Benefits of a Water Filtration System
Are you looking for a new water filtration system for your home? Do you need to replace an existing filtration system? Once you have an understanding of the various benefits to owning a filtration system, you will understand the tremendous benefits for your health, savings and environment.
Healthier Drinking Water
Since you will have complete control of your water, you will not have to worry about the quality of your water. You will not have to worry about relying on bottled water from a treatment plant somewhere in the world. It might be that you have tested your water and identified the contaminant causing you the problem. Chlorine, lead and other toxins will no longer be a problem for your drinking water. The smell and taste of hardened water are outdated with a filtration system in place.
Protecting the Environment
Drinking water from your own source helps to reduce the amount of bottled water consumed. You are effectively reducing the amount of empty plastic containers on the streets, which will lead to pollution of the waterways and alter the drinking supply for many individuals.
Save Money in Your Pocket
Filtering your own drinking water helps to save a significant amount of money in your own pocket. Replacement filters for your filtration units run less than $60. Considering the fact that the filter will last for up to a year or 750 gallons of water, you can see the difference in price is quite significant. You will have a steady stream of clean water without all of the added cost in purchasing bottled water. Using a reusable bottle, you will be able to transport your filtrated water to the office, gym, hiking or biking. Not only are you going to save money, but you are also going to help the environment.
Prevention of Bacterial Re-growth
When using distribution pipes to transport water from the treatment plant to your home or other usage points, there is the potential for the water to become contaminated. If you use a filtration system, you will not have to worry about any bacterial growth.
Hardness of Water
Even though hard water is not necessarily bad to consume, it can be bad for your bathtub, appliances and plumbing system as a whole. For those who use a filtration system, it helps eliminate all of that hardness from your water supply.
Allergies and Showering
Excessive amounts of chlorine can leave your hair feeling brittle and dry. Your skin will feel itchy and flake after showering. The odor itself can cause a negative reaction within the elderly, children and those who have sensitivity to certain smells. To reduce or eliminate the potential for an allergic reaction, you will want to install a good filter for your showerhead.
Eliminate the Chemicals That Cause Cancer
Most of the time, drinking water is full of DBPs. If you have an excessive amount of chemicals in your finished water, it could end up resulting in the forming of DBPs. The EPA has listed those pollutants to causing cancer, kidney, liver, reproductive and various other developmental problems in humans.
Aramendia Plumbing, Heating & Air has a team of plumbers in Houston, TX who specialize in improving the quality of residential homes’ potable water system. Photo via Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources