Being able to drink filtered water from your home without buying bottled water is an ideal situation. Not only is it more convenient, but it also saves you money over time and reduces plastic waste. Once you’ve decided that you want to have fresh filtered water right inside your home, the next question is if you want that filtered water to come directly from your tap or if you want it filtered from a pitcher you fill yourself and keep in the fridge? Both options have pros and cons, and Advanced Water Solutions will go over some of those below, so you can decided which water filtration option is best for you and your home.
The Pros of a Pitcher Filter
There are some good points to using a pitcher filter for your home. For starters, it's less expensive up front than many other options. You can fill it up from your tap and let it filter through the pitcher while getting cold in your fridge. These systems are ideal for homes that already have generally good filtered water, as these pitchers are not set up to handle a tough filtration problem with your water. It’s also ideal for smaller families that don’t go through drinking water that quickly.
The Cons of a Pitcher Filter
While pitcher filtration is great for small jobs and already decent tasting water, there are some situations where this option is not ideal. If you have a larger family, you’ll have to refill the pitcher several times a day and wait for your water to filter. This can be an issue for smaller families too, if they drink a lot of water. You also need to consider how much space you have in your refrigerator to house the pitcher filter. If the water flowing into your home tastes bad and/or needs more filtration than a pitcher’s thin filter can handle, this system may not be the best option for you.
The Pros of a Whole House Water Filtration System
This option has a higher cost up-front, but can benefit your family in ways besides just drinking water. Installing a whole home water filtration system helps improve the water flowing into your drinking glass and also helps your skin and hair when you shower. It will also make it easier to clean your clothes, take care of your appliances, and even cook great tasting meals! The ease of use and the quality of filtration in the home system make this a great option for most families. It will not only make your drinking water taste better, it will improve the quality of your home’s water overall.
The Cons of a Whole House Water Filtration System
The up-front cost can be the factor that stops some families from installing a whole house water filter, as well as the upkeep of the system over time. If you’re content with the quality of your water, you may not feel inclined to purchase such a system.
If the cost is the major downside you’re considering, keep in mind that Advanced Water Solutions offers a rent-to-own option to spread out payments and let you experience a test run of our system before purchase!
Overall, a whole house water filtration system can be a great addition to your home, affecting the quality of your water in many ways. From home cooking to ice made in your freezer to drinking water from your tap, filtered water makes everything taste better. If you just need a glass of water here and there that has a bit of extra filtration, then a pitcher filter may be the best way for you to go. But if you want the benefits of filtered water for more than just your drinking water, a whole house water filtration system is definitely your best bet. No matter which option you choose, you’ll love the difference it makes to have better filtered and better tasting water for your home and your family!