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What Can I Expect From a Whole House Water Filter?

If you’re looking for a water filtration system, chances are it’s because you want high quality water for your family. But exactly what does your water filter remove? And how else will a water filtration system affect the water in your home? Let’s take a look at what you can and can’t expect from a whole house water filter.

Cleaner and Safer Water

When water leaves a treatment plant, there is uncertainty about what it may pick up on the way to your home. Plus, depending on where you live, you may be more at risk for certain contaminants getting into the water supply. A whole house water filter provides added protection against these unknowns.

The following are some harmful contaminants commonly found in tap water that your whole house water filter can help reduce:

Fluoride: Fluoride has been added to municipal water for years due to its oral health benefits. However, fluoride can also be damaging to the body. Long-term ingestion of fluoride has been linked to weakening the immune system and accelerating aging.

  • Lead: While water may leave the treatment plant free from lead, this toxic metal can infiltrate water through old pipes on its way to your home. Lead consumption can delay growth and development in children and cause kidney and blood pressure problems in adults.
  • Aluminum: Unfiltered tap water may contain aluminum, which has been linked to a host of health issues including Alzheimer’s disease, learning disabilities in children, skin problems, and more.
  • Chlorine: Tap water is often disinfected with chlorine, which remains in the water delivered to your home. While chlorine is safe to drink in small amounts, it can dry out and irritate the eyes and skin if it’s in water used for bathing and cleaning. The Filter Butler whole house water filter removes up to 97% of chlorine from your water.
  • Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs): Although chlorine does kill some harmful elements, the byproducts left over from this process, called DBPs, are carcinogenic.

With a whole house water filter, you will no longer have to worry about yourself or your family coming into contact with the above substances.

Filtered Water throughout Your Home

You will not only enjoy filtered drinking water, but all of the water used in your home will enjoy the benefits of a whole house water filter. You will also have filtered water for showering, cleaning, laundry and cooking.

Better Tasting and Smelling Water

Not everything that gets in the water supply is harmful to our health. Some undesirable substances just affect the taste and appearance of water (such as rust). The sediment pre-filter component of a whole house water filter removes sediments that cause unpleasant tastes and smells in your water. Another plus of this is that your beverages prepared with filtered water, such as coffee, will taste better, too.

Easy Installation and Maintenance

You don’t need to be a mechanical wizard to install and maintain a whole house water filter. A plumber can easily perform the installation. Maintenance is also easy and can be done without professional assistance. For our whole house water filter, we recommend changing out the Sediment Pre-Filter every 3 to 6 months and the Sub-Micron Post-Filter every 9 to 12 months. Both of these replacement filters can be purchased on our website.

It’s important to understand that all water filtration systems are not created equal. Each has unique components and features that differ between models, and many will have upgrade options that offer additional benefits. Understanding what your particular water filter model’s features can do is essential for knowing what to expect out of it.

To learn more about how a filtration system works and what it does, read our whole house water filter series.

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