Benefits of a Water Filter Tap
For anybody who loves the taste of filtered water, water filter taps provide filtered drinking water straight from your kitchen tap 24 hours a day. While water filter jugs need to be regularly refilled, water filter taps let you enjoy fresh filtered water on demand.
Benefits of a water filtration system:
- Great tasting filtered water
- Saving time and money
- Easy installation and sleek look
- Cooking without chlorine
- Each filter lasts 12 months
Our drinking water filters are designed and fitted specially to give you water that always tastes great, straight from the tap. With an innovative design that’s easy to install discreetly under your sink, each water filter will improve the quality of your water for drinking and cooking and fit in seamlessly with your kitchen.
What is a water filter tap?
Your new drinking water tap is made up of two components; the high quality under-sink water filter removes impurities from your water supply and leaving you with fresh, filtered drinking water, while the tap itself is installed at your sink to fit in with your existing kitchen.
We have a standard tap that comes included when we install your water filter, but you can also upgrade to one of our innovative 3-way taps. These taps can give you a combination of instant hot water, plus chilled and sparkling filtered water – the way it works is tailored to suit you.
Your tap will be installed by one of our fully qualified plumbers.
Why install a water filter tap?
A water filter system for the home gives you the benefits of filtered water without the annoyance of having to refill jugs or remember to change the filter every three to six month, plus:
- Better taste
- Removal of impurities
- Cleaner colour
- Ease of access to fresh drinking water, encouraging you to drink more
Activated carbon filters
The majority of water filters sold use activated carbon in one form or another. Activated carbon is made by carbonising various natural materials like coal or coconut shell and then steam treating it to activate its high surface area.
It is made in granular, powder or porous block form and then made into a cartridge for inclusion within a water filter. When water passes through the carbon, organic contaminants are adsorbed onto the high surface area. It will also reduce chlorine – and, as organics and chlorine are the main causes of complaint about the taste, odour and colour of the water supply, activated carbon filters are very popular for treatment of water for drinking purposes.
Your new drinking water tap uses an activated carbon filter.
Simple to use, technologically advanced and super compact, the So Clear brings you better-tasting water, purified of unpleasant tastes and odours, directly from your kitchen tap.
SoClear adapts to all kinds of kitchens. Thanks to its reduced size it can be installed in small spaces and function even without electricity. Its triple filtration technology means that SoClear eliminates odour and taste, rust from pipes, bacteria, viruses, residues and suspended particles. You’ll have cleaner and better-tasting water, perfect for drinking, but also for preparing your favourite dishes.
And finally, you can free yourself once and for all from the stress of transporting heavy packs of bottled water, while at the same time also reducing both the consumption of plastic and your carbon footprint.
Water filter tap vs jug filters
In a water jug:
- Water percolates from an upper compartment in the jug, through a cartridge filter into the lower compartment
- The cartridge usually contains activated carbon granules which reduce taste, odour and colour
- Ion exchange resin treats the water, but reduces the temporary hardness of water. It reduces scale build up in the kettle and scum on tea and coffee – but doesn’t take out all the minerals
- They are intended for use in preparing drinks or cooking
- They are not plumbed into the water supply and are usually kept in the fridge
- They are low cost and effective at improving the taste of drinks, but need to be filled up regularly and the cartridge changed once a month.
Treating water in your home
As we start to invest more in a healthier relationship with drinking water, we should also consider water and our home, and how we can protect our home and appliances from the effects of water degradation.
Many homes in the UK suffer from what is known as hard water, which has higher levels of magnesium and calcium. These minerals build up in your home’s pipes and appliances, causing limescale and impacting the lifespan of your washing machine, kettle, boiler, dishwasher, shower and more.
By choosing to install a water softener for the home, you remove these minerals and can benefit from softened water that doesn’t damage your home. Softened water is also known to be better for your skin and hair. Find out more about water softeners here.
Water softeners and water filters
Water softeners and water filters are perfect partners. Buy a water softener from Harvey Water Softeners and you can choose to have a drinking water tap installed at the same time.
While drinking softened water is perfectly safe, some people prefer the taste of non-softened water, so your drinking water tap bypasses the softener, instead using the filter to remove impurities. Find out more here.