Water Purification Learning Resources
Water purification systems are a must have item to help the health and comfort of your home. From water softeners to whole home purification systems, these can improve the taste, odor and quality of your water. Smile Heating & Cooling is dedicated to giving our customers the best in water purification and helping you make the best decisions when it comes to your home’s water. Here, we answer some of our most frequently asked questions about water purification.
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Heating and Cooling Company offers professional water purification services in the Toronto area. We provide the quality solutions you need to get a consistently clean and safe water supply. Our purifiers include single-stage units, which improve the look, smell and taste of your water. Additionally, we also carry sophisticated five-stage systems that provide maximum purification and softening.
Let our qualified and experienced water experts get you the pristine water you deserve.
Why is Hard Water Bad?
Hard water, which is water that has excessive minerals like calcium and magnesium in it, may not seem like a huge issue but it can cause several problems including:
- Can cause a dry or dull appearance on hair and skin
- Causes soap and detergent to be less effective
- Soap residue on sinks and tubs
- Clothing washed in hard water can appear dirtier and feel scratchy
- Renders water heaters and other appliances less effective
- Clogs pipes to the point of needing replacement in some cases
How Can I Tell if I Have Hard Water?
Many of the effects of hard water, i.e. rust stains on sink fixtures, irritated skin and difficulty washing soap from clothing, will be enough of an indication to diagnose your water as having larger concentrations of minerals. However, there are also at-home testing kits and professional ones as well. If your water comes from a municipal supply, you can obtain the hardness level from your water provider.
Which Type of Water Purification System is Right for My Home?
There are several types of water purification system. These include water softeners, whole home water systems and reverse osmosis water purification systems. Some of these are attached at the main water line while others will attach directly to your faucet. To serve your home better, a whole home water filtration system comes in several types. All can remove chlorine and other materials that will cause an unpleasant taste and odor to your water.
To treat hard water, softeners are specifically designed to remove minerals. There are both salt based and non-salt based water softeners, each with their own pros and cons. In general, salt based are far more effective at eliminating the issues caused by hard water. However, they add sodium to water which can be problematic for anyone who has to minimize their salt intake.
Water filtration systems remove a host of unwanted debris and chemicals. Made from activated charcoal, which is porous, the filter allows clean water to come through. To ensure purity, a filtration system can have several levels of filters. Additionally, filters also improve taste and smell of water.
RO systems are similar to filtration units, but the holes in their filtering membranes are tiny enough to remove even the smallest foreign particles. The reverse osmosis solutions from Heating and Cooling Company implement a four-stage filtration process that removes every contaminant, from sediments and particulates to dissolved substances, chemical elements, and compounds. You can store a unit under your kitchen sink, or set it up to send purified water through to your fridge for crystal-clear ice cubes.
Ion exchangers, also called water softeners, replace undesirable minerals like magnesium and calcium with less unpleasant ones, like sodium. Hardening minerals cause poor lathering in the shower and laundry, scaling on plumbing fixtures, water heaters, dishwashers, and humidifiers, soap scum in sinks and bathtubs, and water spots on silverware, glasses, and dishes. With a water softener from Heating and Cooling Company, you can avoid all the problems that come with hard water.
Chlorine filters are installed on main waterlines to reduce the level of chlorine in the supply. A whole-home de-chlorination system from Heating and Cooling Company can remove the unpleasant chlorine taste and odor from every tap in your house, eliminate the chances of chlorine damage to appliances and fixtures, and alleviate the effects of chlorine on yours and your loved ones’ skin and hair.
Heating and Cooling Company understands water filtration and purification, and we offer a comprehensive range of units that implement the methods above to deliver clean, fresh, soft and safe water. Whatever your needs may be, you can count on us to help you improve the water quality at your home.
Why You Should Have a Water Consultation with Smile Heating & Cooling
While hard water is the most common water issue that needs correcting, you can also have unpleasant odors and flavors in your water from other materials such as chlorine. If you are experiencing any issues such as dry skin, dull hair, poor taste or odor in water, or any staining around plumbing fixtures you may have issues with your water.
Smile Heating & Cooling technicians have many years of experiencing identifying and treating water issues. Our team can test your water and consult with you to identify problems and recommend an ideal solution.
To set up your personal consultation, contact us at 647-361-0333 for fast, professional water assessment.
Heating and Cooling Company has been in business for years, and we have vast experience in water filtration and purification in Toronto. We care about the comfort of your home, and our top priority is to provide you with the cleanest, clearest and best-tasting water all day, every day.
Contact us and learn more about what you can gain by making us your trusted water purification contractor.