One of the great things about having water filters on each of the taps in your home is you don’t have to run to the kitchen filtered tap to get a fresh, clean, great tasting drink of water. Of course, this also means that you don’t have to expose your skin to harsh water from city water supply or even from a well, you can shower in pure, filtered water that is much gentler on your skin. Your hair also won’t be rinsed in water that may leave a residue; rather you will find it is shiny, healthy and soft.
However, not everything we use water for is for drinking and bathing. Most people also provide water to their cats, dogs, birds, fish or other pets from a variety of facets in the home. Providing pets with only pure filtered water is a great way to help avoid contaminants in their drinking water as well. These filters in the bathroom or the laundry room make getting Fido a drink a very simple task. Watering plants is also much easier since you don’t have to worry about what herbicides or industrial types of cleansers you may be adding to the plant every time you water.
Water filters for the kitchen sink are probably the type that most people first choose. These can be added to the existing tap if you select an on the counter model. With a simple exchange of the existing aerator at the end of your facet with a diverter and a connection of the intake and outlet hoses to the filter you are ready to enjoy fresh, filtered water. Under the sink models will require the installation of a separate drinking water tap, but this is very easy to do on your own if you have just basic tools. Even someone that has never tried a do it yourself project will have no fear of taking these home improvements on.
You may want to consider adding one of either of the above mentioned types of water filters in your bathrooms as well. After all, most people drink water from a bathroom tap, use the water to brush their teeth as well as wash up. The very low cost of these types of filters makes it a simple and very economical way to provide safe drinking and washing water for your entire family.
Shower filters are another great option. These devices simply screw into your existing shower pipe, with the head and filter replacing your existing shower head. Very compact and lightweight, these filters remove chlorine and other contaminants from the water, preventing dry skin, skin damage and even helping your hair to stay shiny and clean. These filters are also designed to balance the pH of the water, preventing further drying out of the individual cells in the hair and the skin. The result is less scratching, flaking and itching over the entire body.
If you don’t want to have a different filter at each sink or tap, whole house water filters may be the answer you have been looking for. These larger filter systems are installed on the main water line coming into the home, ensuring that all existing taps provide you with clean, pure, healthy filtered water each time you turn them on. You can also save in replacement filters with this option, which may be an important consideration if you have several taps in the home. All options are a great choice; you just need to decide which works the best for you.
Cameron Rochelle, “Water Filters for the Entire Home,” Associated Content by Yahoo!