This post has been a long time coming. Between moving into our new home in May, the chaos of unpacking, new home repairs, setting up home, and then illness that hit; it’s been delayed far longer than I wanted or would like. But it’s finally here! And many thanks to Hydrocare for supplying us with a DUALPlexx whole house water filter to make this 2 part educational series possible!
As you know we moved into our new home in May of this year. It has been a fun new experience setting up a new home that is actually ours! No more worries about if we are allowed to add a feature or home decor item due to rental agreement. Nope, it’s our home and we can do what we want! Yeah!
But with that comes the responsibilities for all the big ticket items. Shortly after moving in, we had a pipe leakage. Oh fun….not. So we had that repaired. We also added in storage shelves which I got for my birthday! That was very exciting. No seriously it was! I have wanted shelves for a long time.
But then there was still the matter of water. I am very picky when it comes to my water. I am very sensitive to water as you know when I talked about our Grayl filtered water bottle. I grew up on a private well in Wyoming that drew from very fresh water. So city water has always been a big issue for me. When I was pregnant with all three kids, I couldn’t drink most water. Even bottled water I had to be very selective on the brand. Otherwise it made me very sick.
Moving to an area which is known for not so delicious water; I knew I had to do something. I didn’t want to be buying bottled water the rest of my life. So we looked into water filter systems.
That is when I discovered you can actually get a whole house water filter instead of just a filter that goes on your drinking water faucet. Now why in the world would you want a whole house water filter? It’s not like you are going to be drinking from every faucet in the house! Why do you want your laundry water filtered? Or your Bath water filtered?
Reverse osmosis is a POU (point of use) system installed under the kitchen sink to treat water for drinking and cooking purposes. A whole house filter is a POE (point of entry) system installed at the main water line to treat water for the entire home. And amazingly there is a big difference between the two. After doing some research I found very quickly I definitely wanted a whole house water filter and not a reverse osmosis option for our house.
10 Reasons for a Whole House Water Filter
I touched briefly on the beauty benefits of filtering your bath water when I tried out the T3 shower filter. But lets go over some other reasons why you would want a whole house water filter for your home.
- Chemicals. This is an obvious one. Especially if you use city water. They have to treat their water to make sure no harmful viruses or other such things are in your water. So that means your water is loaded with chemicals, which is bad for your health and body. Not to mention it just tastes bad.
- Absorption. Toxins/Chemicals/etc in water absorbs 9 times better through the skin than when drinking. Think about it, your skin is the most porous organism on your body. It absorbs everything from the water extremely fast. And when you bath/shower or wash your hands, you are absorbing all the chlorine and other water treating chemicals into your body at a higher rate than you would if you drank a glass of the water.
- Rust and sediment. Some water sources, even though they are treated with chemicals can still feature amounts of rust or sediment. You don’t want that on your clothes, in your shower/bath or in the water you cook with. A whole house water filter removes these.
- Better filtering. If you choose the right Whole house water filter, you get a higher level of water filtration than you get from the basic drinking water filter. Quality whole house systems use multiple stages of filtration to remove 30 plus dangerous water contaminants.
- Longer filter life than basic drinking water filter
- Less soap scump. Removing chlorine from the water used in dishwashing prevents chlorine vapors from being released into the air and reduces soap scum on dishes.
- Softer, brighter and longer lasting clothing. With a whole house water filter, you remove the chlorine and other chemicals from the water as it enters your house. That means none of these mix in the laundry water. The result is less toxins that embed in the clothing and also offers longer life and more vibrancy to your clothing.
- Reduce allergy/asthma : Using a whole house water filter can alleviate the effects of asthma and allergies (for those who already suffer) by providing cleaner air to breathe in the house.
- Healthier skin and hair, free of contaminants
- Higher flow rate. As the water has already been filtered, you don’t have water pressure issues you normally face with Reverse Osmosis.
Those are all just the basics of why I decided on a whole house water filter system instead of reverse osmosis.
So after doing a lot of research I found the one I really wanted. The Dual Plexx from Hydrocare. Due to some home repairs and the plumbing issue I mentioned earlier, it delayed us installing our Dual Plexx when it arrived. But for my Birthday, my Father-in-law came and helped the husband install it. I am so excited to be trying this out and in a few weeks I’m going to come back and give you a more in depth look at what it is like to have a whole house water filter and the benefits I have noticed by using the Dual Plexx in our home!