If you care about the quality of your drinking water, then you have probably thought about investing in a water purification and cleansing system, such as a household water filter. But what do you need to know about these systems and what benefits do they offer?
1. Water filters immediately improve water taste
Most of us benefit from receiving our water supply via a treated system, with the local utility company using high-tech processes, chemicals and applications to remove harmful bacteria, organisms, waste and other unwanted nasties which can cause health problems. However, the residue of chemicals such as chlorine can impact the resulting taste of the water and leave it with an unpleasant aftertaste. A water filter is a quick and easy way to remove these residual chemicals and to leave your resulting water supply with a beautifully fresh, clean and pure taste – as it is meant to!
2. There are different types of system available
Most of us automatically think of cartridge systems for water filtration, but there are various different makes and models on the market, depending on factors such as your needs, water supply, budget and property type. Some of the different water filter products on the market include absorption filters, mechanical filters, ion exchange filters and reverse osmosis filters. Some systems will employ more than one technology and your local water filtration expert can assess your individual needs and provide tailored recommendations.
3. Purified water can benefit your health
By removing unwanted additives such as lead and chlorine, water filters help to make your water healthier. Some studies have equated water chemicals with higher incidences of certain cancers, so the purer theÂ water, the more peace of mind you can enjoy. This is particularly important for customers with young children, who want to safeguard their families’ health. An additional benefit of fresh, clean and purified water is that it tastes delicious and encourages users to drink more – naturally improving their health.
4. A water filter can save you money
If you are currently buying bottled water, then you can rapidly save money by investing in a water filter. There are different products on the market and these will offer you cost savings whilst allowing you to enjoy the benefits of perfectly pure H20.
5. Filters can also help to improve your eco-credentials
Another problem with buying bottled water is that you naturally increase your consumption of plastic bottles. If you are getting through several large plastic bottles a day, your household will be drastically adding to the challenge of plastic recycling. One option to mitigate this is to switch to glass bottles, but these still require energy-intensive recycling. A better way for the environment is simply to invest in a water filter system that allows you to perfectly cleanse and purify your water as it comes from the tap.
6. A filter provides first-line defence against toxins
There are over 120 toxins that have been identified as being able to exist in the water supply. Some of these are common, including Cryptosporidium, which is an extremely nasty parasite which causes severe gastrointestinal discomfort and sickness. Water utilities invest heavily in systems and technologies which fight these parasites and remove them from the public water supply, but your own water filter system gives you an extra front-line defence at the point where you most need it; the tap.
7. A water filter is easy to maintain
With so many different water filter products on the market, some customers assume that there will be time-consuming and costly maintenance and servicing involved to keep systems running as they should. However, modern water filtration systems are extremely efficient and can largely self-regulate, with automation and sensors advising when servicing and parts replacement needs to happen. You can also buy a regular servicing service if you want an expert to do the job for you and save you further time!