When you consider that about 70% of our body is water, it goes without saying that it is critical to ensure the purity and safety of the water that we consume. Though a lot of the home water supplied to us is usually of a good standard, one can never be too cautious. This is where a good water purifier is essential. Safety first, always! However, when you take a look at the numerous options available, choosing the right water purifier can be a confusing and tiring process. Here, we tell you how to choose the best water purifier for home in India.
Let us first understand the different types of filtration technologies available:
1. UF (Ultrafiltration)
First and foremost, any water purifier has to remove the TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) from the water supply, or at least reduce them enough to be in the specified range. You can test the TDS in your home water supply by using TDS meters easily available online. A water purifier with UF can achieve this.
2. RO (Reverse Osmosis)
Secondly, if the water quality is really poor, or if you get hard water in your home water supply, it is necessary to remove the chemicals and minerals causing this hardness. A purifier with RO can get rid of the hardness-causing chemicals and give you soft, potable water. They also ensure the highest possible level of purity. Purifiers containing RO filters are often equipped with UV filters to eliminate microorganisms too.
3. UV (Ultra Violet) filtration
After dissolved solids and minerals, what you need to look out for is bacteria and viruses. If your home water is known to contain microorganisms, opt for a purifier which uses UV (Ultra Violet) filtration. This technology kills the microorganisms, thus keeping you safe from diseases like cholera, typhoid etc. These UV water purifiers are also essential in areas where the water sources are in swampy areas where the risk of contamination is high.
If your incoming water supply is particularly contaminated or contains high levels of minerals, heavy metals or other contaminants, your best (and probably, only) option is to go for a purifier with RO.
However, when you use an RO purifier, the purified water is demineralised. In such cases, we recommend that you use an alkaline RO water purifier, which remineralises the water to ensure that not only it tastes more natural, but also provides many health benefits.
While deciding on the type of filter, you also need to make sure whether you want to go for an electric or a non-electric purifier. This will be decided by whether your electricity supply is regular or not. Last but not the least, it is better to opt for purifiers where the water is stored in stainless steel tanks as opposed to plastic tanks. A water purifier with stainless steel tank ensures that the purified water stays pure for a longer time.
We hope you have found this guide useful.
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