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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Types of Water Filtration Systems

Pitcher water filters

A popular and cost-effective option is the pitcher water filters. The filtration process takes place in the pitcher and relies on granulated activated charcoal to help eliminate certain contaminants. This pitcher is most practical in high chlorine areas. It can help to improve the taste of the water, but isn’t the right choice to remove fluoride, heavy metals, herbicides, or pesticides.

Distillation

The distilled water systems rely on a process of boiling the water and transferring the steam to a second chamber which lets the vapor turn back to virtually contaminant free water. It is a quite involved mechanism, but is very effective at removing fluoride and heavy metals from the tap water. Plus, it will also kill bacteria in the water. In addition to the harmful contaminants, this system can also remove the healthful minerals from the water. Also, it isn’t the easiest system to install at home and usually requires professional assistance.

Water softeners

The water softener is a practical addition to the home for those that live in areas with issues related to hardness of the water. This system makes use of potassium or sodium ions to replace the magnesium and calcium ions that create the hardness and already in the water.

Reverse osmosis

The reverse osmosis systems are one of the most popular choices to install in the home. A major difference with the different models is the number of steps involved in purifying the water. The high-end system are built to complete 5 or 6 different steps, and may including carbon filters, micron filters, semi-permeable membrane, and even using ultra-violet light to destroy the most resistant bacteria.

All about Shower Pump

A shower pump increases the amount of water released from the shower head. But before buying one, there are factors that have to be considered for you to choose the right shower pump for your house. The first thing to look into is the type of heating system in the house. You will either have an unvented system, a combi boiler system, or a gravity fed system. An unvented system means that you have a hot water cylinder as a separate source. The combi boiler system is only reliant on the main pipe’s pressure as a source of hot water. The gravity fed system is commonly used by older houses and is the poorest when it comes to water pressure. If you have a gravity fed system then the next step is to check if you have negative head system or a positive head system. In a negative head system, there is a water outlet above the 600 mm which is located below the cold water tank. In a positive head system, the water outlets are at the bottom of the 600 mm line located below the cold water tank. The twin shower pump, either the positive or negative head, is good for improving the water pressure in one small bathroom to many bathrooms inside the house. In a combi boiler system you can use a whole-house pump to improve water pressure.

There are different types of shower pumps appropriate for the right heating system. The centrifugal impeller pump is effective in releasing large volumes of water but its installation can be tricky. The regenerative impeller pump releases lesser volumes of water in comparison to the centrifugal but its installation is not difficult. The negative head pump operates via pressure difference between the outlet and the pump. The positive head pump operates via water flow. The twin impeller pump is capable of pumping both hot and cold water. The singe impeller pump is only for pumping either hot or cold water

Reverse Osmosis Systems

Improved taste

By eliminating the debris and chemicals, the water that comes out of the faucet after experiencing the treatment tastes a lot better. Also, many of these systems can add natural minerals after completing the filtering process. This gives the family high-quality drinking water that can help promote the all-round health and well-being.

No more contaminants

The major goal of the reverse osmosis systems is to eliminate the toxins, impurities or particles in the water. This helps to clean the less than desirable chemicals from the drink or food preparation water, such as arsenic and lead. Plus, it is even useful for removing parasites to further benefit the health of the family. The system is certain to benefit the individual that has certain allergies or needs to avoid certain elements often seen in tap water.

During the filtration process, there is the risk of healthy minerals being removed. Minerals can benefit the body in many different ways, including bone health and fluid balance. However, it is possible to use the system that puts back beneficial minerals after the water is cleaned.

Low energy use

The cost to run the reverse osmosis systems is quite low and cost-effective compared to most of the alternative systems in the market. Most of the systems are built using membrane materials and energy recovery devices that improve the all-round efficiency.

Space saving unit

Reverse osmosis systems are compact units and easily fit under the sink in most households. However, there are also the large systems that can be used to filter the water throughout the property and easily connects to the main water source.

Info of Trendy Kitchen Designs

Looking back in time at the kitchen appliances you can see that overtime they were evolving and now the trendy look are stainless steel appliances. Yes, these are generally more expensive than white or colored appliances. Having stainless steel appliances can help cut back on the time needed to keep the outside cleaned. In commercial kitchens you will find their appliances are stainless steel because they are easy-to-clean and rugged. They also last a long time and can withstand the commotion of the busy home. They do not scratch easy and it is easier to keep the stovetop clean because they resist stains. Yes they are a little more expensive but they will last longer and save homeowners money by not having to replace them as often.

Another new trendy kitchen design is having glass-front cabinets. They are a must if you have a small kitchen because the open look can make the space feel bigger. They give your kitchen the same feeling as open shelving and they allow you to see inside the cabinet to make sure you have the right one for what you need instead of searching each cabinet. Glass-front cabinets will make your kitchen look timeless.

One of the new trends is utilizing farmhouse sinks with the apron-front farmhouse sink being the most popular. It gives the kitchen a modern feel with a nostalgic look. This type of kitchen sink is meant to provide depth so you can avoid splashing yourself when you are doing dishes and are also wide enough to hold more dishes and pots and pans. To add to this trendy kitchen design you should consider using a backdrop or tile backsplash behind the sink made of subway tiles. They are inexpensive and good great with most any other material.