Overview of domestic water softeners and purifiers: what they are, how they work, ensure that the benefits and savings
Water is a precious commodity. A primary asset for everyone. Not always, unfortunately, in an immediate and economical. How much money we spend in a month, a year, to buy water bottles at the bar, at the supermarket, vending machines? However, when we could easily tap into zero cost drinking water directly in our house? Is there really a way to save drinking water, distilling it safely? The answer is yes, using household cleaners. And the ways are various. This short article is intended to give hints essential to ensure that your choice, according to different needs, may be appropriate.
Household cleaners and softeners: which one?
L '"softener" is a device designed to prevent and eliminate calcareous deposits, thereby allowing an optimization of the domestic water system favoring the maintenance of a clean and hygienic environment. The excessive water hardness - for "hardness" means the content of ions of calcium and magnesium as well as of any heavy metals present in the water - in fact leads to a process more or less slow fouling of pots, kettles, water heaters and electrical resistances. The calcareous deposits formed inside the tubes act as insulators, impeding the flow of heat. In short, you do not need a limestone block total to create serious disadvantages: too hard water is often the cause of a greater and excessive waste of economic resources in fuel and electricity.
The softener is therefore that the system used to affect in a positive way on all matters relating to the use of sanitary domestic water (eg washing dishes, hygiene pipes, etc.), Allowing a direct and immediate savings on energy bills and on spending for detergents and cleaning agents.
Regarding instead closely the characteristic of drinking water for the purposes of food necessary to refer to the concept of "purification".
What types of Domestic Purifiers are commercially available?
There are different types of treatment applicable to domestic water systems. The choice depends on their willingness to invest and to their daily requirement of water. The best known are the following.
Purification by microfiltration or reverse osmosis
Reverse Osmosis is a natural phenomenon at the basis of cellular metabolism: it allows you to select the items that pass through the cell, regulating such activity. This technology applied to the water purifier allows, through a semipermeable membrane, to recreate this natural process. The water flowing through this membrane is deprived of the substances dissolved in it, thereby preventing the passage of salts, nitrates, pesticides and calcifying.
Purification by adder carbon dioxide
It is a device simple and intuitive that through the use of a refillable cartridge goes to enrich the distilled water from the tap. Not necessary the use of electricity. It helps to eliminate the bitter aftertaste typical of running water and town, through the action of carbon dioxide, provides high protection against germs.
Purification by activated carbon filters
These filters are porous and this feature allows them to filter organic pollutants, such as solvents and pesticides. However, nothing can be against bacteria and nitrates and nothing for modifying the water hardness. For this reason, by law, these devices must also be equipped with systems for water disinfection as ultraviolet rays, ozone or silver. This conformation their own door as a direct consequence the need for constant maintenance.
Summing up ... sweeten and purify worthwhile?
Assuming that, not only for cost savings but also for hygienic safety needs to be matched to the systems described above small personal devices, such as: always use glass bottles for bottling; attention to the cleaning of the containers themselves by washing thoroughly with hot water ; bottle always at low temperatures, try to drink bottled water in the same day or store in the refrigerator try to understand to what extent Agree to install a water softener and / or a water purifier.
With regard to the installation and use of a water softener saving direct and immediate result is: you will save at least 50% in the expenditure of detergents, cleansers and shampoos, you will save on the consumption of gas and electricity needed to heat water, save maintenance of facilities; your appliances perform better and last longer.
If the softener is combined with a purifier is as intuitive as the long term such a system may prove to be economical and profitable. A purification system home carefully installed by dedicated technicians and subjected to regular maintenance can save you up to 70% on the total cost of annual water supply thereby providing clean water and decalcified, guaranteeing hygiene and safety in health and food and allowing a cut equity at the expense of a family given by periodic water needs.
Finally, an initial investment of a few hundred euro in the long term there will surely lead to the saving of large sums, starting from the purchase of detergents and degreasers up by outlawing the purchase of bottled water in supermarkets.
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