Whole House Water Filters Versus Under Sink Filter Systems
You know you aren’t happy with your water at home, but you don’t know how to approach it. The dilemma you may have is whole house water filters versus under the skink filter systems. Both have advantages that may suit your situation. Let’s start by understanding what each system is and what it does.
Under the Sink Filter Systems
An under the sink filter is exactly what it sounds like. It attaches to the cold water line beneath your sink and is made up of a series of filters contained in a single filtration system. While it is similar to a whole house water system in nature, it only attaches to one point of use, your kitchen sink.
Some of the benefits an under the sink filter can give you are:
- Easy installation and upkeep.
- Space efficient.
- An affordable filtration method.
The only drawbacks of an under the sink filtration system are that it only impacts water coming through your sink, not in places like showers, hot water heaters or washing machines. The filters because they are smaller, have to be changed more frequently and it can reduce your water flow rate in the sink.
Whole House Water Filters
A whole house water filter is a system that is a number of filters all contained in one filtration system. You might be wondering why it’s referred to as a whole house water filter, its because it is fitted where the main water line enters your home.
Some of the benefits a whole house water filter can give you are:
- You get filtration everywhere in your home.
- It protects your plumbing and appliances throughout your home.
- It protects drinking water and keeps scale from building up on showerheads and in your skin and hair.
- There are systems for city and well water.
The only drawback of a whole house water filter system is that it should be installed by a professional to ensure there are no issues and it costs more than under the sink filter systems.
Making the Decision
When you are trying to decide if you want to go with a whole house water filter system as opposed to an under the sink system you need to focus on why you want filtration. Is it because the taste of the water coming from your sink? If that is the case, then an under the sink filtration system would be a wise choice. If you want filtration because you feel a film on your skin when you get out of the shower, or your clothes have water stains on them then a whole house water filter makes the most sense.
Tri-Florida Water Treatment Can Help You Chose the Best Filtration System
If you are still trying to decide between a whole house water filtration system or an under the sink water filtration system, give us a call or fill out our contact form today, a knowledgeable staff member can speak with you about what your water filtration needs are and what type of filtration is the best fit for your home.