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What is the Best Filtration System for Well Water?

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Well Water Filtration Systems

We can all agree that well water has its drawbacks– rust stains, mineral build-up, a heavy taste, and sometimes a terrible smell. 

But, what if I told you all of those issues are solved with a reverse osmosis water filtration system and a few insider tips? You can enjoy clean, freshwater without the hassle. 

In today’s article, I will tell you which water filtration system to choose. Plus, tips for optimal performance, and how much you can expect to spend (don’t worry, it’s less than you think).

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Does well water need to be filtered?

Ohio water is known to be hard (too much calcium and other minerals), cause limescale buildup, and is prone to discoloration. This is especially true for well water. 

Of course, some well owners are lucky enough to have very few issues. Growing up, I was not one of them. Our water often smelled like eggs, and white clothes were not an option. Our well water did need to be filtered; yours may not. 

Choose this water filtration system or you may be wasting money. 

Well-water is tricky; it has a very high TDS (total dissolved solids) which shortens the life of a standard carbon filter. It is for this reason we recommend Reverse Osmosis units for any location using well water. 

Here’s why.

Reverse Osmosis units utilize three pre-filters that create an initial barrier for more significant impurities. Then the RO Membrane reduces whatever is left. Think of it as looking at a funnel. The top of the funnel is where the initial impurity reduction happens, and as it approaches the smaller end, only certain particles are allowed to pass. 

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The pre-filters stop the larger contaminants from passing and prevent the RO membrane from clogging. 

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Apply these insider tips and you will get the best results.

Most water filters come with a manufacturer’s recommendation to replace them every 6-12 months. If you are treating well water, you should cut that in half to ensure that the filters are fresh enough to serve their purpose. 

The best part? 

You don’t have to fret about remembering a schedule. We offer an automatic 3-month service. Apply this system to remove 99% of the impurities and your family will be drinking a safe and excellent tasting water. 

There is a catch.

Even Reverse Osmosis water filters are ineffective if there is a boil alert. Also, whatever caused the warning may damage your system. You should immediately cut the water to the dispenser and request a service call immediately to mitigate the risk of contamination. 

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How much does a well water filter cost?

It depends. Most of our clients only need a very simple system. There are two varieties we use most. The first mounts discreetly under your sink and dispenses water through a stylish spigot on your counter. The second is a free-standing water cooler that ties to your water line. These units need to be placed near water access and an outlet.

Most clients choose to rent these units which can be as low as $35.00 per month and allows for free filter changes. Purchase options are available as well. 

One last thing. 

A water softener may also help with the reduction of minerals in your water but, you should talk to one of our water guru’s before combining the two systems. 

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