Buying the right water purifier for your home is easier when you know what to look for.
In this article, you’ll learn how to choose the best water purifier for your home and the best selling water purifiers available online in Australia.
What You Need To Know Before Buying a Water Purifier
When you require a water filter, a simple Brita filter jug or tap water pitcher is a standard solution to eliminate the chlorine smell. However, most water filter jugs don’t remove the many contaminants in the water. Most water filter jugs on the market only clean up the taste and smell to take the edge off.
To remove chlorine, bacteria, viruses, parasites, heavy metals, chemicals and even fluoride, you need to purchase a water filter that can remove these substances.
The information in this article should serve to help you make an informed decision.
3 Things YOU Absolutely Must Know
Before you purchase your water purifier, consider these things:
1. What Type of Water You Have
There are three primary water sources that people are using in Australia.
- Rainwater (God’s gift to man)
- City or town water
- Bore water
The water filter you purchase depends mainly on where your water comes from.
Rain Water usually contains parasites, bacteria, dirt, viruses, chemicals and heavy metals but not chlorine or added fluoride. The chances of becoming sick from rainwater all depend on your location, how you collect and store your rainwater, whether it’s stored in a concrete tank or not, and what contaminants lie on the roof or gutters.
City water is treated with chlorine, fluoride and other chemicals to get it clean and still often contains bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, chlorine, fluoride, nitrates, herbicides and pesticides and any other pollution that is in the air or the pipes on the way between the water treatment facility and your home.
Bore water is usually contaminated due to the excessive use of herbicides and pesticides, fertilisers, and animal waste. The quality of your bore water directly correlates with the level of environmental pollution in your area.
Bore water taken from an industrial area or where there is a lot of traffic will always be more contaminated than water taken from the ground out in the countryside.
2. What You Need To Remove From Your Water
There are many types of water contaminants that people want to remove from their home water supply, and many people filter their water for different reasons.
Common water contaminants found in our water include:
- Chlorine or Chloramines
- Heavy Metals
- Herbicides & Pesticides
What prompted you to start looking for a water purification system?
3. What Style Of Water Filter You Prefer
The style of water purifier you buy usually depends on how much space you have in the kitchen, what your decor is, and your personal preferences.
Benchtop Water Filters
Benchtop water filters come in various colours, shapes and sizes and take up room on your sink or countertop.
Undersink Water Filters
Undersink water filters also come in various colours, shapes and sizes but are hidden under the sink.
Benchtop Gravity Filters
Benchtop gravity filters sit on the countertop, use the natural force of gravity and do not require any electricity or plumbing to be used. Simply pour water into the top, wait for an hour, and you’ll have 1 litre of filtered water to drink.
Reverse Osmosis Water Filters
Reverse Osmosis water filters remove the most contaminants but generally take up more space.
Water purifiers are available in plastic, stainless steel, ceramic and other materials.
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