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Whole House Water Systems

A whole house water system treats water throughout an entire residence, and ensures clean, filtered water flows from every outlet in your home.

What is a Whole House Water System? 

A whole house water system is a comprehensive filtration solution. It treats water throughout an entire residence. Instead of focusing solely on one tap or appliance, it ensures clean, filtered water flows from every outlet in your home.


Imagine turning on any faucet or shower. With this system, you'd consistently get purified water. It's also commonly called a "point-of-entry" system. That's because it's typically installed at the main water line, treating water as it enters a home.


The primary goal? To remove contaminants. This includes chlorine, heavy metals, sediment, and other impurities. By doing so, it protects appliances, improves taste, and safeguards health.

It comprises multiple filtration stages. Each stage targets specific contaminants. This layered approach ensures maximum purification.


Benefits are plenty. Softened water prolongs appliance life. Filtered water enhances drinking quality. Overall, a healthier and more efficient household.


Why Would I Need a Whole House Water System? 

The quality of water varies greatly from region to region. Not all tap water is free from harmful contaminants. A whole house water system addresses this variability.


First, consider health implications. Contaminants, like lead or chlorine, can have adverse health effects. This system reduces these risks by filtering out these substances.


Next, there's the taste and smell. Untreated water can sometimes taste metallic or chlorine-laden. The system improves water's taste, making it more palatable.


Hard water is another concern. It contains excess minerals like calcium and magnesium. These can cause scale buildup in appliances and pipes. A whole house system often includes water softening. Soft water enhances appliance longevity, saves energy, and reduces repair costs.


Furthermore, think about the quality of your showers and baths. Chlorine and other chemicals can dry out skin and hair. With filtered water, you’ll enjoy softer skin and more vibrant hair.


The environment also benefits. Many turn to bottled water due to quality concerns. With a whole house system, you can reduce plastic waste, as there’s no need for single-use bottles.


Benefits of a Whole House Water System 

A whole house water system offers numerous advantages. Here are some key benefits to consider:

  • Consistent Water Quality: Every tap delivers clean, filtered water. Whether it's the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry, quality remains constant.

  • Healthier Drinking Water: The system removes harmful contaminants. This means safer water for drinking and cooking.

  • Prolonged Appliance Life: Softened water prevents scale buildup. Appliances like dishwashers and water heaters last longer and run more efficiently.

  • Improved Taste and Smell: By filtering out impurities, water tastes and smells better. Say goodbye to chlorine or metallic aftertastes.

  • Skin and Hair Benefits: Filtered water reduces skin and hair exposure to harsh chemicals. The result? Softer skin and shinier hair.

  • Environmental Impact: Reducing reliance on bottled water means less plastic waste. This contributes to a more sustainable lifestyle.

  • Cost Savings: With fewer appliance repairs and reduced bottled water purchases, homeowners can save money over time.

  • Protects Plumbing: Reduced mineral deposits mean pipes remain cleaner. This can minimize plumbing issues and maintenance.


Installing a Whole House Water System

Whole house systems come in two types, tank-based filtration systems which is a large tank with filtration media. Cartridge-based systems use a filter housing that contains around three filter cartridges, each with their own media. Our steps for installing your new whole house water system include: 

  1. Initial Assessment: We at Mountain Clear Inc. begin by visiting your home. We assess the installation location and examine the plumbing intricacies. This ensures a seamless fit for your new system.

  2. Providing a Quote: After our thorough evaluation, we provide a comprehensive quote. This outlines the costs associated with your specific installation.

  3. Scheduling the Installation: Once you approve our quote, we'll schedule the installation. We pride ourselves on efficiency, promising to install your system within 2 weeks.

  4. Preparing Your Home: On the installation day, our trained technicians will first safeguard your home's interior. We make sure to prevent any water damage or mess.

  5. System Installation: Our team will then install the whole house water system. We ensure the system is perfectly integrated into your home's plumbing using the latest tools and techniques.

  6. Quality Assurance: After installation, we conduct thorough tests. We check for leaks, verify water flow, and ensure optimal filtration is achieved.

  7. Guidance & Training: Once we're satisfied with the installation, we'll guide you on using the system. We believe it's essential for homeowners to understand their system's functionality.

  8. Post-Installation Support: For any issues or problems, Mountain Clear Inc. is at your service. We repair them immediately. Our whole house systems are designed for longevity. They only need service if there's a problem.

  9. Ongoing Commitment: Our relationship doesn’t end after installation. Mountain Clear Inc. is dedicated to ensuring your continuous satisfaction with your system.


How Does a Whole House System Work? 

A whole house water system, also known as a point-of-entry system, is designed to filter and treat water as it enters a home, ensuring that clean water is delivered to every faucet and appliance. Here's a step-by-step breakdown of how it functions:

  1. Water Intake: Water enters the system from the main supply line, which connects the house to the municipal water source or well.

  2. Pre-filtration: Before any specialized treatment, the water first goes through a pre-filter. Sand, silt, and sediment are removed at this stage.

  3. Carbon Filtration: Once the larger particles are out, the water moves to a carbon filter. During this stage, chlorine, chloramines, and organic compounds that can affect water's taste and odor are removed.

  4. Secondary Filtration: Depending on the system, water may go through additional filters. These can target specific contaminants like heavy metals, pesticides, or industrial solvents.

  5. Water Softening or Conditioning: In areas with hard water (water rich in minerals like calcium and magnesium), the system might include a water softener. Sodium or potassium ions replace these minerals in pipes and appliances, preventing scale buildup.

  6. Ultraviolet (UV) Purification (if included): Some systems come with UV purification. This stage uses ultraviolet light to kill bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens, ensuring microbiological safety.

  7. Final Filtration: Before the treated water is distributed throughout the house, it often goes through a final polishing filter. This ensures any remaining impurities are captured.

  8. Water Distribution: Now, the treated water is routed throughout the house. Every tap, faucet, and appliance receives this purified water.

  9. Drainage and Regeneration (for systems with softeners): Over time, the resin beads in water softeners become saturated with minerals. These systems have a regeneration cycle where they cleanse themselves using a brine solution.

In essence, a whole house water system works by systematically removing contaminants through various filtration and treatment stages. The result is consistent, high-quality water delivered throughout the home.

Invest in a whole house water system today and enjoy the benefits of safe, clean water in your home!
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