Water Filters Or Bottled Water?

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Gina Napsin
February 13, 2024
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If you're deciding on a water source for your homes and offices, bottled water and filtered water are generally the two main options if you want to upgrade from tap water. There has never been a greater variety of drinking water options. So, which is the best option for you? Let's examine the drinking water debate to find out what's happening.
To compare the two[bottled water vs. filtered water], it’s vital that we list out their pros and cons. Let’s examine the differences between the two, from the benefits of each to the cost over time. Which one will you prefer at the end of the article?

Round 1: Convenience

When comparing water sources, it is important to also consider the convenience of being able to drink water on-the-go. The greatest advantages of bottled water are mobility and comfort. You can take it with you and drink it wherever you go. The cap is sealable, so there will be no spills, and the bottle is strong enough to withstand falling or being crushed by other items in your bag. Bottled water is also widely available. This makes it more convenient than alternative solutions, such as drinking from a water fountain, where sanitation is a concern.
However, convenience isn't limited to bottled water or water jugs. Water filters can be purchased to filter all of your home's water or just the water coming from your kitchen or bathroom sinks - and you'll have instant access to them. Many under sink filtration systems are small and compact, allowing you to save valuable storage space. But compared to bottled water, water filters pale in comparison to them in terms of convenience.
Bottled water - 1
Water filter - 0

Round 2: Eco-friendly

When it comes to caring for the environment, it is a no-brainer that the water filter is more eco-friendly than water bottles. Water bottles rely on plastic bottles that will eventually be found in dumps soon after serving their purpose. Bottled water may be convenient, but it is quite harmful to our environment.
Bottled water - 1
Water filter - 1

Final round: Cost over time

Bottled water is typically purchased for drinking purposes only. People rarely use bottled water to make ice, cook pasta or rice, bake, make soups, or make water-based beverages such as coffee or tea. If you used bottled water every time you drank water, the cost would quickly add up.
An in-home water filtration system has an initial upfront cost as well as occasional filter cartridge replacement, but over time, an in-home water filtration system becomes the more affordable option-especially when considering the convenience, abundance, and improved water quality.
Bottled water - 1
Water filter - 2
There is a simple solution if you are concerned about the quality of your tap water and want the convenience and better taste of bottled water. Consider installing a water filtration system in your home. You will save money in the long run, have an abundant supply of high-quality water at your disposal, and you will be protecting the environment. Filtering your drinking water has a low environmental impact. Most drinking water and whole-house filtration systems use no energy to filter your water.