How Can Your Kitchen Benefit from Installing a Water Filter?

4287885463_1a73cb2f64_mOne of the great things about water filtration systems is that they can benefit different rooms in your home in different ways. Your kitchen, in particular, is one room that can experience a wide-variety of benefits from adding a water filtration system. Today we’re going to talk about why it’s important to filter the water in your kitchen, what improvements you can expect by filtering your kitchen water and which types of water systems are best for your kitchen!

Why is it important to install a water filter in your kitchen?

Your kitchen is one of the rooms in your home that you come into the most frequent contact with water. It is typically the location of your home’s primary drinking water tap, and it is where you use water for activities like washing your hands, doing the dishes, cooking food, making beverages and more. So by filtering the water in your kitchen, you will experience benefits in many different ways, some of which might even surprise you!

How can your kitchen benefit from installing a water filter?

  • You’ll have clean, healthy and great-tasting drinking water. As we mentioned above, the primary drinking water tap in most homes is located in the kitchen. So by filtering your kitchen water, you’ll remove contaminants from the source where they pose the most problems to your health. In addition, because filtered water tastes better than unfiltered water, installing a filtration system in your kitchen will make it easier to choose water over less healthy beverages in your refrigerator like soda or sugary drinks.
  • Your food and beverages will taste better. Water is used as the base for many homemade beverages, including iced tea, coffee and lemonade. It is also used to boil pasta, wash produce and make soups and stews. So not only will filtering your water taste better when you drink it directly, but it will make your homemade foods and beverages taste better as well.
  • You’ll protect your water-using appliances. Some water contaminants can be damaging to water using appliances, especially hardness minerals like calcium and magnesium. By installing a water softener and/or water filter for your kitchen, you can avoid problems with appliances like your dishwasher and coffee maker while also extending their operating lives.
  • Your kitchen will be cleaner. If your home has hard water, limescale can build up on your kitchen faucets and sinks. In addition, some water contaminants like iron can stain your kitchen surfaces. A water softener and/or water filter will remove contaminants that can cause stains, which will make your kitchen look cleaner and keep your surfaces sparkling.

What type of water filter is best for your kitchen?

The type of filter you choose to install for your kitchen will depend on what kinds of contaminants are in your home’s water. If your home has hard water, you will want to install a water softener to avoid damage to your appliances and ugly limescale buildup. Other contaminants that can affect your health or stain your kitchen can be taken care of by a number of different filtration systems, depending on your tap water’s particular issues. Contact McBride’s to have your water tested so we can help you choose the perfect system for your kitchen and the rest of your home.

If you have any questions about a water filter for your kitchen, or if you’d like a water system serviced or installed in your home, contact McBride’s Water Advantage, your water softener and water filtration system dealer in Epsom, New Hampshire. We provide service all over New Hampshire, including towns like Nottingham, Goffstown and Loudon, NH.

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