Here’s Why You Could Benefit from UV Water Filtration
Is your home’s water safe to drink? Ordinary water filters do little to eliminate potential contaminants, particularly if you get it from a lake, well, or other non-commercially treated source. Some people try treating the water with chlorine or other chemicals, which can alter the taste of the water, or even react poorly with its existing contents. However, there’s one solution that can safely keep contaminants at bay: UV water filtration.
The Power of UV Water Filtration
Ultraviolet light kills organic matter on contact. While this makes it dangerous to look directly at the sun, it’s helpful in eliminating viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms. UV rays are often used to disinfect the air that cycles through your HVAC unit, but it can also be installed in your water system.
A UV light is mounted by a flow chamber, where it shines on the water as it passes by. Any harmful microbes are then rendered sterile, before they flow into your pipes for you to drink, bathe in, etc. In this way, UV radiation can eliminate up to 99.99 percent of bacteria and viruses.
Advantages and Disadvantages
UV treatment can make your water safe without chemical treatment, using only about as much power as a 60-watt bulb. It doesn’t alter the taste or color of the water at all, or introduce any harmful bi-products.
However, it’s important to note that UV rays by themselves only kill organic matter. They don’t eliminate particles from your water. To get rid of sediment, chemicals, or other non-organic matter, you’ll need to filter your water as well. However, the two purification methods combined can bring you a UV water filtration system that will keep your water pure and delicious.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues — especially HVAC and plumbing issues — so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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