Clean Water for Pennies Per Day With the 4 Most Common Home Filter Systems

Providing your family with clean and fresh water can be extremely expensive. …You can purchase filtered water or spring water from your local grocery store or have a water company deliver water to your home on a regular basis. However, consider the fact that some water companies use water sourced from the same utility that provides water to your home. They filter this water and charge you a premium to bottle and deliver it to your house. If you’re interested in clean water for your home, installing an easy to use home water filter system seems like the right thing to do for your bank account and your family’s well being.

You can produce clean and fresh drinking water for pennies per day!

You can produce your own clean and fresh water for pennies per day with an easy to use home filter system.  There are 4 types of home water filtration systems that are most commonly used in homes across the country, each with their own capabilities and advantages.

Ceramic

The ceramic filtration system is amongst the most proven water filtration methods on the market, and is relatively inexpensive. Its inventors discovered that using a porous ceramic material could help filter water and keep people from getting sick. They discovered that such illnesses as cholera could be prevented simply by filtering drinking water. These filters can be installed under a sink, or they can be placed on a counter; they are sometimes portable, and they use gravity to force the water through the filtration system. Silver is sometimes added to these ceramic filters to stop bacteria, algae and mold from growing in the filter. This type of water filtration does not remove chemicals.

Distillation

Using a distillation system is considered one of the oldest ways to filter or purify water. With this process, water is first heated to the point of boiling. Next, the water vapors rise up into a condenser that uses cooler water to decrease the vapor temperatures so that they can be condensed. The vapors are collected and stored with almost all of the contaminated particles remaining behind. It can produce some of the purest water of any water treatment system, but can also be costly and less practical due to the amount of time that it takes to complete the distillation process.

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Reverse Osmosis

In the late 1950’s Reverse Osmosis was created using U.S. Government funding to desalinate seawater. It is a natural process that forces a solvent from one region that is high in concentration through a semipermeable membrane to another area that is low in solute concentration by applying pressure. This application is widely used to separate pure water from brackish water as well. These water filtration systems can be installed under, or placed on top of, a counter top. There are also Commercial Reverse Osmosis Systems that can operate at hight pressure and they would use about 150-50,000 gallons of water in the purification process. These commercial systems can be frame mounted, or installed in a floor or a wall.

Carbon

Used for hundreds of years, carbon filtration is a method that utilizes activated carbon pieces to remove impurities and contaminated particles. It is one of the oldest ways to purify water and they are in the majority of water pitcher and faucet filters. The carbon media is activated using a positive charge; the negatively charged contaminants are attracted to the carbon media and are thus removed.

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These carbon filters are predominantly either powdered block or granular activated filters. Along with carbon filters, a second filter is used to prevent bacteria from growing in the filter; silver is often used as this secondary media. Although this method is generally used to purify water, it is also commonly used in air purifiers. Carbon filters effectively remove sediment, volatile organic compounds and chlorine from water. Carbon filters can typically remove particles ranging from 0.5 to 50 micrometres in size. Carbon filters are not effective when it comes to removing salts or mineral from water, but can remove such chemicals as gasoline, chlorine, alcohols, bleach, dyes, pesticides and many other impurities.

We all need clean and fresh water on a daily basis. Why pay an outrageous amount of money to have water delivered to your home or lug around heavy jugs of water from the grocery store, every few days?  You can ensure that the freshness and purity of your water is up to your high standards, with your own in home water filtration system. They’re simple to use and install, costing you only pennies per day.  Check out the variety of water filter options available here.