The Importance of Home Water Filtration and Purification

When you run the faucet on your kitchen or bathroom sink, you anticipate clean, safe water to flow out. But even if your water appears clear, it might still contain toxic chemicals that present a risk to your family’s health and safety. Plenty of people do not like the taste of polluted tap water and grasp the risk of drinking it. That’s why half of all American homes have either a home water treatment system (32 percent) or bottled water (18 percent) to ensure they have clean drinking water on hand.

If you want to safeguard your family’s well-being, you may first opt for going the bottled water approach. Unfortunately, this gets pricey fast. In addition, plastic water bottles that don’t get recycled end up damaging the world’s waterways, causing harm to the environment and hurting marine life.

Setting up a whole-house water filtration system is more cost-effective and cleaner for the environment than buying bottled water. It may also provide healthier water more conveniently because you can get it directly from the tap. What's more, whole-house systems provide purified water to your showers, tubs and plumbing fixtures, enabling you to capitalize on the benefits everywhere you use water in your home.

Before setting up a whole-house water filtration system, find out what’s in your water supply and how a Filtermax™ Superior Chemical Removal Filter can clear out harmful contaminants. Then, choose Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to help you find and install the ideal water filter for you.

What’s in Your Water Supply?

Water quality varies by location, but some of the most likely contaminants include:

  • Heavy metals
  • Chlorine
  • Lead
  • Industrial chemicals
  • Disinfection byproducts (DBPs)

Learn what may be in your water supply by entering your ZIP Code into the Environmental Working Group’s drinking water quality database. EWG data shows that greater than 80 percent of utility water supplies in North America at one point tested positive for carcinogenic chemicals, illustrating that legal water quality levels aren't necessarily safe.

Try Installing a Filtermax Water Filtration System

The Filtermax Superior Chemical Removal Filter filters out dirt, debris and hazardous chemicals from your tap water, furnishing you and your family with safe, sparkling water to enjoy. Here are the perks of this system:

  • Sediment filtration: Cloudiness is a sure sign of debris in your drinking water. Consisting of silt, sand, rust or clay, sediment is naturally occurring and can become concentrated in the water main after severe storms. While largely harmless, sediment can make your drinking water look and taste unpleasant. Filtermax provides sediment filtration to filter out solids from your drinking water.
  • Chlorine removal: Chlorine is crucial to clean drinking water in urban settings. Sadly, this disinfectant can generate harmful chemical byproducts when it reacts with naturally occurring organic and inorganic substances in the water. Certain DPBs, including trihalomethanes (THMs), are shown to cause cancer. Filtermax gets rid of these carcinogens to protect your family.
  • Safer, cleaner, better-tasting water: Ensuring safe tap water is the objective of adding putting in any water filtration solution. Besides being healthier for your family to enjoy, filtered water also smells, tastes and looks better. No more lingering metallic or musty scents. No more earthy or chlorine taste. No more cloudy water swirling around your kitchen sink. Just clean-tasting, odorless, crystal-clear water.
  • Filtered water for every tap: Harmful chemicals don’t just affect you when ingested—they also absorb into your skin when you shower and cling to your clothing and dishes when you clean them. That’s why a whole-house filtration system is so helpful because it guarantees clean water from every tap.
  • No operating costs or wasted water: Some whole-house filtration systems increase your electric bills. Others increase your water bills with automatic backwashing and flushing. Filtermax illustrates that safe, clean water doesn’t have to include bigger utility costs.
  • Flow-through distributor: Depending on your plumbing system’s configuration, you might need an upflow or downflow water filter. The Filtermax™ flow-through distributor features both designs to cater to your needs.
  • 20-year manufacturer warranty: This is one of the strongest warranties in the water treatment equipment industry! With this coverage, you know your investment will carry on providing clean, quality drinking water for many years to come.

Install a Whole-House Water Filter in Your Home

At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we install different types of water filtration systems from Excalibur, such as the Filtermax Superior Chemical Removal Filter. Whether you’re looking to scale back water hardness, filter out bacteria or remove dangerous chemicals, you’ll find the ideal solution for you from Excalibur. Installation is fast, straightforward and backed by our 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. Get in contact with your local Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning office for help picking out a water filtration system that fits your needs and budget.