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Water Filtration in South Bend

Why Is Water Filtration Important?

A water filtration system connects to your existing water supply. Its main purpose is to reduce harmful impurities and other toxins in the local water supply. If these impurities are left in the water, it can lead to sediment, poor taste, hardness, odor, and bacteria, which will have a negative impact on your water quality. When we talk about water hardness, we are referring to the level of dissolved calcium and magnesium in the water. If your water is hard, your appliances might not function properly. If this damage worsens, you might require emergency plumbing services. To be proactive about the situation and protect your water quality, we can install a water filtration system.

To learn more about how installing a water filtration system can benefit your Michiana-area home, give us a call today at (574) 498-7556.

Types of Water Filtration Systems

There are two main types of water filtration systems: point-of-entry water filtration and point-of-use water filtration. Point-of-entry water filtration filters the water into your home, and point-of-use filtration devices filter water through specific entry points like the kitchen sink. Point-of-entry water systems are installed directly through the areas where the water enters the home.

This type of system offers many advantages, including:

  • Improving water quality in the home for drinking purposes and household use
  • Removing bacteria, chlorine, and toxins to soften the water and improve the taste and smell

When it comes to point-of-use water treatment systems, this option is different because it attaches directly to the water source in the home, like a faucet. Typically, point-of-use water filtration systems do not work directly through every water source in the home, but they are a great option for those who prioritize high quality water and want to remove impurities like nitrates and limescale. For those who do not own their property and live in apartments, condos, or townhomes, this can be a great way to access cleaner water without needing to uproot the entire filtration system.

This type of system offers many advantages as well, including:

  • Cleaner clothes
  • Safer and healthier drinking water
  • Helping the environment
  • Preventing skin irritation
  • Reducing limescale and other harmful mineral deposits
  • Lessening the need for plumbing services in the future

Customized Water Filtration Solutions for Michiana Homes

When you work with Great Lakes Heating & Air Conditioning, you can trust that our team will create the water treatment system that is best suited for your needs and your home. We offer a wide range of water treatment services and will help you feel more confident about the water in your home. Whether you would like to prevent plumbing issues or simply be proactive about the quality of the water in your home, we will make sure you get the water filtration system that is perfect for you.

To learn more about water filtration systems, call Great Lakes Heating & Air Conditioning at (574) 498-7556 or contact us online

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  • We are having trouble getting cool air upstairs in our two story home, what can I do to make the upstairs more comfortable?
    A comfortable main floor and a warm second floor is a common complaint with central air conditioning systems. This temperature variation is caused by the fact that cool air is heavy. Heavy air requires more effort to move, especially upwards. Your furnace fan has to work much harder to get the air up two stories. Additionally, cool air, unlike warm air, tends to fall, so that once you actually manage to get the air upstairs, it will naturally fall back to the first floor. Don’t despair, there are some things that you can do. Make sure your furnace fan is on the highest possible setting. Most furnaces installed today will have a multi-speed, direct drive fan motor. Have your service contractor check to make sure that the highest speed is being used for air conditioning. If your fan motor has belts and pulleys, check with your contractor about installing a larger pulley. Adjust the balancing on your ductwork to force as much cool air upstairs as possible. If your ductwork is accessible from your basement, and has dampers installed in each of the supply air runs, make sure the dampers for the upper floor are fully open. You can also close any dampers for rooms on the first floor that do not get much use, or are very small. Some examples may be a powder room, formal living or dining room. You should keep the dampers fully open for the kitchen and the main living or family area. If the ductwork is not accessible, or doesn’t have any dampers, don’t despair. You can balance the air flow by opening and closing the dampers in the supply air registers. If you cannot get a register closed, we have been told that covering the register with a telephone book works well. Don’t forget to re-balance the ductwork system when you switch over to heating. During the heating system you want most of the warm air delivered to the first floor, it will rise on its own to the second floor. Use fans to help move cooler air. Placing a large fan at the top of the stairway can help to draw the cooler air up. A ceiling fan installed on the second floor can also be a big improvement. Check the return air grills. Make sure they are clean. Consider installing “High Wall” return air grills on the second floor. High wall return air grills are installed near the ceiling, not near the floor. This enables the furnace to draw the warmest air from the top of the house back into the system. Your service contractor can give you more information and let you know if it is possible to install high wall grills on your system.
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