Tips to follow in the choice of a water purifier

by Jones David

Before purchasing any product we flip through the online reviews and opt for a product that suits our needs. Pretty much like smartphones, we cannot review a domestic RO plant as we keep them at our home and then review them. There are various websites where we can flip through the reviews and opt for the purchase of the water purifier. A decision that most of us undertake is to purchase a low-cost water purifier and regret that decision later. Let us now outline a few basic tips which make the process of choosing a water purifier an easy one.

The types of water purifiers

The domain of water purifier is getting advanced on a day to day basis and there are various types of water purifiers present in the market. Let us go through the common type of water purifiers

  • Gravity oriented water purifiers- these work out to be budget-friendly water purifiers in the range of Rs 5000 to Rs 10000 at the most. This type of water purifiers is not going to need any electricity to operate. This type of water purifier has to be installed in your home only if you gain access to soft water whereas the TDS levels of water are on the lower side. At the same time, you need to be aware that they are not as effective as RV or UV water purifiers. The key is to opt for a gravity water purifier based on UF technology. A point to consider is such water purifiers are much better than boiled water
  • Reverse osmosis water purifier- in case if you reside in premises where the TDS levels are at a higher level opt for an RV water purifier. This type of water purifier can go on to remove the heavy metals and toxic dissolved substances contained in water. You need electricity to operate an RV water purifier. The conventional type of RO water purifiers is going to remove the natural minerals in combination with the toxic dissolved salts. So when you are purchasing an RO water purifier see it to that it has a TDS controller as natural minerals in drinking water is retained
  • UV or ultraviolet water purifiers- this is a simple concept but works out to be an effective one. In the interiors of water purifier, there is a UV light bulb that kills all virus, bacteria and even microorganisms present in water. But one of the major problems with this type of water purifier is that it does not go on to remove the dissolved salts incorporated in water
  • UF or ultra-filtration water purifiers- similar on the lines of RO there is no need for electricity to operate. With this type of water purifiers, a fine membrane is used to kill the cysts, bacteria and even microbes that are present in water. This functions in an effective manner when you use it with a public system of water.
  • UV and RO water purifier- Most domestic RO systems have a combination of both these systems. Most of the manufacturers incorporate a combination of RO and UV in the same system. The focal point of such water purifiers is that they can work with any type of water. When you are purchasing a UV along with an RO water purifier opt for one with a TDS controller. You need to double check the TDS levels.


Most of the water purifiers are available with a storage tank which stores the purified drinking water. In case of a small family capacity of 5 to 7 liters can do the job. The water purifiers that are automated undertake the filtering process as soon as the water storage levels decrease in the tank. If the size of the family is large or even medium there are various storage tanks available in the market.

Non-electric or an electric version

The gravity version of water purifiers does not require electricity but it is not as efficient as an electric one. In case if you reside in premises where there is constant outrage of power opts for a UF water purifier which can function without electricity. Apart from this, the maintenance cost of such type of water purifiers is on the lesser side. Be it RO, UV or even a combination type of water purifier’s needs electricity to operate. If you are an adventure freak you can always resort to the portable version of water purifiers.

Maintenance along with after sales service

Be it for any type of water purifier maintenance is a must. The RO and UV water purifiers have a UV bulb change alarm and even a filter change. With the help of these alarms, it would notify you if you need to modify the filters or do you need to change it on time as the water purifier would stop to function. In the midst of all this safety mechanism is indeed one of the notable features of a water purifier. Most users complain about poor after sales service which is a cause of concern in the choice of a water purifier. Do opt for the purchase of a water purifier from reputed brands because of the excellent after sales support it offers. There are a lot of reputed brands in the market and the choices should be a fairly simple task.

Warranty, installation followed by ratings

The reputed brands in the market offer free installation services and accompanied by a year warranty in most cases. There are some companies and you need to watch out for them who charge an additional amount for installation services. Before you go on to purchase a water purifier you need to check the details online. There are some reputed sites in the market and it is suggested that you purchase from them as they are reliable and offer excellent support. Before even making a purchase go through the reviews of the product in details. After all, ratings provide a fair glimpse of the product.

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