A Comprehensive Guide to Whole House Water Filter Installation

Clean, safe water is essential for a healthy home environment, so installing a whole house water filter is a smart investment in ensuring the purity of your water supply. Although it can sound like a major project, it doesn’t need to be complicated. Below, we’ll walk you through the process of installing a whole house water filter, from start to finish.

What the Water Filter Installation Process Looks Like

There are several key steps that should ensure effective filtration throughout your entire home. 

Initial Assessment

Before installation, your plumbing professional will conduct a water test and assessment to determine your home’s specific needs. This will help you select the appropriate filter system that’s tailored to address your water concerns and help you figure out whether a point-of-use or point-of-entry system would work better.

System Selection

Based on the results of the assessment, you’ll then select a suitable water filtration system. The technicians at North East Air Conditioning, Heating, and Plumbing will work with you to thoroughly explain your options and the specific benefits of each system.


If, after the assessment, you have decided to move forward with a whole house water filtration system, our professional technicians will schedule a time to install the system you select at the main water supply point of your home. This ensures that all the water flowing into your house passes through the filtration system, removing impurities and contaminants.

What to Expect During Installation

You should expect minimal disruption during the installation process which means there is no need to leave your home as the technicians work. Your water supply may be temporarily turned off during the installation process, but this is typically a brief and planned interruption.

Timeline of Setting Up Your Filter

On average, the installation process should only take a few hours. However, the general timeframe for the installation can vary based on factors like the complexity of the system, your home’s plumbing, and the specific conditions of your water supply. If you have a complicated system or an old house, or if your home has especially hard water, installation may take longer. 

Post-Installation Maintenance

Once the water filter is installed, you’ll be given a comprehensive walk-through to ensure you understand the system and its maintenance requirements. While whole house water filters are known for their low maintenance, routine tasks include:

  • Changing Pre-Filters
    • Depending on the system, you may need to replace your pre-filters every 6-12 months. We’ll guide you on how to perform this simple task, which helps maintain optimal filter efficiency.
  • Water Testing
    • We encourage regular water testing to ensure your system stays effective. You should be able to perform basic tests on your own, although North East offers additional water testing services at a low cost.

For those who prefer a hands-off approach, we offer water treatment maintenance contracts. These contracts include scheduled filter changes, water testing, and any necessary adjustments to the system, providing you with peace of mind and consistent water quality.

Installing a whole house water filter is a straightforward process that brings long-term benefits to your home and health. With proper installation, routine maintenance, and the option for professional services, you can enjoy clean and safe water throughout your entire household without the hassle of frequent maintenance. Contact us today to get started.


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