Whole house, point of entry (POE) systems are typically installed on a home’s main water line, trapping sediment before it enters the house’s water supply. While not as effective as point-of-use water filters, like counter top filters that filter water directly before use, the whole house water filter provides clean, filtered water to every water source in the household. Ideally, this type of filtration system is used in conjunction with a counter-top filter in order to ensure the removal of lead and other elements that corrode from pipes after water enters the home’s plumbing system.
Investing in a whole-house filter will help protect clothes, fixtures and toilets against unsightly stains caused by iron and rust particles. By removing chlorine and other harmful chemicals at the point-of-entry, whole house water filters not only provide cleaner, healthier water, but better air quality, as well. They prohibit chlorine from vaporising in the air when used in the shower and dishwasher. Inhaling chlorine vapour is strongly correlated to the onset or aggravation of asthma and bronchitis. Whole house water filters also prevent harmful chemicals from embedding in clothing in the laundry, and they lessen the amount of detergent needed in both laundry and dishwashing.