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5 things to keep in mind when buying a water purifier

By Finserv MARKETS - Aug 31,2019
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Access to pure, clean and safe drinking water is a basic human right. However, it now appears to be a luxury amid rampant pollution of water bodies and reservoirs. Growing population and environmental degradation have further exacerbated the process and we live in a world where most of the water that surrounds us, including water from the supposedly safe sources like tubewells and pipes, is filled with contaminants. Given this situation, it has become increasingly important for us to be aware of the purification techniques employed in water purifiers available in the market to ensure that you get safe clean drinking water for your family and yourself.

Both water filters and water purifiers work on the same mechanical principle. They purify raw water by filtering out impurities ranging from sediments to microorganisms. A purifier is more efficient as it can remove viruses and bacteria that filters cannot. Some purifiers use chemicals and others use an electro-static charge to kill or capture viruses. There are a handful of options on the market today that assure dispensing safe, clean water. Moreover, with online platforms like the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store, you can purchase the best water purifier for your household today, and pay back the amount in easy installments without any hidden charges or conditions.

Here are five parameters to keep in mind while you’re looking for water purifiers:

  1. Know about the pollutants in your water:

With rising pollutants entering our water bodies unchecked, the contamination in your regular piped water is unavoidable.

Bacteria, nitrate, dissolved pesticides, and lead are some of the common contaminants in water. So, if your water source is high in microbes and contaminants, you need to install a RO+UV+UF filtration to assure safe and clean drinking water. The UV effect destroys all bacteria and viruses in your water by irradiating the water and penetrating the cells of bacteria and viruses, destroying their ability to reproduce. The RO membrane removes these dead germs and contaminants from water and makes it fit for human consumption.

  1. Know your water source:

RO purification is required only when the water coming to your home or office has high value of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), say higher than 500 ppm. According to the Bureau of Indian Standards, the maximum TDS limit for safe drinking water is 500 ppm. You should purchase an RO water purifier if the TDS level is higher than 500 ppm to be assured of clean drinking water. It is important to note here that if your water source already has low TDS, the RO purifier is only going to further reduce it. The purified water you will then get will be devoid of essential minerals like calcium and magnesium which our body needs for healthy functioning.

  1. Think about preserving water:

Given the impending water crisis in India, it is important that we reduce wasting water as much as possible. An average RO purifier wastes approximately 3 litres of water for every 1 litre of purified water. Only 25% of water is purified and 75% of water comes out as waste. If the output water from your purifier has very low TDS (less than 150) then it means your purifier is generating more waste water. As discussed above, you should not purchase a RO purifier if the TDS in your water is already very low.

A very low level of TDS not only results in higher wastage of water but it is also bad for our health as it is devoid of essential minerals. Increasing the TDS will not only make the drinking water healthier but also reduce the wastage. Buy a water purifier that gives you the option to increase the TDS level of your water purifier with a TDS controller knob.

  1. Study your options carefully:

If the TDS level in your water source is already low, don’t worry, you have other options to explore than RO water purifiers. You can easily buy the budget-friendly gravity-based water purifiers. These water purifiers are ideal for removing bacteria, dust, chlorine and cysts from water. Gravity water purifiers come with several filters. The two main filters are the activated carbon filter and UF filter. if you have a running water supply, then a gravity-based water purifier can be your best buy as the possibility of mixed inorganic compounds like arsenic are greatly reduced.

  1. Don’t overlook the storage capacity:

Do not ignore the storage capacity and the rate of water purification when trying to buy the best water purifier. If your locality is prone to power cuts, which isn’t uncommon in India, it is crucial that your water purifier has enough storage capacity to provide you with clean, safe drinking water while the purifier is switched off.

Buying the best water purifier is a small effort but goes a long way in ensuring the health and well-being of your family. Moreover, financing a water purifier is also hassle-free now, with online platforms like the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store. The No Cost EMI on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store also comes at zero down payment, so you can bring home your 1 Ton AC without any upfront costs through Bajaj EMI card. Bajaj EMI Card apply now makes it easy for you to apply for the Bajaj Finserv EMI Card and avail exciting deals on your favourite products.

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