Looking for some advice. Iím going to get a whole house point of entry carbon filter. Iíve read differing opinions on add on products, specifically a reverse osmosis single point of use system for the kitchen sink where youíre most likely to get your drinking water from. This seems like overkill to me, but Iím no expert. Does anybody have this specific setup or just a whole home carbon filter that cares to comment on this and what type of costs/upkeep there is post installation.
Halo system. I got it because I have hard water and didnít want to get a water softener. Plus all the water in the house is clean filtered drinking water. Completely maintenance free.
in my garage. Water is filtered even before it goes to the gas water heater. Every faucet/outlet in the house has filtered water. Replacement filters go for about $15 every 3 months (Home Depot). Works great.
A cheaper route and got a Propur countertop filter for drinking/cooking and got a Propur showerhead for our master. I was amazed at how powerful the showerhead is given that the water is being filtered.
The line feeds a separate faucet that is next to my kitchen faucet. Works incredibly well and reduces the total dissolved solids in the water from 100 ppm to around 5 ppm; almost pure distilled water. Cost me about $150 for the system and about $40/year for replacement filters.
It creates a horrendous amount of brine water, but I collect it on a bin and use it to wash clothes.
I have a whole house water filtration system at point of entry to the house. I believe it is the 6 year aqausana one and then in my kitchen I have a reverse osmosis one under the sink for drinking. I love the setup. It may sound like overkill, but I had a lead pipe service line and small kids. I eventually was able to replace the service line but enjoy the double system.
The under the sink one is pure pro reverse osmosis system that has its own faucet.
Total installation and purchase of everything with a plumber was about $2,400. I think it can be done for cheaper.
A basic non-brand Home Depot filter will work great if you have "city water." It will remove/reduce chlorine and some trace items that may be in there.
Reverse osmosis is great for certain applications, but if you are on municipal water the carbon filter is likely going to be plenty. RO will remove most dissolved solids--you end up with something like Dasani bottled water.
My water supply has low TDS (dissolved solids) so an RO system would not make much of a difference. You can usually look up test results on your water supply at your city/town website.
If you are on well water it's a completely different story. In that case it all depends on what is in your water and what you're trying to remove.
Weíre dealing with some particularly nasty stuff in PFCís. Iíve been getting spring water delivered for years, but am ready to just get the filter for the house and be done with it.
The water in your home?
Interesting thread, guys.