A whole house water filtration system keeps your water clean by eliminating harmful minerals, toxins, and other contaminants. But how do you choose the right filtration system for your home? Here are a few steps you should take.

1.Decide if you want a Point of Use system or a Point of Entry system.

A Point of Use (POU) system is installed under the kitchen sink, whereas a Point of Entry (POE) system treats contaminants in water before it enters the home. Homeowners need to decide if they only want to treat drinking water at the kitchen tap or all water coming into the home.

A great middle ground is a combination of the two. Whole house water filtration could include a water softener to address water hardness and UV water filtration to remove harmful viruses and bacteria. You could also install a reverse osmosis filter under the kitchen sink to treat drinking and cooking water.

2. Identify your home’s water source.

The type of water source will determine what kinds of contaminants will be found in the water. Both public water supply and private wells have unique concerns that could require different treatment options, depending on contaminant levels, sediment presence, and mineral content.

3. Consider how many bathrooms are in your home.

Homes with more bathrooms will require larger filtration systems able to meet high water demand. The amount of water required during peak usage times will determine the size of the water filtration system.

4. Test your water.

The only way to really know what’s in your water is to review the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) issued by your local water system and to order a water test from a certified water testing lab.

5. Research the different types of water filters.

There are a wide range of water filters with different features and benefits. Whole house water filtration systems, for example, can utilize pleated, poly spun, or carbon wrap filters. Take some time to learn about the pros and cons of each and don’t hesitate to teach out to Roger The Plumber for recommendations and installation.