In today’s health-conscious world, many homeowners are turning to home water distillation systems, seeking the pinnacle of water purity for their households. The question often arises: is it feasible to have distilled water piped throughout the entire house? 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.
Understanding Household Water Consumption
Statistically, the average American household of four uses 400 gallons of water each day. Yet only about 2% of that water is used for drinking and cooking, known as consumptive water use. For some families, the bulk of home water use, including tasks like dishwashing, toilet flushing, and lawn irrigation, doesn’t require the high purity level that distilled water provides. It’s both economically and environmentally prudent to differentiate between the types of water used in your home.
Considerations for Whole Home Distillation Systems
When considering the installation of a whole home distillation system, it’s essential to evaluate the additional costs and practicalities. Upgrading to PEX piping is necessary to prevent corrosion from distilled water to your current plumbing systems, such as copper, aluminum, or lead piping, which can be costly. Upgrading your hot water heater would be essential as the internal metals of most heaters would dissolve with the use of distilled water, due to the high purity. It would also be important to have a backup water source in the event your electricity goes out.
Optimal Water Solutions for Various Household Needs
- Outdoor and Non-Consumptive Use: Regular tap water generally suffices for outdoor purposes such as lawn maintenance. It’s a practical and cost-effective solution.
- Water Softening for Household Appliances: For non-consumptive indoor uses, consider installing a water softener. This device is essential for removing hardness minerals, which can accumulate in plumbing, diminish appliance efficiency, and leave unsightly residues. Softened water not only extends the life of water-using appliances but also enhances the effectiveness of detergents and soaps, saving you money in the long run.
- Enhanced Water Quality with Whole-House Carbon Filters: For water that comes into contact with your skin or is used in showers, a whole-house carbon filter is advisable. These filters are proficient in removing chlorine, VOCs, and other potential contaminants like pesticides and industrial solvents, ensuring safer water for skin contact and inhalation. This step is crucial for well-water users, as it adds an additional layer of safety against groundwater contaminants.
- The Pinnacle of Purity – Distilled Water for Consumption: For consumptive uses, such as drinking and cooking, distilled water is recommended. Distillation ensures the highest level of water purity by removing the contaminants that other systems are unable to accomplish. Our high-quality water distillers will guarantee the utmost purity and safeguard your family’s health.
Pure Water Distillers
Pure Water stands at the forefront of water distillation technology, offering the best water distillers globally. Our distillers are designed to provide you with water of the highest purity, free from contaminants, and safe for your family.
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