Whole House Water Filtration Systems

Boerne, TX Area Installation and Repair for Whole House Filtration Systems

Installation & Repair - Whole House Water Filtration Systems

All water contains contaminants. Whether you have city water or well water, your water contains many different impurities. Some of these are beneficial while others can be harmful.


If you‘re concerned about the makeup of your water, Olde Town Plumbing recommends the having a whole house water filtration system installed.

Pure Water Throughout Your Home

What is a whole house water filtration system?

A whole house water filtration system filters all your household water. This type of system connects to your main water supply and provides filtered water throughout your faucets, showers, and washing machines.


A whole house water filtration system is a more complex system than just attaching a filter to your faucet, although it is often paired with a reverse osmosis system.  You’ll have filter water at every sink for brushing your teeth and every tub and shower for refreshing bathing.

Providing whole house water filtration system installation & repair near Boerne, TX

whole house filtration system with 3 filters
Customized Water Filtration Near Boerne

Do You Need to Filter Both City Water and Well Water?

It is important to know the source of your water supply. Do you have city water or well water?


City water supplies are relatively safe but may contain hundreds of contaminants that are not regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Homeowners with private wells also have a variety of water concerns. The EPA does not regulate the safety of well water. (Did you know we offer well plumbing repair and we can repair or replace a malfunction well pressure tank?)


If you’re concerned about contaminants in your water, we recommend having your water tested. Olde Town can test your water for you or you can usually get a kit at a home improvement store. However, water test kits only provide a snapshot of your water at a specific time.  Water contents can change over time.  A whole house filtration system is often the best way to ensure the safety of your water.

Removing Contaminants from Water

What Are Common Contaminants found in Boerne, TX and the Hill Country?

The six most common water contaminants are

  • Bacteria
  • Chlorine
  • Copper
  • Fluoride
  • Iron
  • Lead
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3 Factors to Consider When Choosing the Best Whole House Water Filtration System

  1. Types of Water Contaminants – From chlorine and bacteria to lead and fluoride, all water contains contaminants. Identifying what contaminants are affecting your water supply will help to determine the best system to meet your needs.


  1. Water Flow Rate – Measured in gallons per minute (GPM), your water flow rate is the maximum amount of water that can pass through the filter in a given amount of time. To accommodate the needs of your entire home, most whole house water filtration systems need to have a water flow rate ranging from 10 to 25 GPM. Our plumbers can help you determine the correct size for your home.


  1. Installation – Unless you have plumbing experience, the installation of a whole house water filtration system requires the skills of a professional plumber. Your water will need to be turned off. Water lines will need to be drained. New fittings will need to be installed. Complete installation takes 2-4 hours.

Call Olde Town Plumbing at 830-446-5227 for a free quote on a water filtration system installed in the Boerne area. We’re your locally owned plumbing company providing you with the best service possible.

Where is a whole house water filtration system installed?

The best place to install a whole house water system is near the plumbing manifold or where water enters your home from the city or well water supply.  Often this is close to the water softener or water heater in your home.

Types of Whole House Water Filtration Systems

Whole house water filtration systems come in three-stage options. Filtration capabilities increase with each added stage.

1-stage – A single filtration tank. Typically, with a sediment filter cartridge.

2-stage – Two filtration tanks. The type of contaminants filtered depends on the type of filter cartridge used in each tank.  Usually the first tank will filter for sediment and the second for additional concerns.

3-stage – Three filtration tanks that can each be equipped with different types of filters. This is the most effective option to filter unwanted contaminants.

whole house filtration system with 3 filters used with water conditioner

What kind of filter cartridges do I need?

It’s important to choose the best cartridge to use for the needs of your home. Each type of water filter cartridge is designed to remove specific contaminants.  A water test can help determine the best types of filters for your system.


It’s also important to replace the cartridges regularly. Cartridges need replacing every 3 months to 1 year on average depending on water usage, water quality, and type of filter.


Whole-house water systems with carbon filters are the most economical option and require the least maintenance. Carbon filters generally do not need to be replaced for at least 3 years.

Signs a Water Filtration Cartridge Needs Replacing

  • Decreased water pressure
  • Drains or faucets making odd noises
  • Foul odor or unpleasant tasting water

How do I change the cartridge?

To change your filter’s cartridge, turn the water off, drain the lines, unscrew the filtration tank(s), remove the old cartridge, and replace it with a new one. Then screw in the filtration tank back on, turn the water back on and recharge the water system.

Give Us a Call

Need help?

The expert plumbers at Olde Town Plumbing are available to answer your questions We’ll help you determine which Whole House Water Filtration System is best for you and your family. We’ll even come out and replace your cartridge!

Serving Boerne and the Texas Hill Country from 140 E Bandera RD, Ste 5, in Boerne, TX 78006.

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