This guide came about as a result of my awareness of a need for some clear, basic information about Home Water Filters. You see, I am a Master Plumber. In the past few years I have had more and more clients asking about water filters. As I started learning about water filtration, so I could make sure I did the best job for my clients, I found out the information was often confusing or even contradictory. If you do an Internet search for Water Filters, almost every result is from someone selling or promoting some specific brand or system.
It is very hard to find any unbiased information. So, since I needed to do the research anyway for my own business, I thought it would be helpful to share what I learned so more families can benefit from my research. As I write this, the United States, and indeed the whole world, is in the midst of an economic crisis that has seen double digit unemployment, record fuel prices and the highest rate of foreclosures ever experienced. But Americans are still spending billions per year on bottled water.
Why would we spend so much money for something that can be had for almost free right from the tap?
Because more and more people are beginning to realize that the water we drink can play a big part in our health. It is estimated that as many as 50% or greater of US homes use some type of water filter for their drinking water. The home water filter industry is billions of dollars strong and growing. Any time there are that many dollars at stake there is bound to be a lot of hype, and the water filter industry is no exception. This guide will help you learn why you need a water filter and how to choose the right one without spending more than you need to. You’ll learn about common tap water contaminants and why bottled water is really not a good solution to the problem. Then, in Chapters 5-8, you’ll get the facts on the most common types of Home Water Filter Systems and the pros and cons of each. The best way to remove many of the most common specific contaminants.
Finally, there is a resource guide at the end with recommended products and websites. It is my sincere goal that this guide really helps you cut through the confusion and marketing hype so you can choose the best Home Water Filters for your family’s health and safety, without busting your budget doing so.