Pros and Cons of Different Water Filtration Options

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Young girl drinking water from a glass.
Little girl drinking clean water on a bed. She is staying healthy by staying hydrated.

Contaminated or just bad tasting drinking water is a rising concern in the good, ole’ US of A.  It’s something that, as a nation and a culture, that we haven’t need to worry about in the past.

Many people overcome this issue by buying into the bottled water industry.  However, that leads to other concerns such as the overproduction, use, and trashing of billions of plastic bottles per year.  Our landfills and OUR OCEAN are paying the price for our clean water needs.

What’s the Best Drinking Water Solution?

Filtering water at home saves the environment and money by cutting down the huge plastic bottle problem and being able to drink great water without the bottled water price.  Home water filters remove contaminants and make water taste great. (As opposed to New York City water!)

So, let’s go over the different pros and cons of filtering water at home.

Filter via Faucet

As you may already assume, these filters are attached to faucets and the water is filtered as it passes through.

Pros: 

    • Inexpensive
    • Easy to Install
    • Cheap Filter Replacement

Cons:

    • Faucet interference and flow regulation
    • Need to change filters every 8 to 12 weeks

Pitcher Filtration

You’ve seen these before.  They’re large pitchers with built-in and removable filters at the top of the container.  As you pour, the water is filtered as it is poured into a glass or other container.

Pros: 

    • Inexpensive
    • Easy to use

Cons:

    • Change filters every 8 to 12 weeks.
    • Water supply is limited by the size of the pitcher and/or the number of pitchers you use.

Water Coolers

Many people now have these in their homes as opposed to being mainly prevalent in office settings.  The infamous “water cooler gossip” spot in many workplaces.

These are automatically cooled and/or heated dispensers that filter a large water jug turned upside down on top.

Pros:

    • Delivery and Maintenance by a company.
    • Filtered, ice-cold or hot water on whenever you’d like it.

Cons:

    • Ongoing delivery can get expensive.
    • The large, 5-gallon jugs are heavy and many people are unable to handle them.

Whole House Water Filters

Lastly, we have the whole house filtering systems that we talk often about here at WaterOsmo.  These systems are expensive and are mounted under or over the sink.  They filter the water in a volume that the entire house is using and drinking safe, filtered water from the tap.

Pros:

    • The most filtered and sure way to get safe water.
    • Systems last a long time and should always come with a warranty
    • Filters last a long time (up to 6 months) so upkeep and costs are more spread out.
    • For everyone in the house.

Cons:

    • Expensive units and filters.
    • Possible maintenance could be an issue.

Drink Filtered Water As Much as Possible!

Staying healthy and fit starts with a balanced diet. Naturally, you should be aware of the correct weight and monitor it for your age. Talk to your doctor to learn what foods you should avoid and follow your eating routines. You don’t have to say that the favorite food, which is high in calories, should go, no matter how convenient it is if you try to shed some pounds. Ensure that foods with high fiber and low fat are included. If you have been eating cereal for a while now because it is children’s food, then again be a kid and eat cereal.

Of course, not the high variety of sugar but a good grain cereal quality. Another health tip that we need to remember sometimes is drinking plenty of water. Every day you should try to drink at least 8 glasses of water. This can also be water from sources such as soup. Try some of the high-quality filtered water like Penta water if you really can afford it. Drinking water purifies the body from harmful impurities and hydrates the body.