Water is the lifesource. We have the good fortune to be able to take it for granted more than our ancestors could, but living in the desert occasionally gives us opportunities to fully appreciate a cold, clean glass of water.
Clean water is one of the markers of a thriving civilization and has been since ancient times when Egyptians used copper to deliver water safely. We cook with it, clean with it, bathe in it, and drink it. Given how important these activities are, many of the Phoenix residents we serve at Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing want to have the purest water possible.
Water Filter Benefits
We already have acceptable water quality here in Phoenix, so why install a water filter? It’s true that the city’s water meets or exceeds all standards for water safety and health, but transplants from other parts of the country might point out that the water quality here isn’t as great as it could be. The water has to be treated with chlorine to make it potable, which impacts the taste. Studies have also found things like firefighting foam toxins, lead, and other chemicals in Phoenix water.
This is not to say you should be afraid of your tap water. The fact that these types of things are brought to life is proof that the water is being thoroughly tested. As soon as a situation like this is uncovered, steps are taken to confirm that the water is as safe as it can be. Still, the point remains that the water quality could always be better. That’s why we recommend water filters to all of the Maricopa County residents we serve. When you get one installed, you will immediately start to notice the following seven benefits.
1 – Improve the Taste of Your Water
We don’t have to tell you that it’s good for you to drink water. It’s even better for you to drink pure water. It’s even more enjoyable to get the health benefits of regular water consumption when you have access to crisp, clean water right out of your tap.
Additionally, you will save money on bottled water along the way. According to The Water Project, the average American spends more than $100 on bottled water every single year. This leads to a lot of plastic waste as well as financial waste. This means the average family of five can save over $500 every year by filling reusable water bottles with filtered water at home.
2 – Reduce Limescale and Other Minerals
If you have a tea kettle in your home, look inside of it. Do you see a white stain on the bottom that almost looks like chalk powder? That’s a deposit of limescale, and the buildup is coming out of your water. Your water kettle isn’t the only place you’re getting lime buildup – it’s also all over the inside of your pipes and appliances. This can cause issues for the water systems in your home, and it also makes water taste bad. A water filter solves these problems.
3 – Ensure Safe Drinking Water Quality
For most people, this is the single biggest reason to install a water filtration system. Pollutants don’t just make drinking water taste bad; they can also pose health risks. Again, the city of Phoenix does a great job of treating drinking water and ensuring quality, but there are system failures and other problems from time to time because no system is perfect. Adding a dedicated water filter to the home is a great investment that adds another layer of protection.
4 – Reduce Skin Irritation
If you have sensitive skin, you know how unpleasant it can feel when something irritates it. People who have certain conditions (including psoriasis or eczema) can be especially prone to discomfort when exposed to chemicals like chlorine in their water. If soaking in a bath or taking a shower makes your skin feel worse instead of better, it’s a sign that your body is asking you for clean, pure water.
5 – Get Your Clothes Cleaner
Some of the minerals in impure water can hold back your laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, and other soaps. Water filtration systems eliminate the buildup of limescale and other mineral deposits in your dishwasher, laundry detergent, and other appliances. As a result, these appliances are able to work more efficiently. Your clothes will be extra clean, and your dishes will have an extra sparkle.
6 – Protect the Environment
As mentioned above, clean water in the home allows you to spend less on bottled water. At the same time, you’re using less plastic, which is great for the environment. Even if you’re really careful to make sure all of your plastic water bottles make their way into recycling receptacles, there is no guarantee that they are actually recycled. The Columbia Climate School has reported that much of our plastic waste doesn’t get recycled even after we put it into the appropriate bins.
7 – Prevent Some Plumbing Issues
We’ve mentioned a few times that lime and other contaminants can build up in your pipes and appliances. The short-term effect of this is that the appliances don’t work as well as they should, your water might taste a little bit off, and you’ll notice some limescale. The problems get more severe in the long term, and your appliances and pipes can actually become damaged. Installing a water filter is like an investment that will save you from other expenses in the future.
Types of Water Filters
Once you’ve decided to install a water filter, there are three primary options:
- Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration – Here at Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing we regard reverse osmosis as perhaps the best type of water filter. It’s what we often recommend to the people and businesses we serve, and it’s what we like to install because we know it will provide great results. Reverse osmosis systems use air pressure to force water through a membrane, filtering it along the way. They can handle a large amount of water, are extremely effective at removing contaminants, and can supply the whole home with pure water.
- Activated Carbon Water filters – Many people use activated carbon to filter water because it is so accessible and inexpensive. These filters can be added to the individual faucets, and we commonly see them installed in kitchens, wet bars, and other locations where people commonly drink tap water. They are also installed in restrooms because people use that water to brush their teeth. Unfortunately, these systems have to be replaced often.
- Water Softeners – Also called exchange systems, water softeners are technically cation exchange water filtration systems. They clean water with positive ions that attract negative ions in calcium, magnesium, and other minerals. This is a whole-home system.
Water Filter Installation in Phoenix & Across Maricopa County
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating, and Plumbing is your trusted source for water filtration in the Phoenix area. As a full-service plumbing company in Maricopa County, we have worked with all types of different businesses and residences in the valley. An experienced member of our staff will be happy to walk you through all of your options and ensure you get a great solution for your water filtration needs. Schedule online at your convenience.
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