Water filters are great additions to any faucet because they make water more pleasant to drink, and remove impurities that may make our hair and skin feel a little worn out. Here in Maryland, most of the water coming through our taps is totally safe on its own, but can still be improved on in some areas. In this post, we’ll break down some of the real benefits of adding a water filter to your faucet.
Water Filters vs. Water Bottles
Many families spend a chunk of their grocery budgets on cases of bottled water over and over again. Some might say that it just tastes and feels better than regular tap water, but did you know that bottling companies are typically just filling those bottles with the exact same tap water as whichever county their factory is located in? Considering this, buying bottled water is just paying for the price of shipping and packaging. Adding water filters to your own sinks is a great way to have crisper, more enjoyable water for much cheaper than branded bottles.
It’s also worth noting that bottled water contributes so much plastic waste to our rivers, lakes, and oceans. Even the best recycling programs often fall short. If you’re looking for a way to shrink your family’s carbon footprint, a water filter is a no-brainer.
Filters in the Bathroom
Do you ever notice stubborn dryness in your skin and hair? Maybe it feels like there’s no moisturizing product out there that can help, but your regimen may not be the problem at all. While tap water is generally safe to drink, cook with, and bathe in; there are often trace amounts of metals coming out of our taps that can be hard on our outer appearance. If you want more supple skin and shinier hair, then adding a water filter to your shower, tub, or bathroom sink could possibly be a real game changer.
Weigh Your Options
Not all water filters are created equal, so when choosing one it’s important to know what makes them different. The simplest options are the filter that attach right to the faucet to filter the water as it goes into the sink. There are also more robust ones that can be mounted under the sink if you’d like to avoid messing up the look of your faucets. You should also become very familiar with the process for changing out the actual filter components. Ideally, the filter that you choose will have been certified by NSF International (a product-testing company that can verify the efficacy of the filter).
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