This is the third and final part of our series on the different types of ideas for your home for water filtering. In the first two articles, we looked at options with lower costs. We’re going to investigate some of the more costly types of filters here. When you get to this level of filtration, you look at the filtration of water throughout the house. By breaking down this discussion into 3 basic types of filters, we are going to help you.Checkout Advantages of Using Countertop Water Filters for more info.
Filter housings – Filter housings are placed in line with the primary water feed of your home. A ‘loop’ will typically be placed in the garage or well-house by a plumber or home builder where you can place one or several filter housings in a series to capture contaminants before water enters your home. The advantage of having these houses installed is that you can place in them any filter you need. When selecting a filter, such as water flow and type of contaminant, there are many considerations. The filter housing is available in 4 basic sizes for your home. 2 1/2″ in diameter for lengths of 10″ and 20″ and 4 1/2″ in diameter for lengths of 10″ and 20″. Typically, the larger 4 1/2 ” housings are known as ‘big blue’. The greater the diameter of the housing, the higher the flow rate. In order to keep up with your water use, you will need larger filters if you have a larger home with two or more bathrooms.
In these cartridges, any media filter can be installed. The use of filter housing is as broad as your problems with water. Sediment filters are probably the most popular filters that capture sand, silt and dirt. GAC or Granular Activated Carbon filters are second to sediment filters. GAC filters extract chlorine from urban water and smelly organics from households with well water.