What's the best water filter for you and your home? Any filter is better than no filter in most cases, but who wants just any filter?
We want to provide you with some tips to help you decide which water filter is best for you.
There are so many different water filters on the market today. You've probably heard of Brita, Pur, Culligan, Kenmore, and even Whirlpool. Those are just some of the more familiar names. There are plenty more out there.
Water filters come in many varieties, too. What are you looking for? A faucet mount filter, an under the sink filter, a shower head filter, a whole house filter or maybe just a portable water filter?
We haven't even started to consider the reverse osmosis water filter or the water distiller! Confused yet? Don't worry. It's not as bad as it sounds.
Although reverse osmosis water filters and water distillers have their place, in most cases you just want a good quality carbon water filter that will remove bad tastes, bad smells, bad chemicals (chlorine, fluoride, lead, etc.) and bad bacteria (Giardia, cryptosporidium, etc.).
I've used a number of different brands of water filters over the course of my life. I've used the Brita filter pitcher as well as the Pur water filter, under the sink version. They are decent, but are they the best water filter available? I guess that's a matter of much debate.
In my opinion, the best water filter for quality and affordability on the market today is made by Aquasana. They have a great reputation for providing healthy water at a fraction of the cost of water filter pitchers, bottled water, and other competitive filter systems.
Obviously, the healthiest choice is to get a whole house filter. Why? You absorb a lot more contaminants through your skin than you realize. Every time you stand under the shower for 10 minutes, soak in a nice hot bath, or wash your hands in the bathroom sink, you are taking in toxic chemicals.
With a whole house water filter system you vastly reduce or eliminate the nasty stuff that has been put in your water to make it 'clean' or has leaked in through the environment (if you've got well water or bore water).
Is that out of your budget? If so, at least get a good water filter for your sink while you save up for the larger investment in your health. Faucet mounted water filters and under the sink filters are very much affordable for the average family. Do yourself that favor, at the very least. It's worth much more to you than an evening out at a fancy restaurant, I promise.
So, to sum it all up, the best water filter in my opinion is Aquasana. Head over there and take a good look at what they have to offer. If you've got an opinion about water filters in general, or a specific brand in particular, do tell.
To your good health!
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