When you pour a glass of water in your home, you want to know that you’re drinking something healthful rather than harmful. To ensure your water is as safe to consume as possible you may want to filter it. But before selecting a water filtration system, it’s important to determine which contaminants your water contains. A home water quality kit will help you learn which impurities should be removed.
Once you know which chemicals you need to eliminate, selecting a filtering product will be an easier task. But with myriad options available, you’ll want to consider ease of use and installation as well as the ability to remove contaminants. Take a look at some of the top systems that will improve the overall quality of your water.
Aquagear Water Filter Pitcher: This affordable and straightforward pitcher features filters that are made in the U.S. and 100 percent BPA-free. They’re designed to reduce fluoride, lead, copper, and chloramine, while producing 150 gallons of water per each filter. Simply fill the well at the top of the pitcher and enjoy clean, refreshing water moments later.
Culligan FM-15A Faucet Mount Filter with Advanced Water Filtration: No tools are required to install this advanced faucet mount filter which reduces atrazine, chlorine, lindane, and lead to improve taste and odor. A simple diverter tab allows you to switch from advanced quality filtered water to regular tap water depending on your desired usage.
Big Berkey Gravity-Fed Water Filter: This system not only filters water for up to four people per day, it removes more than 99 percent of viruses and pathogenic bacteria while also removing or reducing protozoa. No electricity, tools, or special plumbing prowess are required to operate this filter. A pair of Black Berkey Purification Elements (sold separately) lasts for up to 6,000 gallons before replacement is needed.
Home Master TMAFC-ERP Artesian Full Contact Undersink Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System: Reverse osmosis filter systems are known to be some of the strongest and most effective ways to purify your drinking water. Removing more than 99 percent of the most dangerous contaminants in the water, including heavy metals, herbicides, pesticides, chlorine and other chemicals, and even hormones, the easy-to-change filters last for up to 2000 gallons.
Home Master Whole House Three Stage Water Filtration System with Fine Sediment, Iron and Carbon: If your water is supplied by a well, the types of contaminants typically found are sediment, iron, and hardness minerals. Over time, these metals can cause limescale and damage to your pipes as well as your water-using appliances. This filtration system also removes dirt, rust, sediment, and chemicals such as herbicides and pesticides, without drawing down water pressure. You’ll notice better taste, color, and odor after installation.
Water is an essential element you can’t live without. To ensure yours is a clean and healthy as possible, consider testing your water, and if necessary, installing a filtration system to eliminate any impurities.