Environmental concerns surrounding our water have risen in recent years. Homeowners are using water purification systems to provide the cleanest water to their families. Water is an essential element, but there are many systems available to choose from.
Large families benefit greatly from the large capacity of the multi-system water filtering systems. Their large size often means they are hidden from view in large drawers or beneath a counter. The filter needs replacement only a few times a year depending on use. They are the most expensive option, but they do remove organisms, minerals, chemicals and toxins found in the water. The multi-system water filtering systems are more environmentally friendly than the other options.
A mid-point option is the portable countertop reverse osmosis water purification system. Smaller than the multi-system water filtration systems, the reverse osmosis filters out rust, salt, chemicals, minerals, chlorine and sediments. Individuals focused on clean water may enjoy a reverse osmosis system, but the process does strip the water of all minerals even those that are helpful such as magnesium. They use more energy than pitchers to produce the powerfully clean water. They’re also portable sitting either beneath a counter or on top of it.
The least expensive option to filter water is with filtered pitchers. Because it is a pitcher, you can fill it up and store it in the fridge to have cold water on hand at all times. The filters remove chlorine, large sediments and microorganisms from the water. The filters require frequent changes and don’t hold much water. The pitchers must be constantly refilled.
Ultimately, the water purification system that is right for your home depends on your budget and needs. Most local water systems provide an annual report of contaminants in your area. This report can help you make a decision on what is best for your family’s health. Clean water is essential to a healthy life.