One of the best ways to improve your water is by using a whole house water filter. The Big Boy Water Filter is one of the most popular options available in the market today.
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Clean whole house water is essential for our health and wellbeing, and it’s important that we take steps to ensure the water we consume is free from harmful contaminants. Water pollution is a significant problem, and it’s essential that we protect ourselves from it.
One of the best ways to do this is by using a whole house water filter system. It can be a combination of a sediment water filter, and an activated carbon water filter.
The well known Big Boy Water Filter is just that – a whole house water filter, and it is an excellent option for those who want to ensure better water quality water for their household.
2. What is a Big Boy Whole House Water Filter?
The Big Boy Water Filter is a high-capacity whole house water filtration system. It is designed to remove sediment, chlorine, and other harmful contaminants from your household water.
Big Boy is made out of two 20″ filter housings. It is a two stage filtration system, and you can choose the filter cartridges configuration, depending on your water’s quality.
Big Boy will make sure that the water you consume is cleaner, safer, and healthier.
3. How Does it Work?
The Big Boy Water Filter works by using a multi-stage filtration process to remove harmful contaminants like sediments, chlorine, taste, odor and water color, volatile organic compounds from your household water.
The first stage of filtration involves the use of a cleanable sediment filter, which removes larger particles such as dirt, sand, and rust from the water.
The second stage of filtration involves the use of a carbon filter cartridge, which removes chloramines and other harmful contaminants from the water.
The option for the second stage is a KDF85/catalytic carbon filter for iron and heavy metal reduction.
4. Benefits of a Big Boy Whole House Filter
- Inlet and outlet pressure gauges: Monitor the state of filter cartridges
- Improved Water Quality: Big Boy Water Filter ensures that all water sources in your home are free from contaminants like volatile organic compounds, resulting in clean and safe chlorine free water.
- High Efficiency: Removes 99% of chlorine and 95% of sediment
- Better Taste: Removing chlorine, volatile organic compounds and other chemicals from the water improves the taste and odor of your water, making it more refreshing to drink.
- Protects Your Plumbing System: Removing sediments and minerals from water can extend the lifespan of your plumbing system.
- Saves Money: Very long filter life, and you don’t have to spend money on bottled water or other water treatment systems.
- High Flow Rate: 7 gallons per minute / 420 gallons per hour
Installation is straightforward and can be done by a professional plumber. The filter comes with a user manual that provides detailed instructions on how to install the filter.
It should be installed on the main water supply pipe, so the filter covers your whole house.
Maintaining your whole house filter is crucial to ensure it continues to provide clean and safe water. Some of the maintenance practices include:
- Replacing the sediment pre-filter and carbon filter every six months.
- Replacing the KDF-85 filter every 12 months.
- Regularly flushing the filter to remove any accumulated sediments.
7. Comparison with Other Water Filters
7.1. Filtration Capacity and Flow Rate
The filtration capacity and flow rate of a water filter determine how much water it can treat and how quickly it can deliver it. It has a high filtration capacity of 150,000 gallons and a flow rate of 7 gallons per minute / 420 gallons per hour, making it suitable for large households with high water usage.
In comparison, pitcher filters have a capacity of around 40 gallons, countertop filters around 10,000 gallons, and under-sink filters around 50,000 gallons. Their flow rates range from 0.5 to 2 gallons per minute, depending on the type and model.
7.2. Types of Filters
Different water filters use different types of filters to remove impurities from water. The Big Boy Water Filter uses a multi-stage filtration process that includes sediment, carbon, and KDF filters. Sediment filters remove larger particles like sand, silt, and rust.
Carbon filters remove chlorine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and bad taste and odor.
KDF filters remove heavy metals, such as lead, mercury, and arsenic, and prevent bacterial growth. In comparison, pitcher filters typically use activated carbon filters, countertop and under-sink filters use multiple stages of filtration, including sediment, carbon, and other types of filters, and whole-house filters can have different combinations of filters.
Depending on the quality and the type of your water you can choose your Big Boy configuration.
7.3. Maintenance and Replacement
Water filters require regular maintenance and replacement of filters to ensure they function properly and provide clean and safe water.
This Whole House Filter requires annual filter replacement, which is relatively easy and straightforward. Other filters, such as pitcher and countertop filters, require more frequent filter replacements, ranging from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the usage and water quality. Under-sink filters and whole-house filters also require periodic maintenance, such as cleaning and disinfection.
8. Other Whole house Water Filters
The Home Master Filter Pressure Performance Series uses oversized filters, housings, and fittings to ensure a good water pressure.
Multi-gradient depth polypropylene sediment filter and a radial flow granular activated carbon filter will protect your water supply from unexpected quality changes.
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