How To Choose The Right Water Filtration And Softener System To Rent

Posted on: 27 February 2015

Water filtration and softener systems can cost thousands of dollars to purchase and install in your home. This can make a water filtration difficult to obtain if you are on a limited budget, but it doesn't mean you can't get one to use in your residence. Renting is a way to get a high-quality water filtration system that won't break your budget. The key decision is making sure you obtain a system that meets your needs. Here is how you can determine what type of system to rent.

What's in the Water?

You need to find out what is in your water so you know what has to be removed to have fresh and clean drinking water in your home that won't damage your appliances and plumbing. An analysis of the water will let you know what types of sediments, chemicals, and pollutants are in your water supply. Municipal systems are generally free of many sediments and pollutants, but municipalities often use chlorine to kill potential contaminants. You might only need a filtration system that removes the chlorine to get fresh-tasting water. Well water, on the other hand, can have a multitude of hard-water issues ranging from sand, sediments, hydrogen sulfide, calcium, iron, and other contaminants that have to be removed before the water tastes fresh. You should ask the company you are going to rent your system from if they can do an analysis on your water (some water filtration companies will do this for free for you), or if they can suggest how you can get one done.

Water Usage

Will you be looking for a system that will serve a whole house, or are you looking for a small system that will only be used at places like the kitchen sink or shower? A larger system will cost more to obtain and maintain than a simple system that you can have installed by the kitchen sink or shower. If you don't have a washing machine or a hot water tank in your home (many apartment complexes don't have these items in individual units), you won't need a large filtration and softener system meant to service an entire house - the difference in model types can save you a lot of money over time.

The company that you intend to rent your water filtration system from can be a great source of advice and information on the various systems available - use them to increase your knowledge about water filtration and softener systems so you make the right decision while deciding on what type of system you should rent.