Consuming water is an important part of our daily lives, considering it makes up about 70 percent of our body weight. While it is reported that a healthy person can live without food for weeks, a person can only survive a few days without water.
The United States offers its citizens one of the safest water supplies in the world. Even so, many consumers are using home purification systems to help ensure the best tasting and safest water for drinking and cooking. In addition, others are consuming bottled water for reasons of both convenience and safety.
Given the dozens of water purification options available to consumers, it can be difficult to determine exactly which system is right for your needs. In this "Let's Clear the Water" section, you can examine many of the options currently available, including InSinkErator water filters that offer added assurance that your drinking water will smell and taste fresh.
For additional information, download the InSinkErator Fresh Facts on Water Purification booklet
The InSinkErator filtration system comes standard with the HWT-F1000S Hot Water Tank System
. The F-1000S
Filtration Systems can be added to the InSinkErator Involve
series dispenser and tank systems. The dispenser serves as a complement to a user's existing faucet and sits on top of the sink. The rest of the system remains out of sight, beneath the sink.Product Facts: Benefits & Performance
InSinkErator's under-counter filtration system enables consumers to forgo plastic water bottles and rely on tap water to be the primary source for drinking, cooking and preparing hot beverages. InSinkErator's two filter models allow consumers to obtain instant hot (200 degree) filtered water and filtered cool drinking water directly from the tap.
- The InSinkErator filtration system uses carbon-based cartridges, which absorb impurities as the water passes through to provide fresher tasting water.
- Up to 95 percent of inline water filtration systems that are installed in homes use carbon-based cartridges.
- These filtration systems, unlike reverse osmosis or distillation, allow water's fluoride and other natural minerals to pass through. These minerals are essential to good health and aid the body's absorption of water.
In addition to style and convenience, an InSinkErator filtration system is also a cost-effective alternative to bottled water. Existing instant hot water dispenser owners can maintain their filtration system by purchasing replacement filters for less than $100 per year, as opposed to spending an average of more than $400 per year on bottled water.
Today, many environmental enthusiasts say the packaging and shipping associated with bottled water that uses fossil fuels has a negative environmental impact. According to published reports, of the billions of water bottles Americans purchase each year about 80 percent end up in landfills. Unfortunately, buried water bottles can take hundreds of years to biodegrade. With an InSinkErator water dispenser, the need for bottled water becomes obsolete, as it delivers filtered drinking water directly from the tap.
Do the filters need to be replaced? If so, how often should they be replaced?
To keep the system running at optimal levels, consumers should replace their filters every six to 12 months. That will depend on the water quality of your municipality and how often the instant hot water dispenser is used in your home.How can I order replacement filters? Where can I purchase the filtration system?
- Through your favorite plumber or kitchen design center
- At your local home improvement store
- From various online merchants
- By calling InSinkErator at 1-800-558-5700
- The average person in the U.S. drinks 200 gallons of water per year
- Americans spent $11 billion on bottled water last year
- The average American individual uses 100 to 180 gallons of water at home each day
- When running at a training pace, it's easy to lose up to two quarts of water an hour. Caffeinated beverages such as coffee and soda can cause the body to lose water, making proper hydration even more difficult to attain.
- An estimated 75 percent of North Americans are chronically dehydrated.
- Drinking water can reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. As long as those contaminants are at levels no higher than EPA standards, the water is considered safe to drink for healthy people.