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Is It Worth Getting A Whole House Water Filtration System?

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The quality of the water you use for drinking, bathing, and cooking all depends on your home’s water source. When you have a municipal water supplier, you have no control over the water’s quality. Water filtration systems enable you to improve your water’s quality so that it meets your standards.

There are two kinds of filtration systems: point-of-use and point-of-entry. You install point-of-use systems at individual water sources, like your kitchen sink. You install point-of-entry systems, or whole house systems, at the source of your home’s water supply, treating all the water that enters your home.

There are a number of benefits to a whole house water filtration system. Curious? Read on…

1. Removes Harsh Chemicals

Municipal water treatment facilities treat water with harsh chemicals to remove bacteria. The most common chemical to use is chlorine – an additive that kills bacteria. Although the chlorine levels are strictly mandated to remain in a safe range, you still expose yourself and your family to the chemical.

If a water well supplies your home with water, the water can often contain other chemicals which can also affect your laundry. Over time, unfiltered water may result in premature damage to clothes, bedding, and towels.

2. Removes Contaminants

A contaminant is a physical, chemical, biological, or radiological substance in water. While the presence of contaminants doesn’t necessarily pose a health risk, most contaminants are harmful if consumed at high levels. Prolonged pesticide exposure, for example, can lead to impaired eye, liver, and kidney function.

Both municipal and well water can contain contaminants, including the following:

  • aluminum
  • bacteria
  • chloramine
  • lead
  • nitrates and nitrites
  • pesticides
  • uranium

Whole house water filtration systems remove contaminants from the water, ensuring it’s safe for drinking, cooking, and bathing.

3. Protects Your House’s Plumbing

Sometimes, the impurities in unfiltered water can damage your home’s plumbing system. They result in corrosion of the pipes as well as sediment buildup – weakening the integrity of your home’s plumbing.

Whole house water filtration systems remove the impurities before they touch your pipes, keeping your plumbing system protected.

4. Improves Your Water’s Taste

Most tap water tastes (and smells) slightly of chlorine. A whole house filtration system removes chlorine from your water. Once the chlorine, chemicals, and contaminants are gone, your water tastes better!

An added bonus of a whole house filtration system is that it doesn’t remove important minerals from your water. This helps your water taste even better.

5. Aids Your Immune System

If your family member has a compromised immune system, they are at higher risk of side effects caused by exposure to chlorine or other contaminants. Unfiltered water can pose a risk to their immune system. It can also aggravate allergies and worsen asthma symptoms.

Staying hydrated is extremely important to help your body fight off diseases, maintain everyday function, digest food, and remove toxins from your bloodstream. And when your tap water is safe and delicious, you’re almost guaranteed to be well-hydrated!

Drinking pure, filtered water aids and supports your immune system to keep you and your family healthy. You can facilitate a healthy lifestyle for your family by investing in a water treatment system.

6. Whole House Filtration Systems Are Low Maintenance

On top of all their benefits, whole house filtration systems are convenient, easy to use, and require little to low maintenance. In general, the sediment filter and carbon filters should be replaced once or twice a year. The exact length of time will depend on the type of filter you have, your area’s water condition, and your family’s water usage.

Is It Worth Getting A Whole House Infiltration System? Absolutely!

With all these benefits, it’s easy to see that it is absolutely worth getting a whole house filtration system.

Now that you know all the good a water treatment system can do, what are you waiting for? Get one of our experienced plumbers at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric to install a filtration system today.

If you have any questions or want to know more about your water treatment options, contact us today at 1-800-475-1504. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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