First off, whole house water filters go by quite a few names…
- point of entry water filters
- central home water filters
- household water filters
- entire house water filters
Regardless of the what the product is listed as, one thing holds true, whole house water filtration, as the name implies, is the filtering of dirt, particulate and water contaminants from all of the municipal water that enters one’s home. This level of protection is accomplished through the installation of a water treatment system on the water main at the point in which municipal water enters a house or apartment.
American municipal water is thought to be some of the best in the world and while the quality of our water is better than most our water still contains many harmful chemicals and contaminants. By meeting these harmful chemicals and contaminants at the front door, whole house water filter systems work like bouncers keeping the riff-raff from entering the venue that is your house.
Effective whole house water filtration can return your home’s water back to its natural chemistry. This has widespread benefits. Think of all the appliances and fixtures in your home that require or utilize municipal water. Automatic dishwashers, washing machines, kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks, showerheads and bath fixtures, refrigerators, freezers, ice-makers and humidifiers to name a few. All of these sources can benefits from clean, filtered water but having to install a individual filter for each appliance and fixture would be incredibly expensive, frustrating and time-consuming.
A point of entry filter eliminates the need to install multiple filters but it also eliminates the need to monitor the status of multiple filters. The HtruO Hydro can treat up to 160,000 gallons of water before requiring a filter change. That’s one system to monitor and one set of replacement filter cartridges to buy. Having multiple filters requires more effort to maintain and doesn’t cover as many sources as a whole house water filtration system does.
If you value the quality of your water a whole house water filtration system like HtruO is clearly the best option available.