Home Filtration System | Tips for Selecting a POE System

Tips for Selecting a Point-of-Entry Home Filtration System

Home Filtration SystemA point-of-entry (POE) home filtration system is one that treats most, if not all, of the water that enters a residence. POE water filtration systems are distinct from point-of-use (POU) systems, which are designed to treat/filter water strictly at the point of consumption, such as the kitchen faucet, refrigerator water dispenser, or shower head. Your typical POE water system can treat up to several thousands of gallons of water per day, and is outfitted with specially manufactured filter media that are effective at reducing waterborne contaminants and unwanted water supply additives.

NSF International, an organization that tests and certifies products to ensure they meet public health and safety standards, publishes guidelines on how to select the right POE home filtration system. According to NSF International, a homeowner should always first identify the nature of the contaminants that are present in his or her local water. Because not all whole house systems are equally effective at addressing the same contaminants, it is vitally important to know which specific contaminants are present. The best way for a homeowner to find out what contaminants are in his or her water is to have it professionally tested. Alternatively, localities throughout the United States and Canada issue consumer confidence reports, or CCRs, that contain a wealth of information related to their local water quality conditions. (In the U.S., CCRs are legally mandated for all community water systems that provide water to at least 25 year-round residents.)

Second, NSF International recommends selecting a POE system that meets the official certification standards for whole house water filters. The applicable performance standards for residential POE filters are NSF/ANSI 42 and NSF/ANSI 53. Consumers are advised to ask for these certifications by name before they invest in a POE home filtration system.

For more information on this topic, contact RainSoft – a leader of the residential water treatment industry since 1953. After performing a complimentary in-home water test, your local authorized RainSoft dealer will be happy to explain your options with regard to purchasing a point-of-entry home filtration system.

Water insights Know Your Water

Whether your water comes from a well or municipally treated source, it may contain impurities that cause it to taste or smell bad or create other problems in your home.

A reliable water analysis is the only way to identify the specific impurities in your water that make it less than ideal for household use.

You can buy a DIY water testing kit, but you’ll get more reliable results and helpful solutions with a complimentary in-home water test from the experts at RainSoft.

Schedule Your Free Water Analysis

Get a free in-home consultation with a RainSoft water conditioning expert.

What’s in your water? A RainSoft test is the first step toward resolving your water woes. We’ll send a water treatment expert to your home to test your tap water, explain the results, and recommend the best solutions to meet your specific needs.

Tap Water
Enjoy your water the way it ought to be, straight from the faucet!

Does your water taste bad? Does it leave a chalky residue on your counters and fixtures? No matter what problems you’re having with your tap water, RainSoft has the perfect solution.

Drinking Water
No more lugging home bottled water from the store!

A RainSoft drinking water system can supply all the healthy and delicious water your family needs, plus help the environment by reducing the number of plastic bottles in the waste stream.

Ice & Water
Imagine the fresh taste of highly filtered water, conveniently delivered from your refrigerator door.

You can have a RainSoft drinking water system plumbed to your refrigerator’s ice and water dispensers to enjoy that crisp, clean taste in slushies and other frozen treats.

Your dishes can go straight from the dishwasher to the cupboard!

A RainSoft water softener can eliminate filmy stains on glassware and utensils, so they look sparkling clean after your dishwasher’s rinse cycle.

Coffee & Tea
You’ll be amazed at how delicious beverages taste when prepared with RainSoft filtered water.

After your RainSoft drinking water system is installed, you’ll notice a dramatic improvement in the flavor of coffee, tea, soup and other refreshments prepared with water from your kitchen.

Tub & Shower
Wash away the effects of a hard day without the hassles of hard water.

Enjoy luxurious lather, softer skin, and manageable hair after washing when you have a RainSoft water conditioner installed in your home.

Discover how better water can help keep your bathroom cleaner.

Are there stubborn stains in your sink or crusty deposits on the faucet? RainSoft softened water will help keep your bathroom fixtures sparkling clean.

Prevent hard water from damaging your toilet and bathroom plumbing.

Over time, the limescale buildup caused by hard water can lead to costly plumbing repairs. A RainSoft water conditioner can help prevent premature wear and tear on your toilet.

Enjoy cleaner laundry and potential cost savings with CleanStart® from RainSoft.

With CleanStart® eco-friendly technology, your washer will get clothes clean with no need for harsh detergents and heated water, thus potentially saving you money on soap and energy bills.

Water Heater
A RainSoft water conditioner can help your water heater last longer.

If your home receives hard water, your water heater must work harder, thus potentially cutting its life expectancy and increasing your energy bills. A RainSoft water softener is the solution.

Improve the taste of chilled water and ice with a RainSoft water purifier.

Bottled water just doesn’t measure up to receiving clean, crisp-tasting water right from your refrigerator door. RainSoft can deliver this convenience by plumbing your purifier to your water and ice dispensers.

Are you tired of seeing filmy spots on your dishes after a wash?

Don’t blame your dishwasher. Hard water leaves a residue that’s especially noticeable on glassware. Eliminate the problem with a RainSoft water conditioner.

Coffee Maker
Your favorite coffee will taste even better when prepared with water from a RainSoft purifier.

A RainSoft water purification system will remove the impurities in your water that can affect the flavor of coffee, tea, and lemonade – leaving you with a much-improved taste sensation!

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