Benefits of Whole House Water Filters
Using raw county or municipal water can have a negative impact on your health, clothing and many other areas of your life and home. Carbon filtration is one of the most common forms of water filtration used today. Using Activated carbon can remove contaminants and impurities from your water using chemical adsorption. Activated carbon filters are effective at removing Chlorine, sediment or particles, Volatile Organic Compounds and improving the water for taste and odor. It is not adequate for the removal of pathogens, microorganisms, bacterial cysts, and some pharmaceuticals which is why most customers choose reverse osmosis for drinking water.
With that said using filtered water throughout your entire home has many benefits.
Here are some things to keep in mind:
1. Filtered Water is Better for Your body
When you wash your body with unfiltered water, you may come to find that it dries skin and hair. Just the same, unfiltered water can have a negative impact on your hair.
For example, the county ads Chlorine to water so that as it arrives into your home, it maintains a level of disinfection that will prevent airborne bacteria growth and immediate harm you when consumed. These chemicals are essential in their role of keeping safe, sanitary standards but too much chlorine in your water removes natural oils from your skin often worsening skin issues like eczema. Your hair isn’t left out! As a result, your scalp produces more oils, leading to hair that is unhealthy and dry which can often be hard to manage.
2. Filtered Water is Better for Your Clothes
It’s common to think about the health of your skin and hair, as it pertains to the type of water you use, but you may never think twice about your clothes.
Did you know that unfiltered water can damage your clothes? With repeat exposure to high levels of Chlorine, you will notice that darks fade and colors don’t last long. Elastics are damaged through time extensive exposure too. Not to mention the fact that chemicals from the water can sit on your clothes, and come in contact with your skin.
3. Effects on Water Using Appliances
You do your best to keep your appliances in good working condition, as repairs and replacements can be costly. However, this is easier said than done when using unfiltered water. Rubber seals, rings and parts are affected by Chlorine too! Chlorine is a strong oxidizer that quickly destroys plastic and rubber components in water using appliances accelerating plastic degradation.
Filtered water can have a positive impact on your home and health.
If you’re ready to take full advantage, we have a variety of whole house water filters to choose from. We can help you find the one that’s perfect for you, your home, and your budget.