Water purification system on all water in the house? Pros and cons
Once you've tried purified water - you sometimes wonder - can you take it one step further?
A good system like the Bestwater 66-11 - can be connected so that both the dishwasher and washing machine get purified water. There may be local conditions that make this very difficult - but often a solution can be found, and if you want to take it a step further, it means installing a house system and then all the water in the house is purified.
We've gathered some experience from a household with 2 adults and two teenagers.
In random order - benefits:
The water tastes good and soft.
When the teenagers are out of the house, always bring water. If there is not enough clean water - they don't drink until they are home:None of them will drink untreated water again - they don't like the taste.
Dishwashing tabs have been taken away - a couple of half used lemons are added to each dish and that's enough to wash everything clean.
No more washing powder/detergent. Use a couple of soap nuts (you can make your own from chestnuts) and the clothes are clean and fine and smell great.No fabric softener either.With dirt in the water and regular detergents/detergents, there are so many soap residues in the clothes that you basically walk around rubbing your skin - which is the body's largest organ and thus absorb these toxins! In general, the clothes have become much softer and even after tumble drying, the clothes are soft and nice.
No limescale in the machines ensures a long lifespan with minimal repairs.
The hot water tank will never scale and will also have an extended lifespan.
Watering flowers will result in increased growth as the plants only get clean water - no toxins from the water into the crops.
Washing windows without streaks - there is no lime in the water.
Cleaner taste in coffee and tea as only pure vitalized water is used
No off-flavors from dirt in the water in salads and food.
In the test family, two residents' allergies (grass allergy and birch pollen allergy with sub-editions of these allergies) disappeared after clean water was brought into the house.
A teenager's skin rash decreased.
47 year old woman with very long hair who has always been very careful about which shampoos she used, has completely stopped using shampoos and hair treatments. Her hair has never been softer and healthier.
56 year old man with a bald head has started to see small hairs appearing in his head. Only time will tell if the hair growth will come back completely.
Faster and shorter baths - no soap is used - it's not necessary.
The cat is well entertained - it loves to sit and watch the water run down the sink.
In random order: cons:
At the time of writing - there is only the financial aspect. It is a big investment.The system costs a lot - expect around DKK 80,000 - 150,000 depending on needs and layout and installation.In addition, water is used to purify water in the Reverse Osmosis function.Looking at the overall calculation - the test family can feel a significant difference in their health.Health costs - no matter how you look at it. What's the point of buying expensive supplements - if you can't absorb them - because your body is filled with a lot of substances you can't get rid of in your daily life.So there are 3 aspects to the economics; the installation itself, the operation and the filters.The savings from other installations having a significantly longer lifespan - also count in the calculation.The test family has no doubt - this investment surpasses everything else they have done before.
For your information: The latest PPM measurement showed 9 PPM, which is very low, meaning that the water is almost completely free of dirt etc.