Why Consider a Whole Home Water Filtration System?
Clean water is vital to your health for drinking, showering, and cooking your food. Moreover, water, not unlike oxygen, is crucial to maintain life. Since over 70 percent of our bodies are made of water, every person needs to have sufficient water daily for the body to function properly.
While you might be thinking that these facts are rather obvious, what isn’t always obvious is what’s lurking in the water you use or consume each day.
The truth is, water from your tap may not be as pure as advertised, despite passing through a water treatment facility. It’s because it’s easy for water to pick up contaminants after it has left the water treatment plant. Even if your water is free of contaminants, mineral deposits can cause damage to your plumbing and appliances over time and even cause dry and irritated skin.
You’ll want to make doubly sure that the water you use is as pure as possible, and a practical, proven way to ensure this is to add a water filtration system to your home.
Not completely convinced yet?
Below we’ve broken down the nine chief benefits of installing a water filtration system in your home.
First, let’s look at what we mean by a whole house water filtration system.
A whole house water filtration system is designed to remove almost any type of water contaminant from every area of your home. It is generally installed by connecting directly to the water line where it comes into the house.
A whole-house system is fully integrated and cannot be installed and then uninstalled easily. It is built to provide years of service with little upkeep. Once installed, little if any further maintenance is required.
That said, here are the major benefits of installing a water filtration system in your home.
Enjoy safe drinking water all the time.
The chief motive behind the purchase and installation of a water filtration system is to sustain your family’s well-being. It’s common knowledge that contaminated water causes a variety of diseases, skin problems, and even hair damage.
The after-effects of having unsafe drinking water can be unpleasant at best and dreadful at worst. Likewise, pollutants such as heavy metals can have extreme health consequences at worst, or at best, can make your water unpalatable.
While the sizeable majority of municipal water systems in the nation do an outstanding job of treating our water, there’s always the peril of a system failure. In fact, unfiltered water, even if it has come from the local water treatment plant, may still contain contaminants such as lead. Moreover, water treatment plants add their own chemicals such as fluoride and chlorine to the water as their means of treatment.
Did you know that according to a report by Web MD, almost 1.1 million people get sick by drinking tap water every year in the United States? This is a rather problematic figure as it demonstrates the seriousness of the issue.
When you install a home water filtration system, these chemicals, other impurities, and most of the 2,100 recognized toxins in drinking water are removed.
In short, if you filter your water with an effective home water filtration system, you’re making a wise investment in the health and well-being of your family.
What about lead in the water you drink?
Lead is known to cause significant health effects.
that include congenital disabilities and more. This is a substance that has been in the news for some time, most notably because of the concentration of lead in the drinking water in Flint, MI.
If you’re concerned about the possibility of lead exposure through drinking water, you need a water filtration system that is designed to remove this substance from the water.
There are bacteria in your supply of home drinking water.
You might not be aware, but there are a variety of bacteria in home drinking water supplies that can trigger gastrointestinal illnesses.
As prime examples, giardia and cryptosporidium are discovered in home drinking water in various regions, and these can set off a gastrointestinal upset.
A bacterial water filter can effectively eliminate these and decrease the chances of acquiring these illnesses by up to 33 percent.
Drinking cleaner water helps fight a variety of illnesses and diseases.
True, eliminating particulates from the water will stop some types of diseases from emerging; however, the reality is that drinking cleaner water provides the body the added boost it demands to ward off other illnesses and diseases. On the whole, clean water enhances your health and well-being, and this heightens your immune system.
Let’s take a closer look at one of these benefits . . .
Taking a long soak in the tub or a drawn-out shower following a day’s work shouldn’t be just a pipe dream. Our bodies are sensitive ecosystems, and by using unfiltered water, you could be introducing your ecosystem to a full host of unwanted things.
Picture this: Your skin absorbing impurities, your lungs breathing in contaminants that disperse into the shower steam, and your hair follicles soaking up whatever’s coming through your pipes. In those serene moments of self-care, stressing over what’s in your water shouldn’t be on your to-do list.
Showering in unfiltered water can introduce chemicals such as chlorine and chloramines, as well as severe pharmaceuticals that absorb into your skin and hair with ease, causing unnecessary damage and drying.
Clean, filtered shower and bath water can make a world of difference when it comes to your skin and hair. It can even improve the air you breathe by removing more than 97 percent of chlorine and chloramines before they turn to steam, helping you and your family experience a healthier lifestyle.
Improve the taste and smell of your drinking water.
Have you ever gulped tap water that smells like rotten eggs?
