As you probably are well aware of there are many water filters on the market these days, but there are basically 3 types.  So what’s the difference between the carbon filter, water distiller and reverse osmosis filter.

So let’s start off with the carbon filter. Carbon filters are the least expensive water filtration systems and you can find them available as over-the-counter systems, under-counter systems, or as in a built in carafe (such as a Britta).   Carbon filters remove sediment, they remove most chlorines but they don’t remove fluoride and other impurities that are small in particle size.  A ceramic filter can also be used along with some carbon filter systems to further remove impurities that are of smaller particle sizes.   The carbon filter is the most commonly used filter since it is is the least expensive on the market and allows you to choose between different grades of replacement cartridges to create a custom system.   They can also be used to filter the water in your whole house.carbonfilter

The next system is the water distillation system.   Distillers work by boiling water.  The boiling water or vapor gets condensed once it hits a cool surface of the distiller and then forms water droplets.   The droplets are captured in a holding tank.   So the water in the holding tank is actually the clean water and is void of any impurities.  The impurities sit on the bottom of the original tank used to boil the water since they are heavier.  So bacteria and other impurities remain in the original tank where the water was boiled.  With water distillation not only are impurities and bacteria removed but all minerals are also removed in the water. So many customers ask what do we do with the dead water? How do we revive it?  We will answer that question soon but first let’s talk about reverse osmosis systems.water distiller

Reverse osmosis systems are little bit easier to use than water distillers since there’s no heating element and there’s no cleaning of the heating element involved.  Which sometimes can take a while to clean especially with all the mineral buildup.  So the way reverse osmosis systems work is that the water flows through a very tight membrane. The membrane allows water to flow through but does not allow any impurities or bacteria or chemicals or minerals to flow through. So as with the water distiller reverse osmosis systems also remove minerals. Water distillation and reverse osmosis are the best for removing the most amount of impurities and chemicals in the water.  So now that the minerals are gone how do we get them back?reverseosmosis

If you want to revive your water, we have a couple of easy steps. First off you can simply add a pinch of sea salt. Sea salt contains 84 trace minerals. Secondly with the water distillation and reverse osmosis and possibly some carbon filters you’re also creating dead water by removing any of the waters natural formation or natural structure.   To restructure the water the simplest way we found is by using Dr. Patrick’s Flannigan’s Crystal Energy.  Simply add drops to your water as needed.

So if you ask us to recommend a water system, most likely we would recommend the reverse osmosis system since there’s less maintenance involved, it’s hidden under your counter, you don’t need to heat the water, and it removes almost all impurities.

If you’re seriously looking for a high-end water filtration system, what we recommend is to make sure you have a professional come in and test your water before purchasing..  Especially if you’re on a well water system.  Don’t forget it’s always important to add some minerals back into the water to keep you hydrated – especially in hot dry weather.


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