If you’re in the market for a whole home water filtration system, you probably have questions about which models would be right for your home. There’s a lot to learn about before you make this investment. Here are four things to consider before you buy a whole house water filtration system.

  1. Port size: It’s important to have the right size port for your piping. If possible, choose a filtration system with a one-inch port. Having a port that’s slightly bigger than your pipe will help prevent a decline in water pressure.
  2. Flow rate: The flow rate is how much water can come through your filtration system. To calculate how much you’ll need, you’ll have to consider how many people are in your household. Also, what types of fixtures and appliances may be running at the same time? The goal is to maintain adequate water pressure at all times.
  3. Filter size: Both the port size and the flow rate will determine what filter size is needed. You’ll want it to be large enough that water can flow through easily. Filter size also has an impact on water pressure, so make sure yours is adequate.
  4. Filter life: The better your filter, the longer it will last. Longer lasting filters mean less inconvenience for you. It’s estimated that a quality whole home water filter will work for approximately 100,000 to 150,000 gallons of water. This performance may vary based on whether you have municipal or well water.

Still unsure what you need? Fortunately, you don’t have to make the decision alone on what type of whole house water filtration system to buy. You can turn to the experts at Pinckney Well Drilling to look at your home and your needs, then make a recommendation. We’ve been around longer than any other water well drilling companies in South Carolina. Call us to install your whole home water filtration system in Beaufort, Charleston, Walterboro, and surrounding areas.