Looking for a Good Water Filter
Walking into the kitchen
This may have happened to you. You walk into the kitchen to get a drink of water. You fill your glass and raise it to your lips. Suddenly you are overwhelmed by a very nasty odor. Are you going to put that stuff into your body?
Looking into your tap water
There are a lot of things in drinking water. Even fluoride is not all this it is supposed to be. Did you know that fluoride is used to treat overactive thyroid conditions? It is not used much these days. However its past use is linked to its ability to slow down thyroid function. For people with an already slow thyroid, this cannot be good.
Bacteria and viruses can make their way into municipal water systems. This can make you and your family ill. In some water systems there can be a large number of toxins. Needles to say, it is in most people's best interest to filter their water.
You can buy bottled water. Yet, you really do not know what is in it. Some people refer to it as glorified tap water. Of course, this can also be an expensive undertaking. If you and your family drink several bottles a day, it can run into some real money.
Counter top units
So what type of system should you get? Naturally this depends on personal tastes and budgets. You can get a number of different types of water filtration systems. Some fit right on your counter top. Some fit under your counter. Some will filter your entire household.
cost and convenience, a counter top filter unit is a good option. You can get some
for under $50. You need to change the filter about twice per year. One such unit
is the Watts 500315 model. There is a detailed review of this unit at Alice's Product Reviews.
Models to consider
There is another unit that comes in just under $60. It is the . This unit is similar to the others. However, it has an alarm that tells you when to change the filter cartridge. Watts 520008 Water Filter
There are other types of filters like under the counter and reverse osmosis. I will try to get to them later.