Winter is here, and as the temperature outside drops, we find ourselves near a heater, with parched skin, trying to battle out the cold. Let’s face it, we all tend to drink less water during the colder months.
However, it is as important to consume copious amounts of water in winter as it is in summer. With the rapid spread of several water-borne diseases, – thanks to old rusty pipelines, pipe bursts, and inept water cleaning systems, we need to be extra careful and that is possible by buying water purifiers for our homes. It is important to do your research well and select a water purifier accordingly.
Here are a few things which you must keep in mind before settling down on the right water purifier.
Get to know the water source
If you are getting water from the municipality, then there is a higher chance that the TDS (dissolved impurities) is less as it is being sourced through rivers and lakes. On the other hand, water from borewells or supplied by tankers are likely to have high levels of impurities affecting long-term health.
All you have to do is get a TDS meter, to get to know the TDS levels of your water. For a reading of more than 500ppm a Reverse Osmosis (RO) water purifier may be essential. It is best to consider well-known brands while making a water purifier comparison as they use the finest and most updated technology.
If you need to get an RO water purifier, then KENT has initiated the concept of RO technology in India, which not only removes dissolved impurities but also ensures the retention of essential natural minerals.
Check the facts before buying
You must be aware of the properties of water and the technology used before settling down on the right water purifier.
For instance, in a UV purifier, the cartridges and UV lamps need replacement and cleaning at regular intervals. Also, the water purifier needs enough water pressure to work efficiently. If you are staying on the lower floor, the water pressure will be more, and vice versa for the higher floors. To balance out the water pressure, you may at times also need to get a pressure-reducing valve for lower floors and alternatively a booster pump for higher floors.
Knowing these extra costs in maintaining each system in advance will help you find the most suitable purifier.
After-sales service – not just an afterthought
Like all machinery, there is normal wear and tear in water purification systems. It’s important that we regularly service and carry out maintenance of our water purifier whether UV or RO. After-sales, service is an important factor when deciding the brand of your purifier.
Also, the point to remember is if the water quality in your area is poor and requires more filtering, then it’s advisable to increase the servicing frequency for your appliance and hence ensure the availability of service and reliability of the service provider in your area.
With so many different types of water purifiers available in the market claiming to offer the best water quality, these simple hacks can help you find the right purifier for your home.