Most people have the misconception that only an RO water purifier is best for purifying the water. Though RO water purification is the most advanced water purification technology in the market. But is unnecessary that we should only purchase RO water purifiers for a home to get pure drinking water. The selection of water purifiers is based on the quality of the water. If the quality of the water supply is not very poor and low in TDS. Then it is not mandatory that you should purchase an RO water purifier. UV water purifiers are the best water purifier which you can use if the water supply is in low in TDS.
RO purification is used for purifying the water that is high in TDS which means the water contains heavy metals, dissolved salts, and chemicals. But when the water is not high in TDS, then why use an RO water purifier. You can simply install a UV water purifier in such a situation. The UV water purifiers are even lower in price than the RO purifier. However, selecting suitable UV water purifiers is quite difficult if you are not familiar with the technology used in it and other filters that are used in a UV water purifier.
UV water purifier Buyers Guide
A UV water purifier mainly kills bacteria, germs, and other harmful microorganisms in the drinking water that can bring deadly water-borne diseases. In UV water purifiers, a UV lamp is present to kill all the microbes in the drinking water and make your water bacteria-free. As I always say to select a suitable water purifier, you must get your water tested first. To choose the best UV water purifier for the home, you must keep the below-mentioned thing in mind while buying:
Power of the UV lamp
Since the UV lamp is the heart of the UV water purifier, make sure it will be of high power. Because the UV lamp is of high intensity, then it can easily kill all the deadliest microbes present in the drinking water. So make sure the UV lamp used in the purifier is of high intensity. 11 Watt UV lamp will be suitable for killing the microorganism.
UV water purifier must have pre-filters
UV purification cannot be done for turbid water which is murky or contains sediments. If the water is turbid, then the UV light cannot reach the microorganisms as the rays will be blocked by the other particles in the water. Sediment filters and activated carbon filters are used in UV water purifiers to remove the turbidity of the water. These filters also remove chlorine and other bad taste-causing agents. Some water purifier also uses UF filters for filtration of water.
When purchasing any water purifier it is imperative that you look for storage capacity. Mostly UV water purifier does not come with storage capacity but there is few good UV water purifier in India that comes with storage capacity.
Other things to keep in mind while buying a UV water purifier include, purification capacity that will help you how fast a water purifier can purify the water, Max. Duty cycle, ease of operations, and certifications.
UV water purifiers are best option to go for when you water is low in TDS and these water purifiers are very easy to use. Hope this UV Water Purifier Buyers Guide will help you finish your search for the ideal water purifier of your house.