Whole House Water SystemsYou don’t need to pay $6000 for whole house
water systems. Everyone needs point-of-use or home
filtration. It’s my job to let you all know that
home filtration is affordable.
Don't Need To Cost A
Our public utilities do a great
deal to protect our health. Without them, we would have
to worry about waterborne diseases, which in undeveloped
countries are a major health threat. In order to do their
job, the treatment facilities use chlorine.
It is our job to protect our families from the hazards of
chlorine. We can do that,
My biggest concern is that
some of the high prices will scare you. You might think
that it is cheaper to buy bottled water for drinking and
continue to shower in chemicals that may increase your risk of
cancer. Let me tell you, right now, that the best whole
house water systems on the market are very affordable.
The initial purchase is a little less than $1000 and a good
plumber can install it in about an hour. The typical
installation cost is around $175.
According to estimates from
the Environmental Working Group, the average family of four
spends $1200 per year on bottled water. You may have
already done the math. The cost to purchase and install
an effective system is $1175. You save just a little
money in the first year, but after that, you’ll save about a
thousand dollars per year. That could help with the kids’
So, why are some whole house
water systems so expensive? It’s one thing when the
system is designed for someone with a private well, with a
variety of different contaminants, but most of these products
are designed for homes serviced by a public treatment
facility. Our needs are relatively simple and with
today’s technology, relatively inexpensive.
With a lot of
pseudo-scientific jargon, companies try to convince people that
they can “imbue” their water with health-giving
qualities. That’s how one company gets people to pay
nearly $6000 for their system. When you cut through the
hype, you see that the system is no better than any other
granular carbon filter.
Then you have the companies
that claim reverse osmosis is a necessary and desirable
step. With their sales pitches, they get a person to pay
three to four thousand dollars for something that is actually
unnecessary, requires lots of maintenance, uses electricity and
removes naturally occurring minerals, but does not remove
That’s why whole house water
systems that include reverse osmosis must also include a
granular carbon step. Carbon is the only effective method
for chlorine reduction.
The best system removes more
than 99% of the chemical and is certified by Underwriter’s
Laboratory to do so. It does not include reverse osmosis,
but it does remove any particles that are larger than 5
microns. It protects your health and your
The technology is recognized
by the US EPA as the most effective method for chemical
reduction. Hopefully, you see that whole house water
systems can be effective and still be affordable.