For many homeowners, water filtration is pretty low on the list of home upgrade priorities. That’s understandable: after all, your home’s air conditioning and water heater impact your life on a daily basis. However, water quality does matter. In this blog post, we’re going to make the case that you should invest in water filtration.
Do you know what’s in your tap water?
According to the non-profit Environmental Working Group, Alexandria’s water supply largely comes from groundwater sources. In 2017, the group found that the city’s water contained elevated levels of Bromodichloromethane and Dibromochloromethane, known carcinogens.
Remember: not knowing what’s in your water doesn’t make it any safer. When you drink, shower, or wash your hands using unfiltered tap water, you’re essentially agreeing that you’re okay with anything in that water entering your body.
It can often be a matter of taste
Most people agree: water from the tap can often not taste as clean or good as filtered water. That’s due to a variety of factors, but here’s a big one: tap water is often sanitized at the municipal level with chlorine. Even residual parts of this chemical can lend water from your tap a strange, off-putting taste.
With a water filtration system, you’ll be able to drink (and feel) clean, purified water. For many homeowners, it’s a game-changer.
Protect your pipes and appliances by softening your water
Since Alexandria gets much of its drinking water supply from underground wells, the water is generally considered “hard.” Hard water is that which contains a larger portion of minerals than normal water, and a much larger amount than softened water.
So, what’s the big deal with hard water? After all, hard water isn’t dangerous to drink. Here’s the thing: hard water has a negative impact on your home’s plumbing and appliances. That’s because the minerals present in hard water eventually begin to deposit on the inside of pipes, water intakes, and, well, anywhere the water goes. Over time, this causing scaling issues that can—at their worst—clog up your home’s pipes.
If your home is struggling with hard water, a water filtration system that also softens water makes sense. By removing minerals from your water, a water softener protects the pipes and appliances in your home, while creating better-feeling water.
Water filtration just makes sense
If you don’t have a water filtration system in your home, it’s time to make the upgrade. Your home’s water will taste and feel better, your appliances and pipes will last longer, and you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that your home’s water is safe to drink.
Here at Southern Air, we’re proud to install Krystal Klear Water Filtration systems. Krystal Klear systems are capable of both purifying and softening your water.
To learn more about and to schedule a free in-home water test, give Southern Air a call at (318) 402-0119. Or, contact our team online.