Where Should A Whole House Water Filter Be Installed?
If you’re interested in purifying your water with a whole house water filter from Ising’s Culligan Water, you may be wondering where to install the filter for easy access, and to ensure the best performance. Let’s take a look at the details you need to know.
What Is A Whole House Water Filter? What Does It Do?
First, let’s quickly discuss the basics of whole house water filtration. A whole house water filter does exactly what it sounds like! This water filter is installed near your water main, and it filters all of the water that enters your home.
That means the water that comes out of every plumbing appliance in your home – from your kitchen and bathroom sinks to your toilets and showers – will be cleaned and purified before it enters the rest of your plumbing system.
Whole house water filters are great for places with lots of sediment in the water, or other contaminants like sulfides that can cause nasty odors or taste in tap water. They’re often paired with water softeners in areas with “hard water” that has high levels of calcium and magnesium.
Whole House Water Filters Should Be Installed By The Main Water Shut-Off Valve
Usually, the best place for a whole house water filter is near your main water shut-off valve, which is usually located in a basement or on the perimeter of the house in a utility closet or other such area if you don’t have a basement.
This is the best place to put the filter because this is where all of the water from your local plumbing system or well enters your home. You’ll only need a single filter from Ising’s Culligan to filter all of your water.
The water filtration system will connect with the existing plumbing line in a horizontal run after the main water shut-off valve. It must be attached before the plumbing line branches out to other parts of the house.
If an appropriate area can’t be located, your installer from Ising’s Culligan can “tee off” a small section of vertical pipe to create a horizontal section where your whole house water filter can be installed.
Got Questions? Need A Filter? Contact Ising’s Culligan Today!
Whether you’ve already committed yourself to purchasing a whole home water filter or you’re just exploring your options in Stockton, Ising’s Culligan Water is here to help. Contact us online or give us a call at 925-206-3727 for more information, and get started right away.
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