The Importance of Home Water Filtration and Purification

When you use the faucet on your kitchen or bathroom sink, you anticipate clean, safe water to flow out. But even if your water looks clear, it might still carry toxic chemicals that pose a threat to your family’s health and safety. Many people dislike the taste of contaminated tap water and grasp the consequences of drinking it. That’s why half of all American homes keep either a home water treatment system (32 percent) or bottled water (18 percent) to ensure they have safe drinking water nearby. 

If you want to protect your family’s health, you may first consider trying the bottled water route. Unfortunately, this gets expensive almost immediately. In addition, plastic water bottles that don’t get recycled end up contaminating the world’s waterways, disrupting the environment and killing marine life. 

Installing a whole-house water filtration system is more cost-effective and healthier for the environment than buying bottled water. It will also provide healthier water more easily because you can get it directly from the tap. What’s more, whole-house systems provide purified water to your showers, tubs and plumbing appliances, allowing you to capitalize on the benefits whereveryou use water at home. 

Before installing a whole-house water filter, learn about what’s in your drinking water and how a Filtermax™ Superior Chemical Removal Filter can clear out hazardous contaminants. Then, contact Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing to help you find and install the ideal water filter for you. 

What’s in Your Drinking Water? 

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

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

Learn what’s in your water supply by entering your ZIP Code into the Environmental Working Group’s drinking water quality database. EWG records show that over 80 percent of utility water supplies in North America at one point tested positive for carcinogenic chemicals, demonstrating that legal water quality levels aren’t necessarily safe. 

Think About Installing a Filtermax Water Filtration System 

The Filtermax Superior Chemical Removal Filter eliminates dirt, debris and hazardous chemicals from your tap, providing you and your family with safe, clean water to enjoy. Here are the advantages of this system: 

  • Sediment filtration: Cloudiness is a sure sign of contaminants in your drinking water. Composed of silt, sand, rust or clay, sediment is abundant and can become concentrated in the water main following severe storms. While largely harmless, sediment will make your drinking water appear and taste unpleasant. Filtermax includes sediment filtration to filter out solids from your drinking water. 
  • Chlorine removal: Chlorine is the key to clean drinking water in urban environments like cities. Sadly, this disinfectant creates dangerous chemical byproducts when it mixes with naturally occurring organic and inorganic compounds in the water. Some DPBs, including trihalomethanes (THMs), are known to cause cancer. Filtermax removes these carcinogens to protect your family. 
  • Safer, cleaner, better-tasting water: Guaranteeing safe tap water is the objective of adding putting in any water filtration equipment. Besides being safer for your family to drink, filtered water also smells, tastes and looks better. No more constant metallic or musty odors. No more earthy or chlorine taste. No more murky water swirling around your glass. Just clean-tasting, odorless, crystal-clear water. 
  • Filtered water at every tap: Toxic chemicals don’t just threaten you when ingested—they also absorb into your skin as you shower and adhere to your clothing and dishes as you wash them. That’s why a whole-house filtration system is so beneficial because it ensures clean water from every tap. 
  • No operating expenses or water going to waste: Some whole-house filtration systems add to your electric bills. Others add to your water bills with automatic backwashing and flushing. Filtermax illustrates that healthy water doesn’t have to come with higher utility costs. 
  • Flow-through distributor: Depending on your plumbing system’s configuration, you may need an upflow or downflow water filter. The Filtermax™ flow-through distributor contains both designs to cater to your needs. 
  • 20-year manufacturer warranty: This is the best warranty in the water treatment equipment industry! With this coverage, you have certainty your investment will carry on providing clean, quality drinking water for a long, long time. 

Install a Whole-House Water Filter in Your Home

At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we install different types of water filtration systems from Excalibur, such as the Filtermax Superior Chemical Removal Filter. Whether you’re looking to decrease water hardness, clear out bacteria or take care of dangerous chemicals, you’ll find the right product for you from Excalibur. Installation is quick, easy and backed by our 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. Contact your local Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing office for help picking out a water filtration system that suits your needs and budget.