Have you ever filled a bath only to see murky orange water? Do your white towels stain brown in the laundry? The cause is most likely an abundance of iron in your water system. And large amounts of iron in your water is a serious issue that shouldn’t be ignored. If your home water system is supplied by a well as opposed to a city or town supply, you’re the one in charge of filtering your own water.
Too much iron in your water can lead to costly plumbing and appliance repairs, as well as skin and health issues. This means the best way to protect your health and your home is by installing an iron water filtration system to help minimize the iron finding its way into your drinking glass. Although there’s many out there on the market, we’ve narrowed it down to our top three to help make this confusing world a bit clearer.
Durawater Air Injection Iron Eater Filter
Coming in at number one, we have the Durawater Air Injection Iron Eater Filter priced at around $664. This price point is validated though- we have it at number one for a reason after all! The Durawater Iron Eater is super easy to install and features a digital control valve. The system works to remove iron and sulphur, among other minerals. It’s for sure the best bang for your buck and seems to be a fan favorite (and ours too!).
Express Water Heavy Metal Whole House Water Filter
The Express Water Heavy Metal Whole House Water Filter is secretly the most expensive on our list. The system price comes in at just $450, however, the trick is the filter replacements. They recommend changing the filter every 6-12 months, at about $130 a pop each time. This definitely adds up overtime, however having crystal clear water may be worth the price point. This system features three different filter- Sediment, Granular Activated Carbon, and Activated Carbon Block Filter. The system is also easy to install and incredibly durable.
Durawater Fleck 5600 SXT
Rounding out the list is the Durawater Fleck 5600 SXT, priced at around $602. The Fleck 5600 SXT works well as a water softener in addition to iron filtration. This too is easy to install with some basic plumbing knowledge. Like the Durawater Air Injection Iron Eater Filter it comes with a digital control valve, but it also pairs with the Pentair scan and service app available to help monitor and troubleshoot the system- which we think is a pretty fun feature!
Overall, the market has a ton of different models to help you control the iron in your water. The best system for your home can only be decided on by you. We suggest doing some research on your own, but consulting your local plumber for their suggestions based on your needs!
At Faulstick Plumbing, we specialize in installs, repairs, and inspections for all of your well, water, and plumbing needs. Our family-owned and operated business has built a reputation as the best-doing things the right way with the customer in mind, every time. Give us a call at 570-992-0447 to discuss your needs today