What is Whole House filtration?
A whole house filter is an extremely cost-effective and convenient way to have filtered water throughout your home, as only one set of filters ever needs changing. Rather than having separate ones for the shower, under-sink, fridge and so on, it means less hassle when ordering replacements and less work for YOU when replacing them. Having a whole house filter can benefit these areas of the house:
- Washing machine
- Filtered drinking water from all taps
- And more!
How does it work?
With a Whole House system, the filter is usually fitted to the water inlet of your home so every drop of water you use has been filtered – whether it’s for drinking, washing cooking or cleaning. There are different sizes and types of filter available to suit every home, from simple carbon filters that remove chlorine, sediment and VOCs to heavy metal removal filters for houses which still have their water supplied through lead pipes. Before deciding on the filter, it’s important to know what peak flow rate is needed for your household, as well as an idea of daily usage to calculate the necessary filter capacity.
Why might I want to purchase a whole house system?
A whole house filter has many advantages over a point of use system. Here are a few examples:
- Installing and maintaining 1 filter system for the whole house is easier than overseeing multiple point of use filters. (undersink kit, shower filter, etc…)
- Multiple contaminants can be removed at once. Within one filter system, you can install a number of cartridges and each cartridge can remove more than one contaminant.
- You are free to pick what cartridges you want to insert into the system to cater for your specific contaminant removal needs.
- Remove and control limescale, without a softener. One of our filters (TAC) can prevent scale from forming in your pipework, kettles, showers and much more. It can also remove existing scale build up without adding sodium into the water. It has a lifespan of 2-3 years with no maintenance