There’s no doubt that installing a home water filtration system can help eliminate foul smelling water or make bad tasting water taste better. But are there additional benefits beyond helping your water smell and taste more palatable? Absolutely! Today, we’re going to take a closer look at the different types of home water filtration systems available. Then, we’ll investigate the many benefits of having your own water treatment system.
Types of Home Water Filtration Systems
Residential water filtration comes in several different forms but these are the three most common:
1. Reverse Osmosis (RO) Drinking Water Systems
This type of system is known as point-of-use water treatment. In other words, water is filtered right where you’ll be using it. With an RO drinking water system, typical installation is right under the kitchen sink. These systems are ideal if you’re simply concerned with drinking water quality, not the quality of water used in the rest of your home.
2. Chlorine Removal Systems
If you live in an area served by municipal water, this type of home water filtration system can help your water smell and taste better. Chlorine is used by municipalities to disinfect water and make it safe for human consumption. Just because it’s deemed ‘safe’, however, doesn’t mean you want to taste or smell chlorine in your home on a daily basis. Chlorine filters safely and effectively absorb the chlorine from your water supply, leaving you with water you can actually enjoy using!
3. Water Softeners
It’s estimated that approximately 80% of American homes have hard water, or water that’s high in calcium and magnesium. These minerals leave their mark behind in the form of mineral buildup, scale, water spots, and other negative side effects. A water softener is a home water filtration system that removes these minerals, leaving you with softened water that is much easier on your appliances, fixtures, hair, and skin. These systems are known as point-of-entry, meaning that water is treated as soon as it enters your home.
Depending on the water quality in your home, any or all of these types of water filters can be used alone or together. Your local water treatment company can help you decide exactly which system is ideal for your needs after performing a simple water test.
Important Benefits of a Home Water Filtration System
We’ve already touched on a few of these but here are some of the most common reasons why homeowners choose to install a water filtration system:
1. Unlimited access to safe drinking water
Reverse osmosis drinking water systems can eliminate many harmful water contaminants. If you’re concerned about water quality in your area, an RO system can give you peace of mind.
2. Better for the environment
When you choose a home drinking water system over buying bottled water, you reduce plastic bottle waste. A side benefit – you’ll save your back, too, because you won’t be lugging heavy cases of bottled water home from the grocery store each week!
3. Better tasting water
Any of the home water filtration systems above can improve your water’s taste. And that means improving the taste of other beverages made with that water – coffee, tea, lemonade, and even ice cubes!
4. Easier cleaning
Anyone who has lived with the negative effects of hard water can attest to the amount of elbow grease and cleaning agents required to clean mineral buildup or scale off fixtures. Cleaning with soft water still requires effort but much less of it!
5. Money savings
Using a home drinking water system is cheaper than buying bottled water in the long run. You’ll also see money savings with a water softener since soft water helps clothes and water-using appliances last longer. Less soaps, detergents, and shampoos are also required with soft water vs. hard water so the savings can really add up!
6. Fewer plumbing issues
No one likes to have to call the plumber but you may be doing that more than you’d like if you continue to live with hard water. That’s because mineral buildup clogs pipes and can even make water-using appliances such as your water heater work less efficiently. A water softener solves these problems and more!
Affordable Water Treatment Options For Your Home
At RWI Water Systems, we believe that everyone deserves access to safe, quality water. That’s why we offer a variety of home water filtration systems to meet your specific needs. Simply give us a call today and our expert technicians can explain your options and help you find the best solution for your household.