Filtered water is great. It can help improve your health, mood, and whole quality of life. Not just for the obvious reasons, either! Everyone knows filtered water makes your skin feel better. You’re probably aware it’s healthier to drink. We’ve written about how it’s easier on your home plumbing before.

All that’s only the beginning of what filtering your home’s water can do for you. Here are eight (!) of the… less-considered benefits of installing a whole-home water filter. We can’t guarantee all of these will apply to you… but they’ll apply to someone!

1. It can help you run an incredibly successful lemonade stand.

Guess what? Filtered water actually tastes better.  It doesn’t have impurities like sediment and metallic residue that can make regular tap water taste a bit off. If you ask us, that better-tasting, pure water could help you make a mean lemonade!

2. It will help you save you money so you can take that vacation.

Let’s be up front with you: it won’t save you all that vacation money up front. The savings will add up over time, however. According to the Mayo Clinic, the average person should drink about sixty-four ounces of water a day. That’s two gallons of water from a family of four. If all that water came from plastic bottles that cost around $6 a case, that could add up to more than $3000 a year. With a whole home water filtering system, you pay once instead of over and over.

3. It can help you land that modeling gig you’ve always wanted.

Filtered, soft water doesn’t have the heavy metals that damage hair and skin. Better water means happier skin, hair, and general appearance.

4. It’ll help with your blood pressure.

Long-term exposure to bromine, a chemical compound that is frequently found in unfiltered water, can lead to low blood pressure, which can lead to a whole slew of other health problems from headaches to organ failure.

5. You never have to worry about boil water advisories.

These are put out when there’s a public health risk due to contaminated water, where all residents of an area are told to boil the water they get from the tap before using it in order to avoid any current outbreaks. Having an automated water filtration system circumvents that whole issue.

6. It’ll make your dog’s coat shinier.

We already talked about the benefits to your own hair and skin, but what about your pup? Animals are just as sensitive to the contaminants that can be found in water that hasn’t been filtered as humans are.

7. You can rest assured that your family is safe.

Another contaminant that can frequently be found in regular tap water is lead. This is due to drainage pipe leaks, especially in homes with old and outdated pipe structures. Lead can lead to health problems that are especially damaging for women and children, so avoiding it’s consumption at all costs is no joke.

8. You’ll probably want to drink more water.

Water helps keep your body feeling and looking great, detoxifying and strengthening your metabolism, joints, and general mood. Water rules.

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of soft and filtered water in your home, give the pros at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Dallas a call about our installation programs today.