Access to clean drinking water is one of the cornerstones of civilization and we expect our water to be free from potentially harmful contaminants. A public water treatment plant will remove some contaminants and disinfect the water to a basic standard. But, there are emergent and other contaminants that are not removed. There are other problems too, human error, breaks in the aging water delivery infrastructure and more are a real risk. For this reason, many people choose to install a home water filtration system and in this article, we will take a closer look at four benefits in more detail.
1. Saving Money
This may seem like a strange point to make because when we think about water treatment systems we tend to focus on the upfront costs. But, a home water filtration system can save you a lot of money in the medium to long term. Imagine a typical scenario where a family is drinking 2-3 bottles of drinking water each day. This really adds up over time and it could reach $500 per year or more. When you have your own water filter system, you can enjoy great drinking water at home any time you like. If you invest in some good quality reusable water bottles, you can take your water with you too.
2. Preserving the Environment
This follows on from our previous benefit, many families consume a lot of bottled water because they are not satisfied with their water quality at home. The consumption of plastic is at an all time high and even recycling efforts don’t seem to make a dent in the waste. In truth, a lot of plastic waste ultimately ends up in landfill sites or floating in our waterways. So, if the preservation of the environment is important to you, it’s a great idea to minimize the reliance on bottled water.
3. Improved Laundry Results
Water with a high concentration of dissolved minerals will inhibit the performance of soap, detergent, shampoo, and other cleaning products. This is especially noticeable when the washer or dishwasher is used. Fabrics washed in poor quality water will fade and wear more quickly than those washed in softened and filtered water. Glasses and dishware will be cleaner and they won’t have those hard water spotting issues. With better quality water, it is possible to use less soap and lower temperatures to achieve superior results.
4. Preventing Skin and Hair Problems
The aforementioned poor performance of soap and shampoo may cause skin irritation and tangled hair problems. People with pre-existing skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, and others, will notice these changes first. When you consider how much money we spend on the best bathing products and skin care creams to deal with these problems it can be a sobering thought. When people make the switch to soft and filtered water they are often surprised at the improved condition of their skin and hair.
If you want to install a home water filtration system in your home, contact your local water treatment specialist.
By EcoWater Systems.
EcoWater Systems of Nebraska is the largest water treatment company in the state and is a member of Water Quality Association.