Home  /News / Industry News /
< Industry News

Choosing the Right Home Water Filter for Your Family

Choosing the right home water filter for your application can be a daunting task.  What are the differences between various types? Does it really matter if I’ve got the right microns?

I've looked all over—in stores and on the internet—and never been able to find much in the way of a “which filter is right for me?” guide.  The longer we cruised, and used filters for various purposes, the more I had to learn about the topic.  The following summarizes what I know, but always check manufacturer documentation if using a filter as part of another system, such as a watermaker—I can give some general guidelines below, but your system may have specific requirements.

Choosing the Right Home Water Filter for Your Family

Water filters—called “cartridges” by manufacturers—have 3 basic differences from one to another:

Size. Obviously, you need the right size to fit your housing.  The standard size used in most housings is called 10″ by 2-1/2″ diameter.  Note that although it’s called 10″ long, the filters are actually about 9-3/4.”  While many other sizes are available, this is the size that I discuss in my article on water filtration systems and in this article.

Type. Six types of filters are commonly found:  pleated paper, string wound, polyspun, carbon wrapped/impregnated, granular carbon and carbon block.  More on these below—the various types do look different, which can help if they are labeled in a language that you’re not totally fluent in.

Micron rating. Filters all have a micron rating on the label.  The smaller the number, the finer the filtration.  I’ve seen them as large as 40 microns, but 20, 10 and 5 are far more common.  The smallest I’ve seen is 0.5 microns.  Finer filtration can slow down water flow, but that is usually more of a problem in houses (where people expect greater flow) than in boats.

You really don’t have a choice on the size, so I’ll look at the various types and the micron ratings.  Prices that I list are for buying online in the US or in big-box stores.  In other locations, prices can vary considerably!

One online source that has pretty good prices is cnfilter.com, which graciously allowed me to use their images of the various filter types.

< >
When should I change the water filter cartridge?

Many household water filters rely on the timely replacement of filters to ensure...

Do you like ?0

Read more
What is the best tankless reverse osmosis system?

We take water purification to a new level of purity, minimizing contaminants in ...

Do you like ?0

Read more
Are polypropylene (PP) water filters safe?

This article describes what a polypropylene water filter is, the uses of polypro...

Do you like ?0

Read more
Advantages and disadvantages of drinking filtered water

If you know what type of water purifier you need in your home and make changing ...

Do you like ?0

Read more
Best GE MWF Refrigerator Water Filter

If a GE refrigerator is being used, then the MWF filter is exactly the right fil...

Do you like ?0

Read more
Home Water Filtration System Pros and Cons

This article describes the pros and cons of common home water filtration systems...

Do you like ?0

Read more

Best Selling

  • Inline Water Filter for RV, Spa, Boats, Campers, Pets, Gardening

    Inline Water Filter for RV, Spa, Boats, Campers, Pets, Gardening

    Inquiry
  • YUNDA Replacement for Samsung DA29-00020B Refrigerator Water Filter

    YUNDA Replacement for Samsung DA29-00020B Refrigerator Water Filter

    Inquiry
  • YUNDA Replacement for LG LT1000P Refrigerator Water Filter

    YUNDA Replacement for LG LT1000P Refrigerator Water Filter

    Inquiry

New Arrivals

  • 600GPD Tankless Under Sink Reverse Osmosis System

    600GPD Tankless Under Sink Reverse Osmosis System

    Inquiry
  • 3 Stage 20 inch Big Blue Whole House Water Filtration System

    3 Stage 20 inch Big Blue Whole House Water Filtration System

    Inquiry
  • 320 Gallon Water Filter Tap Reduces Lead, Chlorine, Bad Taste Fits Standard Tap

    320 Gallon Water Filter Tap Reduces Lead, Chlorine, Bad Taste Fits Standard Tap

    Inquiry
800GPD Tankless RO Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System RO water purifier

800GPD Tankless RO Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System RO water purifier

Inquiry
Tankless 600 GPD Ro System Water Purifier RO System Water Purifier Tankless Under-Sink water filter Reverse Osmosis System

Tankless 600 GPD Ro System Water Purifier RO System Water Purifier Tankless Under-Sink water filter Reverse Osmosis System

Inquiry
100 GPD Under Sink  RO Reverse Osmosis System RO Water System Water Purifier

100 GPD Under Sink RO Reverse Osmosis System RO Water System Water Purifier

Inquiry
Hot Sale $42 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis System With Pump, Faucet and Tank

Hot Sale $42 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis System With Pump, Faucet and Tank

Inquiry
New Arrival $40 Best Price RO Water System With Pump, Faucet and Tank

New Arrival $40 Best Price RO Water System With Pump, Faucet and Tank

Inquiry

SIGN UP TO RECEIVE
AWESOME DISCOUNTS!

China Top 3 Water Filter Manufacturer

Welcome to visit our website. Subscribe to our website, we will not only provide awesome discounts, but also share the information of the most popular products in the market.

YUNDA H&H TECH(TianJin) CO., LTD.All rights reserved.
Leave Your Message x