If you’re aware of the impact that sediment in your drinking water can have on you, you probably own some sort of a sediment filter or at least are thinking about purchasing one. You may not know though that there are a variety of options when it comes to picking a filter in order to keep your water clean. Aside from factoring in what filter on the market will best take care of your in-home filtering needs, the number one thing you’ll probably be considering is what is the most cost-effective option for you.
While the initial purchase price of the filter is an important consideration you also need to evaluate how much money you’ll be spending over time on maintaining your purchase.
A common type of home water filter on the market is a home sediment filter that requires you to replace the cartridge regularly in order to keep it working properly. According to Admiral Plumbing Services, well sediment filters could need replacing every two months. Even if you’re not replacing the entire filter, you will at least be replacing the cartridge inside, and if you’re doing that every couple of months you can imagine how quickly the cost will increase over time!
According to The Spruce, a site that specializes in giving advice for your home, you can purchase a whole house water filtration system for as low a price as $20. They also say though that this filter needs to be changed about every three months, so over the course of a year you’ll actually be spending $80 and obviously much more if you decide to stick with it for multiple years.
When it comes to just changing the cartridge on a filter, the price that you will pay can actually vary quite a bit. Looking at a number of different websites of companies that sell a variety of water filters, you can find replacement cartridges for as low as a few dollars. Let’s assume though that you’re paying only five dollars for a replacement cartridge on a filter that you originally paid $20 for. If you follow the recommendation and change the cartridge every two months, after three years, for example, you will have spent over $100. This is on the lowest end of the price spectrum too, and if you’re paying that little for a filter and replacement cartridges, do you really expect it to do that good of a job? In a lot of cases, you’re likely to be spending a lot more than this, at least if you want a quality product that will last and do what you want it to do. Along with finding yourself spending more money every couple of months on new cartridges, you also have to take the time to pull your filter apart in order to replace that cartridge.
Rusco offers an option that saves you money in the long run as well as the time you would otherwise be spending replacing the cartridge on many other filters available on the market. A Rusco spin-down filter can be used for years without needing to replace anything! Where a lot of filters use a cartridge that needs regular replacing, a Rusco spin-down filter contains a reusable polyester or stainless-steel element that is designed to be self-cleaning. The only thing you really need to do after installing the filter on your system is empty out the sediment by simply turning a ball valve! The cost of a spin-down filter from Rusco varies depending on the size of the filter you need as well as the mesh for the element. Some of the filters can be purchased for around $60 and some can cost you closer to $100. Spending a little bit more up front can save you a considerable amount of money over the long haul!
If you’re interested in purchasing a quality filter that will save you both money and time, give Rusco a call at 1-800-345-1033 where a support team member can help set you up with the best option for your water filtration needs!