Water filters are available in a large selection and sometimes confusing selection of types and prices. The technical terms used are sometimes confusing and before making a major purchase you should satisfy yourself that the water filter has a large enough capacity to deal with all of your drinking water needs.
Home Water Filter
Home Water Filters range from simple jug or bottle filters with a basic charcoal filter up to serious water flowing filters which will produce crystal clear water of much higher quality than municipal tap water.
Think About Budget
Remembering your budget, think about how much you spend each week on bottled water. Bottled water comes in either two liters or 5-liter plastic bottles and according to which plastic the bottler uses can have a strong taste from the plastic material. Many brands of bottled water are simply bottled tap water. If you would like to see more guidelines what to look before buying a Water Filter [Mainline Filter] (which is also known as “ฟิลเตอร์ดักน้ำ [ Mainline Filter ]” in the Thai language ) see them all online.
The typical family drinks from 30 to 40 liters of water every week and that works out at over $1500 a year! That is for basic supermarket bottled water â$” Fancy filtered water would double or treble that cost. That would purchase a pretty fancy tap water filter.
Here’s are the different kinds of water filter available:
Jug type water filters – commonly the Brita is the most popular and is a good choice as it includes a good filter cartridge. It’s possible to use cheaper supermarket cartridges but these often leave an aftertaste and do not last as long.
Refrigerator Filters – these are plumbed to a refrigerator.This is easy to use a filter that should be changed every 6 months. Main advantage is that cold drinking water is always available on tap
Under sink water filters. These are plumbed into your kitchen faucet and supply clean water on tap. They have the drawback of not eliminating micro-organisms. Should be changed every 2 or 3 months, Cost around $30 for a new cartridge.
Multi-stage filters. These are normally a multi-part filter system which may have three different filters. These are generally pumped systems so that they require an electricity supply. First is a gravel or sand filter that removes organic matter (peat etc) following is a charcoal filter that cleans larger particles and can be followed by a ceramic filter which filters out many micro-organisms.