# How many gpm do I need for water filter?

## How many gpm do I need for water filter?

Service Flow Rates for Whole House Filter Sizing

Number of Residents 1-2 Bathrooms 3-4 Bathrooms
1-2 5 GPM 10 GPM
2-4 7 GPM 12 GPM
5-6 10 GPM 14 GPM
7-8 10 GPM 14 GPM

What does 5 micron water filter remove?

5 micron – Will remove most particles visible to the naked eye. 1 micron – Will remove particles which are too small to see without a microscope. 0.5 micron – Will remove cysts (giardia and cryptosporidium).

### How long does a 5 micron water filter last?

The majority of systems use the following: 2 – 5-micron sediment filters, stage 1 (change every 6 months) 4 – 5- micron carbon filters, stage 2 and 3 (change every 6 months)

How do I calculate gpm for my house?

The formula to find GPM is 60 divided by the seconds it takes to fill a one-gallon container (60 / seconds = GPM). Example: The one-gallon container fills in 5 seconds, breakdown: 60 divided by 5 equals 12 gallons per minute.

#### Is 5 micron filter good for drinking water?

The smaller the micron number the better. A 5 micron water filter will sieve out particles that you can see – but all the other smaller particles will pass through it into your drinking water. By contrast a 1 micron filter will remove particles not visible to the naked eye.

Will 5 micron filter remove bacteria?

Micron levels in water filtration are usually between . 5 and 5 microns. For example, if bacteria in your water are 1 micron and you have a filtration system with a micron level of 1; it will be able to filter out that bacteria (as well as anything larger than 1).

## How much does a whole house water filtration cost?

Whole House Water Filter Installation Cost Whole house water filter installations costs \$600 to \$4,200. Commercial grade systems run \$5,000 to \$14,000 to purchase and install. Most units run \$300 to \$3,500 depending on the type, number of stages of filtration and how many gallons it can clean.