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FAQ's Whole House Filters 

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What is a whole house water filter?
A whole house filter connects to the main water line entering the home – every faucet, toilet, shower, bath, kitchen, laundry – dispenses filtered water.
 

What types of whole house filters are there?
There are a variety of whole house filters and each one will depend on what you are trying to accomplish. Our manufacturer carries many different types of whole house filters. These filters can remove sediment, dirt, rust particles, chlorine, cysts, VOC’s, iron, hydrogen sulfide (Rotten egg), certain heavy metals and a wide range of contaminants responsible for bad taste and odors in residential water supplies.
 

What are the most common whole house filters?
The most common are carbon filters which remove chlorine and synthetic chemicals and organic compounds. The prices that we show are for our carbon block filters on our single canisters and carbon block & pre-filter on our double canisters.
 

Are whole house filters and water softeners the same?
NO – water softeners remove hardness minerals and uses salt whereas whole house water filters remove a broader range of contaminants.
 

Do customers ever own a water softener and a whole house filter?
Yes – alot of our customers do own both. Some water softeners have carbon built in to them and they are referred as water conditioners. The problem with this is that the carbon only last for a period of time and then needs to be replaced which can become costly. This is usually done by a plumber. By separating the carbon from the softener as we do, it becomes more cost effective to maintain even to the point where the customer can change their own filters.
 

How do I know what size whole house water filter that I need?
That will depend on what you are trying to remove from the water, the amount of contaminants in the water and how many gallons of water you use in a year. Our most popular whole house filters is our 2.5 x 20 carbon block because of its low cost to maintain. The average filter life for a family of four is one year.
 

Why should we want to buy from your company?
First, we have been awarded “Best in Cincinnati” for three straight years. We have an A+ rating with the BBB and Angie’s List and we have over 38 years of experience in the water treatment industry. That doesn’t happen by chance.
Second, if you compare our price and quality with those companies in the yellow pages, we beat them hands down. Why? As a wholesale dealer, they can’t compete with our prices because of their high overhead and commissioned sales reps. If you compare our prices with Home Depot or Lowes our prices are very much the same but our quality is alot better. We use only the highest quality heavy duty filter housing with large diameter inlet and outlet for less pressure drop and better flow. Our entire whole house filters are made from materials that are NSF – approved for drinking water application.
 

 
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