In France, we are fortunate to have potable tap water whose quality is relatively well-monitored. However, its quality can vary greatly from one region to another, whether it concerns its chlorine concentration or hardness.
Furthermore, pollution and impurities can affect the quality of the water we consume daily. This is where the water purifier comes into play. In this article, we will explore the reasons why it is important to use a water purifier at home.
Improving the Quality of Drinking Water
One of the main benefits of a water purifier is that it significantly improves the quality of the water we drink. By eliminating impurities such as bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, and chemicals, the water purifier guarantees cleaner, healthier, and better-tasting water.
In fact, the unpleasant taste and odor of tap water are the main reasons that drive consumers to buy bottled water.
Protecting Your Health and That of Your Family
Consuming contaminated water can lead to various health problems related to the presence of bacteria such as Escherichia coli, often found in tap water, which can cause diarrhea or urinary infections.
By using an efficient water purifier, you reduce the risks associated with consuming impure water and thus protect the health of your family.
Reducing Plastic Use
By investing in a water purifier, you also contribute to reducing plastic use. Indeed, by filtering tap water, you no longer need to buy bottled water, which limits the production of plastic waste and helps protect the environment.
Know that the consumption of water in plastic bottles reaches alarming figures in France. Indeed, France ranks among the largest consumers of plastic water bottles, with an annual consumption of 9.3 billion liters of bottled water, despite widespread access to potable water!
This represents the release of 25 million bottles per day, of which only 50% are effectively recycled.
Although purchasing a water purifier represents an initial investment, it saves money in the long run. Indeed, by filtering tap water, you avoid buying bottled water, which can represent a substantial saving on your annual budget.
We did the math, and in addition to the waste that would be saved, 25 million plastic bottles per day represent a cost of 11.6 million euros each day spent in France!
Average price of bottled water: 0.5€/l
** Tap water price: 0.03€/l
Indeed, bottled water, whether it is spring or mineral, can cost up to 300 times more than tap water!
Ease of Installation and Maintenance
Water purifiers are generally easy to install and maintain. Some models attach directly to the faucet, while others are standalone and can be placed on the countertop.
It is more judicious to opt for a water purifier that does not require you to frequently change the filters, which adds to the initial cost and has a negative environmental impact. Water purifiers using UV-A filtration technology offer a great advantage in this regard.
In conclusion, using a water purifier at home offers many benefits, including improving the quality of drinking water, protecting your health and that of your family, reducing plastic use, and saving money. To choose the water purifier most suitable for your needs, do not hesitate to consult our water purifier guide or our store.
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