Whole House Water System
My husband and I are building a house and are researching whole house water filtration and softeners. We are pretty overwhelmed with all the information and are hoping you may be able to give us some direction and help us make a solid decision.
Here are our goals for our water:
-Filter out the chlorine (for the whole house)
-Filter out other contaminants like pharmaceuticals, etc. (for the whole house)
-Get out the VOCs and COBs and whatever else is in there that will compromise the health of our family
-Filter out fluoride (for the drinking water)
-Keep the beneficial minerals in there (for the drinking water)
-Soften the water (based on an online water report for our city, the hardness is 20 gpg or 342 mg/l.)
-A system that does not reduce water pressure
We will have a large house, just under 5,000 square feet including the basement, with 5 full baths. Our family is 2 adults and 2 children. Grandparents visit often and stay for 1-2 weeks at a time.
My husband is very hesitant (actually he is outright refusing right now) to buy anything online without a local dealer.
Can you help us focus our research and/or recommend a system/company/brand based on what I've told you? What size filter system and/or softener will we need for everything to be efficient?
Thank you kindly for any help you can give us!