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Things to keep in mind while buying a Water Purifier

Water purifiers have become essential in the current context of water contamination. Drinking clean water is necessary to avoid waterborne diseases and other health hazards. There are certain things to keep in mind while choosing a water purifier for your household. Let us take a look at them.

Analysis of Water Quality

Knowing the quality of the water will help us choose the technology we require for purifying water. In India, people mostly depend on ground water, municipal water, and tanker services for drinking water. Thus, chances are high that they contain chemicals used for disinfection, such as chlorine. Ground water may be muddy or cloudy depending on the dissolved contaminants. Sometimes rust particles can also be found in water due to rusting storage tanks and taps. Bacteria and other infectious microorganisms can also be found in water. Doing a water quality test will help us understand the major contaminants in water, its hardness, salinity, TDS (total dissolved solids) and select an appropriate purifier technology. Combinations such as UV+UF, RO+UV, RO+UV+UF, RO+UV+UF+TDS control are available in the market. If only pathogens are found, opt for UV+UF. If TDS value is really high, an RO purifier is required.

Storage capacity or usage

The capacity of the storage tank of the purifier should be chosen considering the number of users. A small family of four people requires a 5–7 litre water storage tank. If there are five to eight members, then a 10 litre water tank is required. The required capacity varies with the number of users and also the usage.

Maintenance costs and reliability

Always buy a water purifier from a reliable dealer. Choose brands that offer you quality products, a decent warranty period, and after-sales service. As water purifiers are appliances that require constant maintenance, make sure that the maintenance costs are affordable. Also, check the installation costs. Make sure that the appliance you buy suits both your needs and budget.

Electricity and electrical components

Electrical and non-electrical purifiers are available on the market. Choose wisely depending on the availability of electricity in your locality and your filtration needs. Non-electric purifiers are gravity-based and cannot remove dissolved solids. So if you face frequent electrical outages and require only a UF purifier, the non-electric ones are a good option. RO and UV-based purifiers require electricity and contain various electrical components. Ensure they are of good quality and spare parts are easily available in case of any emergency. Also check for the durability of the booster pump and heat sink.

Remember these points while buying a water purifier. An ideal water purifier is one which satisfies our needs and is also good value for money. So, choose wisely.