Under the Sink vs. Whole Home Water Filtration
Tired of wasting money on bottled water but unsure about the best solution? Installing a water filter is a smart option that can save you hundreds by the end of the year. You can choose either a point-of-use filter like an under-the-sink filter or point-of-entry filter like a whole home water filtration system.
What’s the difference between a Point-of-Use and Point-of-Entry System?
Point-of-Use water filtration systems only purify water from one access point such as a faucet. Under-the-sink filters, refrigerator filters, and faucet filters are all point-of-use filtration systems.
Point-of-Entry water filtration systems purify all the water that flows through your home. This water filtration system is installed at the point where water enters your home either from a city water line or well. Point-of-entry filters are also called whole home water filtration system.
What is the Best Investment: Point-of-Use or Point-of-Entry Filter?
The answer to this question depends on the quality of your water and why you want a filtration system. Do you only want to improve the taste or are you concerned about contaminates? Does your water leave your clothes discolored or have a foul smell you want to get rid of? A whole-home water filtration system does more than improve the taste of your water. It eliminates foul odors and discoloration.
It catches sediment and heavy minerals that can shorten the lifespan of appliances like your dishwasher and laundry machine. Point-of-entry filtration systems can even reduce skin irritation for family members with allergies or skin conditions. Most of all, it ensures that all the water flowing out of faucets in your home is safe to drink. You won’t have to worry when your child swallows a mouth full of water from the showerhead or sprinkler.
An under-the-sink filter is the most practical option if your primary concern is improving your water’s taste. Under-the-sink filters can remove dangerous contaminants like lead (depending on the type you choose) but only from one faucet. The cost of installing and maintaining multiple point-of-use filters may be more than a whole-home filtration system.
How to Find Out if Your Water is Safe?
The best way to find out if there are any harmful contaminants in your water is to have it tested. Tri-Florida Water Treatment offers free in-home testing for residents throughout Polk County Florida. Knowing what is in your water will allow you to make the best choice about your home’s water purification system.
You can enjoy great-tasting water out of your faucet with an under-the-sink or whole home water filter. A whole-home water filtration system has many additional benefits. Its benefits range from improving the performance of your water-based appliance to eliminating the risk of drinking or bathing in contaminated water. The most important questions to answer before deciding on a water filter are What is in my water? and What do I want to get from my filtration system? Answer the first question by giving us a call at (863) 965-1439 and setting up your free water testing appointment!