Many people who have decided to benefit from having a home water distiller ask whether they can have distilled water piped throughout their entire house. While it may seem that having distilled water for all your water usage would be beneficial, it may not be feasible for most families to use distilled water for non-consumptive water needs.
While the allure of using distilled water for all household purposes is strong, it’s essential to understand the practicalities and optimize water usage effectively. A family of four, on average, will use about 400 gallons of water per day. In addition, approximately 2% of the water used in your house is used for consumption, while the rest is used for washing dishes, flushing the toilet, watering the lawn, etc. For some, it can be wasteful to bring all of your daily water usage up to the highest purity level. For these reasons, it’s useful to think of having different grades of water in your house.
Just regular tap water is usually good for watering the grass or external uses outside of the house.
For internal (non-consumptive) uses, a water softener has proved to be a useful solution for families. Water softeners remove hardness minerals from your water that can build up in plumbing fixtures, leave unpleasant residues (soap scum), and reduce the longevity of your appliances that use water. For your bathing purposes, soft water is also less irritating to your skin and hair. You will benefit from using less detergent and soap, as removing hard minerals allows them to be suspended in solution much easier.
For water that you will breathe in (such as in the shower) and water that comes in contact with your skin, a popular solution for your water is to run the softened water through a whole-house carbon filter. The whole-house carbon filter removes chlorine and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from your water. Even if your tap water comes from a well, a whole-house carbon filter will remove some contaminants, such as pesticides, herbicides, and industrial solvents, that may be present in your groundwater. These can be absorbed through your skin during bathing and also dissipate into the air in your home during your water regular water usage. Other filters may be necessary for specific contaminants such as iron or manganese if they are in the water.
For consumptive water, you should run the water that has already gone through the water softener and carbon filter into your Pure Water Distiller. Your Pure Water Distiller will ensure the highest level of purity for all of your consumptive needs. By running softened water into the water distiller, you greatly reduce maintenance, and by using a whole-house carbon filter, you add another layer of protection against gases in your water.
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