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5 Reasons to Stop Drinking Bottled Water

Bottled water is a multibillion dollar industry that is estimated to grow despite its harmful effects on the environment and the wallets of consumers. Even though the bottled water industry has successfully promoted it as a safer and tastier alternative to tap water, bottled water is by no means a safe option when it comes to its effects on the environment. Still, bottled water continues to be the preferred option of many consumers worldwide.

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The success of the “world’s favourite soft drink”, as it’s often referred to, is correlated with some dire environmental concerns brought about by plastic pollution. Recycling rates are unfortunately lagging behind the volume of plastic waste production, and plastic pollution is endangering aquatic wildlife at an alarming rate. Here are the most important reasons why you should stop drinking bottled water:

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5 common misconceptions about whole house water filters

Every purchase decision that we make should be an informed one, and this holds true for water filter related purchases as well. Misconceptions and myths about water filters may prevent you from making the best decisions with respect to the brand, model, or filtration system. To help you avoid relying on myths and half-truths about whole house water filters, we’re going to debunk some common misconceptions about them.

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Whole house water filters tend to be overlooked by consumers for a variety of reasons that have to do with their price, efficiency and maintenance. While some water filter brands or models may inadvertently enforce some of these misconceptions, most myths circulating about whole house filtration systems are completely unfounded.

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How many stages are required for your whole house water filter?

Of all the available water filter types, whole house filtration systems are the most economical and efficient way to get filtered water in your entire house. With a whole home water filter, you’ll get the same quality filtered water at the tap in your bathroom as the one flowing from your kitchen tap. Point-of-entry filters have the advantage of being installed at water’s point of entry, thus, filtering all the water that goes into your home.

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Most water filters are made up of multiple filter cartridges (usually containing different types of filter media) that act as stages of the filtration process carried out by your filter system. It is not uncommon for whole house filters to use several types of filter media to deliver a more in-depth filtration. But how many stages are required for a whole house water filter to eliminate most types of contaminants?

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Ares Inox Brushed Chrome 3-Way Tap Ultra-Pure Filter Kit Review

Under-sink water filters are the most convenient way to get filtered water on tap. These types of water filters are essentially a two-part system – the water filter kit and the filter tap. Apart from inline filters, under-sink water filters require a special tap to dispense filtered water. These taps can be single-dispensing taps or 3-way taps with hot, cold and filtered water dispensed by the same tap.

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The Ares Inox Brushed Chrome 3-Way Tap Ultra-Pure Filter Kit includes a high-quality 3-way tap and a Spectrum 10 inch carbon block filter for taste and odour improvement. The filter housing can be used with other cartridges should you require a more in-depth filtration or should you need to target other contaminants as well.

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Best low maintenance water filters for your home

Low maintenance water filters

Having access to quality filtered water is no doubt something that all us would enjoy, but if the benefits come only at the cost of intensive maintenance of the system that delivers it to us, it’s understandable if people choose the convenience of bottled water instead. Luckily, water filter manufacturers are nimble on their feet and have designed filters that rank high on usability and low-maintenance.

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Here are the water filters you should consider for your home if you don’t want to spend too much time on maintaining and servicing your system, but you still want to enjoy all the benefits of quality filtered water:

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