Did you know you can control the quality of your home water supply? Sediment, disinfectants, chemicals, and other contaminants may be in the water you drink and use for washing dishes and bathing. Grasshopper Heating & Cooling can install a whole-home water filtration system that provides fresh water at every fixture. We specialize in the latest filtration equipment, including Halo water filtration products designed to eliminate undesirable pollutants, tastes, and odors.
What Is Whole-Home Water Filtration?
A whole-house water filter is a point-of-entry device. Installed where the main water line connects to your plumbing system, it distributes clean, fresh water throughout your home and is the only filter you need. By contrast, countertop and under-sink filters serve only one fixture. A whole-home filter treats all the water you drink and clean, cook, shower, do laundry or brush your teeth with. The contaminants it removes and the method of removal depend on the type of filter.
What Does a Whole-Home Water Filter Do?
Tap water often contains byproducts of chlorination and a wide range of disinfectants, solvents, and chemicals. It can have a higher concentration of chlorine than a swimming pool! Carbon filters are primarily designed to remove chlorine along with its taste and smell. Pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals are also captured in the pores of activated carbon and broken down.
Other types of water filters provide water conditioning to reduce hardness. These water softeners remove minerals that cause limescale in pipes, soap scum and stains on laundry and dishes. They work via ion exchange, which removes minerals such as calcium and magnesium that are positively charged and attracted to negatively charged resin beads. Meanwhile, ultraviolet purification systems remove living organisms using UV light, and sediment filters trap dirt, sand, clay, and other solids to improve purity and clarity.
Grasshopper provides water filter installation and can help choose a system best suited for your home.
Why You Should Install a System
A whole-home water filtration system is a worthwhile investment because it:
- Improves water quality
- Yields safe, clean water
- Removes bacteria and viruses
- Saves on the cost of bottled water
- Protects your plumbing system
- Is easy to maintain
It’s not necessary to constantly replace your filter or a unit’s cartridge. Most systems require a filter change once every few months. The Halo 9 and H2 Zero 1054 C need filter changes only once a year. Some units are multifunctional. The Halo 5 Series provides whole-house filtration and conditioning so treats both water contamination and hardness.
Contact Grasshopper Heating & Cooling
Water quality can affect your plumbing system and the health of your household. We’re ready to install a whole-home water filtration system in your Clifton Park, NY, residence. Our technicians are trained water filter installation professionals who can advise you on the right type and size of the system and ensure it’s set up properly. To start, we’ll provide an in-home evaluation and free estimate. Call 518-216-0051 to schedule service and learn more about our product options, specials, and financing.