UV Water Filtration — The Benefits are Overflowing
Having good, clean drinking water is something that most of us here in the U.S. take for granted. But if you are using a private well, or just aren’t sure about your drinking water being safe for any reason, UV water filtration might be worth looking into.
What does UV Water Filtration Mean?
UV water filtration systems use ultraviolet light to destroy up to 99.9 percent of harmful microorganisms and bacteria that can be found in some wells– without the use of harsh chemicals. The water also passes through a pre-filter, ensuring it is free of dirt, debris and other contaminants, and then passes under a UV lamp that destroys any bacteria or virus contained in the water, before being filtered one last time before it comes out of your home’s taps. UV lamps and filters should be replaced on an annual basis, or sooner, depending on usage. It is important to get the right size UV filtration system for whatever your water usage is, to make sure it functions properly. Like with HVAC systems, your filtration system can be too big or too small for your needs. It is best to consult with the professional to make sure you’ve picked out the right size for your home.
Benefits of UV Filtration Systems
Since a UV filtration system uses filters and ultraviolet light to clean the water, it does not have the chemical after taste of some water purification systems. It also requires less maintenance since you are not having to check chemical levels consistently. UV systems are EPA approved and energy efficient to run. They are also more effective at destroying microorganisms in clear water than chlorine. As long as your water is not cloudy or rusty a UV system will provide efficient odor and chemical free purification with minimal maintenance.
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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