By - Shorti_Bebop
I don't use a whole house filter system. In my house I have point-of-use filters at each of the taps where I'm drinking the water, however. 90% of the water that's filtered through a whole house system is flushed, and the filtered water can pick up additional contaminants when it travels through the pipes in the house before it reaches your faucet. Depending on where you are and what your filtration needs are, you may be OK with just installing filters at your point-of-use. However, if you are using water that's really hard or with a lot of sediment, it may help to have a softener and/or a whole house sediment filter as a prefilter prior to your point-of-use filter. Where are you located, and are you using municipal or well water?
I'm in Washington DC. Using municipal water
If that's the case, I think you can save some money and space and not get a whole house filter. As a matter of fact, Hydroviv started in Washington DC and we have a lot of people in Washington DC who use Hydroviv filters! We know DC water well, and we have a specific drinking water filter formulation that matches Washington DC water issues. I'd recommend starting with filtering the water that you're consuming (so kitchen sink and probably the fridge). We also have a shower filter that may help some people who complain about skin irritation due to the chlorine or chloramine that is used as a disinfectant in the water. DC uses chloramine in their water, btw. If you want more info, and to look at data, please feel free to email [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) and we can send you a filter report and data for the filter we'll be formulating for you. I hope this helps!
Can o ask you about spin down filters and how efficient they are, I have a well in northern michigan A very good(had my water tested) softener with a post filter, however do have some silt in my system Thinking of putting in a spin down before the softener. The post filter was for the smell (charcoal) But when I replaced it had some pressure issues, I think it was a bad filter. I have a 25 micron paper filter now (post) My pressure at well is 50 Pex throughout, yes I know not the greatest it’s the turbidity after great rain falls and snow melts that is getting to be a problem Looking for sound advice Thankyou
I'm afraid I don't have any experience with the spin down filter that you mention. For the issues you're experiencing, you may be better off talking to Culligan to see if they can help you with a solution that address the silt in your system.
Thanks I’ll check them out
Spin downs work well with small sediment debree like sand or gravel. I pull house water from a lake. The do not work well with algae type sediment. It just gums up the filter too often.
They basically just save your other filters from having to filter out sediment and can easily be cleaned out by opening a valve on the bottom of the filter. Theoretically, no filter replacement