The Ultimate Guide to Buy Best Water Purifier

This is the ultimate guide which will help you to buy the best water purifier. So, are you thinking about buying one? Maybe you have already made the decision, but wait a minute. Did you do all that is required before buying? If yes, then go ahead and buy. If no, you need to spend some time reading below as this could help you in choosing the right water purifier to buy.

You may still be having some questions in your mind seeking clarification which you will find answers here in this Guide. Read it thoroughly and make your choice which I believe will the right choice. So, let’s begin.

Things to Consider Before Buying a Water Purifier

1.  Testing of Water

Test the water supply in your house. Now, you make ask how to test the water. You can do it in two ways, one by trusting your instincts and other with the help of a TDS meter or a water test kit.  A simple way to analyze the quality of water is by smelling and tasting it. If you feel the water has a bad odor or it tastes bad, then this is enough to judge if the water is fit for drinking.

What if the water smells and tastes good? Is it good for drinking? The answer is NO. Look for color, sediments or particles in the water.  Then you have to check your pipes for corrosion or mineral buildup. If you find any of these, then the water you drink could very well have minute particles which may affect the quality of water.

All the above-listed methods to analyze water can be implemented by you, but for a detailed analysis it is important that you test the water through a validated testing center as the water that you drink may have contaminants like lead and arsenic which could only be found by extensive analysis of the water.

Sources to Test Water

Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (Rural Drinking Water Program) – Contains a list of water quality testing labs all over India, mostly rural India.

PurityPortal is an online purity testing lab where you can book online for water testing. They would come to your doorstep to collect sample. After testing, the results will be e-mailed to you.  

 2.  Examine the Results

I am hoping that you have tested the water. Depending on the results, you have to take your next decision. If the result states water is fit for drinking, then good news for you. You don’t have to spend money to buy any water purifier. If at all the results are disappointing and the water is not fit for drinking, you can consider using water purifier. High TDS level is the primary reason for abnormal water test results. You should not ignore this as prolonged drinking of high TDS water could affect your health. To know more on TDS, read it here – TDS in water.

You can use this water test interpreter tool to know more on the results (this is not a water test interpretation tool for Indian consumers, use it just to know more about the test results).

3.  Inquire on Available Water Purification Technologies

Assuming the results returned abnormal, i.e., water is not fit for drinking, the next approach that you should adopt is to look for the latest technologies that are available in the purification process. Gone are the days where you just use a filter which used traditional ways of purifying water.  In modern times, we have the latest innovative technologies which will help you drink safe, healthy water. The new generation water purifiers uses RO, UV, UF, TDS based purification technology. You should be able to know which water purifier could serve you the best based on the test results.

4.  Choose the Right Water Purifier

There are many water purifiers in the market which uses RO, UV, UF technology. With so many water purifiers, it could be a difficult task to buy the best one which suits you. Basically, all popular brands use the same technology with slight varying features and design. You have to decide on the type of water purifier that you need. Some of the most common ones are RO, UV, UF and gravity-based water purifiers. Selection of appropriate water purifier does not end with testing of water.  You have to consider many other factors before buying one. 

To put it briefly, you have to take into consideration whether the water purifier will meet your requirements such as the purified water storage capacity, maintenance cost, after-sales service, budget, etc. For more detailed information, read this article – how to choose a water purifier.