Three Reasons you should Have Filtered Water in Your Home or Business
Many homeowner and business owners consider the importance of having filtered drinking water in their house or office, but fail to realize, particularly in the case of ones home, that a simple filter BIG BOX store bought pitcher may not do all that much.
Better Tasting Tea and Coffee
Whether you have hard water from a well or your water supply has been chlorinated by municipal water treatment facilities, it is likely that you have noticed an odd taste in your tea and coffee at home or at work. Although you may have attributed this to the particular brand of tea or coffee, and might have even tried other more expensive brands with little to show for it, it has probably less to with the coffee or tea, and more with the main ingredient… the water. Luckily, changing to filtered water in your coffee maker or teal pot will immediately improve the taste of your hot or cold beverage. Filtering your water in fact will remove water hardness particles and any chlorine or chloramines to ensure that all of your beverages taste better across the board. Regardless of whether you prefer to sit down with a relaxing cup of tea or enjoy a strong espresso, latte or cappuccino to get you started in the morning, professionally filtered water will allow you to savor your beverage of choice like never before. This applies to water dispensers at work as it does to a dedicated R.O. (Reverse Osmosis) tap in your kitchen.
Better Pasta. Better Bread
If you are an avid cook, you may have noticed that your breads and pasta made at home are a little lackluster when compared to professionally made ones. This may be due to the presence of chlorine in your tap water. Contaminants present in the same water used to make your food will not only affect the overall taste, but can have a significant effect on the yeast used. Bread yeast is particularly sensitive chemical interference and temperature. Your bread in fact may have a compromised texture and not rise properly. This is especially true in sourdough recipes. Additionally, pasta (home made or otherwise) boiled in municipally chlorinated tap water will beless palatable compared to pasta cooked in filtered water without chlorine. Bottom line, whatever, you are cooking in your kitchen with water, you are likely to find that using s filtered supply will improve the taste.
Cleaner Vegetables. Tastier Fruits
Most consumers are aware that washing fruits and vegetables is critical in washing away pesticides, dirt residue and other potential bio chemical toxins. Unfortunately, using chlorinated tap water can actually contaminate your fruits and vegetables with chlorine byproducts. You may have noticed on occasion that if you wash your greens and lettuce in chlorinated water, they have an unpleasant, pool water like, aftertaste and have actually lost some of their natural sweetness. This means that if you switch to washing your fruits and vegetables with professionally filtered water, you should immediately notice an improved taste and have the assurance that you are not contaminating your produce with any microbiological chemical disinfectants present in your tap water.
Although an under countertop R.O. system or a larger scale WHOLE HOME SYSTEM or even a Point of Use Cooler may seem like a major investment for your home, cheaper alternatives such as simple carbon cartridge pitchers may not be as effective or sufficient producers of filtered water to meet your family’s drinking water and kitchen preparation needs. Since the vast majority of pitchers have a capacity of only several cups, with large ones topping out at 10, they are not a truly practical option for family use. Since it is recommended that adult women drink 75 ounces and men drink more than 100 ounces of water each day, you may find it exasperating needing to constantly refill a small pitcher again and again every day. Fortunately, whole house and under counter systems ensure that you have an almost infinite supply of high quality water every time you need it.
About The Author, Terry Reeh, Partner EcoWater Systems of Nebraska:
With more than 25 years experience in the residential and commercial water treatment space , Terry is a WQA (Water Quality Association) certified water specialist, LEVEL 3, as well as a WQA certified sales representative. In addition to running the day-to-day operations of EcoWater Systems of Nebraska, one of the biggest water treatment and water delivery enterprises in the state, Terry currently sits on EcoWater Systems (a Berkshire Hathaway Company) national Peers committee, as a water treatment expert advising other water professionals with less experience on best trade and technology practices.