Water filters are very popular with many households. You will find yourself saving a lot of money by purchasing a water filter. Instead of buying bottled water it is a lot more affordable to buy a water filter and just replace the filter when necessary.
When I first decided to purchase a water filter, I did not realize how many options there are currently available. There are a few things that you will want to look for when shopping for a water filter and a few things that you will definitely want to stay away from.
The first thing that you need to decide is what you need to filter out of your water. The type of chemicals and bacteria that can be found in water varies depending on where you are located. Since water contamination can get worse over time, there is no need to have your water tested.
Within a month after testing your water supply can suddenly become contaminated with something that was not there before without you even knowing. Where your water comes from can also play a huge role in the type of filter you need. If you have well water your water can easily become contaminated with bacteria and parasites.
This does not mean that you can not have these types of items in a municipal water supply they are just more common in well water.
If you own your own home you may find it to be a good idea to install a filter on your main water line. This way your water will be filtered as it is coming into your home. You can use this type of water filter in conjunction with the faucet filters to give yourself an even bigger safety cushion.
It is not necessary to still use the sink filters if you are using a main water line or whole house filter. These types of products will be a bit more expensive initially and will have to be installed by a professional.
Another type of water filter are the under sink filters. These are very easy to install yourself and can be found at your local home supply stores. It is important that you choose an under sink filter that will take out contaminates. Be sure to read the label on the product before you purchase it or ask a sales associate at the store.
The third option is a faucet mounted filter. These are the most affordable and easiest to install. You can find these types of items at your local Wal-Mart, or Target, store. You can also find it at your local home supply store. You will need to make sure that you change the filter regularly.
Regardless of which one you choose be sure to do your homework. You will want to take the time and research each product thoroughly and find out which offers you the most affordable option, and one that works the best. There are plenty of reviews on the various filters that are available for purchase.
Remember that by taking the time to research before you purchase you will be saving yourself a lot of money in the long run.