In some regions, contaminants cause tap water to contain a nasty smell or unusual taste. The existence of hydrogen sulfide, for example, may trigger a rotten egg smell, or other dissolved solids may deliver a woody or muddy smell. Mercury, lead, iron, or even arsenic may bring about a metallic taste or smell.
A home water filtration system will enhance the purity, taste, and smell of your drinking water while lowering the water’s pH level.
Which leads us to our next benefit . . .
Your food tastes better.
Nothing goes with your morning cereal better than a cup of joe. The warm aroma, the nutty flavors all percolate in your coffee maker while you watch the morning news. However, if you’re using unfiltered water, those breakfast yummies could have an unflattering taste and odor.
As you might be aware, most city water includes chlorine or chloramines. These disinfectants will not only drip into that early cup of coffee but will also steep in your pasta, boiled veggies, and other foods, as well.
That’s why filtered water can make all the difference from coffee or tea to cooking, from smoothies to baking.
Hard water challenges
It’s worth highlighting the need for a whole house water filtration system when battling hard water. The most common cause of hard water is the infusion of lions from the minerals calcium and magnesium. The higher the concentration of these minerals, the harder the water.
These mineral deposits not only make your clothes feel coarse; they also can cause havoc with your plumbing. Over time, your faucets can break down, drains can clog up, and grime can begin to cover surfaces. Repairs can become expensive and invasive.
What’s more, hard water isn’t especially great for your family’s health and well-being. Unwarranted ingestion of calcium, magnesium, and sediment places a strain on both the liver and kidneys. Severe hard water can eventually lead to those troublesome kidney stones.
Taking a bath or shower in hard water can also cause damage to your skin. It clogs your pores and heightens problems such as dandruff. Not to mention, the scale buildup on the shower door becomes a routine battle. All this makes it more difficult to conserve water during the summer when it’s most vital.
Hard water also reduces the effectiveness of cleaning products.
and can build up over time. You’re usually obliged to apply commercial cleaners on tiles or exposed laminate. You’ll discover that DIY mixtures don’t get things quite as clean, much beyond the average cleaners. There’s just so much that vinegar and lemon juice can do.
If you don’t drink tap water, what’s the alternative? Bottled water! If you’re one of the many families that buy and store bottled water, you know the expense. Americans pay out billions of dollars annually on bottled water. There’s a clear-cut, simple solution to slash that number – drink tap water. If your water isn’t filtered, this probably doesn’t sound tempting, but that’s precisely why installing a whole house water filtration system makes so much sense. In the long run, you’ll actually save money.
And, as noted above, in addition to the money saved on bottled water, your water system runs cleaner water through your appliances.
Here’s another benefit when it comes to bottled water . . .
Minimize your carbon footprint.
There is plenty of concern about the volume of plastic mounting up in landfills and water sources. Plastic is one of the environment’s principal enemies as they are impossible to decompose. The only known solution to the problem is recycling, but we often miss the mark in an attempt to do that on a large scale. According to a recent report, almost 50 billion plastic bottles are purchased in the U.S. alone each year. Out of all that total, only 38 percent are recycled. The remainder ends up in landfills.
This catastrophic damage to the environment can be reduced if people start avoiding bottled water. By installing a water filtration system in your home, you’ll be able to have direct access to clean, filtered water. Filtered water is significantly safer to drink compared to unfiltered water.
One more thing on the environment: If you’re planning to build a new home, a water filtration system could be an important consideration when it comes to impacting the environment and reducing your carbon footprint from the get-go.
Little to no maintenance
Quality water filtration systems last up to 10 years and demand little to no maintenance. If you’re in the market for a water purification system that won’t need ongoing upkeep and maintenance, then a whole house system is perfect for you.
Whole house systems are the most convenient option.
If you own a medium or large-sized home, a whole house water filtration system will make the most sense. They will reduce contaminants, eliminate minerals to stop scale buildup, and provide cleaner, better-smelling, and tasting water for every room in your house. It will also provide the many other benefits described herein.
Choosing a point-of-use system means you could end with multiple shower filters and drinking water filters scattered throughout your home. Purchasing and having a whole house water filtration system installed by J&A South Park is a relatively simple and painless process that will solve a wide range of problems affecting your water’s quality, taste, and appearance.
J&A South Park is an authorized NOVO dealer. . .
Novo Water Conditioning is one of North America’s leading manufacturers & distributors of water conditioning products. Novo products are sold exclusively through plumbing professionals across the United States and Canada.
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