One of the best ways to ensure that your family is protected from impure water is to choose a good water purifier. There are multiple types of water purification systems in the market. But don’t let that confuse you.
Here are some tips to consider while making a decision.
1) Know the Quality of Water
Before buying a water purifier, determine the quality of the water supplied to your house. A professional can help you check the quality of water.
2) Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Content
For safe drinking water, the TDS should be <500 ppm (parts per million).
If the water in your home contains a high level of TDS (>500 ppm), we suggest you choose a water purifier with an RO+UV technology, whereas if the level of TDS is low (<500 ppm), then a UV/UF/MF water purifier is your best option.
3) Type of Water Purification Technologies
In a market brimming with buzzwords and catchy names, it can be hard to understand the use of each technology. There are three primary types of purification systems you should consider.
Reverse Osmosis (RO)
Reverse osmosis effectively eliminates dissolved salts, minerals, chloramines, nitrates and heavy metals present in water by passing them through a permeable membrane.
Ultraviolet (UV) and Ultra Filtration (UF)
UV (Ultraviolet) water purifiers are extremely effective in removing pathogens and microbes that can cause several of water-borne diseases.
The UF (Ultra Filtration) water purification system uses a fibre membrane that eliminates suspended solids.
Activated Carbon Filter
The biggest advantage of an activated carbon filter is that it removes chlorine, volatile organic chemicals (VOC), pesticides, trihalomethane (THM) compounds, and other impurities. It is ideally used in conjunction with additional purification systems.
These tips will help you make the best buying decision. Also bear in mind considerations such as capacity and durability – they will vary as per the needs of your family and daily habits.