Filtering Out the Myths of Water Filtration

Water Filtration Metairie LA1. I Just Need a Refrigerator Filter

The purifier in your refrigerator works perfectly well to filter large minerals like sand and dirt, plus it eliminates some taste and odor from your water. If you use a two stage filter, understand  is not the same as a reverse osmosis system, which utilizes three filters and an advanced membrane to filter out over 99% of total dissolved solids from your water.

2. Softening, Filtering, and Purifying: It’s All The Same

Standard water softeners do nothing to combat this chlorine issue, meaning the city water you drink might as well come from your local pool, unless you have a purifier. Purifiers are designed to eliminate the minerals and chemicals that softeners miss, so the water you drink is as pure as it can be. Filters, on the other hand, are usually designed for a specific purpose. These three water treatment methods play distinctly important roles in providing usable water at the lowest total cost.

3. Purifiers Are Too Expensive

Many people embrace water as an important part of their daily diet, but fear they can’t afford a high quality purifier delivering great tasting, chemical-free water at their kitchen sink. In truth, the annual filter change costs for an RO purifier are less than $6.00 per month. The real cost here is the money you lose every month you continue drinking bottled water.

4. Softeners Use Salt To Clean Water

Water softeners actually use a special media inside the softener to soften the water. After your softener goes through a pre-set number of gallons, it goes into regeneration, in which the salty brine flows into the softener to clean the media before being rinsed away. Because salt plays this secondary role, the water that comes out of your faucet contains no more sodium per liter than a slice of white bread.

5. If There Is Salt In The Brine Tank, The Softener Is Working

To be clear, if you’re NOT putting salt in the brine tank, it cannot work. But don’t assume the softener is operating at peak efficiency simply because it’s still using salt. As I just mentioned, the most important component of your softener is the resin inside the tank. Over time, this resin breaks down and becomes less efficient. When this happens, you end up with hard water and should consider investing in a new softener.

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