Water, “agua” in Spanish, or “eau” in French however you call it Water is very important to our health and well-being. Most doctors recommend consuming between 6-10 glasses of water per day. This is important since our body weight is made up of around 60% water. Every system in your body depends on water. For example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues.
With that said it is very important to have a clean, chemical free, water source at your family’s disposal. Bottled water is can be an expensive over the long-term and not very environmentally friendly. Think of all of the plastic bottles that are used every day from people drinking bottled water. Plus you have the added cost and inconvenience of having to purchase cases of bottled water from your local supermarket or shopping club.
You could always drink water from the tap but then again your run the risk of consuming contaminants, chemicals and other impurities that may be present. And I don’t know about you but the last time I tried to drink my tap water it had this horrible chlorinated taste to it. Not something I want to be putting into my body on a regular basis.
Now I have experimented with various types of pitcher based water filters over the years. While these are pretty good they leave allot to be desired. For one you have to constantly refill the pitcher with fresh tap water. And if it is not filled up and you want water in a hurry you have to wait for the water to slowly pass through the filter. Another downside to pitcher filters is the frequent cleaning of the container and filter replacement costs. You also have to contend with the water picking up food odors from the refrigerator. Over time I have noticed that the water doesn’t taste as good when compared to bottled water.
One solution to the bottled and pitched filter dilemma is to install an under-sink based water filter.
These are units that have their filters mounted underneath your sink while the spout is located on your kitchen counter usually next to your faucet. These units directly filter your tap water for immediate use. You basically place your glass, water bottle, teakettle or pot directly under the filter spot and turn the knob or press the button. The installation is pretty easy and the filters usually last 6 months or longer.
One under-sink water filter that I recently tried out is the High Performance Drinking System from Filtrete™. This product is easily installed underneath your sink. They offer a quick-change 6-month filter, maximum filtration and a flow rate of around 0.75 gallons per minute. This filter reduces sediment, chlorine taste and odor from your tap water. The Filtrete™ Professional Water Filtration System does all that, while also reducing parasitic cysts. I highly recommend this water filter not only for its convenience but for the great tasting water it produces. And if your still not sold think about these two reasons to make the change: cost and the environment. Bottled water can cost 500 to 4,000 times more than filtered tap water. And 85% of used bottles end up in landfills.
Disclosure “I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Hunter Media on behalf of Filtrete and I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Regardless all opinions and writings are my own and I only recommend the products and services I use personally or believe will be good for my readers ”