Friday, September 25, 2009

Can You Afford A Whole House Water System?

By Derek Reeve

Trying to get cleaner water these days can be somewhat hard and or confusing to do because there are so many different brands and systems out there. Most people just want to get one that will keep their water clean and won't cost much to do.

If you are unaware of the new thing out on the market, there is a company that says by using Japanese rocks they can contain antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. By using these stones, they claim that they will "imbue" your water supply with health-giving qualities.

While some minerals do have antibacterial and anti fungal properties, there is no scientific data to suggest that the Japanese stones contain those minerals. In addition, the dissolved minerals that are naturally found in freshwater have been absorbed over the course of many years.

With that said if they actually did work it would be a great way to get your water clean. The problem that lies here as does with other methods of water treatment is that the methods are ineffective against the various contaminants that are out there and this specific system costs about $6,000.

You see in today's world, most people worry about, or try and do everything they can to make sure that they are getting what they pay for. The best thing to do is a cost analysis and figure out everything that you will need to pay in order to get cleaner water. You will have to factor in the cost of installation, the cost of operation, and the cost of maintenance. There are other expenses that can pop up and surprise many homeowners.

Most of the systems that are out there to put in your homes require back-flushing, and will create a significant amount of wastewater. All that has to be factored in the cost and quality analysis that you do to make sure you are getting what you need. New different parasites come out every year that is so microscopic that a whole new system has to be created. So finding something that will stop everything can be somewhat hard but there are ones out there that can.

You must remember they all require substantial amounts of electricity to operate, do you really want a larger utility bill? Maintenance, now this is something everyone forgets about, but even on the best machines parts wear, parts break. An efficient system is one that is maintained on a regular basis.

If you are like a high percentage of the homes in the U.S. then you probably do not have a water treatment system and are out there buying bottled water weekly. However, some of the most sophisticated and efficient systems that are out there today are very affordable costing very little to purchase, and can be installed by a certified plumber in less then an hour.

The goods news is you can actually buy a water treatment system from the manufacture for around one thousand dollars. You will be glad to hear they do not come with fantastic claims about the quality of the water.

They dont add anything. They selectively filter. If there are naturally occurring minerals in your supply, they will still be present. If there are contaminants in your supply, they will be removed. It is contaminant removal that imbues healthfulness.

The first thing that you must do is figure out exactly what is in your water so that you can make sure that you do not need additional filtration in your system.

One of the main things that you will want to avoid is the traces of chemicals that are in publicly treated supplies. The problem is that reverse osmosis is ineffective against chemicals. If you want the best method you need to make sure that you get a granular carbon for chemical removal

Remember that rare Japanese stones are unnecessary, as is reverse osmosis and you should be able to find affordable, effective whole house water treatment equipment. You are making the right choice for your familys present and future health. You'll drink more water, just because it tastes better.

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