There are many reasons why you should use a well water filtration system for your home. The biggest one being to remove the impurities found in your drinking water and thus safeguard the health of your family. The problem is now that you have decided to purchase a device now you need to decide what type of well water filter to get. And not just what type to get but you will also need to know how to go about choosing the best one. After all you do not want to risk your family’s health on wild claims that do not even have any bearing on the actual abilities of the well water filter you choose. So how do you choose the best?
There are several different sources for rating the abilities of water filtration products and devices. However the only one that should be trusted is the National Sanitation Federation International or the NSF.
The NSF is the organization that is responsible for developing the standards for water purification, treatment and filtration as well as issuing certifications to those companies who meet or exceed their standards. If you choose a well water filter that is certified by the NSF then you can be assured it will remove all the impurities it is advertised to remove.
Here are several of the ratings issued by the NSF and what each rating tells you:
NSF/ANSI Standard 42
Filtration systems that carry this certification can remove chlorine and other particles from your water that will improve how it looks and tastes. They are not certified to remove health related contaminants.
NSF/ANSI Standard 44
This rating is given to water softeners that can also remove barium and radium.
NSF/ANSI Standard 53
These types of well water filters can remove health related contaminants including waterborne organisms and industrial chemicals.
NSF/ANSI Standard 55
These filtration systems use ultraviolet to remove bacteria and viruses from your water.
When looking for the right well water filter system for your home it pays to pay strict attention to the experts who certify the devices.