Chlorine is probably the most widely utilized disinfectant around the house and certainly the most commonly used disinfectant in our water supply. If your drinking water comes from a municipal water company, the odds are that chlorine or one of its compounds such as chloramine will be found in your drinking water. It is important to have clean, safe drinking water and while the Center for Disease Control (CDC) considers small amounts of chlorine safe for consumption, it is often unpalatable or produces an unpleasant odor in the water.
Oftentimes the chlorine used to treat our water reacts to the pipes or faucet fittings and can cause an unpleasant or metallic taste to the water. Coffee and tea are particularly sensitive to chlorinated water and their taste can be dramatically altered. In order to alleviate this problem you can take the time to boil the water first before making your morning libation, however it is much more convenient to simply filter it out before it ever reaches the tap. There are a few different options available for chlorine filtration; a water conditioner or a drinking water system are the most favored options.
A salt free water conditioner will produce cleaner, clearer water from every faucet in your home. In addition, it has the added benefit of not only filtering out chlorine but also avoiding the addition of sodium to your drinking water and waste water. Salt free conditioners will also provide scale and corrosion protection for your fixtures and water using appliances without the hassle and expense of water softener salt. Your water will taste and smell significantly better and you should get the maximum life capacity out of all your water using appliances.
There are several different options for drinking water filters; a reverse osmosis system or an ion-exchange drinking water system are your best bets. While a reverse osmosis drinking water system can produce superior quality water, filtering out chlorine and its components, many RO systems waste an inordinate amount of water to do so. With so many water restrictions in place in and around the southwest, a high efficiency drinking water system might be a better option.
The LINX Drinking Water System offers the latest technology for water filtration and uses up to ninety percent less water than a reverse osmosis system to operate. The water reservoir will fill up in minutes for a continuous supply of fresh, great-tasting water. Another great option with this type of drinking water system is that it offers a Dial-A-Taste control where the consumer is able to customize the taste of their drinking water, dialing in the amount of mineral content they find most palatable.
If the taste and smell of your drinking water is affected by the municipal water disinfection process, contact us and we will help you find the right water filtration system to fit your unique needs and budget. No one should have to be subjected to bad tasting water!