How Water Filters Work:
A water filter removes impurities from water by means of a fine physical barrier, chemical process, or biological process. Water filters reduce contaminants by either physically blocking their passage through a filter media, chemically attracting them to the filter media, or through means of ultraviolet light. They can be encased in a plastic or stainless steel housing. Since water filters become less effective over time, periodic replacement of the filter is recommended.
Types of Water Filters: Whole House System Plastic Water Filters: Whole house systems filter water at the entry point of a home. Once in place, these systems filter all water that enters the household. Whole house water filters provide longer lasting appliances.
In-Line Filtration Hot Water System Filters: In-line filtration filters are used in appliances with ice and water dispensers. Aqua-Pure filters reduce sediment, rust, chlorine taste, odor, and scale. They can also be used for drinking fountains, coffee machines, and drink dispensers.
Water Treatment Systems: Water treatment systems are installed at the entry point of a home. These systems require electricity and a connection to the home's drain system. A water treatment system protects a home's plumbing system and appliances by reducing hardness and scaling. These filters reduce acid, arsenic, iron, sulfur, and tannin in a plumbing system.
Drinking Water System Filters: Drinking water filters install under your sink to deliver cleaner, clearer water straight from the tap. They provide filtered water on demand for drinking, cooking, and cleaning.
Ultraviolet Light Filters: Ultraviolet light filters can be installed at the entry point of a home or in a point-of-use application. These unique filters sterilize bacteria and viruses by exposing them to ultraviolet light. This is a positive alternative to using environmentally harmful chemicals.