Water filtration systems may seem unnecessary for most homeowners. After all, the city enjoys a constant supply of clean drinking water, and water hardness isn’t much of a problem. However, these systems are immensely beneficial. The cost benefits of installing a filtration system make installing one in your home worth considering.
In this piece, we explore the cost-saving benefits of water filtration systems to help you decide whether they’re worth the investment.
Reduces Spending on Water Bottles
The chemicals and salts in water from the main supply give it a weird taste. That’s why most people opt for water bottles that are not only clean but also tasteless. These water bottles are more expensive than tap water and cost you a lot more than you think.
While you can buy a bottle of water with pocket change, buying multiple water bottles daily over a long period adds up to a fortune. A water filtration system eliminates buying water bottles because you get fresh, clean water minus the weird taste from your tap.
Improves Your Appliances’ Efficiency
Hard water can do a number on your electrical appliances, especially your water heater and washing machines. Hard water contains dissolved salts that deposit themselves on appliances like water heaters, washing machines, dishwashers, and others. These mineral deposits compromise the efficiency of your appliances.
This compromised efficiency means you have to pay more to use your appliances. For instance, a water heater with scale deposits requires more energy to meet your normal hot water demand. The mineral deposits form an insulating layer on the tank and heating element. The heater thus requires more energy to eat past the mineral deposit to get to the water, translating to hefty energy bills.
Water filtration systems remove the minerals from water to soften it. This softening safeguards your appliances’ efficiency, so you don’t have to spend more money than you should on energy. You could save a bundle on energy bills every year.
Extends Your Appliances’ Lifespan
The mineral deposits that reduce your appliances’ efficiency also compromise their lifespans. These mineral deposits accelerate the wear and tear of your appliances, making them break down faster. You have to spend money on repairs or replacements more often than you should.
Water filtration systems save money by reducing how often you repair your appliances. By removing calcium and magnesium salts from water, your appliances last much longer. That way, you get value for your money and save on premature replacements.
Allows Soap to Lather Easily on Clothes, Dishes, and Your Body
The minerals in hard water reduce the cleaning power of soap. The magnesium ions in hard water react with soap to form a solid precipitate that doesn’t dissolve. This precipitate makes it difficult for soap to lather and clean your clothes, dishes, and utensils. You’ll have to use more soap to clean your clothes and utensils.
Furthermore, the solid precipitate that forms while using hard water to clean clings on your clothes and dishes. As such, you’ll have to use a lot of water and clean them multiple times to get them clean enough. Doing so wastes soap and water and is a lot of money down the drain.
Water filtration systems remove these calcium and magnesium ions, so soap lathers easily with whatever you’re cleaning. This increases the soap’s cleaning capacity and means you don’t have to use too much soap, translating to massive savings in the long run.
Extends Your Plumbing System’s Lifespan
The mineral ions in hard water build-up salt deposits in your plumbing system, causing crusty faucets, shower heads, and pipes. This is unattractive and disrupts the smooth water flow in your plumbing system.
The salt builds up and narrows the water’s pathway through the pipes and, in severe cases, clogs the pipes completely. The excess pressure from clogging leads to disconnections in your plumbing and large-scale leaks. You have to pay to repair or replace the broken pipes and the faulty fixtures.
Water filtration systems prolong the life of your plumbing system by eliminating specific mineral ions. This lowers the risk of clogs and breakages in your plumbing system and saves money on plumbing repairs and pipe replacements.
Reduces Medical Expenses
Water filtration systems eliminate disease-causing bacteria, viruses, fungi, chemicals, and contaminants. Ingesting these substances is incredibly detrimental to your health and requires prompt medical attention. Bacteria, viruses, and fungi could lead to gastrointestinal issues like dysentery, severe diarrhea, and Giardia infection.
Filtration systems provide you and your family with clean drinking water to protect you from these diseases. This protection means you don’t have to spend money on medical diagnoses, treatments, or ongoing medication.
Other Benefits of Filtration Systems for Homeowners
Water filtration systems offer a slew of other benefits for homeowners. Some of these benefits include:
Better Water Quality
Filtration systems improve drinking water quality, providing ocean, odorless, and tasteless water for your home. That way, you can always stay hydrated and live a happy, healthy life. You also get better-quality water for washing clothes, dishes, and your body.
Protects the Environment
By using tap water, you no longer have to buy bottled water to hydrate. The reduced reliance on bottled water reduces the impact of plastic water bottles on the environment.
Easy to Install
Installing filtration systems is a breeze if you hire the right plumbing company. The installation process is minimally invasive and takes a short time, so you can have clean water in record time.
Better Water for Pets
Pets need clean water to grow and thrive. Regular tap water may contain contaminants that may harm your pet. Filtration systems ensure your pets get the best water to drink and bathe in.
Get a Filtration System Today
Water filtration systems offer great benefits that cannot be simply overlooked. They are great for your health and your pocket. Filtration systems are one of our specialties at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Fort Worth. Contact us today to learn more about water filtration system installation.
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