Your Comprehensive Guide to Whole House Filtration
Aquasana Breaks Down The Complicated Details
City water systems are treated either with Chlorine or Chloramines in order to disinfect and kill germs that may be present in the water before providing it to your home. Even well water can have these contaminants, as well as others, that have seeped into the water ways. Your water may also contain other harmful contaminants including heavy metals like lead and mercury, organic chemicals like herbicides, pesticides, industrial solvents, and more. The side effects from these contaminants range from poor water taste to serious health effects.
Most people only consider the risks of drinking water that hasn’t been filtered. Sometimes, it’s important to take a step back and consider the water we shower in, wash our pets in, clean our clothes with, and what goes through our pipes.
At Aquasana, we’re passionate about contaminant reduction and providing healthy water throughout the entire home.
Whole Home Water Filtration Benefits
A Whole House Filtration System benefits the entire home in a number of surprising ways:
- Reduce your body’s exposure to harsh chlorine and synthetic chemicals that can cause damage and excessive drying providing noticeably healthier, more moisturized skin and hair.
- Get clean, great-tasting water from every tap in your home by removing 97% of chlorine from your tap water.
- Make filtered water your culinary secret – no added flavor to your cooking – leaving you with foods that taste the way nature intended.
- Protect the colors of your favorite clothing and conserve on the need for extra detergent.
- Did you know chlorine and volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) can evaporate in shower steam, contaminating the air you breathe? Don’t be afraid to take a deep breath and improve your overall air quality throughout the home with cleaner, healthier air.
Which System is Right For You?
Let’s break down the basic whole home filtration system and potential additions. The basic system is comprised of carefully sequenced stages, each with its own unique formula. All systems are specifically tailored to the type of water in your home, whether it’s municipally treated water with chlorine or with chloramines, or it’s untreated well water. To find out how your water is treated, review a copy of your Consumer Confidence Report online.
Once you know what your water is treated with, or if it’s untreated well water, there is an appropriate system for each:
The Well Water Rhino uses specially formulated media (KDF 85 and catalytic carbon) to filter iron, hydrogen sulfide, bacteria, algae, scale, VOCs, and sulfur for improved purification as well as taste and odor. The UV bulb kills 99.99% of all viruses and bacteria that can live in untreated well water.The well water filter lasts 500,000 gallons. Start Here>>
The Chlorine Rhino uses KDF 55 and granular carbon. Granular active carbon (GAC) filtration is the most effective at removing chlorine, VOCs, heavy metals. radon, as well as chemicals and other impurities. This filter removes 97% of chlorine for your whole home.The chlorine filter lasts either 600,000 gallons or 1,000,000 gallons, depending on the model you choose.
The Chloramine Rhino uses a powerful catalytic carbon, which is the most effective way of removing the harsh ammonia chlorine disinfectant blend in your water. Removing chloramines is much more difficult than removing chlorine. Therefore, upgrading to catalytic carbon is a necessary choice. The catalytic carbon will also filter heavy metals like lead and mercury, pesticides, VOCs and more.The chloramine filter lasts 400,000 gallons. Start Here>>
Whole Home Water Filtration Upgrade Options
Additional options provide extra support for a complete home filtration system:
- The Sediment Pre-Filter catches rust, sediment, and silt for long lasting system performance.
- The Salt-Free Softener acts as a descaler, preventing minerals from binding and building up in your appliances, pipes and plumbing.
- The Sub-Micron Post-Filter reduces any remaining sediment and organic particles down to .35 microns.
- The UV Filter acts as a safeguard against bacteria and viruses that could be present in your water. Even with city water, this will eliminate any worry you might have from a boil-warning.
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