According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, Americans on average drink a little more than 4 cups of plain water each day. Water in Westchester (New York) and Fairfield (Connecticut) is usually treated with fluoride, chlorine and ultraviolet light. But it may still contain harmful bacteria, chemicals, and other contaminants.
Many people take water for granted and fail to consider its overall quality. By the time a problem arises, it's a significant issue. Luckily, the safest and simplest solution to drinking contaminated water is investing in an advanced home water filtration system.
But what exactly is a whole house system and why you need one?
What is a Whole House Water Filter Systems?
A whole house water filter is installed at its point of entry (POE) into a household and delivers filtered water to all of your taps and appliances including your water heater. This ensures that every drop of water throughout the house, including shower, dishwasher and toilet flush, is safe and clean for use.
Benefits of Whole House Water Filter
1) Protect the environment. Americans send more than 38 billion water bottles to landfills every year. Only about 30% of plastic bottles will make it to a recycling bin, and even if they do, they will never be recycled. With a home water filtration system, you will prevent more plastic from spilling into landfills and to our oceans.
2) Cost Savings. If you are currently buying bottled water, you’ll save a great deal of money by installing a water filter at home. If you drink about a liter of water per day, that totals to saving of over $1,000 each year.
Additionally, heavy metals, minerals, and chemicals in unfiltered water can cause damage to your plumbing system and appliances, including your water dispenser, refrigerator ice maker, garbage disposal, dishwasher and washing machine. A combination of chlorine and ammonia has also been found to increase corrosion. Conditioning your water can alone increase your water heater’s lifespan by up to 50%.
3) Better health. Chlorine and chlorine byproducts found in tap water are known to cause a variety of health issues, including rectal cancer, bladder cancer, and colon cancer. Fluoride and chlorine in the water can also aggravate skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
You may not realize it, but several bacteria, like giardia and cryptosporidium, are commonly found in many home drinking water supplies that can cause gastrointestinal illness. Studies at the University of Pittsburgh have found that on average, absorption through the skin is responsible for 64 percent of waterborne contaminants that enter the human body. Whole house water filtration systems help ensure that the water you use is free from chemicals and other impurities.
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