Someone fillinf up their water bottle from a tap

Drinking water is vital to our health, and although we live in a country where the water quality is safe to drink, there are still numerous benefits you could be missing out on without a water filter in your home. 


Chemicals like fluoride, chlorine, and limescale are often found in tap water, which is normal, and there’s no evidence these cause any harm to your health (although limescale can be avoided by installing a water softener). However, there is still a chance of ingesting other unwanted impurities, such as lead, from corroded pipes or biological contaminants, which unfortunately have the potential to leak into our water system. 


Although the UK has some of the best quality water in the world, there is still a risk of your water becoming contaminated. These contaminants do not always cause any noticeable harm. However, they’re not necessarily good for your health, either. 


Should I filter my tap water in the UK?Should I filter my tap water in the UK?

What Impurities Can Be Found in Unfiltered Water?

  • Lead
  • Microplastics
  • Limescale
  • Chlorine
  • Fluoride
  • Unwanted biological contaminants

What is Filtered Water?

Filtered water is regular tap water which has undergone additional ‘filtering’ purification for pure, cleaner, and crystal clear water.


How does filter water work?How does filter water work?

What Are The Benefits Of Drinking Filtered Water?

Let’s break down some of the top benefits of drinking filtered water:

1. Better Tasting & Smelling Water

The chemicals and impurities found in tap water, such as chlorine and other contaminants, can make it smell and taste unpleasant. This can also affect the odour of your clean dishes, as you’re using the same water to wash them, so they end up smelling too. 


But, with a water filter, these impurities are filtered out and removed from your tap water so you can enjoy better-tasting water, food, and hot drinks - with no terrible odour!

2. Numerous Health Benefits


Someone holding a glass of waterSomeone holding a glass of water


Drinking filtered water has also been shown to provide many health benefits, such as improved kidney function and a better immune system. Our kidneys play a crucial role in ridding our bodies of toxins and contaminants. But when they’re constantly being confronted with these impurities, it can make them work even harder and take a toll on their health. 


These same impurities could also prevent your immune system from working to the best of its ability. By filtering these bad boys out, you’re left with tap water that is purer and easier on our bodies, nourishing them instead of making them work super hard. 


3. Better Cups of Tea

As previously mentioned, filtering tap water can greatly improve its taste and smell. This is especially apparent when it comes to drinking that freshly brewed cup of tea! 


The pH level, minerals and contaminants in unfiltered water can react negatively with your tea, making it taste slightly metallic and bitter. But with a water filter, you’ll find this disappears, and the only thing you’ll be dealing with is an appealing, sweet, herbal-smelling aroma of infused tea - the absolute dream.  


4. Less Environmental Impact 


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If you’ve always been a fan of drinking filtered water, you’ve probably also been a fan of bottled water. Around 60 million plastic bottles end up in landfills daily. Just think about the vastness of that for a second. This takes a massive toll on our planet, the environment, and the health of those living in third-world countries that host these landfills. 


By installing a water filter, you’ll have purer, crystal clear, and healthier water than bottled water - without the same negative impact on our world! It’s a win-win situation for you and the well-being of our delicate blue planet. 


5. Saves Money

Tailing off our previous point, you’ll save money as you won’t need to buy bottled water. Not only that, but it’s more eco-friendly and will make life so much easier and convenient for you.


6. Cleaner Kettle


A clean kettle in the kitchenA clean kettle in the kitchen


At Kinetico, our water filters will work to remove any unwanted impurities and contamination build-up from your water supply. This means reducing the amount of minerals that pass through reducing the amount of limescale build-up on your kettle. 


7. Reduced Exposure to Contaminants

As you now know, tap water can contain numerous impurities and contaminants. These have the potential to cause harm to your health. Installing a water filter can help reduce your exposure to these harmful contaminants, so you won’t have to deal with their adverse side effects.


At Kinetico, we are experts in water systems and specialise in water filters and softeners. Both can significantly improve the quality of your water and your day-to-day life. Visit our Kinetico site today to learn more.