If you own an old water softener system or simply don't like the taste of your water, then perhaps it's time to upgrade to a new drinking water filter for your home. Not only will you be helping the water to perform better with your appliances, such as your dishwasher and washing machine, and all aspects of your plumbing, but you'll also be purifying the water by removing harmful minerals and biological specimens, helping to keep you and your family healthier and preventing harmful diseases down the road. There are a number of reasons to install a new drinking water filter, and with our water sources unfortunately becoming slightly more polluted each year with medicinal traces and unhealthy build ups of other pollutants, there really isn't any reason to wait much longer.

Keep Your Water Calcium Free

A drinking water filter can help to remove calcium from the water running through your house by softening the water. Soft water refers to clean, pure water, while hard water refers to any build up of metals and minerals in your water supply. Soft water is easier on your plumbing and appliances, and calcium won't build up on the insides of your pipes like it would with hard water. Of course, you'd need to purchase a drinking water purification system that includes a water softener for your entire home, but you might find this option to be too expensive to handle at the current time.

On the cheaper side of things, you can purchase smaller drinking water filters that fit right beneath your sink or similarly tiny areas. These can still cost in upwards of one thousand dollars, but they work great to keep you healthy and make your water taste better by removing minerals and organisms. There are a number of different types that would help to clean your water: distillation, reverse osmosis, and UV are some of the most popular purification techniques used today. Reverse osmosis is considered the most effective, but it has a relatively slow cleansing rate for water. A reverse osmosis drinking water filter that can filter 30 gallons or so a day (the general range of many popular models out there) will be enough for all of one bath a day, but it should be more than enough for anything you do at the sink. No matter which type of purification system you choose to install, these drinking water filters help to clean not only the water that you drink, but also the water that you wash food in, water the garden with, and clean your clothes in.