Point of Use vs Point of Entry Water Filtration

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February 16, 2022

If you’re dealing with sediment or any type of contaminant in your home’s water, you’re probably considering some type of filtration system to remedy the problem. As always, there are quite a few options to consider when it comes to picking the correct system for your needs, but you will also want to consider where the best placement would be for a system. Today, we’ll spend some time focusing on point of entry versus point of use water filtration and how a Rusco filter can be plugged into your home water system.

Point of use and point of entry water filtration really mean exactly what they say and Culligan Water does a good job of explaining this in more detail.

Point of use filtration involves treating the water right where you intend to use it. In this instance, you would be installing a filter at one water connection. In most cases, this would happen either in a bathroom or under a kitchen sink.

Point of entry filtration involves putting a system in place right at the main water line or where water first comes into a home. Placing a filter on the main line allows for all of the water in your home to be treated. By doing this, you have treated water already running to every point of use in your house.

There can definitely be advantages to either route and it really does depend on what your specific needs/wants are. When it comes to having clean water, a lot of people are mostly concerned about what they actually consume, so if cleaning up drinking water is the main focus, then going with point of use filtration would be a more than fine choice. The biggest advantage to going this way instead of point of entry is that you may be able to save some more money in that you don’t need to select filtration options capable of covering a whole house. Adding a filtration system under a kitchen sink too, for example, may be a little less complicated than trying to go into your main line. If you’re only concerned about cleaning up one water point and want to save a bit of money and time, point of use would be a good option for you.

Placing filtration at the start of your home’s water system may end up being a bit more costly and possibly time consuming, but there are advantages to this as well. By putting a filtration system at the point of entry, not only will you be taking care of the water going to every point in your house, but you will be protecting the different components of your home’s water system including the pipes, water heater, fixtures, etc. As we’ve talked about in previous blogs, the more you can do to protect your entire system, the better it will be in the long run to prevent unnecessary maintenance and with that, additional costs. So, where setting a system up at the point of entry may be a bit more costly now, it will ultimately give you more peace of mind knowing your entire system is better protected over the long haul.

Another option is to place filtration systems at both the point of entry and point of use. Even though placing a filter at the start of a home’s water line will help protect and clean up water throughout the whole house, there will probably still be some sediment or contaminants that manage to slip through. Placing filters on both the main line and right before water is used can only help to clean up your water even more.

Group of filter elements and cartridges offered by Rusco

No matter what you’re looking to do, Rusco has a few different options in order to help you out with water filtration, designed to remove sediment and now even more! The spin-down and sediment trapper filters available through Rusco are perfect for helping to eliminate a lot of sediment that will be present if you’re using well water.

The popular polyester and stainless-steel mesh are of course still around to help get rid of the normal sediment and particles you find in water. Rusco has now also introduced three different types of filters to help out with other applications.

A melt blown filter is now being offered to better help with the removal of silt, oil, grease, dirt, iron and particulates. There is also now a pleated filter, which has an increased surface area. These are perfect for removing suspended solids. An activated carbon filter is now available too, and these are good for removing impurities including organic compounds, taste, odor and chemicals from water.

If you’re looking to get the most out of point of entry or point of use filtration, give Rusco a call at 1-800-345-1033. There will be a live customer service representative available to help you out with any questions Monday through Friday.

Source Notes: All information in this article regarding point of entry and point of use water filtration came from culligan.com