Water Treatment Systems Offer Better Water Than Bottled Water
With the rising costs of running a household, many consumers are worried about the expense of buying healthy food and bottled water. However, these days, there is simply no need to feel the burden of buying enough bottled water for you and your family. In home water treatment systems can provide an efficient and effective method of obtaining clean, safe drinking water, that is not only cheaper, but better than bottled water.
Understanding the Variety of Systems Available:
When you begin to research residential water treatment systems, you may find the variety of options to be a little overwhelming. While each of these systems is designed to treat tap water and improve the water quality, they each work in a different manner. It is important to understand the basics of each technique to determine which is best suited to your particular needs.
The simplest form of water treatment is distillation. This involves the water being heated to create steam and the resulting vapor being collected as distilled water. As the steam rises, most chemicals, viruses, bacteria, chemicals and other pollutants are left behind before the vapor condenses back into water. Distillation water treatment is available in the form of countertop appliances or as a built-in unit. Built-in units offer greater convenience, but they tend to be far more costly. In fact, built-in distillation filter units can be the most expensive systems on the market.
Activated Carbon Filtration:
Another common form of water filtration uses activated carbon filters. These filters can be used to remove unpleasant odors or unpalatable tastes. They can also be used to remove certain organic chemicals, which may be hazardous, however, activated carbon filters tend to be ineffective to remove bacteria or inorganic chemicals. This means that this type of filtration is often used in conjunction with other methods. This type of filter is available in a number of forms including pour through counter top appliances such as pitchers, faucet attachments, under-counter units and whole house systems.
Reverse Osmosis is considered to be the gold standard and the most effective method of water treatment. The water is forced through a semipermeable membrane capturing any dissolved minerals. These types of systems generally feature pre and post filters to remove any sediment and lighter organic chemicals. This makes reverse osmosis very effective at removing a wide variety of pollutants including nitrate, chlorine, lead and detergents. Reverse osmosis water treatment systems are available as a countertop or under sink model, both of which can provide the most economic solution, creating clean safe drinking water for less than the price of bottled water.
With the increasing concern about the environmental impact of disposing of plastic bottles, not to mention the potential danger of hazardous chemicals leaching from plastic bottles into the water, domestic water treatment systems are becoming even more attractive. With the efficiency and effectiveness offered, it is now possible to obtain clean safe drinking water in the comfort of your own home. By choosing the right system, you can effectively cut your household expenses without compromising on drinking water quality.
About The Author:
Greg Scott is President of Valparaiso based Miracle/EcoWater Systems, the premier water conditioning company in Northwest Indiana serving the Lake, Porter and LaPorte County areas. A 3rd generation water treatment professional, Greg grew up in the family owned business started by his grandfather in the late fifties. He has made water treatment his life and under his direction and high-standards, the company’s water treatment experience, knowledge, and products are unrivaled in region.