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Whole House Water Filtration Systems

A whole house water filtration system is designed to filter all water at the point it enters your home.  This means all of the water you use in your house will be filtered, as opposed to just the drinking water.  A whole house water filtration system is guaranteed to remove more chemicals from your water than any other type of system.  There are several reasons why this may be important to you, as outlined below.

First, consider that the water you drink and the water you cook with should be of equal quality.  Any water you use in cooking will be absorbed by the food and therefore ultimately eaten.  If you are cooking with unfiltered municipal water, you risk ingesting contaminants.

Next, think about the water in which you bathe.  If your water is contaminated, you are risking having toxins absorbed through your skin.  If your unfiltered bathing water contains any chemicals, such as chloroform, they will turn into a gaseous state once exposed to heat, which means you will be breathing them in.  Relatedly, and perhaps most importantly, a whole house water filtration system can actually help to remove pollution from the air in your home.  By filtering out the chemicals before they enter your house, it prevents them from dispersing into the air.  As a result, everyone in your home will benefit from avoiding contaminated air that could lead to severe respiratory problems.

Finally, using cleaner water throughout your home will result in some unexpected benefits, such as better tasting water, softer skin, hair, and clothing, and lower bacterial growth in your showers.  The main thing to consider when purchasing a whole house water filtration system is your water usage.  Usually, a unit that can clean approximately 6 gallons of water per minute should be sufficient, but you should speak with a licensed plumber about choosing the best one for your needs.

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