Why You Need A Whole House Water Filter & A Drinking Filter

Combining water filtration systems gives you multiple lines of defense against contaminants.

By: Katherine Lawrence

You’ve been thinking about water filtration – maybe you even have a whole house water filtration system or a drinking water filter already. But guess what? That good ol’ saying about strength in numbers actually rings true – this is the moment when you realize two is truly better than one.

Combining a whole house filtration system with a drinking system provides you with multiple lines of defense against water contaminants and their effects on your health.

Why You Need A Whole House Water Filtration System

A Whole House water filtration system is a great first step. Aquasana systems reduce up to 97% of chlorine or chloramines from your water. These harsh chemicals, leftover from municipal water treatment, can wreak havoc on everything from your skin and clothing to your household appliances and pipes. Chlorine and Chloramine can even become chloroform in steam form while you’re taking a shower. And while the concentrate is very minimal, it can still have an impact on your body.Drink healthy, filtered water.

Municipal water treatment is a necessary evil. It’s the first step in eliminating bacteria and viruses that can cause all sorts of stomach – ahem problems. The city is working to do right by you! (Don’t fall into that new water fad: Raw Water.) However, chlorine and chloramine take a toll on the pipes that push water into your home, breaking them down, and causing them to leach contaminants like lead into your water.

Even more so, there are “natural” events happening in our environment every day that can influence what’s coming through your pipes: agricultural farming, heavy rains or possibly floods, droughts, and more. Farming can bring in chemicals like herbicides and pesticides, floods carry contaminants long distances from one location into the water supply of another, and droughts can cause cyanobacteria to grow that can ultimately end up in your water. Adding a UV filter to your whole home system can offer additional protection against bacteria and viruses that could be present in your water.

By installing a whole house filtration system, you’re establishing your first line of defense against any water contaminants that might be hitching a ride in your water.


Why A Drinking Water Filter Is Just As Important

Yes, a whole house water filtration system tackles incoming contaminants, resulting in healthier water from every faucet in your home. As much as we’re probably all cool with washing our hands and bathing in chlorine free water, you might want to add that second line of defense (hint: a drinking filter) before taking a sip!

Now, you might be wondering why a whole home filtration system isn’t just as powerful as a drinking system, or why not make a Reverse Osmosis system for an entire house? The longer your water spends with the water filtration media, the more contaminants that specific media removes. This would require a whole house system to slow down the flow – quite literally. Water pressure to your shower, appliances, kitchen sinks and all other faucets would decrease. Typically, this isn’t a sacrifice people are willing to make throughout the home. When someone is ready to fill up their glass, though, water pressure doesn’t seem to be quite as important.

Once you take a sip of water, it travels through the entire body with more touch points on your insides than you might imagine. A large portion of water contaminants are those we can’t see, smell, or taste. Those contaminants are coming into contact with all of those bodily organs.

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Reducing 99% of up to 88 contaminants means a whole lot more when you realize what could really be in your drinking water! For peace of mind, all Aquasana drinking systems have a Claryum® filter. Simply put – Claryum® filters are NSF certified to reduce all the things you can’t see, smell, or taste for a complete list of 77 contaminants.

RO systems reduce the tiniest of contaminants including things like Fluoride and Chromium +6 for a complete list of 88 contaminants. Some filters, like a Brita pitcher, are certified only for chlorine, taste, and odor. As you can see, drinking systems range in variety, and you might need to do some research on how to choose the right one. We’re here to help – check out a couple of our bestsellers!

wholeHouse+Drinking_filter_featureThe Solution: Combine a Whole House System with a Drinking Water System

Again, multiple lines of defense against contaminants that could affect you and your family’s health will ensure peace of mind with healthy water for years to come. Use both types of water filtration – opt for that extra layer of protection. It provides the best drinking water that money can buy. Win the battle against contaminants – the fight is easy with Aquasana.