When it comes to whole house water systems, there are two main improvements that impact the entire home:
Filtering water removes dirt and chemicals like chlorine and chloramines.
Conditioning water helps prevent scale buildup on pipes, fixtures and shower doors.
Installing a salt-free whole house water system ensures water from every tap in your home is quality drinking water and not full of salt. When salt is added to home water, the city is unable to recycle or reuse the wastewater for irrigation or farming. This is why traditional water softeners are banned by many cities across the country for wasting water. Water softeners “soften” water by adding salt to your water, exchanging salt ions for mineral ions.
A salt-free whole house water system that filters and conditions your water provides quality water from every faucet in your home.
Having a home filtration system turns every faucet into a source for drinking water. It’s like having limitless bottled water. Filtering out chlorine and chloramines from tap water, makes it taste better and not smell like a swimming pool. Most city treatment plants use chlorine and ammonia to kill harmful bacteria in our tap water. Chlorine and chloramines (the bi-product of mixing chlorine and ammonia) remain in the water unless we take extra steps to filter the water in our home.
Bathing in filtered water improves skin and hair. Chlorine and chloramines makes skin dry and hair brittle. Depending on the levels of chlorine in your city tap water, chlorine may even give blonde hair a green tint or cause hair treatments to not last as long. During a hot shower, the chlorine in tap water oxidizes to form chlorine gas. Inhaling and absorbing chlorine gas increases the amount of chlorine our bodies metabolize over time. This exposure to chlorine and other disinfection byproducts may be a cause for concern.
The quality of your water impacts the quality of your food. Removing chlorine and chloramines from water prevents these chemicals from soaking into your pasta or baking into your bread.
Filtering out chlorine and chloramines with a whole house water system helps maintain the plumbing infrastructure of your home. Over time, chloramines can damage your plumbing, causing pinhole leaks in copper pipes and corroding rubber, copper and plastic fixtures.
Use less laundry detergent and have clothing last longer when you remove chlorine and chloramines from your home water. Filtered water naturally has reduced water tension, making it easier for detergent to permeate clothing. This means you don’t need to use as much laundry detergent. Chlorine and chloramines also cause extra wear and tear on clothes. Over time, chlorine slowly has a bleaching affect and eats away at the integrity of fabric, making threads weaker over time. Chlorine and chloramines can also be an issue for family members with sensitive skin.
If you’re constantly scrubbing white mineral deposits (scale) off your kitchen and bathroom fixtures, then you might live in an area with hard water. “Hard water” is when there are excess magnesium and calcium minerals in your water. Conditioning home water helps prevent these naturally occurring minerals from sticking to your fixtures, shower doors, cookware and coffee maker.
Protected Pipes & Appliances
Conditioned home water extends the lifespan of your appliances and protects pipes. Many homes experience scale buildup on pipes and appliances. Conditioning water prevents minerals from sticking to your pipes and appliances.