Why You Should Get a Whole House Water Filter
Different cities have different quality water, sometimes the water will have a higher mineral or other particulate content which can not only affect the taste of the water but can have some potentially-negative health effects as well.
While we cannot control the quality of the water in our local area, we can take proactive steps like installing a water purification system to help purify and improve the taste and quality of our home water.
Most of us have tried out pitcher filtration and this isn’t really all that satisfactory. Not only does this take a long time and not really provide much water, but it also doesn’t have the ability to remove all the dangerous or bad-tasting particulates that may be in the water. It is hard to get enough drinking water for a large family, not to mention cooking, from a pitcher.
There are more efficient ways to filter large quantities of water to provide for the needs of the average-sized family.
Benefits of Water Purification Systems
Obviously, clean drinking water is important to our health. We need safe, clean water in order to survive, but we also need it for cooking, cleaning, and things like showering.
We don’t all have the luxury of living somewhere that has pure, clean, and good-tasting water, but we can choose a water filtration system that can make the water we have far better.
This is a proactive step we can take to ensure that we have access to quality water, without having to break the bank in the process.
Whether you live in the city or use a well in a rural area, you can improve the quality and flavor of your water with a quality filtration system. Comprehensive house filtration systems are easy to install and ensure that you have access to quality, pure water for all your household needs. Many can be easily installed under a sink and provide quality water at the point of service.
Many people who live in areas where the tap water is less than pleasant have taken to purchasing bottled water, at least for their drinking water needs. Not only is this expensive, but it is also bad for the environment, just think of all the bottles this leads to, most of which do not end up getting recycled.
With a home water filtration system, you get the benefit of clean, healthy water, while saving money on buying bottled water and reducing the amount of plastic that goes in the waste stream.
Some people deal with hard water, which is water that has a high mineral and sediment content. This can not only affect the flavor of the water you drink, but it can also cause plumbing issues. Sediment and minerals start to build up which causes issues that can end up being incredibly expensive.
People who deal with hard water also complain that they have to use more soap when washing clothes and that their clean clothes aren’t as soft or clean-looking as they would like. Purified water eliminates the mineral and particulate content, meaning your clothes will look cleaner and you won’t have to use as much detergent either.
Many people with hard water also experience skin issues like dry skin and may find it hard to rinse shampoo or conditioner out of their hair. With a quality purification system, you can reduce these and other issues that often come with harder water.
Featured image: “Reverse Osmosis System” by Aqua Science Arizona is licensed with CC BY-SA 2.0.