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Regular Water vs Filtered Water: Pros and Cons

Regular water vs filtered water – the ultimate battle of hydration! Are you tired of the taste of chlorine in your tap water, or concerned about potential contaminants lurking in your glass? Maybe you’re just looking to upgrade your H2O game.

Whatever your motivations, we’re here to help you navigate the pros and cons of regular water and filtered water, and help you decide which one will quench your thirst for the perfect sip.

There are pros and cons to both regular water and whole home filtered water. Here are some of the main ones:

Pros of regular water:

  • Widely available: Regular tap water is available in most places and is usually the default option for most households.
  • Low cost: Regular tap water is usually much cheaper than bottled or filtered water.
  • Regulated: Tap water is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and must meet strict standards for safety and quality.

Cons of regular water:

  • Chlorine taste and odor: Some people dislike the taste and smell of chlorine in tap water, which is added to disinfect it.
  • Contaminants: While tap water is regulated, it can still contain trace amounts of contaminants such as lead, arsenic, and pharmaceuticals.
  • Hardness: Some tap water can be “hard,” meaning it contains high levels of minerals such as calcium and magnesium, which can leave mineral deposits on fixtures and appliances. If you are looking to decrease the hardness of your home getting a water softener installed is a great option.

Pros of whole home filtered water:

  • Improved taste and odor: A whole home filtration system can remove chlorine and other impurities affecting tap water’s taste and odor, resulting in better-tasting water.
  • Health benefits: Some whole home filtration systems can remove harmful contaminants such as lead, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals, which can have health benefits for you and your family.
  • Protects appliances: Whole home filtration systems can help protect appliances such as water heaters, washing machines, and dishwashers from mineral buildup and corrosion.

Cons of whole home filtered water:

  • Cost: Whole home filtration systems can be expensive to install and maintain.
  • Maintenance: Whole home filtration systems require periodic maintenance, such as changing filters, which can be a hassle.
  • Waste: Some whole home filtration systems produce wastewater that must be disposed of properly.

Ultimately, the decision of whether to use regular water or whole home filtered water depends on your personal preferences and needs. If you’re concerned about contaminants in your tap water or dislike the taste or odor, a whole home filtration system would be a good option for you. Contact us at Trojan Plumbing and we can help you find a solution for your unhealthy tap water.