The Best Whole House Water Filter System

What is the best Whole House Water Filter? That depends on each unique situation. We sell two top of the line filter brands and can customize a solution to fit any customers needs. Honest Water Filters provide best in class whole house carbon filtration and salt free water conditioning. Novo Water Systems provides best in class resin Salt Water Softening, Resin Carbon Filtration, and Reverse Osmosis Systems.

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We offer the top of the line Water Filtration Solutions

At Bowers Plumbing Company of Wichita we have done our research on the best Water Filter Systems for your home. Novo is top of the line salt based water conditioning, and for water softening you can’t beat salt. Honest is top of the line Salt Free Conditioning and best in the business for water filtration. On filtration you can’t beat Honest.

We can help solve your home water filtration issues

Bowers Plumbing Company of Wichita is one of the few dealers in the Greater Wichita Area to offer Honest Water Filters…an innovative cartridge-based system in water treatment. Unlike old stand-up systems that require a lot of space, Honest Water Filters easily mount on the wall – saving you space. They do not require backwashing, electricity or a drain – saving you money. And the don’t need programming – saving you aggravation if the power goes out. Click below to learn about the advantages of an Honest Water Whole Home System!

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How safe is Wichita’s Water?

Wichita ranks in the 18th percentile for safest water to drink. With an average of 2PPM Chlorine, the water treated in any municipality is treated to an acceptable standard. Wichita adds chemicals such as chlorine to kill germs and bacteria in the water. While chlorine is a good thing to kill those contaminants they are also harmful to not only you but your plumbing as well, causing things like leaking toilets and dripping faucets.

There are also multiple biproducts from this disinfection in the water that are known carcinogens. A whole house filter will not only treat your drinking water but your bathing, cleaning, and cooking water as well. Why treat your drinking water when you know that your toddlers drinks handfuls in the bath as well. A whole house filtration system will protect your entire house.

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Why The Honest Water Filter Company

Bowers Plumbing Company of Wichita is one of the few dealers in the Greater Wichita Area to offer Honest Water Filters…an innovative cartridge-based system in water treatment. Unlike old stand-up systems that require a lot of space, Honest Water Filters easily mount on the wall – saving you space. They do not require backwashing, electricity or a drain – saving you money. And the don’t need programming – saving you aggravation if the power goes out.

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Why Novo Water Conditioning Products

Novo Water Conditioning has been helping solve water problems for 50 years. With their top of the line products that are manufactured in house you won’t ever go back. Bowers uses Novo for the Salt/Resin line of conditioning products. When it comes to soft water you cannot beat the use of salt. Salt based systems removes the hardness out of the water for best possible soft water. With Novo’s high efficiency salt systems you will use less salt than other brands.

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Frequently Asked Questions

As far as city water is concerned Wichita does a very good job treating its water, ranking in the 18th percentile for safest water to drink. Any municipality though is only treated water to minimum acceptable standards and chemicals such as chlorine are added to the water to kill germs, viruses, and bacteria such as Salmonella, Campylobacter, norovirus and much more. While this is a good thing it also leaves us with chlorine and other biproducts in the water. Municipal water can end up with as much as 2 PPM of chlorine in the water. For reference Swimming pools are recommended to stay between 1 and 3 PPM. If you don’t want you kids to be drinking pool water then you may also want to second guess your tap water as well. Chlorine is also the reason for the bad taste many people have when drinking tap water.

There are also multiple biproducts from this disinfection in the water that are known carcinogens. A whole house filter will not only treat your drinking water but your bathing, cleaning, and cooking water as well. Why treat your drinking water when you know that your toddlers drinks handfuls in the bath as well. A whole house filtration system will protect your entire house.

