With the cost of everything on the rise, it’s normal to look for ways to cut costs and not put such a big dent in your wallet. Whether it comes to cutting the cord and eliminating a cable bill or simply eating out less, there are quite a few ways to be more financially responsible and save money. You can also evaluate everyday products that you use in your home to decide if more cost-effective options are available on the market.
With growing awareness of dirty water’s impact on our health and appliances, there’s a growing demand for home water filters. Owning a home water filter, while very beneficial, can be something that costs you a lot more money than you realize on a yearly or even a month-to-month basis, depending on the product that you own. Right now, we’ll spend some time focusing on how choosing a Rusco spin-down filter for your home water filtration needs can help to save you money over the long haul.
There are quite a few options available when it comes to water filtration for your home. It’s obviously important to purchase a quality product that will efficiently do the job that you need done, so being sure to do your research ahead of time is critical.
One of the more popular options is a cartridge filter. You purchase the initial unit and then regularly replace the actual cartridge filter media. So understanding how long each cartridge lasts is important to realizing the total cost of ownership. While you may be able to purchase a whole house water filtration system for just under $20, due to constantly needing to replace the cartridge, you’ll be spending quite a bit more over time.
For many of these filters, it’s recommended that you replace the cartridge every three months. Admiral Plumbing Services suggests on the low end that you may need to replace a whole house water filter as soon as every two months. Regardless, replacing a filter whether it be every two or three months, could add up to a pretty hefty bill in just a matter of time.
Looking at Fresh Water Systems, depending on the type of filter you have, it’s possible to find replacement cartridges for as little as a couple bucks. If you find yourself needing to replace that cartridge every three months, you will spend a total of $100 on that filter just a little over two years later. A lot of replacement filters out there will cost quite a bit more than this too.
At Rusco, we offer a reusable option, eliminating the need to pay for replacement cartridges every few months. A spin-down filter by Rusco is designed to be used for years without needing any replacement parts. A Rusco filter contains a reusable polyester or stainless-steel element that self-cleans while operating. Once installed, you simply flush the collected sediment out of the filter occasionally. The cost of one of these spin-down filters will vary a little bit depending on the size of the filter you need and the mesh for the element. You can find some of them for around $60 and others can cost you a little over $100. The important thing to remember is that these filters are designed to last for years without needing to be replaced. While you may spend a little more upfront, you’ll be saving money over time.
If you’d like to learn more about a quality water filter that will save you money over time, give Rusco a call at 1-800-345-1033. A customer service representative will help you settle on the best choice for your filtration needs!
Source Notes: All information in this article relating to filter cost came from Home Depot and Fresh Water Systems. Information regarding general filter maintenance time came from Admiral Plumbing Services.