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All Water Filters Are Not The Same

Updated on October 17, 2011

...make sure yours removes chemicals and microbes for safe clean drinking water

When you are thinking about water filters, you need to remember that there are many things that you need to consider. You already know that most commercial water filters will help you water taste better as well as keep harmful microbes out of it, but do you know which ones you should really be looking for? When you are looking to make sure that your water filter is the best one for your situation and your household, there are a few things that you will want to take a look at.

The first thing that you should remember is that not all water filters are created alike. You'll find that there are many different options open to you, and that when you are considering what water filter you want that there are a couple facts that you need to keep in mind. When you want to think about water filters, remember that the first thing that you need to think about are the filter portions themselves. What size are they meant to work with? While some filters will only allow things that are smaller than a single micron to pass through, others will allow things that pass that are four times this size. This discrepancy alone can account for many different options

Similarly, you will want to think about what you want your water filter to take care of the most. For instance, some water filters are made to specifically handle chlorine and the carcinogens that go with them, while others are specifically made to handle the heavy metal particles that can so easily get into your drinking water. If you are a household with pregnant women, you will want to make sure that you have a water filter that is specially certified to deal with lead. Lead can have effects on children that range from mental to physical, and you'll find that your household will simply be a lot more healthy in general if you keep this in mind.

When you are considering a water filter, remember to take a look at what a filter can handle in terms of lifespan. While you might pay more for a filter that will allow you to run 16,000 gallons of water through it before it needs to be replaced, it will still be a significantly better deal than one that is much cheaper but will require replacement every 2000 gallons instead. These are the choices you have in front of you, so make sure that you compare your water filters based on everything from type of filter, to amount of water that can be safely used through it to what it will keep out.

A water filter system might be the best purchase you make for your house all year, take some time to research the decision and to figure out what you are really after.

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