Distillation Water Filters

What You Need to Know About Distillation Water Filters

Water distillation turns bad-tasting tap water into clean, good-tasting drinking water. The quality of distilled water is as good as the bottled water bought at the store, and it?s cheaper than home delivery services. Affordable options can be found in this eBay category.

How does a water distiller work?

A water distiller works through a process of evaporation and condensation. The water inside heats to the boiling point. Then evaporates into vapor, and is routed into a cooling chamber where it becomes condensation. When the water turns to steam, all the contaminants are vaporized. Then the filtered distilled water is clean and safe to use in food preparations and appliances that use water like steam irons and beverage dispensers. Additional applications include:

  • Humidifiers
  • Aquariums and fish tanks
  • Cooking and dishes
  • Showering and bathing
  • Washing clothes
What types of water distillers are there?

There are two types of distillers: manual and automatic. A manual system is hand-fed and produces roughly a gallon of distilled water. These systems are made of high-quality stainless steel and fit on a countertop. An automatic system attaches to a water line for a continuous water supply. A float or sensor tells when the holding tank is full and will shut off the power until the tank empties below the fill line. The decision for which one to buy will depend on these factors:

  • Personal preference
  • Household size
  • Water needs - 1 gallon versus 25 gallons
  • How much space you have to store water
  • How much money you want to spend (budget allowance)
What contaminants do the filters remove?

Filters remove a lot of the contaminants and micro-organisms from city water in addition to well water. Water distillation removes copper, lead, arsenic, aluminum, radium, cadmium, algae, mercury, fluoride, chlorine, hormones, pesticides, nitrates, sulfates, salt, and rust. Even if you water is pretty clean, it still has to travel through dirty, rusty copper piping to your home and kitchen faucet. All you do is fill the container with tap water and dispense good tasting water without chemicals. Some additional benefits of distilled water include:

  • Improved taste
  • Cleaner water
  • No mineral deposits
  • Saves money over buying bottled water
What type of filters should you buy?

Water filters used are either activated charcoal or post-carbon. Some automatic systems use carbon post filters, while manual systems use charcoal packs. The choice of filters depends on which system you buy. You can consult your instruction manual for the filter type or contact the manufacturer of your product to find out.