Shopping for a new residential drinking water system for cleaner, healthier, better tasting water? With so many types of drinking water systems in Austin available, how do you know which one to choose to best suit the needs of your family home?
Before you start shopping drinking water systems in Austin, here is what you should know.
What to Look For
There are several standard things you should be on the lookout for when selecting your filtration system. This includes:
- Whether EPA standards for safe drinking water are met.
2 Popular Types of Drinking Water Systems
Reverse Osmosis & High-Volume Reverse Osmosis Systems
Reverse osmosis (RO) systems work by utilizing a high-pressure pump to force water through a semi-permeable membrane to eliminate salts, cysts, calcium, fluoride, iron, lead, mercury, and asbestos among other contaminants. A high-volume RO system allows for a higher gallon-per-day output, so you have access to more filtered water.
Ion Exchange Water Softeners
Ion exchange filtration systems, such as those available from Kinetico, allow you to have softened, filtered water on demand. This happens through a kinetic energy process that relies on the natural motion of water. It reduces the amount of chlorine and minerals including calcium and magnesium.
Kinetico water softeners do not require any electricity, reducing operating costs. The system never goes offline, so you have a continuous supply of soft water. They are virtually maintenance free. Their efficient design allows it to regenerate from the bottom up, using less salt and creating less waste. This also allows systems to last much longer than other drinking water systems in Austin.
Options for Water Systems
Drinking Water Faucets
Kinetico makes countertop-mounted lead-fee drinking faucets, including the AquaKinetic A200. This model with three-stage reverse osmosis filtering provides pure, clean-tasting water in a space-efficient size. It has a reliable high daily production rate.
Whole House Filtration
A whole house system allows all water to be filtered as it comes into the home. This helps protect plumbing pipes, so that hard water doesn’t cause mineral deposits that lead to blockages. The Mach 4040 provides quality, uncontaminated water to every faucet in your home, and it comes with an extended comprehensive warranty.
American Water offers free in-home water tests and consultations to help determine what the best water system is for you. For more information on Kinetico water filters, call us today at 512-388-0022.