Choosing a Household Water Filter

Water is an important part of life. However, tap water, whether from municipal sources or wells, often has odors, deposits, and bacteria. While bottled water is a safer option, it can be expensive in large households. 

Other families worry about the extra waste they generate when using commercially packaged products. In such circumstances, household filters provide safe drinking water without the need to purchase bottles. You can also get these household water filter systems installed in your home.

Household filters are available in four types. They can be placed around the house, under the sink, on the counter, or on the faucet. Whole-house filters ensure that all water used in the home is filtered – water in the kitchen sink, bathtub, dishwasher, and washing machine. 

This water filter ensures that no sediment settles to the bottom of the toilet bowl or bath and also protects the device. However, the large volume of water filtered by this system requires frequent cartridge replacement.

Under The Sink

A more economical way to provide household members with clean drinking water is to install a filter under the sink. Once installed, it's invisible but drains clean, filtered water through the kitchen faucet. 

Some stove filters are simply placed on the kitchen counter and water is poured into the filter chamber by hand, much like a coffee maker. 

Using UV cartridges

 Some filters are equipped with a UV cartridge that kills bacteria in the water, while others have a slurry filter to prevent rust and other sludge from mixing in the tap water.