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Aerus – Your Healthy Home Experts
Aerus has been in business since 1924 and has been an innovator of exclusive products. We also pride ourselves in our exceptional customer service and customer relationships that span decades. Aerus manufactures its own exclusive water products in Bristol Virginia. From there it ships directly to our franchises all over Northern America. We have trained plumbers on staff for ongoing maintenance. We also have a maintenance program for your peace of mind.
Aerus has three types of water treatment systems
Ion exchange involves the swapping of an undesirable ion in your water with one that has similar chemical properties but does not have negative effects on water quality. Water conditioner-softeners are the most common ion exchange systems in use today. Ion exchange systems can also remove certain levels of iron, manganese, nitrate and if properly designed, arsenic. An ion is any atom or compound that has either a positive (cation) or negative (anion) charge, as the poles on a magnet. A positive ion will be attracted to a negative charge, in these systems is usually a manmade resin. The process begins with thousands of resin beads with sodium cations attached. As water passes through the resin beads, cations like iron, manganese, or calcium, knock the sodium cations off and replace them. This is possible because the sodium cations have a weaker charge. After so many gallons have run through the unit (depending on your water quality), the available locations for this exchange to take place start to be used up. At this point the system will go into a regeneration, and A brine solution is washed over the resin beads and the billions of sodium cations in the solution force themselves back into place, removing the iron, calcium, or other cations, and flushing them into a septic system, sewer, dry well, or drain to the outside.
Water Filtration is another way and is usually the simplest way of treating water. Water is forced through some physical barrier, with larger particles either sticking to the media or they simply they are so small they can’t fit through the pore spaces in the media and are trapped. Activated carbon filters have a huge surface area for contaminants to stick to. They are very effective at removing many contaminants that cause bad taste and odor of water, especially organic compounds. They are also very effective at removing some radioactive elements like radon and uranium. Carbon filters, however, are not effective at removing most inorganic compounds and should not be used to remove arsenic, nitrates, or other in-organics. Filters should not be used that are dissolved in water. Finally, filters should not be used to remove anything that’s dissolved in water, such as iron, manganese, Hardness, etc.
The most common water treatment system for removing arsenic and many other inorganics and organic compounds from water is reverse osmosis (RO). How a RO works is by squeezing water through a tight membrane? The membrane has microscopic holes, which are specifically sized to allow very small water molecules to pass through while trapping larger inorganic elements like lead, iron, chromium, and arsenic or organic compounds. Statistics have proven RO to be up to 95% effective at removing the most common form of arsenic routinely found in Maine well water. RO has no chemical additives, is very reliable, and installing them are fairly simple. However, RO is not effective at removing high amounts of arsenic especially A3 arsenic. In such cased with high arsenic, a water filter with specific arsenic media will need to be installed.
Concerns about your water quality is on a lot of our minds recently let Aerus give you those answers.
Aerus provides free in-home water test. A trained professional will bring a lab kit and give you the test results in about one hour.
We have systems for:
- Odor (rotten egg smell)
- pH (Acidity)
Whole House Water Conditioners
A whole house water conditioner is the best way to eliminate hard water. By supplying conditioned water throughout your home, it lets you enjoy the rich rewards of quality water. You can taste, see, and feel the evidence of conditioned water in your home.
Whole House Water Filtration Systems
Whole house water filtration works to reduce particles and contaminants so that you enjoy cleaner, spring-like water from every faucet in the house. Free from the drying effects of chemicals, you can experience softer skin and hair and see the difference when cooking or brewing coffee and tea.
Gallons of clean, filtered water right from your kitchen sink. You get the quality of bottled water without the cost, waste, or hassle. The multi-stage RO filter has easy-to-change filters that provide you with premium water, exceptional taste, and total convenience. You’ll get optimal filtration in a compact, space-saving design.
- Four stage reverse osmosis filtration offered for extra sediment removal
- Improves water taste and clarity
- Easy and convenient twist-lock filters
- Produces up to 75 gallons per day
- Reduces 97% of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) as small as 0.01 microns
- Includes classic faucet, 3.2 gallon tank and all hardware
- Pre and post filters designed to last up to one year