Households use an average of 3.5 gallons of water per day, according to the EPA. This means that if your home has a conventional water filtration system, each drop of water passing through it removes around 0.1 to 0.2 microns of sediment and other contaminants. A whole house filtration can remove up to 10,000 microns of contaminants per minute, which is enough to help heal minor skin wounds and improve oral health.
The most common type of whole house filtration system is the reverse osmosis system. It works by forcing water through a filter cartridge that has been pre-treated with an anti-suds agent. This removes large particles such as bacteria, protozoa, and sediment from the water. The filtered water then passes through a second filter cartridge that removes smaller particles such as viruses and chemicals.
Reverse osmosis systems are expensive to install, but they are usually more reliable than other types of filtration systems. They also require less maintenance than other types of systems, which makes them ideal for homes with children or pets.
A whole house filtration system is a great way to improve your indoor air quality. They work by removing dust, pollen, pet dander, and other allergens from the air you breathe.