If you’ve had time to at least take a look at the homepage on my website, you will know that I’m not just about offering you reviews on what I think are some of the best water filters and softeners there are on the market.
I have tried to create a site that gives you all the information you need in order to make a decision on which product will suit your needs best.
After all, what’s the point in buying something that doesn’t do the job you thought it would? None!
So for this section I thought it would be a good idea to let you know what different types of water filters there are, and a brief explanation of how they work.
Here it goes…
Activated Carbon Filters
These are also known as carbon filters or pre-filters and are generally responsible for removing larger particles like sediment and silt from your water. They work by attracting and absorbing these particles so they’re no longer present in the liquid that comes out of your faucet.
An activated carbon filter will also make sure the end result has less in the way of odor and tastes much better. This is because they reduce the amount of chlorine and other contaminants that can make your water smelly or just darn right unpleasant to drink.
This type of filter is incredibly popular mainly because it has the ability to remove all sorts of contaminants that can be a danger to your health, as well as making sure the end result is clear and odor free.
I know this sounds a little vague, so if you want to find out more, feel free to take a look at my section reverse osmosis water filtration.
These filters use a process known as electrolysis. What this means is the water is passed over plates which are electrically charged, and it’s separated into two streams. One is alkaline and the other is acidic.
Not only do you get softer water as a result, water that’s low in acidity is much better for your skin as well.
These types of filters are possibly one of the newest technologies on the market. When ultraviolet radiation is used to treat water, it has the ability to destroy various bacteria that can be damaging to your health.
If you want a more environmentally friendly way of purifying your water, this filter may well be the answer because it doesn’t need any chemicals or additional heat to be effective.
As with alkaline filters, this technology is used to help soften your water, so if you live in a hard water area infrared technology will help. Much like alkaline filters, infrared uses heat and light to negatively charge the water, and give it a softer feel.