Water is a crucial element of our survival. 70% of our being is made of it, and we can’t live longer than a week without water intake. It is also essential to know how important it is for us actually to consume clean water. More often than not, our bodies become exposed to harmful bacteria and other dangerous elements which can seriously risk our lives. Water can be a large deposit of such hazardous components. Therefore we need to make sure we drink water that is entirely free of impurities.
Today’s water filters contain the necessary technology to get rid of most harmful elements and, at the same time, leave the minerals which are healthy for our body.
But what are the actual benefits of installing a water filter system in your home? We’re presenting you with 10!
It is Cost-effective
Americans spend a whopping $16 billion on bottled water every year. One bottle of water is relatively cheap, but the costs will add up in the long run: On average, a single American citizen spends around $216 a year on bottled water. With all factors considered, if you are a family of four, you will most likely be spending about $1600 a year only on bottled water.
On the other hand, water filters are more expensive upfront, yet their cost per gallon will decrease further over time after replacing the filter costs less than $18/year. Thus, in the long run, you will be saving a lot more money having a water filter system in your house rather than consuming bottled water.
It is Massively eco-friendly.
Have you ever thought about what it takes to produce water bottles every year? 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide are released into the atmosphere, and 38 billion water bottles are dumped in the landfills in the US only!
Getting filtered water allows you to retrieve clean water directly from your tap, which not only saves you money but also helps the environment. You will have a significant contribution to reducing harmful plastic waste in the environment!
Removes chlorine and other dangerous water impurities
Before distribution, it is necessary to decontaminate the water from all the present harmful bacteria to be considered safe to drink. In the US, chlorine is the principal chemical used to sanitize water by most water suppliers. While this compound is a highly effective disinfectant, it is also a harmful chemical to human health and can cause cancer. Luckily, water filtration systems are built to filter out all the remaining chlorine in the water. For your information, Activated Carbon or Charcoal Filter naturally absorbs most of the chlorine in the water.
Removes heavy metals from water
While water can contain healthy minerals beneficial to your health, it can also carry heavy metals, such as mercury, arsenic, or lead. These substances are very harmful to the human body, especially children, and can cause serious problems, even if they’re ingested in small amounts. Filtering the tap water will significantly reduce the amount of these metals in the water and improve the quality of your life. It is necessary to know, however, that not every filter removes heavy metals. But for instance, the Aqua Belle replacement filter #F40L reduces heavy metals.
Removes organic contamination
Did you know that some organic contamination might still be left in the water, even after disinfection with chlorine or other substances? This way, elements such as hormones, pesticides, or even drugs are still a consumption risk through tap water.
The good news is that installing a water filtering system ( residential or commercial, based on your needs) will take care of this issue by significantly reducing organic remains in the water you’re about to drink.
It is also reported that the bacteria Giardia and Cryptosporidium Cysts are responsible for intestinal illnesses, may bypass suppliers’ checks from time to time, and be present in your water. Many water filters will reduce the presence of such harmful bacteria by more than 99%. Hence installing a filter in your house or commercial unit is highly advisable.
Removes taste and odor
Taste and odor in the water are often two of the top reasons bottled water is often the preferred option to tap water. The unpleasant odor of tap water is usually associated with the chemicals used to eliminate contamination and the heavy metals in the water. Since the water filter removes these chemicals and heavy metals, it also automatically stops the unpleasant smell and taste in the water. This way, the filtered water will taste better and fresher. You will also no longer feel the need for bottled water!
Another major issue with tap water is limescale. When the topic of “hard water” comes up in a conversation, limescale is the cause. It is the chalky, white-ish build-up usually found at the bottom of tea kettles, pipes, or even sinks. Many areas have a significant concentration of limescale in tap water. Bottled water sometimes has limescale too.
Limescale is not generally unhealthy, but it makes water taste even worse. That’s why having a water filter is an excellent solution. The filter will greatly diminish traces of limescale in the water, hence increasing its quality.
Filtered water boosts your health.
As the filter has removed or reduced most or all of the non – desired elements in the water (odor, taste, heavy metals, chlorine, organic contaminants), which are a potential hazard to your overall health, it also keeps the healthy minerals. While you consume filtered water, not only will you prevent harmful elements from entering your body, but you will additionally enhance the consumption of good nutrients necessary to boost your overall health.
Cooked foods and drinks taste better with filtered water.
If you’re cooking with tap water, all the organic contamination, as well as the metals and limescale, will be present in your food. Your cooking ingredients can also absorb these elements, making your food taste slightly different. On the other hand, the clean, odorless, tasteless, and fresh filtered water, will enhance the flavor of your food.
Water filters are low maintenance.
If you think about it, between filtered water, tap water, and bottled water, tap water is the alternative with the lowest maintenance level. However, it is highly advisable not to use tap water for health reasons.
On the other hand, bottled water is a nuisance when it comes to ordering, transportation, storage space, disposal, and carrying the heavy bottles around.
What about filtered water? You only install the filter system once in your lifetime, and most filters require replacement once every six months. The Aqua Belle replacement filter (F40L) is good for two years, or it can filter 2,500 gallons. Water filters are very low maintenance compared to bottled water and very easy to manage when a filter replacement is needed.
Water filters are an added value to your life. Be it on the financial, health, or environmental side. Furthermore, various agencies often publish results of bottle water testing, which leads to a second thought about buying any water bottle.
On the other hand, there is a wide variety of water filters out there, and several factors should be considered. These include how much you’re willing to invest, how often you would like the filter changed, or what type of water filter is best for the area you live or work.
At Aquabelle, we have carefully gathered a quality collection of water filter systems for residential or commercial use for you to understand better what these filters do and how effectively they clean your water.
In conclusion, we think we’re all in agreement that we should look for better ways to keep our water and environment clean, and water filters can be an excellent solution for it.