Using filtered water in our homes is no longer a choice but has become a necessity. As water table levels go down in our city and our neighborhoods, we often find that the taste of the water and the odor it emanates is not as good as it was a few decades ago. Further, the water that enters our home is contaminated with various chemicals, microorganisms, and other impurities. Though these were a problem even earlier, the quality of unfiltered water that enters our home has deteriorated quite significantly. Hence, it is important to have a quality POE filtration system. POE stands for point of entry. We also have POU filters (Point of Use) and these are useful for filtered water in certain areas of the home. If you can afford it, and if you are truly concerned about the overall health and well-being of your family, it makes sense to go in for a POE filter system. However, you must have the right information and knowledge and information about the various aspects of the POI filtration system. This will help you to buy the right one without wasting too much time. Here are a few points that could be useful.
Understand The Difference Between POU & POE
As mentioned above, POU filtration systems are stand-alone systems that cater to a specific area of the home. On the other hand, POE systems are located at the main entrance of water to your entire home. Hence, if you wish to have filtered and clean water across your entire home, you should look for a good POE filter instead of a POU option.
Understand Your Supply
The first task is to find out the types of contaminants that your dialysis quality water supply has. You could be getting your water supply from private sources like well, river or some other source. You could use low-cost testing tools to get reasonably accurate reports of the quality of water. You could also take the help of professionals to do the job for you though they will be charging a small fee. If the water supply is from a public or municipality source, you could ask for a WQI or Water Quality Index report from your local supply office. These reports will help you to understand which type of filtration is needed for your specific requirements.
Understand The Flow Rate of Dispensers & Faucets
Many people buy water filters without having the right idea about flow rates in their dispensers and faucets. This leads to pressure variations. If the flow rate of the hose is not the same as that of lead water filters, you could end up with hose bursts and leakages. If the flow rate of the faucets is higher than the water filter, the flow of water will be dry and your filter will choke frequently because of air filling. Hence, before you move ahead, you need to check the flow rate of all the faucets in your home. Once you have done this, it would be advisable to go in for a water filter that comes with a 1-2 GMP higher flow rate when compared to the flow rate of faucets and dispensers.
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