All You Need to Know About Complete Whole House Water Filtration Systems

Many Australians have become increasingly concerned about the quality of water in their homes. Despite being reasonable by international standards, Australian tap water can still contain sediment, dissolved solids, chlorine, and other chemicals. This often results in water that is not the most pleasant for drinking or showering. Fortunately, there are various options for filtering water in your home, with Complete home filtration systems being the most cost-effective solution.

What Is a Whole House Water Filter?

Complete whole house water filters are large filtration systems designed to handle high flow rates of over 20 litres per minute. Typically installed where the water mains line enters a property, these systems ensure that all the water running through the property is filtered before it is used. This includes water for drinking taps, showers, baths, washing machines, refrigerators, and hot water systems.

Types of Whole House Water Filter Systems

Complete Home Filter Systems: The most common whole house water filter systems use big filter housings. Each canister houses a standard 20” x 4.5” water filter. These systems, known as ‘drop-in filter cartridge systems,’ can accommodate various types of sediment filters, carbon block filters, and refillable filters with different types of media, offering flexibility to address specific contaminants.

Sanitary Quick Change Cartridge Systems: Another common system uses a filter head onto which a fully self-contained filter cartridge is attached. For example, WHB-3 system. This type of filter are the premium and come with different cartridges to remove more Contaminants from you water.

Benefits of Complete Home Filtration Systems

  1. Removes Potentially Dangerous Chemicals From Your Tap Water Australian tap water can contain numerous chemicals introduced during the sanitisation process, like chlorine, which can create hazardous disinfection by-products (DBPs) such as Trihalomethanes. Complete home filtration systems with media like activated carbon, KDF, and catalytic carbon can remove these and other harmful chemicals, reducing your exposure to potential health risks.
  2. Improves Your Appearance Showering in chlorinated water can have a drying effect on your hair and skin. By removing chlorine, a Complete home filtration system can help make your hair look more lustrous and your skin clearer.
  3. Better Tasting Food Water used in cooking can affect the taste, odour, and texture of your food. A Complete whole house filter system removes contaminants, ensuring that your food tastes as good as possible.
  4. More Enjoyable Showers Showering becomes more enjoyable with softer, filtered water that is free of unpleasant tastes and odours.
  5. Cleaner Clothes Filtered water can reduce spots and discolouration on clothes, making them look brighter and cleaner while also protecting your washing machine from sediment and chemicals.
  6. Cost Savings Installing a Complete whole house water filter can save you money by eliminating the need for bottled water and reducing maintenance costs for point-of-use systems.
  7. Reduces Environmental Impact By reducing your reliance on bottled water, a Complete home filtration system helps decrease plastic pollution and fossil fuel consumption.
  8. Better Quality of Life Clean, high-quality water supports better overall health, potentially giving you more energy and improving your performance in daily activities.
  9. Prolonged Appliance Life Reducing sediment and chemicals in your water helps protect appliances like dishwashers, refrigerators, and water heaters, preventing mechanical issues and saving you money.
  10. Cleaner Water for Pets Filtered water is also beneficial for pets, encouraging them to drink more and reducing the likelihood of skin irritations.
  11. Easy to Install and Maintain Complete home filtration systems are simple for a qualified plumber to install and require minimal maintenance, with easy-to-replace filters.
  12. A Cleaner Home By removing sediment, whole house filters reduce dirt and staining in your bathroom and kitchen, making cleaning easier.
  13. Softer Water Complete home filtration systems that use polyphosphate or resin can soften water, preventing scale buildup and protecting your home and appliances.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a whole house water filter work? Most Complete home filtration systems use multiple filters to purify water. Techniques include mechanical filtration to trap particulate matter, adsorption filtration using activated carbon to trap contaminants, sequestration filtration to prevent scale formation, and ion exchange to remove or alter ions.

Are there any disadvantages to using a Whole House Water Filter? While highly beneficial, whole house systems do have some drawbacks, such as initial costs, the need for installation space, and ongoing maintenance costs for filter replacements.

Choosing the Right Solution

When selecting a water filtration system, consider effectiveness, affordability, and ease of maintenance. Reverse osmosis systems are a popular choice to install under your sink for their ability to remove a wide array of contaminants. Explore our reverse osmosis systems for unparalleled water purity.


The quality of your water can significantly impact your health and quality of life. Installing a Complete home filtration system from Filpure Water Filtration Systems in Sydney ensures that every drop of water in your home is clean and safe. Visit us today to explore our range of whole house water filtration and under-sink water filters to find the perfect solution for your needs.



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