Rogelio Alvarez

By: Rogelio Alvarez on August 22nd, 2023

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The Benefits of Whole-House Water Filtration

Water Filtration & Purification

Every homeowner has different water needs, whether for drinking and/or washing consumption. One of the best ways to upgrade the water quality in your home is through a whole-house water filter. These filtration systems provide the ultimate water treatment, but how exactly is it beneficial?

From wide-scale water filtration in massive homes to small under-the-counter water filter installations, we at Monkey Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Air have brought cleaner, better-tasting water to homes across Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. We understand that although every home is different, every homeowner can benefit from whole-house water filtration. 

In our experience, we've identified the top benefits of whole-house water filtration, which include 

  • Greater accessibility to water filtration 
  • Combined filtration offers a wide range of contaminant removal 
  • Potential beneficial impact on health 
  • Can help reduce plastic water bottle use 

After reading the article, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the benefits of whole-house water filters and how they can benefit your home. This will enable you to decide if whole-house water filtration is suitable for you based on your water needs. 

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What Are the Benefits of Whole-House Water Filtration?

Whole-house water filtration systems come in a variety of filtration designs, but they're all built to improve the quality of water entering a home. Depending on your water needs, here's a list of the different kinds of whole-house water filters you can have installed. 

These filtration systems can be installed as standalone filters or alongside each other to provide a home with further increased filtration to their water access. Although optional, the ability to have all of these filters working together to provide better quality water is beneficial. In the next section, we'll explain it further in detail. 


Whole-House Water Filtration Provides Greater Accessibility 

Whole-house water filters are called whole-house because they provide filtered water for every fixture in a home, from the kitchen to the hose faucets outside. Also known as point-of-entry water filtration systems, these filters are installed right after a house's water mainline, which is where water from a public source is provided to a property. 

By providing filtered water to an entire home, whole-house water filtration systems give homeowners more accessibility to higher-quality water. In contrast to point-of-use water filters which only treat water at a single fixture (like a kitchen sink), whole-house water filtration systems eliminate the need for individual filters to cover different fixtures in a home. 

Imagine a kitchen countertop reverse osmosis system that purifies water for cooking and drinking. Now imagine that same operation but at a whole-house scale. That's the kind of accessibility available to homeowners with whole-house water filtration systems.

Different water filters exist to tackle the diverse amount of contaminants lurking in the water. And whole-house water filters offer the option of installing multi-filtration systems that can address the impurities that can be found in the water.


Multi-Filtration Options Offer Extensive Water Contaminant Removal

As previously mentioned, there are different types of whole-house water filtration systems. Yet, they're all designed to remove and reduce any contaminants in the water. Depending on your water needs and your home's water quality, here are the different types of contaminants that can be eliminated depending on the water filtration system. 

  • Water softeners are only designed to treat hard water, which causes scale and can have a negative impact on a home's fixtures and appliances. Although point-of-use water softeners are available, whole-house water softeners are more popular because they can provide beneficial soft water for an entire household.
  • Carbon filters for water can improve the taste of water and eliminate any possible foul orders. This filtration system removes chlorine, chloramines, and chemicals responsible for the rotten egg smell sometimes present in water.
  • UV light water filtration system's sole purpose is to purify water from any germs, viruses, and other microbes that have the potential to harm a person's health. This filter uses a type of UV light radiation to kill the contaminants. 
  • Sediment filters have tiny pores on their surface that allow water molecules to pass through but prevent sediments, such as dirt, rust, and other dissolved particles, from floating in the water. 
  • Reverse osmosis water systems use multiple filters to purify water as it travels through a semi-permeable membrane and filters out up to 99% of impurities in water. 

These filtration systems can be paired up with each other to provide multiple water filtration for an entire home. Suppose your home's water looks cloudy and tastes a little funny. In that case, a combined sediment and carbon whole-house filtration system can remove any sediment while improving the taste of water. 

That's just one possible combination of whole-house water filtration. Regardless of whether you choose one type of whole-house water filter or multiple, you'll still be able to take advantage of the different benefits filtered water can have on health. 


Whole-House Water Filters Can Have a Positive Impact on Health

Whole-house water filtration systems can provide health benefits by removing contaminants from water. These contaminants may cause symptoms such as upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhea, and other adverse effects. Although public water supplies are tested annually under strict standards, whole-house water filters provide an extra layer of defense to protect homeowners from lingering impurities like germs and chemicals. 

One additional health benefit from whole-house water filters is that they can potentially encourage homeowners and their families to improve their water-drinking habits. People are more likely to drink water if it's readily available and tastes amazing. And although everyone's recommended daily water intake is different, filtered water can encourage people to stay on top of their hydration. 

A bonus benefit only available through water softeners is softer skin and hair. Hard water can dry out the skin and leave hair feeling brittle. But with soft water running throughout a house, people with sensitive skin and hair can take advantage of a water softener's benefits. 

Whole-house water filters not only benefit a person's home but can also have a positive impact on the environment as well. 


Whole-House Water Filters Can Reduce Plastic Use

Many homes across Los Angeles County and the surrounding areas rely on buying cases of plastic bottled water. With a whole-house water filter providing higher-quality water, homeowners can buy fewer and fewer cases of bottled water and reduce plastic waste. 

Even though most people do their part in recycling plastic, not all of it ends up in a recycling plant. With filtered water, homeowners not only eliminate the need for plastic bottled water but can also save money since they don't always have to buy cases of water. 


Is a Whole-House Water Filter Right For Me?

Whole-house water filters are extensive filtration systems that can provide decontaminated drinking water in an entire home. Now that you know all the benefits a whole-house water filtration system can provide, you can decide if these filters are ideal for your home. You can see which type of whole-house water filter meets your home's water needs with the information you've gained. 

At Monkey Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Air, we've helped homeowners understand the benefits of whole-house water filters and assisted with installing and maintaining them. For over 15 years, we've seen firsthand how beneficial these filtration systems can be for any home in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.

If you have any questions regarding whole-house water filters and their benefits, contact us using one of the buttons below. If you're interested in learning more about these systems, book an appointment through our water filtration scheduler

If you're curious about pricing for these systems, check out this article on the cost of whole-house filtration systems to prepare a budget for one of these filters.