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The Ultimate Water Filter Guide – Which one is the best for you? (Part 1)

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When it comes to purchasing a professional water filter system the first thing you should do is take some time to do some research on the products available on the market. 

Manufacturer companies provide a broad range of high-quality filtration systems, so you might be confused: which one could be the best choice for you?

Well, first you have to find the answers to some basic questions such as why do you need a water filter or what contaminants or impurities do you want to remove from your water. 

To find the best solution possible, get your water tested! After knowing exactly which contaminants you need to remove from your water, it will be easier to find a specifically designed water treatment system to fight the issue.

In the first part of our water filter guide we are going to take a look at different types of water filters you should consider buying. 

Let’s see how each filtration system works, what impurities do they remove and what are the main benefits that make them so popular!

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5 common misconceptions about whole house water filters

Every purchase decision that we make should be an informed one, and this holds true for water filter related purchases as well. Misconceptions and myths about water filters may prevent you from making the best decisions with respect to the brand, model, or filtration system. To help you avoid relying on myths and half-truths about whole house water filters, we’re going to debunk some common misconceptions about them.

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Whole house water filters tend to be overlooked by consumers for a variety of reasons that have to do with their price, efficiency and maintenance. While some water filter brands or models may inadvertently enforce some of these misconceptions, most myths circulating about whole house filtration systems are completely unfounded.

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How many stages are required for your whole house water filter?

Of all the available water filter types, whole house filtration systems are the most economical and efficient way to get filtered water in your entire house. With a whole home water filter, you’ll get the same quality filtered water at the tap in your bathroom as the one flowing from your kitchen tap. Point-of-entry filters have the advantage of being installed at water’s point of entry, thus, filtering all the water that goes into your home.

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Most water filters are made up of multiple filter cartridges (usually containing different types of filter media) that act as stages of the filtration process carried out by your filter system. It is not uncommon for whole house filters to use several types of filter media to deliver a more in-depth filtration. But how many stages are required for a whole house water filter to eliminate most types of contaminants?

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Franke Filterflow Water Filter System Kit Review

This under-sink water filter system from Franke is fitted in the cupboard under the kitchen sink and is compatible with any Franke Filterflow tap. The Franke Filterflow Water Filter System consists of a ceramic filter cartridge containing activated carbon. The cartridge is housed in a compact and easy to fit stainless steel filter housing. The Franke Water Filter System Kit is built with quality and durability in mind, and it’s designed to deal with taste and odour issues, bacterial issues, heavy metals and other possible contaminants.

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You can use this filter kit with any Franke Filterflow kitchen tap to get filtered, cold and hot water delivered through separate channels built into the same tap system. It’s a low-maintenance system that doesn’t require much in terms of servicing.

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Easy ways to improve the taste and odour of tap water

Organic substances, chemicals, minerals, and other factors (old pipes, seepage, etc.) contribute to the tastes and odours that tap water may acquire while it travels to your home. In the United Kingdom, water safety regulations dictate the permitted levels of contaminants, the usage of chemical disinfectants, and measures that must be implemented to ensure the safety of tap water in all homes. Despite rigorous water cleaning and continuous water testing, water supply companies are primarily focused on ensuring tap water is, above all, safe for consumption.

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While UK tap water is considered safe, people still choose to drink bottled water instead. In this context, improving the taste and odour of tap water could determine more people to choose tap water over bottled water. Here are a few easy ways that can help you get rid of strange flavours and odours in your water, and make the switch from bottle to tap a smoother process:

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