limited senses. Even having your water tested can only provide a snapshot of your water quality at the moment of collection. You can protect yourself against any issues with your drinking water by using some kind of home water filtration prior to consumption.
No matter what your reasons are for wanting to filter your drinking water, it is important to make sure that the filter you are using is actually going to reduce the presence of any harmful waterborne contaminants to safe levels. This means investing in a quality water filtration system that is rated to provide the results you need.
Choosing A Good Water Purifier
When it comes to providing quality drinking water, there are plenty of filtration systems available on the market. Obviously different water filters function in different ways and some systems are obviously superior to others. Finding a good water purifier for your home is all about knowing what you need and what different kinds of filter systems can offer.
One of the most common home filtration options is the filtered water pitcher. These pitchers are a commonplace sight in home and office refrigerators across the country. All you have to do is fill the reservoir on top of the pitcher and gravity pulls the water through a cartridge filled with filtration media. Once all the water has trickled through the filter, the pitcher can be used to dispense water or stored in the fridge for future use.
While these filters are relatively cheap and commonplace, they come with their share of issues. The fact that they operate using gravity to push water through the filter cartridges means that the media has to be kept fairly loose to allow water to easily pass through. Because of this, these filters are typically not rated for the removal of a certain particle size. While there will definitely be some improvement in water quality, a system that does not operate under pressure simply cannot filter water to the point where you can be assured that heavy metals and other harmful contaminants have been reduced to safe levels.
Another common source of home drinking water filtration is a faucet filter. These filters are designed to be mounted on the end of your kitchen faucet. This means that they are able to take advantage of the 40 to 45 pounds per square inch of water pressure that home water lines operate under. Most of these filters have two options, one that allows water to bypass the filter while the other setting diverts water to the internal filter cartridge.
The fact that these faucet attachments use your home’s water pressure means that they can provide some quality filtration. Many use carbon and ceramic water filter cartridges that are effective at removing tiny particulates from your water. Sadly the design of these filters also tends to be a little awkward. You have to attach a bulky device to the end of your faucet that you will only actually be using when you need drinking water. If you don’t want to deal with adding a bulky fixture to your current faucet or dealing with the headache that can arise when the seals on these filters fail, it’s worth considering another option.
If you are looking for the best water filtration option for your home, you need to consider installing a dedicated undersink water filter system. These filters are designed to operate out of sight and out of mind. Instead of taking up room in your refrigerator or attaching to your faucet, these filters are mounted inside of the cabinet below your kitchen sink. They hook directly into the same water line as your faucet.
Because these filters use your home’s water pressure, they typically use a very fine filter media to achieve the best possible filtration results. In addition, the fact that they are installed underneath your sink means that there is more room for a larger filter cartridge. This means that you will be able to enjoy the convenience of having freshly filtered water on tap without having to worry about changing your cartridge or performing other maintenance tasks frequently.
Our Water Filtration Systems
Our Everpure filters are some of the most efficient options for homeowners looking for an efficient and easy to use water filtration system. Over the years we have worked with many different filtration systems and our Everpure filters have become our focus for a reason. These filtration systems offer what we believe to be the perfect balance between filtered water quality and ease of use for homeowners.
All of our home Everpure water filtration systems are designed to be easy to install and maintain. The task of installing your own filtration system may sound daunting, but many of our customers are surprised by the ease of the process. All you need to complete the installation are a few basic hand tools like a wrench, a screwdriver, and a tape measure. The filter head has to be screwed into place at a height that will allow for the cartridge to be easily inserted and changed and a special adapter has to be added to your faucet’s cold water line to allow for water to be diverted to the filter system. Once these two steps are complete, you can connect all of these components using simple cut to fit tubing and then connect the filter’s output to your dedicated filtered water dispenser.
Like most under sink filters, most of our Everpure filtration systems will require you to install a small faucet for dispensing your filtered water. This process will involve adding a hole to your sink or countertop, but there are a wide range of small air gap faucets on the market so you can find an option that will be a perfect fir for your kitchen.
If adding a new fixture is not feasible or desirable in your kitchen, we still have some incredible filtration options that will work for you. Our Everpure full flow systems are designed to use your existing faucet’s cold water side to dispense your filtered water. The main difference between our full flow and regular systems is the water line adapter. Instead of sending some cold water to your filter, full flow systems filter all of your cold water before reconnecting to your faucet. This means that homeowners can continue to use hot water for tasks like cleaning and save the filtered water for drinking and cooking.
Once you have installed your new Everpure water filtration system, all you have to do is run water through it for a few minutes to make sure that all of the air has been removed from the lines and the cartridge. Once this process has been completed, the maintenance requirements of these filters is relatively simple. Every Everpure filter cartridge comes with an indicator sticker that will slowly go from white to red over the course of a year. Once your sticker has turned completely read, it is time to consider replacing your cartridge.
We recommend that all cartridges are replaced at least once per year to ensure optimal performance. Occasionally cartridges will need to be replaced sooner if the flow rate from your system begins to noticeably decrease. No matter what your reason for changing your cartridge, the process is incredibly simple and should only take a few minutes. All you have to do is turn the automatic shutoff valve on your filter head and then unscrew the cartridge like a lightbulb and replace it with your filter cartridge replacement. Once your new cartridge is in place you can reopen the valve on the filter head and run your system for a few minutes like you did when you first installed it.
The secret to the efficiency of these filtration systems is their water filter cartridges. These sleek metal cartridges are not only easy to use, but they contain the carbon filter media that is actually going to be purifying water. Everpure cartridges use their proprietary Micro-Pure filtration media that is capable of removing contaminants as small as half a micron from your tap water. These filters remove contaminants like chlorine that can give your water an “off” taste and odor as well heavy metals like lead that can have negative health effects.
One of the best things about our Everpure systems is that most of the cartridges are designed to fit a standard filter head. Our Pro Series cartridges are an obvious exception, but most cartridge options should fit the same filter head that comes with our most popular “H Series” filter systems. This means that it is easy to upgrade to a larger cartridge size if you notice that you are using more than one cartridge per year.
One of our most popular filter systems is the Everpure H300. Each H300 cartridge is designed to filter about 300 gallons of water, but we carry filters that can provide several thousands of gallons per cartridge. Occasionally our H300 customers will message us about having to replace their cartridges more than once per year, which is usually a sign that a high capacity cartridge is needed. If you need any help finding the perfect cartridge upgrade for your system, we are always happy to help you find the right cartridge to meet your household’s annual drinking water needs.
If you are worried about your water quality, or you are just looking for a little extra peace of mind, our team is always happy to help you find the best Everpure system for your home. There are plenty of factors to consider when trying to pick a good water purifier and our team of filtration experts are always happy to help our customers find the perfect filtration solution for their homes. If you have any questions about any of our Everpure filtration products, feel free to reach out to us. Just send your questions firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible! Our goal is to make sure that every one of our customers is satisfied with their filtered drinking water.