The Benefits Of A Water Filtration System

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With a water filtration system installed in your home, you're assured that clean water is flowing out of your faucets. For the past 25 years, WaterSmart Systems & Plumbing has been working to provide its customers with the best possible water for drinking, cleaning and cooking. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of a water filtration system, and trust the experts at WaterSmart to add one to your home - our factory trained technicians can expertly set up and install any drinking water system, and installation is always free when you purchase a new system from WaterSmart!

 

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The Benefits of a Water Filtration System

There's no shortage of options out there today when it comes to accessing the cleanest possible water for your home. You can add filters to individual faucets, but a whole-house filtration system is good for general uses like drinking water, showering, and cooking by removing toxins from the water. 

 

Water Filtration System Removes Toxins, Saves Money

According to Summit Energy, some of the positive results of filtered water are:

  • Chlorine removal: Filters remove chlorine and chlorine by-products from the water, both of which have been shown to be harmful to human health over long periods of time.

  • Eliminate other toxins: Having a water filter on sources like a few taps or using whole house filters can be the last line of defence against over 2,100 toxins that can get into your water after it is filtered by your water provider.

  • Lead: Water filters also remove lead in the water right before you receive it, reducing the risk that it will regain any of that lead before you drink it.

  • Cost: Having filtered water come directly from the tap can be more cost-effective over time than buying small bottle after small bottle of water, where you’re paying for the plastic as well as the water inside.

As an addendum to the final point, it takes three times the water to make a small plastic bottle as it does to fill it with drinking water. 

According to WaterDocs, "While the bottled water industry says 1.39 litres of water go into producing each bottle, these companies do not take the entire process into consideration and have therefore underestimated: a true water footprint should include all freshwater used in production, including the water used for packaging. When you take these externalities into account, the actual number is more like 3 litres of water used in the entire production of one plastic water bottle."

 As an alternative, WaterSmart offers 18 liter refillable bottles full of clean, filtered water.

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Filtered water is clean plus cheaper and better for the environment than stocking your home with small bottles; talk about a win-win!

 

Health Benefits of a Water Filtration System

A water filtration system not only helps you feel better on the inside, but it can help with various outward issues as well. For example, consider the following:

  • Aesthetics: Many people don't drink enough water because they just don't like the taste and/or smell of it. Filtered water from the tap is frequently better tasting and better smelling than unfiltered water.

  • Shinier, softer hair: Chlorine in unfiltered tap water is what makes most people’s hair dull and flat. Removing the chlorine can make your hair shiny and appear healthier. A water filtration system is also going to make your hair softer, as chlorine also dries out your hair.

  • Reduces skin problems: In general, chlorine only hurts your skin in the long run, eventually causing you to spend money on expensive lotions or treatments to look healthy and happy. Chlorine makes skin dull and rough, just as it does to hair, and removing the chlorine from your water can help.

  • Healthier nails:  Having a water filter can also help you have healthier, stronger nails. Chlorine and other toxins weaken your nails, either from prolonged exposure through washing dishes, or internally from drinking it. Filtering the water removes those toxins and helps your nails grow stronger and more beautiful.

  • Digestion: From preventing the over-absorption of sugars and harmful chemicals to promoting metabolism and regular bowel movements, water is a central part of the entire digestive system. Filtered water is important to make sure this works correctly.

  • Nervous System: Considering that the brain is mostly water, healthy water is the key to total body health as well as avoiding problems with the nervous system. Many headaches, from tension to sinus headaches, can be alleviated or at least lessened to some degree by drinking more clean water.

  • Detoxification: If water isn’t healthy or already filled with chlorine and other chemicals, the water won’t be effective in cleaning the toxins out of our bodies. The kidneys need pure, fresh water to detoxify the body. Clean water helps the kidneys rid the body of toxins and keep your urinary system working well. Healthy water also reduces your risk of bladder infections, improving the immunity of your body. 

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A water filtration system brings a number of health benefits.

 

Water Filtration System Installation Is Easy!

There's a couple of ways you can enjoy the benefits of a whole-home water filtration system.

WaterSmart's reverse osmosis (RO) water systems provide the best purified water possible for drinking and cooking. We not only sell the best drinking water systems in the business, the DURO Reverse Osmosis system, but we will also install it at no charge.

There's also the option of installing a dechlorinator - if you are concerned with the chlorine that is added to municipal water, it can be used with any softener or without one to improve the quality of your water. 

The installation time will vary depending on your existing plumbing set-up and type of system to be installed. If you decide to install your drinking water system yourself or have a non-professional do the installation for you, you can void the store warranty.

Unless your system has been mounted in an unfinished basement furnace room, then a large amount of costly water damage can result from a leaking drinking water system.

By choosing to have WaterSmart install your water filtration system, you get the following:

  • Free delivery.

  • Installation of the new system, hooked up to any necessary plumbing

  • Set-up and programming of the unit

  • Removal and hauling away the old water unit (as long as it isn't a rental unit)

  • Testing to ensure proper operation

  • Demonstration on how the unit works

  • Clean up the job site

 

Trust WaterSmart to Hook Up Your Water Filtration System 

If you would like to learn more about getting a drinking water system for your home, contact the water experts at WaterSmart. We have been serving the drinking water needs of the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, and surrounding areas for 25 years.

 We would be happy to discuss with you what kind of water filtration system would be beneficial to you.

If you choose to purchase one for your home, one or our expert master plumbers will install it for you free of charge.