Types of Water Purifiers

If your decision is to invest in a water purifier, what kind should you get? Maybe this page will help you in this decision. This page is devoted to additional information on purifiers and some different types of water purifying systems.

How Much Purifier do you Need?

How much water purification you need depends on how bad your water is. The tap water in some areas contains a plethora of very harmful contaminants, while in others it may be relatively pure, with just small amounts of chlorine and clorine-by-products (THM's). By comparing your Tap Water Profile with the Water Purifier Performance chart, you will get an idea of which kinds of purifiers will provide you with safe drinking water.

The Countertop Purifying System

Some water purifiers, such as portable filters and distillers, are freestanding and don't need to be connected to anything. The simplest hookup is shown below. This is a countertop RO or filter with a single tube from the faucet. When the button on a diverter is pushed, water flows to the purifier and out the spigot of the purifier.

Countertop Purifier

Points to Remember When Buying a Purifier System

Once you have decided what type of purifier best suits your needs, you are ready to look at particular models. All of the water purifiers will improve your tap water. Here are a few points to remember when choosing one.

1. Do something about improving your tap water. If you are delayed in getting a purifier, drink a good quality bottled water until you are able to get one.

2. Don't assume that manufacturers' claims are true - they are often not, even when the dealer sincerely believes them.

3. In addition to considering performance and cost, pay attention to convenience. There are a lot of water purifiers stored in closets and garages unused, because their owners found them to be too much trouble.

4. When you have a purifier, maintain it properly and replace cartridges as recommended. An improperly maintained purifier can add more pollutants to the water than are in the untreated tap water.

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