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Whole house water filter systems are a very important part of your water conditioning system

Whole house water filter systems have a capacity for significantly higher flow rates than point-of-use systems.

They are an ideal choice for homes affected by heavy sediment problems as a whole house water filter system will prevent contaminant build up from damaging water heaters and soiling laundry or dishes, in addition to creating clean drinking water.

Whole house water filters also provide an opportunity to treat certain special contaminants such as iron (iron filter) or microbes such as bacteria and viruses (Ultraviolet drinking water systems).

On the other hand, if it is suspected that your homes plumbing system may be contributing contaminants to your water supply, you should lean towards point-of-use filtration/purification, at least for your drinking water.

A whole house filter system is comprised of at least one filter housing, at least one filter cartridge, and a spanner wrench (included w/ housing).

We generally recommend that a carbon filtration system be installed if your water has chlorine in it. This provides finer filtration and absorbs chlorine and other contaminants that effect water taste and odor.

Additional elements can be added to a whole house water filter system to reduce/remove special contaminants such as iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide.

Read more about hydrogen sulfide and the odor it creates at Whole house water filter systems and smelly water.


Whole house water filter systems come in a assortment of sizes, and capacity ratings. We recommend the "Big Blue" filter housing in the 10" size for most residential applications, because of it's large capacity, and you can add the cartridge that fits your needs, (Activated carbon, or spun cotton).

A Whole House Sterling Water System provides your entire home with the highest quality water. The Sterling Water Conditioner, Sterling Sediment Filter and Sterling Activated Carbon Filter combine to treat water for hardness, sediment and organic material.

The System is compliant with NSF/ANSI standards. When used with a Sterling Water Conditioner, the Sterling Sediment Filter will remove crystallized particles of calcium carbonate.

The Sterling whole house Water filter System not only treats water for drinking but also for bathing, cooking, dish washing, and laundry. The Sterling Water System is environmentally safe and does not inject any chemicals into the water.

Water using appliances will have a longer useful life and will run more efficiently without build up from scale and sediment. The Sterling Activated Carbon Filter and Sterling Sediment Filter will need to be changed every 6-12 months depending on use and the quality of the water.

Studies indicate that over half of Americans are concerned about the quality of their water. Installing a Sterling Sediment Filter and a Sterling Activated Carbon Filter as part of a Whole House Sterling Water System will reduce the amount of sediment and organic material entering your home and provide clean drinking water.

Sterling Sediment Filter:

  • The Sterling Sediment Filter removes crystallized calcium carbonate and sediment such as dirt, sand, silt and rust from the water.
  • The Sterling Sediment Filter’s pleated design allows for maximum sediment holding capacity. The 20 micron filter will remove sediment particles without significantly impeding your home's flow rate.
  • The Sterling Sediment Filter will prevent sediment particles from clogging water heaters, dishwashers and other water using appliances allowing them to operate more efficiently. Clear filter housings make it easy to see when the filter needs to be changed.

Activated Carbon Filter:

  • The Sterling Activated Carbon Filter reduces objectionable tastes and odors in water, as well as chlorine and its by products, creating pure, clean drinking water.
  • The removal of chlorine from drinking water reduces the risk of some cancers caused by the chlorine by-products, Trihalomethanes (THM).
  • Activate Carbon is a porous material with a large surface area allowing for the highest adsorption of organic material. As water passes through the filter, contaminants attach to the surface of the carbon.
  • The EPA recognizes activated carbon as the best available technology for the reduction of organic chemicals from drinking water.

Here is a really great example of how a Whole House Water Filter System Cartridge will look after installation.