Contaminants & Filtration Systems

Benefits of Water Filtration Systems

If you’re concerned about the taste and smell of your water, or worried about contaminants, you might want to consider the benefits of a water filtration system. Water filtration systems provide great tasting water at significantly less cost than bottled water, plus the benefits of:

  • Safer, cleaner, clearer water and ice
  • Better tasting beverages
  • Protection from contaminants that may enter your water on the way to your home or from your private well and property
  • Eliminates the inconvenience and hassle of buying bottled water
  • Cleaner fruits and vegetables
  • Healthier cooking
  • Improved health, hydration and energy levels

Types of Water Filtration Systems

There are two types of water filtration systems: Point of Use and Point of Entry. Here’s how each one works.

Undersink filter diagram

Point of Use

  • Also called Undersink.
  • Considered a last line of personal defense before water is consumed or used for cooking.
  • Focused on reducing harmful contaminants such as chlorine taste and odor, sediment, lead, cysts, chemicals, dissolved solids, bacteria and virus and pharmaceuticals.
  • Some systems require an extra faucet due to reduced flow rate.
Home pipe diagram

Point of Entry

  • Also called Whole Home.
  • Connects with the main water entry line and filters all of the water coming into your home.
  • Focused on reducing sediment to provide better water throughout your home.
  • People with wells tend to need a whole home solution.
  • Some systems can reduce chlorine taste and odor from water throughout your home.