There are many reasons to consider having some form of in-home water treatment installed, and there are also many installation options. Point of use systems, point of entry systems, and free standing units can be chosen depending on your consumer issues and needs. Your consumer needs may lean more toward health and safety, mere convenience, or elimination of embarrassment due to cleanliness issues, but there is a solution for you and your home.
A point of use water treatment system will basically treat the flow at a single point in your home. These systems are popular for those who are concerned with contaminants in the water that are harmful to drink. These are most commonly placed on the kitchen sink so that the water that is consumed by the inhabitants of the home is clear and drinkable. This could be a go-to option for those who have small children at home who consume water through infant baby formula. Most of what comes from the tap is perfectly safe for infants, even unboiled; however, fluoride is a common concern among doctors and dentists. Check with your town supplier to see if the nutrient flowing from your faucet is fluoridated, and then ask your medical professional for advice based on your findings. He or she may suggest a treatment system of some sort.
Point of entry systems are more for those homes that suffer from many different problems. Hard water that leaves a film on dishes or rings in bathtubs is a common problem that is not particularly harmful to the body, though it can wreak havoc on the wallet. The cost of the treatment system will be offset instantly with the amount of money saved from no longer purchasing cleaning products for these embarrassing issues. This option will deal with the entire home, and the time and money spent worrying about the effects on laundry, dishes, cleaning, and consumption will pay for the installation of the system.
A water cooler might be an option to consider for your home even if the stuff coming from a municipal source is fine. The health benefits for everyone who lives in your home will be increased exponentially with the simple availability of this as opposed to overly sugary beverages. Consumption will increase, health benefits will prevail, and better diet choices will likely be made from the mere presence of a cooler in your home. While your home can obtain the same benefit through one of the aforementioned water treatment options, the presence of a cooler may better suit your specific needs.