I have a friend that installed one of these filtration systems, and I can tell you every time I drank their filtered water I was amazed at the difference in quality and taste.
So I decided it was time for me to get one. I fired up the old PC and started to do my research on these kitchen water filters. Here’s what I found:
Kitchen water filters can be installed both over the counter as well as under the counter.
There are all kinds of water filtration methods such as reverse osmosis, distillation and carbon block filters.
Carbon based kitchen water filters will filter out 99% of organic matter and will also help remove other contaminants such as chlorine, lead, and benzene. But the water is still tasty since the necessary trace minerals are still present in the water.
Reverse osmosis filter systems need to be installed under the sink to save valuable counter space. They filter up to 99% of contaminants found in your tap water, but they also filter out all the good things you want in your water as well.
Some people believe that if you do not drink tap water, you are safe (i.e., you boil it or bottle it)- however, what happens when you boil the water?
What exactly do you know about the chemicals that lie around in tap water – have you any idea of how they react to healthy temperatures, do you know what happens with the water vapors? Let me give you an idea – whatever gets airborne will eventually reach your lungs, thus causing damage there, because most of the chemicals will not be neutralized at 100 degrees Celsius.
All of these issues can be easily eliminated by using a kitchen water filters. When it comes to considering a kitchen water filters, you should know that there are numerous edgings from you to pick from.
By design, I do not mean that they are built round or square, but rather types – for example, faucet-mount is among the most popular types of kitchen water filters. There is also the option of buying a countertop kitchen water filter.
What is the main difference between the two? Well, faucet-mount kitchen water filter is built so that they will remove the clutter from your kitchen, they will not use useful space, and come with a switch that allows the user to use either filtered on the non-filtered water. This may come in handy if for some reason you decide that you do not need to be filtered water for washing the dishes or watering the plants.
In-line kitchen water filters are also found in most refrigerators these days. These in-line filters are a nice addition to your sink water filter since they allow you to have great tasting water as well as ice cubes at your disposal.
Keep in mind when you’re getting a water filtration system. The filters need to be replaced every 6-8 months or 500 gallons whichever comes first. This is an added expense you need to understand right up front.
So now you have a few more bits of information in your quest to learn how to select kitchen water filters. Armed with this information and the other data you gather from the internet I’m sure you’ll find just the right water filtration system for you.