How To Choose a Water Purification System for Your Home

water purification systemFew things are more important to a home than having a supply of consistently clean water. Unfortunately, although you might not realize it, the water of many homes is contaminated with chemicals or minerals, reducing its quality and potentially putting your family’s health at risk. If you want to make sure that the water in your home is as clean as possible, your best option is to install a purification system.

If you’re not familiar with home purification systems, it can be hard to know what type of system is right for you. Fortunately, with the right tips and plan of action, you can easily choose a high-quality filtration system for your home. Here are a few steps to help you choose a great water purification system, and advice for scheduling an installation with the help of a plumbing expert.

Test Your Home’s Water

The first, and perhaps most important, step in choosing a water filtration system in your home is to first test your water. The reason that testing your water is so crucial is that it will let you know exactly what contaminants are contained in your home’s water. Certain purification is more effective against specific contaminants than others, meaning you need to know the type of contaminants affecting your water supply.

If you know the contaminants in your water supply, you’ll be better equipped to pick your filtration system.


Targeting the Right Contaminants

Once you’ve learned the type of contaminants in your water system, you’ll need to decide which contaminants you want to eliminate. Not every contaminant in your water is dangerous, meaning you wouldn’t necessarily need a whole home water filtration system.

For example, if your water report reveals rust or bacteria, these are issues that need to be addressed. Other minerals, such as the kind that cause hard water, are safe to drink and should be a low concern. Knowing the contaminants you most want to remove from your water supply will help you choose your system.



When choosing a purification system for your home, a crucial decision is whether you will install a point of entry (POE) or point of use (POU) filter. A POE system treats the water as it enters your home, ensuring that all of your water is clean and drinkable. POU filters will be placed on the faucets in your home that experience the most use.

If you only use one or two faucets in your home, a POU system may be the better decision. However, if your home contains multiple faucets that are frequently used, you should consider a POE system.


Look for a Certified Filter

If you’re like most homeowners, you want to make sure that your filter is of the highest quality possible. The best way to ensure that you’re purchasing a reliable filter is to choose a model that has been certified by either the Water Quality Association (WQA) or the Public Health and Safety Organization (NSF). Filters certified by these organization will be extremely dependable and will remove dangerous contaminants from the water in your home.


Schedule Professional Installation

To make sure that your purification system is installed correctly and will be able to clean the water in your home, you should make sure that you hire a professional installer. A home water filtration installation company in Phoenix will be able to quickly install your purification system and will be able to give you tips for maintenance and optimal usage. They can also provide advice if you’re having trouble finding the right water filter for you.


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Chris Hays

Founder of Hays Cooling, Heating & Plumbing

Chris and Stacia Hays, are the owners of Hays Cooling, Heating & Plumbing; a family owned and operated HVAC company in Phoenix founded in 2001 that services both commercial and residential customers. Chris leads a team of certified technicians who have over 45 years of combined experience and has earned and A+ rating with the BBB and a strong five star rating online. Hays Cooling and Heating focuses on providing support to their customers every step of the way, with exceptional service and competitive prices. If you are looking for top-notch air conditioning and heating service, contact, Chris or Stacia today at (602) 607-1424.