How Much Maintenance Do Home Water Filtration Systems Require?
When you invest in a home water filtration system, you want it to work well and last as long as possible. But does that mean you’ll have to spend a lot of time maintaining your equipment?
You can choose from a wide range of single-tap and whole-home filtration and water purification systems – and the amount of maintenance required depends on the system you select.
Whether you get your water from a well or the municipal system, filtration systems can be highly effective for improving the quality of your home’s water. But, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, failure to maintain a water filtration system correctly can cause more harm than good.
Maintaining a Reverse-Osmosis Filtration System
Reverse-osmosis (RO) filtration systems use a combination of filters and membranes in multiple stages to remove minerals, heavy metals, and contaminants such as bacteria and chemicals.
Depending on your system, you may have a carbon filter and a sediment pre-filter. The manufacturer typically provides a recommendation for replacement – typically every 6 to 12 months – but this schedule does not consider how much water you are actually using.
And, if these filters don’t get changed frequently enough, the reverse osmosis membrane will require more frequent replacement.
In most cases, you may not have any way to determine whether you’re changing your filters often enough until the quality of your water deteriorates. The Kinetico K5 Drinking Water Station has a patented feature called MAC(Metered Automatic Cartridge) Guard, which measures the gallons of water between filter changes and will let you know when it’s time to change the filters. This allows you to get the longest life out of your filters.
What About Zero-Maintenance Water Treatment Systems?
With Utah’s notorious hard water problem, is it really possible to find a system that requires no maintenance?
When you choose Kinetico for your home’s water filtration, you will enjoy all the soft, filtered water you need, thanks to our state-of-the-art equipment that requires virtually no maintenance.
Our reverse-osmosis systems – including our revolutionary K5 drinking water station – removes more contaminants than any other system. The K5 system can be fully customized to your needs and, with its exclusive MAC Guard filter, it is easy to accurately determine when its time to change the filter.
Our whole-home water softener system is truly maintenance-free, with no settings, dials or programming to mess with. This non-electric system lasts longer than any other system on the market and provides a continuous supply of water, no matter how much you use.
We provide free water filtration estimates for Utah homes and businesses. Contact us today to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation home water quality test.