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Is a Whole-House Water Filter Worth It?

Written on: October 16, 2023

Get clean, safe water for your home with AFC!

water systems Clinton, me Whether your Central Maine home gets its water from a well or a public supply, the quality of the water is essential for the health, safety, and comfort of your family.

Installing a comprehensive whole-house water filtration system provides complete protection for your home. Even if you have access to treated city or municipal water, it is highly advisable to have this type of system in place. Not only does it ensure the safety of your water supply, but it also offers peace of mind for you and your family.

AFC sells, installs, maintains, and repairs a full range of home water treatment systems. We install and service Water-Right whole-house water filter systems, along with ultraviolet and cartridge filters. You can be assured that our work will be of the highest quality as everything we do for your water filtration system is backed up by the AFC Comfort Guarantee.

Advantages of whole-house water filters

Unfiltered water, especially if you have hard water, can impact what you eat and drink.

Hard water can disrupt the delicate flavor balance of your drinking water and various beverages, leaving behind an unpleasant mineral-like aftertaste. This can dull the subtleties of flavors of teas, coffees, and delicate spirits, compromising the refinement of your taste experience. Additionally, the natural acidity and bitterness of certain beverages may be distorted, resulting in an imbalanced flavor profile.

Unfiltered water can also have an impact on a variety of foods when you’re cooking or baking. For example, it can interfere with the development of gluten in baking, causing the final result to be tough or elastic instead of tender. Boiled or steamed vegetables could end up dull in color and soggy in texture. Pasta and rice can end up tough and chewy.

By adding a whole-house water filter, you can taste the difference in what comes out of your kitchen!

Installing whole-house water filtering brings numerous benefits to every part of your home, from the pipes to the appliances. By eliminating sediments and other contaminants, these filters ensure a free-flowing water supply throughout your home, preventing any accumulation of residuals that could potentially damage your pipes. As a result, your appliances such as your dishwasher, washing machine, and refrigerator can operate more efficiently and enjoy a prolonged lifespan.

A whole-house water filter will also have you looking and feeling better! Conditions like eczema and psoriasis can worsen as a result. Additionally, hard water diminishes the effectiveness of soap and shampoo. Filtered water will help your bathing products work better and reduce irritation of your skin.

The presence of minerals and chemicals in water can pose challenges when it comes to cleaning your home. This is particularly evident in your dishwasher, where items often come out with a film or spots. However, by installing a whole-house water treatment system, you can significantly how much detergents and cleaners you need to use to maintain a clean home.

With the installation of a whole-house water filter system, your washing machine will be able to effectively clean your laundry, ensuring better results. That’s because hard water and detergent simply don’t mix well. The minerals in hard water tend to cling onto fabric fibers, resulting in a residue that causes light and white items to lose their brightness and towels to become stiff instead of soft and fluffy.

AFC is here to help with your home’s water quality! Get in touch with us for a FREE estimate.