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5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Whole House Water Filter

Purchasing a Whole House Water Filter is an investment that will last you for years. Just like any major purchase, doing adequate research will ensure you find a system that matches your needs and meets your expectations.

We’ve put together some important considerations to help guide your buying decision.

Which Contaminants Are in My Water?

Figuring out which contaminants are in your water is the first step for ensuring you get the necessary water filter components. Having your water tested will measure the concentration levels of certain contaminants and particles in your water. A thorough water test for the following will let you know which kind of filter system is best for your needs:

  • Metals, such as lead, calcium and magnesium.
  • Chemicals, such as chlorine and fluoride.
  • Turbidity, which is the measure of the cloudiness of drinking water to look for suspended particles, some of which may be harmful bacteria or viruses.
  • Fecal contaminants, such as E. Coli.

Once you know what is in your water, you can decide which components you will need for your filtration system. For example, if you have high concentrations of calcium in your water, adding a Salt-Free Water Softener onto your Whole House Water Filter can reduce or prevent scaling.

How Does a Whole House Water Filter Work?

Water filtration is a highly complex process that relies on many different parts. It can be overwhelming for the average consumer to purchase a water filter if they haven’t done enough research. Understanding how a Whole House Water Filter works and what each feature does will give you more confidence that you’re making an educated decision.

Our 5-part Whole House Water Filter series is a great primer that walks you through how each component works. You can view the posts in the series here:

1. Overview and Sediment Pre-Filter
2. Copper-Zinc and Mineral Stone Filter and Activated Carbon Filter
3. Salt-Free Water Softener and Descaler
4. UV Filter
5. Sub-Micron Post-Filter

Keep in mind the last three parts of the series focus on optional add-ons to our Whole House Water Filter. You will better understand if you need these add-ons by getting your water tested and/or researching more about those components.

What Size Whole House Water Filter Do I Need For My House?

For Filter Butler’s Whole House Water Filter FB-1000 model, a house up to 3,500 square feet in size can get the full benefits from the system. Customized water filters are available for larger homes.

Do I Need a Water Softener?

This depends on the levels of calcium and magnesium in your water, which are the main causes of scaling. As mentioned above, a water test can determine if a water softener is necessary for your home.

How Will I Install My Whole House Water Filter?

For those who purchase our FB-1000 model, we highly recommend using a licensed plumber for the Whole House Water Filter installation. Since a licensed plumber is insured, they will be able to cover any damages in the event of an improper installation.

As you can see, there is a lot to consider when choosing a Whole House Water Filter. We hope these questions better equip you during your search for the perfect water filter.

If you would like to learn more or you have specific questions, please give us a call at 1-844-234-5837.

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