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Whole House Water Filters – Q&A

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What whole house water filter is best for my family and my location?

For tank water or rainwater our whole house water filter with disinfection properties is required. Our Full House Filtration has premium filters and can remove bacteria, viruses, parasites and other contaminants found in tank water.

How much will it cost to supply and install a whole house water filter?

All our pricing with options to supply, or supply and install are in our Shop

Our standard installation price is $600, unless the installation requirements are outside the ordinary, such as longer than usual pipe runs.

Where is the best place to install your Whole house water filter?

As licensed plumbers, we can provide multiple installation options based on your preferences. Some common locations for installation include the garage, an outside wall, or near the water meter.

  1. In the garage
  2. On an outside wall
  3. By the water meter

How a complete home filter works.

Whole house water filters are a Point-of-Entry (POE) filtration system that purifies all the water before entering your house or business. That way all the water coming out of your taps is filtered, preventing you from having separate filters scattered thought your house. Whole house water filters are usually installed outside of your house, next to the water heater, or sometimes in the garage. The location of the system varies depending on your house pipes arrangement.

Whole House Water Filter Process

There are 3 stages in the typical whole house water filter. Each stage has a filter housing containing a filter cartridge.

  • In the first stage, there should be a sediment removal filter made of polypropylene to capture all the rust, dirt, sand, silt, clay, and algae coming from the pipes. 
  • In the second stage, there should be chlorine removal filter made of coconut shell activated to capture chlorine, taste, odours, VOCs and pesticides. 
  • In the third stage, there could be another carbon filter, or an Aragon filter depending on the pollutants that concern you the most.  With the carbon filter, you will achieve a further removal of chlorine; and with the Aragon filter, you will have the removal not only of chlorine, but also, of heavy metals, parasites, chloramines, bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants.

What maintenance is required?

Housing Sumps or filter casings are recommended to be changed every 10 years. The replacement frequency of the filter cartridges depends on the size of your filters, usage, filters media and your water quality.

To simplify we recommend:

  • 10″ x 4.5″ – Replace every 3-6 Months.
  • 20″ x 4.5″ – Replace every 12-15 Months.

Will a whole house water filter remove iron?

The removal of iron depends on the type of filters you choose. Only our premium filters have the capability to remove iron. Our Aragon guard filter, included in our premium systems, can effectively remove iron at concentrations up to 0.3 mg/l. If your iron concentration exceeds this amount, an alternative water treatment system may be necessary.

Will a full house water filter remove lead?

Carbon filters inside common whole house water filters, do not remove lead, however our Aragon filter in our premium systems can. Otherwise, with standard filters inside your whole house water filter, like a carbon filter, you will only be removing chlorine, taste and odours.

Does a whole house water filter remove calcium?

Premium filters inside the full house filtration system can help reduce the scale build up, like other salt-free water softeners, but unfortunately, they cannot remove the calcium. Automatic Water softeners instead, are the only laboratory tested filtration method capable of removing the calcium in the water. Salt-free softeners, on the other hand, are believed to remove the calcium, but there is no scientific data to support these claims. 

Whole house water softener vs salt free softeners

Will I experience lower pressure with whole house water filtration?

In our experience, the water pressure remains consistent before and after the installation of a whole house water filtration system. This can be observed through the pressure gauges on the inlet and outlet sides. However, it is worth noting that some individuals may experience a slight decrease in pressure, typically less than 5%.

What’s the best whole house water filter on the market?

To our knowledge, the best whole house water filter cartridge is the Aragon filter by Geyser, made in Europe. This filter effectively removes a wide range of contaminants without compromising water pressure. It possesses quasi-softening properties and disinfection capabilities, making it an ideal choice for purifying town water, bore water, and tank water.

Aragon Filter

Does the whole house water filter remove PFAS?

Unfortunately, the filter cartridges used in whole house water filters are unable to remove PFAS. The only scientifically proven filtration system that removes PFAS is reverse osmosis. If you are specifically concerned about PFAS, installing a reverse osmosis under their kitchen sink for drinking water purposes would be recommended.

Looking for Whole House Water Filtration in Perth?

You have come to the right place as we understand the importance of clean water when it comes to your health. Having transformed hundreds of homes in Perth over the years makes us highly skilled and experienced to deliver nothing short of just the perfect water filter system to suit your exact purpose. And of course, we provide excellent value and after sales service.

So, have a chat with us about your filtration needs and join our long list of happy customers.