3 Reasons To Consider Home Water Filtration
August 5, 2015
By and large, we are lucky enough to live in a country that has a safe and consistent supply of clean water. Through a combination of community water tanks and private wells, the U.S. has built a water and irrigation system to be envied the world over.
This being said, safe does not always mean optimal, and what is optimal for you and your family often varies on a case by case basis. Depending on what these variables are, it might make sense for you to look into water purification options for your home. A home water purifier or a well water filtration system could go a long way in optimizing your water supply for good health and productivity, especially if one of these three circumstances apply to you:
1.You Have Hard Water
Hard water simply refers to water with a very high mineral content, usually because it’s been keeping company underground with deposits of limestone and chalk. While not usually harmful persay, running hard water through appliances such as coffee makers can cut a machine’s efficiency by nearly 50% and waste energy. It can also cause build-up on your shower fixtures and irritate the eyes and hair. One way to combat hard water would be to invest in a water softener with an iron filtration system. Iron filtration is a great way to reduce the amount of iron and other unwanted minerals in your shower and drinking water. You might also want to look into a water filter shower head or some other form of iron filtration system if…
2. You Have Sensitive Skin
If too much iron or manganese can cause black stains and crusty build-up on your shower walls, imagine what they might do to acne prone skin? Sure, acne won’t kill you, but if reducing your risk of the bothersome pustules is as simple as installing a shower filter, isn’t it worth it?
3. You Have Finnicky Vitamin Issues
Believe it or not, we need minerals in our diet just as much as we need things like antioxidants, carbohydrates, and proteins. You’ve probably heard that an iron deficiency, for example, can cause anemia and fatigue, but having too much iron in your system can also cause issues such as liver strain and arthritis. The risk of these problems is low, but if you’re the type of person who is extremely sensitive to the chemical make-ups of things or has a lot of food allergies, a whole house water purifier is probably a good idea. It will also give your home fixtures and appliances a longer life span.
If you’re not sure whether or not your water is optimal, hard, soft–whatever, water tests are available at most hardware stores. And make sure to pose any questions you have in the comments. You might get some free advice!