Are you aware of what’s in your home’s water supply? According to where you reside the water pouring from your taps may contain a multitude of potentially harmful chemicals and bacteria. Installing a whole house filtration system from Long Island Clean Water is a great option if you want to make sure your home has clean, healthy and more pleasant tasting H20. Read along as we answer a few common questions about whole house water filtration and how they can be a benefit to you and your family.

What are whole house water filtration systems?

Whole House Water filtration systems are hooked up to your water main. Every drop of water that comes into your house whether it is for cooking, bathing, cleaning or drinking will pass through a centralized filter. This eliminates the need for placing filters on faucets or constantly refilling pitchers with filters attached. It also eliminates the need for buying and storing bottled water which frees up space and eliminates plastic waste.

Are there different whole house filters to choose from?

Yes. The two most common types are reverse osmosis and activated carbon. Activated carbon is great for eliminated disinfectants and other unhealthy chemicals. Reverse osmosis is the best for eliminating both chemicals and microbial contaminants. Long Island clean waters offers 6 different models to choose from according to your budget and the size of your home.

What does a whole house filter remove?

A quality whole house filter can get rid of a variety of unhealthy contaminants from your home’s water supply. The list includes assorted heavy metals like mercury, lead and copper as well as arsenic, radon, dangerous pesticides, parasites, chlorine, and other Volatile Organic Compounds. In addition to removing all of these things filtration also vastly improves your water’s flavor and odor.

Are there additional benefits?

Absoltely! As a result of the system removing chlorine you don’t have to worry about hazardous chlorine vapors being released into your home while you’re showering, or running appliances. Inhaling these vapors can be more dangerous then ingesting them in your water. This can be especially harmful to those who suffer from asthma or lung disease. The whole house water filtration system filters out chlorine, dangerous chlorine vapors will not be released while you are showering or running the dishwasher; inhalation of these vapors is even more hazardous than consuming chlorine via your drinking water, particularly for asthmatics and allergy sufferers.

Who needs a whole house water filter?

The need for a whole house water filter depends greatly on your local water supply. You can check the Environmental Working Group website to get a ranking of your towns water. We recommend having your homes water tested. You can contact Long Island Clean Water and schedule water testing today. Water quality can have serious effects on members of your family and home who are sensitive – infants, elderly, pregnant, ill, or immune compromised.

What is the cost?

On average a whole house system may range from $1500-$2500 depending on the size of your house and your budget. We also recommend hiring professionals to complete the installation as it is not a simple procedure. Once installed basic maintenance is minimal.

How Long does installation take?

A professional installation of a whole house water filter does not take very long and will not disrupt your peace. Normally installation is complete in 1-2 hours. If you have questions or concerns about the water quality at your home or business contact the water experts at Long Island Clean Water for an evaluation. Read our reviews on Google.