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We all know that wonderful, refreshing feeling of drinking a nice, cold glass of water. And how easy is it to get? For most of us, all we have to do is walk up to the cooler, or open a bottle of water, or turn on the tap…and voila! Fresh, clean water is right there for us to enjoy.

Home water systems are a main source of fresh, clean drinking water. In fact, a home water treatment unit in in use in 4 out of 10 American homes, as reported by the Water Quality Association.

But what exactly do home water systems do? Of course, they produce cleaner water and purer water. This is important, because much of the available water is considered “hard”. This term indicates that there are high levels of magnesium and calcium in the water. Hard water is present in 85% of the homes in America, and this water needs to be softened. Home water systems help with homes that may need water softening, by using residential water filters and a system of residential water filtration.

Home water systems that purify, filter and soften water use a water filtration process known as reverse osmosis. Let’s look at what this process accomplishes in home water systems.

< What is Reverse Osmosis?
Simply put, reverse osmosis is a way of purifying water. When this process is used in home water systems, or also in commercial water systems, it eliminates impurities from the water source (or a solution).

< Why Do I Need a Home Water Filter or Reverse Osmosis?
Turning on the tap and getting running water my be easy, but water in its natural state is hard. Residential water softener systems, a high capacity water softener, or even water filtration for an RV, are a good idea to have in order to maintain good quality water.

< Why Does Water Need To Be Purified?
Viruses can live in water and they are minuscule. Reverse osmosis filters (and ultra filters) are the only way to get water cleansed of viruses. Also, as stated above, too much calcium and magnesium aren’t healthy for humans and when there is too much in the water, the water becomes “hard” and it needs to be purified, or softened.

< Is a Home Water Filter Expensive?
It doesn’t have to be. And let’s put the question of pricing into perspective: tap water costs approximately less than one cent per gallon, compared to prices for a gallon of bottled water which average out to about $1.22 per gallon. That is a significant difference in price and a factor to consider when looking at home water systems.

To sum up, the legendary actress Audrey Hepburn said it best when she said: “Water is life, and clean water means health.” Now that we have looked at the benefits of home water systems, it is clear that they improve residential water quality and are a definite way to achieve this goal of good health for everyone.

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