When it comes to water systems, we want to make sure that they are not only easy to use, but that they are effective at removing contaminants. Not all of us are lucky to live in an area with perfect water quality and whether it is lead in the water or another pollutant, we want to make sure that we have access to the best type of water possible. This is particularly important for seniors. They don’t have the same immune system responses as younger people, so it is important that they get high quality clear water.
So where do you start? Here are the easiest to use water filter systems for seniors.
Whole House Filter Systems
The beauty of whole house filter systems is that they filter all the water that comes into the home. That means regardless of the point of exit be it a shower, faucet or bath, your parents or grandparents will have access to clean and safe drinking water in every room.
There are a few reasons as to why these are so good for seniors, one being that they are required to be installed by a professional. This also means that the parts, installation and labour will come in at a price with regular servicing booked in. This means that your older relatives won’t have to deal with multiple providers for different rooms of the house. There is also one system that needs to be taken care of rather than having multiple systems. This makes sure that it is one of the easiest systems to use and the results are fantastic.
Under Sink Filters
We mentioned a whole house system above, but these aren’t always required and the seniors in your life are wanting to drink cleaner water, then an under the sink filter is an excellent addition to any home. Again, these can be fitted and maintained by a trained person to make sure that it is installed correctly. They don’t take up a lot of space and will give fantastic results. Some systems are good enough to be able to remove some of the more dangerous particles, such as iron out of the system as iron acts as a method of transport for bacteria.
An under the sink filter is also a pretty simple system to use and operate, simple turn the tap on and away you go. If you aren’t sure which system to go for, there are an array on renowned online shops and they can guide you to the simplest yet effective systems that are available on the market. It is always worth calling local providers to see if they are able to install and change the filters on the system you put in though. Under sink filters are one of the easiest to use because they don’t require frequent movement/maintenance after installation. They’re also very affordable and according to Waterfilterspot, you can get the best under sink water filters online for $200 – $300.
Faucet water filters are really quick and easy to install and can have the senior in your life drinking fresh, clean and safe water almost instantly. The beauty about these filters is that they are basically clip on and clip off. You can even get ones where the design makes sure that the filter is easy to change and switch out. This makes sure that your parents or grandparents are able to do this without you being around having to help.
These filter systems are excellent if they live in a hard water area and want to soften what they are drinking. It is always worth remembering that we do need minerals in our bodies. We need compounds such as magnesium, zinc and sodium in our water, as these keep us healthy and fit. This is one the reasons that a faucet filter is so good. It can reduce the chalkiness if it is high in your parents or grandparent’s particular area but make sure that they still get the vital minerals. So not only are these ones super easy to fit, they will also filter out much of the chalkiness and leave a glad of purified water that will help keep healthy.
Countertop Filter System
If your parents or grandparents just want to have access to clean and cool drinking water but not have a system installed, a stand-alone counter top system is one that is quick and easy to get up and running with limited effort and no set up fee. What makes these systems so good is that the water comes out tasting exactly like the bottled mineral water that you can buy from stores. Only now, you can get it from the counter top and save the room in the fridge, it really does make all the difference. You can fill them up manually and as they are counter top, the filters are easy to change over. Depending on the brand that you settle for, most are slide in slide out filters, which ensures that the seniors are able to manage changing them, themselves. Not only is there a reduced cost involved with these filter systems, they are also easy to upgrade and change should they not meet expectation and requirements. There is no need to book them in for a service either, they are a stand-alone system that gives your seniors easy access to clean water.
When it comes to easy to use water systems, you want to make sure that if you are investing in a big system, that there is an engineer on hand to help. They will make sure that it is fitted in the correct manner with regular service intervals taken into account. If a whole house system isn’t the right option for your parents or other older family members, there are an array of systems that will suit them. Whether it is an under the sink unit or an easy to install faucet filter. Failing that, if they just want purified cool water without having to purchase bottled water anymore, then a countertop system is ideal.