Texas Home Contractor offers Reverse Osmosis Systems that can remove up to 99% of the contaminants present in your municipal water supply. Rather than buying expensive bottled water, we can supply and install a Reverse Osmosis System in your home that will save you money and time.
Reverse Osmosis is considered a highly effective water filtration process that involves the use of osmotic pressure to remove a certain element or elements from water. Even though it removes several contaminants from water, it’s most common use is to remove salt from ocean water to make it drinkable.
Some consumers believe a whole house water filtration system is designed for drinking water, which is not the truth. Entire home filtration systems typically only remove less than 20% of the contaminants found in water.
If you are considering a Reverse Osmosis System call Texas Home Contractor at 888-804-7775. We will send out a qualified sales representative to show you the features and benefits to owning your very own drinking water filtration system.
A water distiller is an electrical appliance that distills water or completes the distillation process. Water distillers are available in compact countertop units designed for residential or family use, or large floor models for commercial or industrial use. Distilled water is considered the purest, safest type of drinking (potable) water. The process to distill water involves heating tap water until it is evaporated into steam, followed by condensation which returns water that is pure and free from contaminants, minerals, pollutants, particles or bacteria. However, while some prefer to drink distilled water and consider it the best, others find that the distillation process removes too much, such as the good minerals that give water its refreshing taste. But it has been argued that if water is freshly distilled, it tastes better than distilled water that has been stored for a period of time. Water distillers are an affordable method of treating water and making it safe. Manufacturers do vary their water distiller designs which may alter the resulting taste of water from certain distillers. Consumers should read water distiller reviews as well as how a particular water distiller works, before buying. Distilling water does take awhile to complete the process and it’s best to review a particular water distiller’s information carefully to ensure you buy a suitable capacity for your family.
What is UV or ultraviolet light technology? According to the U.S. Protection Agency Energy Star site, UV is ultraviolet light waves on the electromagnetic spectrum that are similar to the light from the sun. UV ultraviolet light waves have been used for decades in many forms of technologies including radiation, x-rays and other products such as water filtration. When used in water filtration, it has been proven to be efficient in reducing harmful bacteria, chemicals and microbes in drinking water and is considered to be an effective way to treat water. During the UV process, it reduces the presence of bacteria, lead, chemicals and other impurities as the water is exposed to its active light waves. UV water filtration lights usually require replacement bulbs at least annually. The electricity consumption used in UV water filtration is considered minimum. UV is often combined with carbon filtration and other technologies to further enhance removal of bacteria and other waterborne contaminants. UV water filtration systems come in large whole-house systems that require professional installation and considerable outlay, while smaller point-of-use water units offer the consumer a more affordable, easier to install water filtration option. Prices range from $150 up and is influenced by technologies used as well as filtered water flow rate. Although UV light is a form of sun radiation, it has shorter wavelengths than those used in x-rays and exposure to this kind of UV light is not considered to be harmful. The most practical, cheapest and basic type of water filtration is a carbon filter to clean water. Carbon filters have a multitude of applications including filtering drinking water and keeping a fish aquarium’s water from getting murky. While it can remove some particles that cloud the water, reduce nasty chlorine residue and can even help to reduce odors, thus improving the general taste and clarity of water, it does have its limitations when it comes to microbe and bacterial removal. With a carbon filter process, water passes through activated carbon which is porous, trapping certain particles that are attracted to the porous material. The size of particles attracted depends on the size of the pores or micron rating. However, not all particles are attracted to the active carbon filter. And at some point it loses its ability to attract particulates and must be changed in order to be effective. Coal is the most common element used to activate carbon filters, but manufacturers will often enhance carbon filters by using other elements and blends of materials in their designs, including spun fibers. Such layered filters are considered more effective since they have the ability to filter smaller particles from the water. It really depends on what the filter is designed to achieve in filtering out waterborne particles. And carbon filters vary in size, design, intensity, function, efficiency and lifecycle. Each activated carbon filter is designed to allow a certain flow of water through the filtering process. Costs of carbon filters will also vary. Filter effectiveness is measured in terms of size of particles they can attract. This is referred to as microns, with the higher number being the worst or least effective and the smallest number being the best. A higher micron number means it can only remove large particles, but a filter with a rating of 0.05 microns will filter out minute particles – being most effective. Carbon filters should not be confused with sediment or sand filters usually installed at the home’s main water intake. These are effective in removing sand, soil, silt and other sediment. I should also add that filters in general are not helpful in reducing hard water. As effective as carbon filters are, they are limited by design and cannot reduce the amount of bacteria and microbes in water. For bacterial removal, a UV or ultraviolet light system is more effective. For a better understanding of filters, read the North Dakota State University’s resource on Filtration