According to the Water Quality Association, more than four out of 10 Americans use a home water treatment unit. Despite the increasing rates, there are still a surprising number of misconceptions that many people take for fact. Here are just a few common myths about home water treatment.

  1. Myth: Bottled water is cheaper than home water purification systems.While this is obviously true in the short run, the cost of consistently having to buy bottled water adds up faster than one might think, not to mention the harmful effects bottled water has on the environment. Whole home water purification systems are a one-time investment that will actually make your water cleaner than any bottled water you could buy at the store. Plus, you’ll no longer have to worry about making pesky bottle returns or losing your deposit. It’s a win-win.
  2. Myth: Whole home water treatments are high-maintenance.While water treatment systems do require a certain level of maintenance, it’s a very small amount. The only real maintenance required is changing the filters, which only has to be done once every few months. The filter changing process is incredibly easy and can be performed by almost anyone. Plus, it’s still less maintenance than having to go buy a pack of heavy water bottles every week and return the empties.
  3. Myth: Only an expert can install a water filtration system.This myth is more understandable, because water filtration technology has grown to become quite advanced over the years. However, the majority of systems certainly don’t require an expert to install. In fact, many UV water filtration systems come with instructions to help you install the system with ease.
  4. Myth: Isn’t a water softener enough?Another common misconception, water softeners only deal with issues having to do with water hardness. They’re installed very similarly to water filtration systems, but unfortunately, they won’t do a thing against other contaminants present in tap water, such as chlorine. However, if the water source is trustworthy and water hardness is the only issue, a water softener may be ideal. But, if your tap water smells or tastes funny, it should be thoroughly tested to determine the issue before buying a suitable water filter.

Ultimately, having a good, clean source of water is essential for living a healthy life. For more information about UV water filtration systems, contact Freshwater Systems.

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