Clean Water Helps Keep You Healthy
Water makes up about two-thirds of who we are and influences 100 percent of the processes in our body. Therefore it is important to stay hydrated. Chronic dehydration has been called “the hidden epidemic” and an estimated 75% of all North Americans are chronically dehydrated. Even mild dehydration can zap your energy, make you tired and affect mental clarity. Dehydration can have a noticeable effect if you lose as little as 2% of your body’s water content. Studies show that even mild dehydration (1-3% of body weight) can impair brain function. Be aware that water loss of 9-12% total body weight can be fatal.
Research shows that drinking water can reduce the risk of colon cancer by 45%, bladder cancer by 50%, and possibly reduce breast cancer risk as well. In a study on the effects of water on headaches, participants experienced “total relief” from their headaches within 30 minutes of drinking on average two cups of water. A new study shows that drinking 16 ounces 30 minutes before meals leads to more weight loss because you’ll feel fuller.
Hard Water Costs You More Money Overtime
Water quality varies from home to home, and there are many water problems that can cause your water to appear cloudy with a bad smell or taste. A water filtration system can be used for neutralizing acidic water, chlorine removal, filtering out sediment, and improving your water’s taste, odor, and color. There are different types of filtration system including reverse osmosis, water softener, and water treatment systems. These systems provide effective removal of unwanted impurities, chlorine removal, water sanitation, and treatment.
The average daily household water uses 350 gallons and up to 85% of American households are affected by hard water. Hard water is the result of a combination of dissolved minerals that cause soap scum and water spots and can shorten the lifespan of appliances. Hard water needs 20-30% more energy to heat water, and 3-4 times more soap or detergent for cleaning and laundry. Hardness is measured in grains per gallon as calcium carbonate; 1 grain equals 17.1 milligrams per liter. For gas water heaters, 5 grains per gallon of hardness cause an 8% loss in efficiency, and an 8% increase in cost when using 100 gallons of hot water per day. When the water at home is bad, people consume more bottled water and buy lotions for skin and detergents for cleaning.
Americans spend a lot of money on bottled waters of all kinds. From the fruit infused to the antibiotic boosting water, there are different bottled waters that can cost ridiculous prices. Many of these bottles end up in landfills or oceans, polluting the planet or endangering animals. In addition to money wasted on bottled water, hard water and chlorine in water cause a bad smell and taste, dries your skin, fades your clothing, and wears your appliances. A whole house filtration system is suitable for chlorine removal, neutralizing acid in water and filtering out mineral build up. Investing in a whole home water filtration system can save you money while making you feel better giving you cleaner water right out of the faucet.