You know what’s cool nowadays? No, I’m not talking about the latest iPhone – or a brand new smartwatch, or the latest PlayStation console.
I’m talking about water conservation. That is what’s truly “cool” these days.
And you know what’s even cooler? It’s buying your own water filter.
I mean, you can buy new gadgets all the time.
But at the end of the day, you’ll think to yourself: What is the significance of buying this thing? Am I helping out a cause? Am I doing something to give back to the community?
Let me answer those questions for you:
- No, there is no true significance in buying another radioactive gadget. Transient enjoyment is never considered significant – to anyone, to anything.
- No, you’re not helping out anyone. Multibillionaire companies have had enough “help.” Making an already rich person even richer by patronizing his/her big business is not solving anyone’s problems. If you must buy something for entertainment, why not support small and local entrepreneurs instead?
- Lastly, it is still a NO. You’re not giving back anything to the community by buying new gadgets. You’re giving money to the rich and radiation to the environment. Technically speaking, you are giving back something but it’s something the community can totally do without. In fact, they’d be better off without it.
There you go. Did I answer all those questions correctly for you?
Going back to my argument, if you are going to buy technology, buy something that counts.
In fact, I can readily enumerate a couple of things here that you can buy to make the world a better place.
Buy a solar panel; produce green energy. Buy organic; support local farmers. Buy a water filter; recycle water.
You just knew I was going to mention “water filter” now, didn’t you? Well, in today’s article, I’m going to keep mentioning it until you get the point.
What’s a Water Filter & Why You Need One?
I bet most of you have a general idea of what a water filter looks like. You may also be pretty familiar about how it works already. But formality-wise, let me provide a brief explanation.
A Water Filtration System or “water filter” for short is a device used to convert dirty water to clean drinking water.
Usually, a water filter will have several tubes or cylinders. Each cylinder signifies a different stage of purification. So from very dirty water, you get less dirty water, then dirty water, and so on and so forth.
Each stage or level makes the water clearer; removing dirt, bacteria, and other impurities present in the liquid compound.
Water bottling companies usually have huge filtration tanks wherein they process impure water and convert it to clean and potable water.
Their filtration systems are likely to have many levels – usually ranging from a dozen to a dozen-fold. It is safe to assume that the more levels there are, the cleaner the water will be.
Now, am I asking you to buy an industrial water filter with lots and lots of filter tubes?
No, I am not. I am introducing you to a more realistic and practical type of equipment: The Home Water Filter.
What Is a Home Water Filter?
Long answer short, it’s like an industrial water filter – just a petite and handier version of it.
Home water filters are engineered to be just the right size so that they can fit nicely in your kitchen sink. You may imagine them to be the size of an outdoor water tank but they’re not, really.
Its size is so manageable that you can just hang it by the kitchen sink or keep it inside one of the kitchen drawers. It’s best for it to be somewhere you can see though.
Home water filters usually don’t have as many levels or stages as industrial filters. But that’s because they don’t have to.
Each level of a home water filter is packed with more purifying power than your normal filter. This allows it to clean the water in fewer cycles. Not to mention, tap water delivered to residential areas are already filtrated to some degree.
The home water filter only cleans and purifies what little dirt is left in the water, making it extra safe for ingestion.
So now that I’ve properly introduced the home water filter to you, I bet you’re wondering how you can purchase the very best one.
Well, for starters, you need to learn how to read product reviews. Surely, you’re not the only person in the world interested in home water filters. In fact, many may have gone ahead and bought one before you.
You can look into their opinions and suggestions to come up with the right conclusion.
But while seeking public opinion is good and all, there are still dangers to it – especially when you come across fake or fraudulent reviews.
Here’s how you can detect dishonesty in reviews:
- Overly Positive/Negative – Paid reviews are nothing new. Businesses nowadays will do everything to make their name smell better – if you know what I mean. Reviews that are too positive or negative (without due reason) are most probably paid. Saying that a product is the best without any explanation is downright shady. The same goes with saying that a product is the worst without reason.
- Self-Promoting – Next, if a reviewer plugs in another product (or a link to another product) after devaluing the product presented, then it’s likely a biased review. Honest reviewers usually make no mention of names and even if they do, they’d use it passingly – not make it the center of attraction.