The Benefits of a Simple Home Water Filter

Investing in a good water filter at home will not only add zeros to your savings account but result in a greener planet, too.

Having your own water filter means you have access to unlimited clean drinking water in the luxury of your own home without placing one foot out the door. Whether you need water for cooking or drinking, it is a hassle-free process, not only convenient but also environmentally friendly. Being able to produce clean drinking water means reducing the numbers of water bottles purchased as well, which in turn, helps the earth and adds just a little bit more to your savings.

In 2014, global bottled water consumption was as high as 74.7 billion gallons3, a staggering 6.9% increase compared to 2009. Thailand tops other countries with a 20.2% increase, followed by China with 15% and India with 13.2%. Additionally, Thailand ranked number two in the world in per capita bottled water consumption with 65.1 gallons per capita, just 4.7 gallons behind Mexico. 3

A recent study from Science4 Magazine revealed the world's worst offenders when it comes to plastic pollution and debris dumped into the ocean. China ranked number one with 2.27 billion kilograms, followed by Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Thailand at number six.

Moreover, a documentary from PBS1 claims that the energy used to bottle and ship water can fuel up to 190,000 homes, while refilling your bottle requires no energy at all. By doing so, we create zero waste of resources as well.

Therefore, one person refilling their water bottle can help to prevent the purchase and consumption of up to 240 plastic bottles every year5. The easiest solution is by adding a simple water filter to your house to refill your plastic bottle to quench your thirst throughout the day.

On average, the recommended daily water consumption is two liters or roughly about two big water bottles sold in the convenience store. If you start refilling your water bottle instead of purchasing one, you could save up to 14,440 Baht per year!2

Stiebel Eltron, Germany’s leading manufacturer of water filters, offers a wide range of home water filters. The latest addition to the line-up is ‘NATURE’. The new water filter features an innovative Nano Alumina fiber patented from NASA, which is proven to remove 99.99% of bacteria and viruses, thereby providing an optimum filter solution.