The growing awareness about the water-borne diseases has augmented the demand for water purifiers across India. The uptake of water purifying technology is also expected to increase as growing number of consumers are expected to realize the benefits of consuming cleaner water.
Water purification systems have become an essential part of homes as well as commercial establishments. There are several types of purifiers available. Each type uses a different method and caters to different requirements. It is important to choose the one which is appropriate for your requirements.
These are some of the important factors to be considered while choosing the right water filter for your home or workplace:
- Primarily, the choice of water purifier depends upon the purpose. We have to consider the level of impurities. For instance, you would need a different type of filters for improving the taste of water and for removing visible or dissolved impurities.
- Capacity of the purifier is also quite important. A low capacity purifier would be adequate for domestic use while a larger one needed for commercial establishments.
- The next thing to consider is the quality of tap water. Regular testing can give a fair idea about it and the type of filter may be decided accordingly. You may not even need one if the water supply is good enough. The current one may be right for you and all you may need is a periodic replacement of to maintain the quality of water.
- The choice of purification system also depends upon your budget. A filter that uses advanced technology is obviously going to be more expensive. But this is one investment that you cannot cringe on because it is directly related to your health.
Having said this, be mindful that too much cautiousness about purity of water is actually detrimental to your overall body’s resistance to impurities. Wisely choose a filter that is just enough for basic necessities. Especially if you have good borewell water, you need not really use an RO or UV filter unless the ground water is contaminated. Best thing is to get your water tested before deciding what to buy.