Learn about the many perks of having filtered water available from your refrigerator.
Getting your drinking water from a fridge dispenser offers significant benefits. Here are the top 5.
The first and most important reason to drink filtered water is that it is simply better for you than unfiltered water. Even though we typically have nice clean municipal water here in southern California, it’s important to understand that “clean” water doesn’t necessarily mean pure water. Clean city water can still contain plenty of chemicals such as fluoride and chlorine. And because in some parts of the LA area, such as Riverside County, the water comes from quite far away and is transported through miles and miles of pipes, it has a lot of chances to pick up impurities. In fact, in a 2009 study the water in the city of Riverside was found the 2nd worst of any big city in the US. Over a 5-year period, researchers detected 19 chemicals in concentrations above healthy levels and 6 chemicals in concentrations over the EPA guidelines.
Refrigerator water filters do an excellent job of removing all kinds of impurities from water, including heavy metals and contaminants from pesticides to ensure safer drinking water.
Some chemicals added to municipal water, as well as some natural minerals, can give an unpleasant taste to your water if they are present in too large of a quantity. With quality charcoal or osmosis filtration right in your refrigerator door, you can eliminate bad tastes and odors for fresh-tasting water and ice.
Refrigerator water filters are a very cost-effective means of getting the pure, fresh-tasting water you want. For example, some Samsung refrigerator filters can clean 500 gallons of water before they need to be replaced. When pricing replacement water filters for your fridge, be sure to consider the volume of clean water you’re going to get for your money. It will almost certainly be less than the cost of buying the same amount of bottled water.
Speaking of bottled water, buying bottled water is quite wasteful. Even if you recycle the plastic, think about the energy that has been used to make and recycle those bottles. Refrigerator water filters are more eco-friendly because you can fill your own reusable cup or bottle.
With filtered water from your refrigerator, you always have a supply of clean, cold water and ice whenever you want it. No more having to remember to pick up bottled water at the store or refilling a filtered pitcher such as a Britta after every drink. All you have to do is remember to watch out for that little red indicator light that will tell you your refrigerator water filter needs to be replaced and then call American Appliance Repair.