Water is essential for your survival, but poor quality water can harm your health. Though most of us drink water that has been treated by our city before it comes to our tap, this water may still contain some contaminants that are bad for our health. At the very least, water may not appear as clear or taste and smell as fresh as you want due to physical contaminants like traces of sediment.
If you're interested in improving the quality of drinking water in your home, then you should consider equipping your kitchen sink with a drinking water system. With the right system, you and your family can drink your water with confidence and peace of mind, knowing that it's both healthy and delicious.
What’s the Best Water Filter
System for My Home?
With so many different options on the market, looking for the right drinking water filter system for your home can feel overwhelming. To identify the right choice for your home, you should consider a few different major factors. These include the type of home you live in, your location, and your budget. When you take these three factors into account, you can select a filter that will meet your needs and help improve your quality of life.
Type Of Home
The first thing to consider is what type of home you live in, such as a house, condo, or apartment, and whether you own or rent your home. This question matters because, if you rent, you may have certain restrictions in your lease when it comes to the installation of a water filtration device.
Many leases will not allow you to make modifications to the plumbing in your home. This means filtration systems that go under your sink or whole-home systems that go near your water heater may not be viable options in your case. A filter that attaches to your sink faucet, showerhead, or other fixtures, on the other hand, shouldn't count as a modification to your plumbing.
If you own your home, then you don't have to worry about restrictions with modifying your plumbing. You are free to choose any type of filtration system you want for your home. Still, you may have other logistical limitations to consider. For example, you may not have enough room under your sink for a filtration system to be installed.
No matter the type of home you live in, whether you rent or own it, and what sort of space you have to work with, you can find a great water filtration solution to meet your needs. Multipure's systems come in a variety of configurations to accommodate your situation. Plus, they are compact and can fit in nearly any space.
It isn't just your home itself that you should consider but also where your home is located. The area where you live can play a major role in determining your water filtration needs. This is because different areas get their water from different sources, and these water supplies all have their own inherent pollution issues.
To find out what contaminants are common in your area, ask your local provider for information. While this can be helpful, testing your water is the best way to find out which contaminants are present in your water supply. You can do this at home, or you can send a sample of your water off to be tested by a certified laboratory.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) divides water contaminants into four categories — physical, chemical, biological, and radiological. An example of a physical contaminant that may make its way into your water is sediment. Chemical contaminants can be naturally occurring in your area or can be man-made from things like pesticides, industrial pollutants and medications. Biological contaminants include viruses, bacteria, and other microbes. Radiological contaminants can occur naturally wherever there are uranium and radium deposits, and they can also be produced from man-made nuclear reactions.
While some contaminants may be relatively harmless, others can be hazardous to your health, especially in large concentrations. It's important to know which categories of contaminants you need to protect yourself from in your area and then use this information to help you find a water filter that will do the job. For instance, many filters will not take out biological contaminants, so if those are a concern in your area, you'll want to select a filter that can handle removing these tiny microbes.
As with any purchase, budget is also a concern. The cost of drinking water filters can vary dramatically. It's helpful to do a little research to see what sort of filter you may need and then consider differences in price from option to option. If you can afford to pay more, then you may want to opt for a whole home system. If you're working within a tight budget, then a smaller filter for your kitchen may be the best option.
It's important to note that, while drinking water filtering systems can be costly, they are an investment. This means you're not just throwing your money away. Instead, you'll enjoy a return on your investment for months and years to come. In this case, that return is cleaner, healthier water and the likely health benefits derived from that water. However, you may also enjoy a financial return on your investment.
If you don't feel comfortable drinking your tap water now, then how are you getting your drinking water? According to the nonprofit The Water Project, Americans spend an average of over $100 on bottled water per person every year. That means a family of four could easily spend over $400 in a single year on bottled water. To put it in perspective, that's more than the cost of a Multipure Aquaversa filter system. If this describes you, then you could actually save money by investing in a drinking water filter.
How Much Does a Drinking
Water System Cost?
If you're wondering how much you should budget for a drinking water system, the answer depends on your filtration needs and what you can afford to spend. While, as we stated above, some filters will do more than you need them to do, it is also true that price can be an indicator of quality.
In other words, if you find a filter that seems exceptionally affordable, it is likely because it doesn't really do much to help improve the quality of your water, and if you find one that is exceptionally expensive, it's probably because it tackles multiple layers of contamination issues to purify your water. That said, you should always do your research to make sure you're not overpaying for a system that does the same thing as one that may be hundreds of dollars cheaper.
One thing to look for in any water filter is official NSF certifications. These certifications indicate what a water filter system is really capable of. While companies can make claims about their filter's capabilities, an NSF certification is an objective way of ensuring you're getting a filter you can count on to meet your filtration needs.
At Multipure, our drinking water systems range from just under $200 to a little over $1,000. Each option offers its own set of capabilities. Of course, higher-end options will do more to enhance the quality of your water, but even if you can't afford a higher-end option, you'll still improve your water by installing a more economical filter. You don't need to wait until you've budgeted a large sum of money to start enjoying cleaner, healthier water.
What Are the Different Types
of Water Systems?
Multipure's Drinking Water Systems line includes five main product options. These water filter systems are all designed to enhance the quality of your tap water to make it appear clearer, smell and taste better, and be more healthful for your body. No matter which system you choose, you'll enjoy better water that enhances your quality of life.
How Multipure Can Help
Multipure is dedicated to helping people solve their water quality issues with the many filtration systems we offer. Our solid carbon block filters can treat a wide range of contaminants that commonly affect your water supply. Since water is such an essential part of our lives, Multipure doesn't stop at just filtering your drinking water. We also have systems to help dechlorinate your bath and shower water, filter water from your garden hose, and more. We even offer a system that filters the water throughout your entire home.
Multipure is on a mission to improve the world, one glass of water at a time, one person at a time.