How Much Does It Cost to Install a Whole House Water Filter?

Are you in the market for a whole house water filter?

The primary purpose of a whole house water filter is to reduce contaminants, and correct impurity, taste and odor issues.

In short, you can expect to pay anywhere from $400 to $2,000+ on average for a whole house water filter installation through Connecticut. This includes labor + cost of unit, labor being between$100 to $500+, and cost of unit being between $300 to $1,500+

This price will vary depending on the following factors:

Cost factor #1: The type of water filter

Below are the popular water filtration systems through Connecticut

Activated Carbon Filters

Typically range from:  ($450 – $2,700+)

Also known as carbon or pre-carbon filters, these devices remove large particles such as sediment and silt from your drinking water supply. They work by binding to or absorbing them from your tap water.

One of the greatest benefits of using activated carbon filters is that your tap water will have a reduced odor and better taste. The presence of chlorine and other contaminants are significantly lowered.

Reverse Osmosis Systems

Typically range from:  ($1400 – $1500+)

If you’ve ever taken a sip from a glass of water that came from the home of someone with a reverse osmosis system, you know how pure and refreshing it tastes.

Reverse Osmosis water systems use a high-pressure pump to remove contaminants and toxins from your home’s water. Only certain homes need this type of water filter, as it treats the more severe contaminants typically found in private wells.

For more information on how R.O. system work check out this article.

Water softener

Typically range from:  ($1,600 to $3,000)

A water softener is a unit that is used to “soften” water by removing the minerals that cause the water to be hard. Water softeners are mainly used to combat  hard water . Hard water refers to water with lots of minerals in it, typically high levels of calcium and magnesium.

Overtime, hard water can be a problem for your home’s plumbing system, causing sediment buildup in pipes and plumbing fixtures.

Flow-Tech systems

Typically range from:  ($1,000 to $2,000)

Flow-Tech systems treats all of the water in your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The system induces a low frequency signal that is pulsed several thousand times per second and propagated throughout your entire plumbing system. This electromagnetic signal reverses the charge on the minerals that are dissolved in the water.

Whole house water filters 

Typically range from:  ($400 – $10,000)

Whole House water filters are point-of-entry systems, meaning that they connect to the main line and treat all water entering your home. Allowing filtered water in the shower, kitchen, your bathrooms and even for your laundry.

Whole house systems are mainly to remove chlorine and larger particles to improve water aesthetics and increase the longevity of your plumbing system and appliances.

Unsure whether your water from the tap is safe to drink in Connecticut?

Connecticut’s public sources use only the highest quality waters protected by numerous laws intended to safeguard public health. Connecticut is only one of two states that prohibit discharges from wastewater treatment plants within public water supply watersheds. This means that our public water supplies are at little risk of exposure to pharmaceuticals and other contaminants.

Cost factor #2: Your current plumbing system

If you do not have the proper plumbing system in place for your water filter, then the total cost to install your water filter will increase.

The cost to add plumbing varies drastically per home, but can add anywhere between  $800 to $5,000+  to the total price.

Cost factor #3:  The installation pricing of the plumber

Not all plumbers charge the same for their services—more experienced, top-quality plumbers will typically charge more than inexperienced plumbers. This also depends on the job size, conditions, and finish options you choose.

When it comes to installing a whole house water filter, you get what you pay for. If you choose an experienced plumber, you’ll get professional service and a high-quality install that will save you money and hassle down the road.