The Top 7 Benefits of Filtered Water

Discover the benefits of filtered water, from reducing dangerous contaminants to improving skin and hair health and protecting your appliances.

By: Maggie Irish

From parasites to pathogens, unknown contaminants in your tap water pose serious risks to your health. While your municipality does its best to provide clean tap water to your home, they’re not always successful at reducing contaminants to safe levels. And if you rely on a private well for your water supply, you definitely want to make sure it’s treated properly. 

Getting a water filtration system is a great way to protect against contaminants present in tap water, but filtered water also has a few additional benefits you might not know about. In this article, we’ll discuss the top benefits of filtered water.

What is filtered water?

Filtered water is water that has undergone a filtration process to reduce the amount of impurities like sediment, chemicals, and metals. There are several different types of water filters such as activated carbon, reverse osmosis, and mechanical filtration that address different contaminants. Often, water filtration systems will use a combination of filters to address different types of contaminants. For example, a whole house water filter may use a mechanical pre-filter to catch sediment and then a carbon-zinc filter to tackle chlorine.

7 Benefits of filtered water

Filtered water has many benefits that can impact everything from your health to your pipes and appliances. Let’s explore these more in-depth.

1. Reduce dangerous contaminants

First and foremost, a major benefit of filtered water is that it reduces harmful contaminants in drinking water. A variety of different sources can contaminate drinking water, whether it’s agricultural or industrial runoff, human and animal waste, or naturally occurring heavy metals. The risk is especially high if you use well water, but even water that’s been treated may have trace remnants of chemicals used during the treatment process. Contaminants may be invisible to the naked eye, but can be dangerous for your health. By using a water filter, you can reduce the presence of contaminants and make your water safer for your health.

2. Healthier hair and skin

Contaminants don’t just make water dangerous to drink, contaminants like chlorine and chloramines can also dry out and damage your hair and skin when you bathe. With a shower filter or whole house water filter, you can reduce the presence of these contaminants to help protect your hair and skin. Aquasana’s shower filters can reduce more than 90% of chlorine in your water supply, leaving your hair and skin soft and nourished instead of dry and depleted.

3. Improved taste, smell, appearance

While some contaminants are invisible to the naked eye, there are other cases where water may appear cloudy and have a foul taste or sulfur smell. Beyond the health implications, this can also make water unappealing to drink. Using a water filter can help you get water that looks, smells, and tastes better which may encourage you to drink more water, increase hydration for a healthier lifestyle, and even make your food taste better.

4. Reduced wear and tear on appliances and pipes

If your tap water is full of calcium, magnesium, and other minerals, you might have hard water that’s contributing to scale buildup in your pipes and appliances. This mineral buildup causes clogs in pipes which can lead to lower water pressure or even bursts. It also puts greater strain on appliances that use water like a dishwasher or washing machine, which causes them to work less effectively and reduces their lifespan. While water filters themselves don’t address hard water, many whole house water filters come with a softener or conditioner which specifically tackles hard water to prevent these issues.

5. Softer, longer-lasting clothes

In addition to mineral-rich water damaging the health of your washing machine, impurities present in your tap water can also damage your clothes. Chlorinated tap water fades the color of your clothes faster, and mineral deposits from hard water may appear on your clothes or even damage them during a wash. If your clothes frequently appear faded, damaged, stiff, or dingy — a whole house water filter can address the contaminants causing the issue to help your clothes look better and last longer.

6. Improved air quality

One of the most relaxing parts of taking a shower is breathing in the steam. However, chemicals present in your tap water like chlorine can be extremely dangerous when they evaporate as steam during your shower. According to the Michigan Department of Community Health, chlorine vapor forms hydrochloric acid when it comes into contact with moist tissues like those found in the nose, eyes, throat, and lungs. By opting for a shower filter, you can protect against vaporized chlorine and improve your air quality while you shower.

7. Environmentally and cost-friendly alternative to bottles

Even when people recognize tap water poses a risk, some turn to bottled water as a solution which can be expensive and is bad for the environment. Around 80% of the single-use water bottles we buy end up in landfills — and each bottle takes up to 450 years to decompose. Investing in a water filter is better for the environment, and can save you money in the long run by not having to constantly rebuy bottles. Even if you like the convenience of being able to take a bottle on the go, you can filter at home and choose your own reusable water bottle which may hold more water and even allow it to stay cool through insulation like our Clean Water Bottle offers.

Experience the benefits of filtered water with Aquasana

If you’re tired of contaminated tap water damaging your clothes, wrecking your appliances, and posing a risk to your health, it’s time to get a water filter. From shower filters to whole-house filtration systems, Aquasana offers a variety of water filters to help you improve the quality of your tap water so it’s healthier and more enjoyable for you and your household.

Shop Aquasana’s selection of water filters to begin enjoying high-quality filtered water at home today!


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Maximum-flow whole house water filtration system reduces 97% of chlorine at 2X the flow rate. Lasts 1,000,000 gallons or 10 years.