When you’re in need of a clear, pure water purification system, you’ll probably want to get a filter.
But it’s important to remember that most of the filters that come with them are very expensive.
Dr. James Fong, a certified water filtration specialist and certified organic water purifiers expert, explains what to look for when buying a filter and how to find the right product for your situation.1.
Price point and cost: The cost of a filter varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, depending on the quality of the filter and the amount of water it’s intended for.
The filter manufacturer will usually include a cost breakdown.2.
How big the filter is: Most filter manufacturers offer one-size-fits-all filters that can be used to filter water in a small amount of time.
A 2-liter or 3-liter water filter is considered a standard-size filter, and it can take up to six weeks to clean a full tank of water.
The cost to clean one tank of 5,000 gallons of water is $250, according to Dr. Fong.
A 3-gallon water filter can clean up to 10 gallons of liquid.3.
Size and materials: Most filters come in a range of sizes, with more expensive models costing more.4.
Size: A good filter will fit into the smallest of your home’s fittings, and most filters are built with the capacity to clean up up to 2,000 liters (10,000 gallon) of water in 30 minutes or less.
The more expensive filters may not be able to fit in the smallest size of a small closet, so a more expensive model may be the best choice for you.5.
Size can make a difference: If you’re a size small, you might want to consider an all-in-one filter, such as a filter with a removable cap.
A filter with an adjustable capacity and a filter hood can also help prevent contamination of your water.6.
Type: Water filters are typically made with an inorganic material (such as sodium sulfate) or a synthetic filter material (for example, borax) that may contain toxic chemicals.
The type of filter material determines how much of a filtering effect it has.
A sodium sulfite filter is the most common type of water filter, with other types including organic and mineral filters.7.
Size matters: For some people, a 3-inch (6-cm) filter may be a better choice than a 2-inch or 1-inch filter for the most basic tasks.
For some more complicated water problems, a 1-foot (30 cm) filter might be better than a 6-inch for more precise cleaning.8.
Quality: The quality of a water filter will affect how quickly and efficiently it can clean out your water system.
A good quality filter will be able filter water from all the water sources in your home, including your tap, the shower, and even from the sink and shower faucet.9.
Size may not matter: You’ll want to check to make sure the size of the water filter you buy is right for your home.
If it’s too small for the size you have in your bathroom or shower, you may need to go with a smaller one or consider buying a cheaper model.10.
Is it safe?
Most people who use filters and other household products are familiar with the risks of using harmful chemicals, including chlorine.
It’s important that you get tested for health risks and other potential risks.
Dr Fong recommends that you always use safe water filters, especially if you’re not well-trained in water filtering or have allergies to chlorine.11.
The right filter can be a lifesaver: If there’s a problem with your filter, Dr Fos says it’s more important than ever to get the right one for the job at hand.
If you don’t know which water filter to get, check out the list below to get an idea.
If your home is more than 100 square feet (1,400 square meters), you’ll want a filter that can hold up to 12 gallons (30 liters) of liquid at a time.
If the filter isn’t large enough, consider purchasing a larger one, such a 6.5-liter (24.2-liter) or 8-liter model.
If there are more than one filter that fit the space you have, you can also consider using a filter for more than just cleaning.
If none of the options work for you, Dr. Tom will help you figure out which water filters are right for you and which ones are not.
Dr. Tom is an organic water filtrator and certified aquaguark water purizer expert, a member of the Environmental Working Group, and the host of the Water for Life podcast.
You can learn more about Dr. TOM and his work at aquakultools.com and aqu