Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Replacing Your Filters

Water filters come in many different shapes and sizes.

Water filters come in many different shapes and sizes.

Many people now use water filtration systems in their household to eliminate chemicals and toxins from their tap supply. There are many different filters available for specific types of households, depending on the type of water supply and where the filter is located in the house. Regardless of what type filter your household uses, you will need to change the filter media for it to perform effectively.

Water filtration systems reduce toxins and chemicals in your water by using filtration media. This media can consist of charcoal, carbon, or a mixture of different media. This media filters your water by removing large and small chemicals through different mechanisms.

Your filter works by physically filtering out certain chemicals that are large enough to be mechanically prevented from entering your water supply. For the smaller chemicals, they adhere to the filtration media and eventually cause problems. The smaller chemicals cause problems by clogging the filter to the point where it can’t physically remove chemicals or water can’t move through it at all.

When the filter is completely clogged, it’s fairly obvious, as the water stops flowing completely. However, when it can’t remove chemicals, it may be very difficult to notice, since the flow-rate of the water will remain the same. In order to keep your water filter working efficiently, you should change your filtration media by using specific intervals of time or gallon use.

Water filter system owners should use a cycle of time or usage to measure how often the filtration media should be changed. This measurement could be how long the filter has been used or how many gallons of water it has filtered. To maintain effectiveness, the filtration media should be replaced at the end of every cycle.