How Much Does It Cost to Filter Water in Your Home?

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How Much Does It Cost
to Filter the Water in Your Home?


If you want the water in your home to be completely safe to drink, and good to taste, then it’s a good idea to purchase a water filtration product. There are several different products on the market, so you should be able to find one to suit your budget.

The product you choose will depend on your individual needs. If you are living in a single person household, you may want to simply use a water filtering jug. You also have the option of using a counter top, or under sink system. These systems are also ideal if you have a family.  If you are looking for a system that is suitable for a business environment you may want to consider investing in a water bubbler. This type of product can help you supply clean and fresh water for several people. We are going to take a look at the different products you can consider using if you want to filter the water supply in your home or business premises; including information about how much the different products are likely to cost you.

How Much Does It Cost to Filter Water in Your Home?


Why filter water in the first place?

Before we talk about different methods of filtering water let’s consider why water filtration is even necessary. The water that you get from your tap is originally sourced from underground, or from lakes or reservoirs. It’s then treated, by the water company. This treatment is necessary, in order to remove bugs from the water. However, it means that the water can be left tasting and smelling unpleasant, having come into contact with chemicals such as chlorine.

Following the treatment process, water is delivered to your home along pipes. As it travels along these pipes it can become contaminated with pesticides and dirt. Hopefully, you can now see why filtering the water supply in your home or business makes sense.


Which water filtration system is best for you?

Having shown you how important it is to filter water we are now going to introduce you to the different water filtration products you can find on the market.

  • Lowest priced water filtration products.

Even if you do not have a large budget to spend on filtering your water supply, there is still something you can do. You can buy a jug filter which will cost you approximately AUS$25 to AUS$75. If you decide to do this then you need to bear in mind that you will have ongoing costs, such as the regular replacement of filters.

  • Mid-range priced solutions.

If you have more money to invest it’s a good idea to take a look at counter top and under sink water filtration units. These units enable you to filter water for a family on an ongoing basis. They cost around AUS$60(US$45) to AUS$350(US$275), for a counter top system and around AUS$180(US$140) and AUS$600(US$450) for an under-sink system. The additional cost is due to the plumbing that is required.

If you are looking at a solution for a business premises, then you should take a look at water fountains and bubblers. These systems vary in price, but you should be looking at an average cost of around AUS$3,000(US$2,300).

  • Filtration systems for the whole property.

Whole property water filtration systems are ideal if the quality of your water supply is poor. The downside of this type of system is that it’s more expensive than the other solutions we have mentioned. You are probably going to face an initial outlay of around AUS$4,000(US$4,100).


As you can see, you have plenty of options to consider if you want to filter your water supply. It’s important to remember that you need to factor in ongoing running and maintenance costs no matter which solution you opt for.


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One thought on “How Much Does It Cost to Filter Water in Your Home?

  1. It definitely is hard to decide! Not only is price a factor, but effectiveness, ease of installation, possible addition of sodium or chemicals, etc.

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