Water, an essential and vital element of our life and thus, its purity must be accorded the highest priority by each individual. We also know the fact that most of the diseases are water borne or due to consumption of contaminated water. Unlike westerns countries, the tap water in India is highly unfit for drinking and thus, every household these days requires proper water purification systems.

The market is flooded with water purifiers that claim to provide the purest drinking water, making it difficult to choose the right one for your home. Unlike any other appliance, the purchase of water purifier requires a lot more deliberation as it is directly related to the health and safety of your loves ones. Some of the most important factors that one must consider include the quality of water in your area, the type of filter you are purchasing and the purification method being used. Here, we bring you a guide that will help you to select the right purifier that does not compromise on the health of the loved ones.

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS): Water contains organic and inorganic solid depending upon the sources of supply of water and the surrounding areas. TDS is the total concentration of metals, salts, minerals dissolved in the given volume of water. It is usually expressed in parts per million, aka ppm. A few salts and minerals are required to the body.

Pointers to help you select the best purifier

Water Quality: Asses the quality of water being supplied to your home and then choose the filter accordingly. The filter must be having the quality to deal and purify that water.

Electric or NonElectric: If your home gets an erratic power supply then you need to choose an RO water purifier or a UV based water purifier with some built in storage.

Storage: Now all the water purifiers come with storage option and thus, if you wish to collect purified water, you need to opt for some storage kind of purifier. The size of the tank is an important factor that depends on the size of family and the frequency of power cuts.

Purification Technique: Each of the purification methods comes with its limitations when it comes to eliminating the impurities that are present in the water. Different brands and types of purification techniques are available and depending upon the types impurities and contaminants present in the water, type of water, the method has to be chosen accordingly.

The quality of purification: Purified water should be potable, odor free and free from all hazardous elements.

Ease of Operation: The operations should be easy and simple and it is not worth a struggle to get a glass of pure drinking water.

The quality of material used: The material of the purifier must be food grade, rust proof, durable and nontoxic. Aluminum tends to reach with minerals and salts which pose hazards to health. ABS plastics are testified.

TDS: Water has some essential minerals present within it and some purification methods tend to eliminate them completely. Some of the purifiers have built in TDS management where the essential minerals and salts are not eliminated.