The other need for water conditioning is the protection your plumbing. Are you tired of leaking toilets, dripping faucets, and having to replace your water heater. A water softener can take those problems away. Hardness in the water made up of calcium and other minerals stick to your piping and fixtures and create what is known as sediment. This creates pin hole leaks and destroys your appliances and fixtures. As softener will remove the hardness out of the water and protect your home plumbing. Along with the protection you will get smooth water that will feel amazing and reduce your cleaning needs. After installing a water softener you may be able to reduce your soap usage up to 70%. Are you tired of finding water spots on your shower walls, curtains, dishes, and appliances? A softener will take these away by removing the hardness that causes them. The cost of appliances alone will pay for the price of the water softener. (Note: A softener will not repair existing damage to the plumbing system. It will just keep further damage from appearing.)

  • 18th percentile in the nation for safe drinking water
  • Why would it be unsafe then you ask? Municipalities do great at getting the water distributable but it is left to the homeowner for point of use filtration.
  • Things such as Arsenic, Bromate, Bromodichloromethane, Dibromochloromethane and many other contaminants can be found in the water.
  • The only way to ensure your homes water is safe is to treat it at the entry to the house with your own filter.
  • Sediments – sand, rocks, and other minerals broken up in the water.
  • Heavy Metals – manganese, lead, arsenic, chromium and copper
  • Chemicals – aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chloramine, chromium, copper, fluoride, bacteria and viruses, lead, nitrates and nitrites, mercury, perchlorate, radium, selenium, silver, and uranium
  • Bacteria – Shigella, Escherichia coli, Vibrio, and Salmonella

In general, most consumers have common tap water contaminants that fall into a few simple categories with Sediments, Heavy Metals, Chemicals or VOCs, and Bacteria. While not contaminants, there are also some additives that can affect the taste or smell of your water as well.

 

One of the ways treatment facilities clean up your water is with Chlorine and Chloramine, two common secondary disinfectants. When too much is in your tap water, carbon filters can bring those levels down quickly. Sediments like rust are also easy to deal with, and something every whole house filter system should take care of.

 

Heavy metals can occur naturally from erosion but are also a byproduct of industrial waste and old pipes inside and outside of your home. Lead is the most common, but Arsenic, Chromium, Copper, and Cadmium are a few other metals that could be present in your water. If you live near factories or farmland, herbicides and pesticides can leech into the water supply as well.

 

Bacteria can be difficult to treat, along with viruses and cysts. While it depends on the type of microorganism you’re dealing with, whole house systems with UV filters can deal with things carbon can’t touch. Alternatively, a filter that works wonders on bacteria may not do a great job at dealing with heavy metal or chlorine as that depends on your system as a whole.

We recommend removing as many harmful contaminants as possible. Let me ask you this? Would you rather be drinking and bathing in dirty contaminated water or smooth clean water that keeps you healthy? Would you rather your water purify you or give you the need to detox?

Different filters can be made of different things. In general filters are made up of:

  • Pre Filter – String or other types of filter to get the big stuff out. These filters are usually pretty cheap and designed to keep your expensive filters working hard on the small things without getting clogged by all the larger sediment and sand.
  • Carbon Filter – All of our filter will be made of activated carbon designed to remove chlorine, byproducts and other contaminants in the water.
  • Resin and salt – In your softener there will be resin beads that attract the hardness minerals and remove them out of the water. The salt chamber leans the resin beads during backwash so they can keep working to full capacity for a long time.
  • Ro System has a very thin membrane along with other filters that take everything out of the water. RO systems don’t discriminate on what they take out. They even take out everything that is healthy in the water leaving you with pure water.
  • Hard water is what clogs your pipes gunks up your appliances, stains your shower walll, causes pin hole leaks in your copper lines and much more.
  • Water hardness is measures in grains per gallon. Over 3 grains is considered slight hard, while over 7 grains is considered hard water. Wichita city water comes in between 8 and 9 grains hard.
  • This means that your water needs softened for the sake of your plumbing system and water using appliances.

Call us today to schedule a free water conditioning estimate (316) 881-8333. You won’t regret it.

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Bowers Plumbing has Plumbers ROUTINELY SERVICING the Following Locations:

  • Andover
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  • Clearwater
  • Colwich
  • Haysville
  • Goddard
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  • Kechi
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