Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Asheville NC Custom Builder shares on Water Filters

Ah, that wonderful refreshing taste of a tall cold glass of water, cooling, soothing and pure. But is it pure? What about all those invisible microbes and bacteria? What about all those pesticides and herbicides you do not see? It is enough to spoil that thirst quenching moment. So how do you get pure drinking water? Most people get a water filtration system. However, no one unit can remove all the impurities in our drinking water. And there are many types to choose from. If you have a better understanding of how water filters work, then you will be able to get the right one to fit your lifestyle.

Most filters today are charcoal, or activated charcoal. There are also other types of filters like Ion Exchange Units, Reverse Osmosis, and Distillation Units. Charcoal, which is mostly carbon, is the residue of partial burning or destructive distillation of organic material. When special heating or chemical processing is added to charcoal, it becomes much more absorptive, and is then referred to as activated charcoal. So a charcoal filter works on the principle of absorption. Large volumes of gases, including most poisonous ones, stick to the charcoal, which is quite porous. Charcoal is what they use in gas masks because it has such a large porous surface area, it absorbs a lot of impurities. Charcoal filters are used in ice maker filters, under counter filters, counter top filters, whole house filters, and more. You get the message, charcoal really takes out the garbage.

Since there are so many choices in models and designs in water filters, there are a few things you will need to do before making your choice: Have your water tested by the local utility and get a report of the contaminants in your water, figure out how much water you drink, that will determine what type of filter to purchase and install, be prepared to stock additional filter cartridges to be replaced on an ongoing basis. By doing your homework you will pick the proper system for your needs and improve your quality of life. Advantage Development Co. Is an award winning custom green home builder in Asheville NC building fine custom homes for two decades. Call us today at 828-215-9064 or visit us today at http://www.advdevco.com/ to learn why we are the better builder in Asheville and the surrounding areas.

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