Water is vital to human survival. We use it for personal hydration, hygiene, cooking and cleaning. Without water man can only live up to three days. Now that we know how important water is, clean water is even more important especially for drinking and cooking purposes. Many families rely on bottled water for clean water at home. But constantly purchasing bottles can be costly and damaging to the environment. A great alternative is to have your own water filtration system at home. Check out these great benefits.
Petroleum is the main ingredient of plastic bottles. As we know obtaining oil can be hazardous for the environment and in some cases the workers themselves. By using a home filtration system you are eliminating the use of bottles because the system allows you to access clean filtered water through your faucets. This means fewer bottles are manufactured and less petroleum will be needed to make the bottles.
One of the problems of using bottled water is space. If you buy bottles for personal use, you can use lots of bottles in the span of 1 week and they can take up a lot of space in your fridge and on your cupboards. Switching to gallon sized water is also space consuming. If a small family can go through 3-5 5 gallon water bottles in a week, they need to store lots of bottles to ensure they don’t run out of stock. 5 gallon bottles can be very big and can take up space in your kitchen floor, pantry and other storage areas. Water filtration systems on the other hand are fitted under your sink or household water tank.
How convenient is it to open your tap and find clean drinkable water? With the use of a filtration system there is no need to change empty bulky gallon sized bottles or to find ways to store them neatly. Water filtration systems are also very easy to maintain. Some systems are even self-cleaning and only need human intervention when it’s time to change the filter.
While it’s true that you have to spend money for a home filtration system, you still save more if you compare it to constantly buying bottled water. Depending on the manufacturer there are a lot of water filtration system models to choose from. Generally speaking the more “high tech” your filtration system the more expensive it is. However, there are also models that cater to families and individuals with modest budgets.