Articles in Category: Carbon Filters

Answer: We recommend using what we refer to as a step-down, progressive system. The idea behind a step down micron rating system of filters is to provide for optimum pressure and longer filter life. The pre-filter micron rating required to optimize the life of a reverse osmosis membrane is five (5) micron (this is the […]

Answer: Perhaps the two most important considerations would be pore size and chlorine capacity. The smaller the pore size, the greater protection the carbon block offers you through your Whole House unit or your RO membrane. But remember the smaller the pore size the more impact the carbon block filter will have on your gpm […]

Answer: Filters are commonly described by the size of the pores in the material that makes up the given filter. This stated pore size is the maximum size particle that will flow through a filter. A micron is 1/1,000,000th of a meter or approximately 0.00004 inches. Manufacturers rate filters based upon this pore size, however […]

Answer: If you have a water softener, we would suggest that you place the Whole House System after the softener. It is best to let the softener remove the calcium and magn. out of the water prior to the water entering the Whole House filters. This will entend the life of your Whole House filters […]

Answer: Industry standard size filters are available in 4 basic filter sizes; 1) 10″ x 2.5″ 2) 20″ x 2.5″ 3) 10″ x 4.5″ 4) 20″ x 4.5″ To determine the size of your filter housing, so that you can purchase the correct filters, remove the sump (lower portion of the filter housing that screws […]

Answer: Solid Carbon Block filters have combined the incredible adsorption capability of carbon, with the ability of a solid block of material to selectively strain out particles from water that is forced through it. The density of the carbon block determines how finely the water is cleaned. This type of filter is designed to prevent […]

Answer: Depending on the contaminants in your water, the difference could be like night and day. Sediment filters are designed to take out dirt particles. Sediment filters do not take out chemicals etc. The purpose of a sediment filter in a dual whole house is for the sediment to get the larger particles out so […]

Answer: The differences are primarily in the filters and sumps used. Cheap carbon filters use a couple of ounces of carbon sprayed on a wax like paper that is rolled up and covered in netting. There isn’t very much carbon present, hence a short effective life. Granular activated carbon (GAC) filters can channel. This is […]

Answer: 1. Cold Water Line Saddle Valve: Saddle Valve that fits onto the cold water supply line. The saddle valve has a piercing needle that penetrates into the cold water line to supply the water for the RO system. 2. Pre-Filter (s): Water from the cold water supply line enters the RO pre filters first. […]

Answer: DI Cartridges and In-line DI Filters: Deionization removes ions (heavy metals or salts) dissolved into the water. RO membranes: Membranes remove bacteria, virus, metals, salts (ions). Carbon Filters: Carbon block filters absorb chlorine, chemicals and filter particulate matter. Sediment filters: Sediments filter out particulate matter only. The top quality water purification system is built […]