How to Choose the Best Water Filtration System

by John Torres 10/06/2019

The purity of the water in your house depends mostly on your home water purification system. Therefore, it is essential you know how to choose the best water filter for your household. Water filtration is a purifying process that ensures that the water in your home has an excellent taste and is purified.

The kind of filter that connects with the main supply to provide the home with already treated water is the whole house filter.  The point-of-entry filter enables your laundry, showers, toilets, kitchen, and bathtub dispense filtered water. Below are some pointers that will guide you towards selecting the best home water filtration system.

Decide on the water filtration system you want for your house. 

The level of contamination in your water will determine the filter to install in your home.  If you don't completely understand how to do this, you should seek the help of professionals in this area. They will identify the contaminant and recommend the filter you need.  You may need to remove sediments like minerals, chlorine, and other chemicals if a municipal service runs your main supply.  

If the source of your water supply is a private water well, the contaminants that you are likely to encounter are iron, hardness minerals, and sediments.  

Know the flow rate of your dispenser and appliances. 

A flow rate is the amount of water running through your water dispenser at a particular time. The unit of measure of flow rate is in gallons/minute. It is essential that you know the demand specification of your filter and appliances before buying them. For instance, the specification of a toilet and dishwater are 3gpm and 5gpm, respectively.  

When the flow rate of a whole house filter system is lower than the required speed, there will be lower water pressure and interrupted water flow. 

Note the size of the filter you want.

You are advised to go for a more extensive service filter because of its longer service interval. Apart from that, it provides with enough water supply.  Also, you should not hesitate to consider the port size of the filter because it influences the flow rate and the pressure of water that enters your home. 

Make an inquiry about the life of your whole house water filter system. 

The life of your home water filter system will depend on the condition of water you intend to filter.  Therefore, you should note the quantity and quality of contaminant when planning to buy a filter. 

Are you planning to buy a home water filtration system or replace the existing one, the tips above will guide you towards making the right choice. 

About the Author
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John Torres

John Torres began his career in real estate with the CENTURY 21 Les Ryan’s Healdsburg Realtors office in 1986.  John rapidly became a Multi-Million Dollar producer in both listings and sales of Sonoma County properties.  He is a member of the North County Council of Realtors, National Association of Realtors and California Association of Realtors.  John has served on the Land Use Advisory Panel for Sonoma County.  John served as the Northern California Century 21 representative to the Easter Seals Society for 13 years.

The North County Council of Realtors® selected Mr. Torres “Realtor of the Year” in both 1988 and 1992.  In 1993, John became a partner in the CENTURY 21 Les Ryan’s Healdsburg Realtors office and managed the office from 2001 – 2011. The office became a part of CENTURY 21 NorthBay Alliance in March 2011.  CENTURY 21 has been a member of the Healdsburg Area Chamber of Commerce since 1977 and of the Geyserville Chamber of Commerce since 2004.

As a Centurion Producer since 1998, and a Double Centurion in 2004, John has demonstrated his ability to consistently provide quality service to his clients who are both sellers and buyers of real estate.  In recognition of his achievements, John was inducted into the Century 21 Centurion Honor Society at the International Convention in 2007 and again in 2017.  Many of John’s clients return to him over the years and he has a large referral clientele.

John actively supports his community in many ways.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the Healdsburg Boys & Girls Club, Board of Directors of the Healdsburg High School Boosters Club, and the Healdsburg Pop Warner Football organization.  He chaired the Easter Seal Golf Tournament in Healdsburg for 12 years, and originated and chaired for 6 years a fundraising golf tournament for the Healdsburg High School Boosters.  John also organized and chaired the North County Council of Realtors Golf Tournament benefiting the Healdsburg Food Pantry for six years.  He coached Pop Warner Football teams for 10 years, was the Healdsburg High School Freshman Football Coach for 5 years and was the Varsity Golf Coach at Healdsburg High School for 10 years.  John now serves his community as a member of Rotary Club of Healdsburg and is active in his church and the local Italian Catholic Federation.

John Torres is a professional with 30+ years of experience who is dedicated to providing his clients with the best service possible.