How to Select the Right Water Purifier for your Home? 5 Expert Advice

By Shannon Gurnee
In Home
November 1, 2022

Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing a partnered guest post about how to select the right water purifier for your home.

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Water purifiers have undoubtedly become an integral part of our everyday lives. For example, contaminated water can cause hazardous diseases and, if not treated well, can prove dangerous for human lives.

This is why experts advise installing a good water purifier at home. Now, the question is how to select a cleaner that can meet your family’s well-being quotient. 

There are different types of water purifiers available in the market, such as portable water filters; however, only some filters are suitable for your family. The reason is that various aspects go into selecting a cleaner for homes. 

The need remains to choose a purifier based on these essential points so that it can meet all your requirements.

Experts’ Tips on How To Select the Right Water Purifier

Let us go through some of the tips experts offer on selecting the perfect water purifiers for homes.

TDS Levels Need To Be Checked 

Before zeroing in on the best cleaner for your home, it is essential to get your tap water checked. The experts need to check your water for salinity, hardness, and TDS or Total Dissolved Solids. 

As the name suggests, TDS is the quotient of the dissolved solids, particles, or chemicals in the water. TDS quotient is directly proportional to the water’s salinity. Thus, if your water tastes salty, it implies a high TDS level.

As per WHO, the normal TDS levels should be under 300 mg/liter, and anything beyond that affects the water’s salinity. If the TDS level is higher, you need to get a high-level water purifier, whereas normal TDS levels would require a standard purifier.

Choose From Different Types of Water Purifiers

Once you have checked the TDS levels, you must select from the different kinds of water purifiers available in the market. These include RO or Reverse Osmosis purifiers, UV or Ultraviolet purifiers, and UF or Ultrafiltration purifiers. 

Some purifiers are available based on a combination of two different technologies, such as RO and UF. 

What type of water purifier is needed at your home depends upon the TDS levels. For TDS levels below 200 ppm, it is advisable to go for a UF or UF purifier. However, it is better to go for a RO purifier for TDS levels of more than 300 ppm. 

Check the Pros and Cons of Different Water Purifiers

In addition to choosing from the different kinds of water purifiers available, it is essential to know the pros and cons of different types of cleaners as well. 

For example, a RO purifier is known to be the best purifier among all others. It not only removes all sorts of bacteria and impurities present in the water but is powerful enough to reduce the TDS level of the water as well. 

However, there is much water wastage when you use the RO technology, and it needs electricity as well for use. On the other hand, a UV purifier enjoys a fast filtration process and does not require much maintenance. 

However, removing any dissolved solids or pesticides from water is not powerful enough. In addition, it requires electricity to run as well. 

Check the Purifier’s Storage Capacity

Another essential factor to check before purchasing a water purifier is its storage capacity. The purifier should be able to store water as per the number of your family members. Every family member consumes around two to four liters of water. 

Thus, water storage capacity can be calculated based on the number of members in your family and their water consumption. 

Learn About Maintenance Costs

Finally, it would help if you considered the additional benefits of the purifier you want to select in addition to the maintenance costs. For example, a purifier needs after-service, which in some cases may be very high. 

Thus, the maintenance cost must be considered before making the final call. Also, selecting a cleaner that boasts trouble-free customer service and is within your budget is better. 

Final Words

Urbanization has led to massive issues for humanity, including contamination of water. This contamination leads to many diseases and should be treated at the earliest. 

Though governments do take care of purifying water at higher levels, it becomes mandatory to purify water at your level. 

So, read through the above mentioned points and select the best water purifier per your family’s needs. Happy shopping!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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