Moving from one area of the country to another may find you experiencing significant changes in your drinking water. While the change in water will likely not make you sick, it can be an adjustment causing you to wonder which water may be better for you. Assessing which is better between hard water or soft water is generally a matter of opinion, and determinable with testing and researching on your part. Soft water is generally known to be easier on clothing, hair and skin while hard water has more essential minerals in it that’s necessary for daily life. Hard water can also cause mineral build-up in faucets and pipes and cause hair to be less soft. Using a good conditioner can offset those hair issues, but other options may need to be sought for the pipes.
Minerals in hard water are very important, however many people prefer softer water for their hair and clothing. If you have access to only hard water, you can use a filter to remove the minerals if they are bothersome. This can also increase the life of some of your appliances like the washing machine and dishwasher, so from a financial standpoint and a health perspective, it’s well worth considering.
If you decide to get a filter to make your water softer, make sure that you plan which one you really want, and check out the prices. There are filters that can be used with an entire house, but there are also filters that are just for the tap water. Some of them take out more minerals and other contaminants than others do, so you’ll need to research them and determine which of them offers what you’re looking for. Since water filters can last for long periods of time, be sure to thoroughly research which one fits your needs and delivers the results that you’re looking for.