We’d all like to know that the water we consume is as clean and pure as possible, but all water is not the same. The water that comes out of our taps contains numerous impurities, and the EPA states that we should reasonably expect our drinking water to have at least some contaminants.
Arizona has hard water, and groundwater in our state has been found to contain fertilizers, fluoride, pathogens, and radioactive elements. Many of us are concerned about the quality of our local drinking water.
A water filtration system is an excellent option for anyone who’s worried about water quality and wants pure, filtered water in their home.
Knowing the various types of water filtration systems available will help you decide which solution is best for your home.
There are some real advantages to filtered water, and Chas Roberts specializes in installing various types of filtration systems to meet your individual needs.
Here are seven reasons to install a water filtration system in your home this year:
Tap water often has an unpleasant mineral taste and a chlorine smell, and it doesn’t make for enjoyable sipping or cooking.
Water that tastes or smells disagreeable can affect the taste of the food we prepare and limit the amount of water we want to drink.
In our warm Arizona climate, we need to stay hydrated, and we’ll be more likely to drink plenty of water when it’s filtered and doesn’t taste or smell bad.
Drinking clean water is vital for our health.
The EPA standards for drinking water are for healthy people. Anyone with a compromised immune system or other health problems may be more vulnerable to microbial contaminants found in drinking water.
A water filtration system will provide healthier water filtered to a higher degree that tastes better than tap water.
The reduced level of contaminants in filtered water may also help those suffering from gastrointestinal problems.
People who experience dry skin, eczema, or psoriasis will find the softer water of a filtration system is gentler on dry, irritated skin.
Contaminants in unfiltered water not only make contact with skin but can also be absorbed through the skin, making filtered water a preferable option.
A water filtration system can soften our hard Arizona water, reduce damaging corrosion to our plumbing, and help extend the life of our appliances.
Mineral buildup can clog pipes and faucets and force our water heater, dishwasher, and washing machine to work harder.
If our appliances have to work harder, we’ll end up paying higher energy costs and have to replace our appliances sooner. Pipes corroded by hard water can lead to problematic and costly cracks and leaks.
Americans use billions of plastic water bottles each year, many of which are not recycled and are a significant source of environmental pollution.
Installing a water filtration system reduces our reliance on water bottles to supply us with filtered water, and we won’t have to store an endless supply of water bottles in our homes. We’ll be putting less plastic waste into the environment, too.
Most water bottles are also made from single-use plastics, which can leach chemicals into the water, which we then drink. The bottled water we believe is pure may contain more chemicals than we think.
Buying bottled water for a family of four for a year can cost hundreds of dollars.
Investing in a water filtration system can pay for itself rather quickly, especially when you factor in the cost of everyone in your household drinking several bottles of water a day.
In addition to its other benefits, installing a water filtration system in your home makes sense economically, and there’s no wasted water from partly consumed water bottles.
The high mineral content in Arizona’s hard water can leave a residue on dishes and force your dishwasher to work harder. It can also reduce the cleaning ability of soap on your clothes.
Softer water eases the workload on your appliances and makes for cleaner dishes and clothes, and it can also reduce soap scum and mineral deposits in your shower.
If you use a humidifier in your home, filtered water won’t introduce waterborne contaminants into the air as unfiltered water can.
Cleaner air means asthma and allergy sufferers can breathe more easily, and everyone in your home can enjoy improved air quality.
About Water Filtration Systems
Different water filtration systems are designed with various goals in mind. Your choice will depend on your local water and what type of water treatment system will best meet your needs.
Chas Roberts specializes in the installation of the following types of water filtration systems:
Particle filtration removes traces of particles from water and sediments from well water.
Activated carbon filtration removes unwanted taste and odor from water. It can also minimize health hazards, remove pesticides and solvents, and reduce radon gas and chlorine levels. This process doesn’t soften or disinfect water, though.
Distillation removes microorganisms, minerals, and metals from water, and it also kills bacteria and leaves few contaminants. Units with carbon filters can remove volatile organic chemicals.
RO systems are prevalent in Phoenix, as the five-stage filtration process improves the taste and purity of drinking water. The intricate process of reverse osmosis produces pure water that tastes great.
The ion exchange process replaces calcium and magnesium ions with sodium or potassium ions, making for softer water. Water softeners can also remove metals from water, but not organic chemicals, pathogens, particles, or radon gas.
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