We all know that water is an essential component of life. It covers about 70% of this vast planet and makes up about 60% of our bodies. Without it, life would cease to exist as we know it. Water is imperative to even the simplest actions of our daily lives from taking a hot shower, to drinking your morning latte to doing laundry. Much of your home activities revolve around clean, drinkable water. So why not ground your space with the most efficient and technologically advanced water systems that will help increase your health and wellness?
Before we get into improving wellness through water, let’s start at the beginning.
According to the EPA, “The average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day at home. Roughly 70 percent of this use occurs indoors.” The additional 30 percent consists of outdoor gardening, car washing and pool activities. Living in the U.S., we have some of the easiest access to clean tap water.
The number of ways you interact with the water flowing through your home is countless from washing your face in the morning, to taking a shower, drinking a glass of water, bathing your dog, to cooking dinner. And in all of those instances, the water we use either touches our skin or we consume it. The importance of a healthy water filtration system stretches far beyond its functionality which is to purify water by removing undesired chemicals and pesticides, organic/inorganic materials, and biological contaminants. It can have positive effects on your health and mental wellness, improve skin conditions and improve the air quality in your home.
The benefits of a water filtration system go far beyond the ones we listed above, albeit those are the key benefits when it comes to health and wellness. We consider our homes a recharging station. The place where we wake up each morning and lay our head at night. We raise our families in our home, entertain friends, shelter our pets and, nowadays, spend a lot more time within those four walls than we used to.
According to British manufacturer, Watercare, the health benefits of filtered water consumption includes “skin hydration, nutrient absorption, weight loss, detoxification, digestion and a reduction in the risk of cancer. Drinking pure water helps to support the immune system and mental health function. You can also add clearer skin to the list of health benefits. Unfiltered water can expose you to contaminants such as chlorine, fluoride and other irritants.
A water filtration system doesn’t just help improve the water that you use and consume. The air that circulates throughout your home can also reap the benefits of clean, filtered water. A filtration system can feed already filtered water into your central air’s humidifier which will provide cleaner air for your home, helping reduce the number of airborne allergens and irritants floating around your home.
Improved air quality in your home has been linked to increased quality sleep and a reduction in allergies. Air purification at home is exponentially more important when there are small children or pets in the household. We have an entirely separate post on air purification, if you are interested in learning more
With a water filtration system comes cleaner water. An obvious benefit, we know, but one that is probably more imperative than you would think. Aside from consuming cleaner water, which we mentioned above, the clean, filtered water provides added benefits for your laundry. The water used to wash your clothes can cause skin irritation, eczema and other skin conditions.
A water filtration system helps remove contaminants from the water, softening it, and improving the efficacy of soap. That removal of contaminants requires the use of less laundry and dishwasher detergent. Not to mention that when you run the dishwasher, chlorine vapors (chlorine is often found in non-filtered water) are dispersed throughout the home which end up in the air you breathe, leading back to our previous point of air purification.
We have mentioned a litany of benefits that a water filtration system can provide, but now we can recommend a few systems to consider.
Onit Home offers a whole home water filtration system that will help reduce the consumption of bottled water and help reduce the wear and tear on plumbing and appliances.
Radiant Life offers a similar unit that helps remove chlorine, chloramines, fluoride, heavy metals, VOCs, and hydrogen sulfide.
What do you think is the best benefit of a water filtration system? Tell us below!