It is extremely important for us to have water filters in our homes, in order to protect ourselves and our families from the bacteria, chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, organic or inorganic materials and other unwanted products in contaminated water that we use in our everyday lives. Before buying a filtration system, one should have enough knowledge and awareness about what they’re buying and which type of filter is required according to their needs to choose the best whole house water filter that is provided in the market.
You should know the type and the level of contamination that has occurred in the water which runs through the pipes of your house. For this, a general laboratory water test can help analyze how much coliform bacteria, nitrate/nitrites, pH, Total Dissolved Solids, fluoride, organic carbon contaminants, pesticides, industrial pollution etc. are in your water. This can help the consumer choose if they want a simple filtration system that filters out the solid unwanted particles from the water or the dissolved minerals (i.e. chlorine and magnesium) or a purifiers that helps get rid of the bacteria or a filtration system that can do both functions at the same time.
Secondly, the consumer has to analyses if they want a whole house water filtration system or one that just caters to the drinking water tap. The consumer should then research the different kinds of brands that are available in selling water filtration systems and look at the different standards of the products. One of the most reliable ways to get the best whole house water filter is to search for the ones that have been validated by a government institution such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), International Sedimentation, Water Logging & Sanitation, Water Quality Association (WQA), Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) etc.