The 3 Main Types of Whole-House Water Systems
If you own a home, you know that water is a valuable resource in more ways than one. Whether you’re using it for drinking, washing dishes, or just taking a shower, it’s essential to have clean, pure water. On the other hand, it’s imperative to install a water filtration system in your home if your water is unclean and contaminated.
At Harris Aire Serv, we realize water quality is as critical to the health and safety of your family as your HVAC system. That’s why we offer water filtration, water purification, and water softening system installation, repair, and maintenance services. We recommend installing a whole-house system instead of a filtered water pitcher or an under-sink filter. A whole-house system will improve the water quality at every tap and faucet.
There are three main types of whole-house water systems:
- Whole-house water filtration
- Whole-house water purification
- Whole-house water softeners
Let's now examine how each whole-house water system can uniquely benefit your home.
The Benefits of Whole-House Water Filtration System
A whole-house water filtration system will filter out all the sediment, dirt, and particles in your water supply – ensuring it is clean and safe for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and bathing. It also reduces bad smells and tastes associated with bacteria and other contaminants in the water supply. This type of system is particularly beneficial if you live in an area with hard or contaminated tap water.
The Benefits of a Whole-House Water Purification System
A whole-house water purification system does more than filter out particles from tap water; it also eliminates bacteria and microorganisms that can spread diseases to humans and animals alike. Purification systems apply ultraviolet light or ozone to kill any harmful organisms in the water supply before they enter your home, where they could spread germs and make people sick. A purification system provides peace of mind in knowing all the drinking, cooking, and bathing water entering your home is as safe as possible.
The Benefits of a Whole-House Water Softening System
A whole-house water softening system removes minerals, such as magnesium and calcium, from hard tap water before it enters your home plumbing system. These hard mineral deposits can accumulate over time inside pipes, causing clogs and significant plumbing issues if not addressed promptly. A softening system prevents these problems by eliminating minerals before they damage piping, corrode metal, or destroy appliances connected to the water supply (i.e., washing machines or dishwashers). You can prolong the life expectancy of water appliances connected to your plumbing by installing a water-softening system today!
The Health Benefits of Cleaner Water
Whatever water cleaning technology you choose, a whole-house water system will deliver many benefits, including safeguarding your family’s health. Many contaminants in unfiltered water can cause serious health issues if consumed over an extended period. A filtration, purification, and/or softening system will reduce the number of contaminants in your water supply, making it much safer to wash and drink. Cleaner water can even reduce respiratory problems associated with chlorine, often found in tap water.
Protection Against Hard Water Deterioration
Installing a whole-house water system can also help protect your plumbing fixtures against hard water deterioration. Hard water contains high levels of hard minerals that can cause expensive damage. A filtration, softener, and/or purification system will remove these minerals from your water supply before they rust, corrode, and decay your metals. This can help extend the life of your pipes and save you from costly replacements.
Improved Hair & Skin Health
The installation of a whole-house water system will soften your water, which can be a blessing for your hair and skin health. Hard water often leaves residue on hair, skin, and clothing that can cause irritation or dryness. A residential water system will remove this residue. As a result, you will enjoy softer and shinier hair after showering and bathing in filtered/purified/softened water due to its lack of mineral content.
Finally, installing a residential filtration system can offer environmental benefits. We utilize cutting-edge water treatment technologies that are eco-friendly. Furthermore, the peace of mind from drinking clean, filtered water means your household will likely reduce plastic waste from bottled water consumption. Eliminating your reliance on bottled water will benefit our planet and save you money on groceries every month – those plastic bottles can add up quickly!
Hire a Pro to Install Your Whole-House Water System
All in all, installing a whole-house water system in your residence will offer many benefits, including:
- Protection against health issues associated with contaminated water
- Protection against hard water deterioration
- Protection against costly plumbing repairs
- Protection against hair and skin irritation due to hard mineral content
Clearly, investing in a whole-house water system now might be one of the best decisions you make for your home. Whether you rely on city or well water, our technicians can test your water for mineral content, impurities, and contamination. If we determine your home requires a water treatment system, we will discuss options and let you decide how to proceed. Sometimes, homeowners combine all 3 water systems to provide maximum protection.
Whatever you choose, you can rest assured knowing you’ll receive expert installation services and top-of-the-line water softener, filtration, or purification technologies. Our team is ready to go above and beyond to ensure your drinking and washing with safe, high-quality water.
Do you want to have your water tested? Call (801) 997-8339 today!