For Boaters: Why You Should Consider a Sediment Water Filter

Posted by Phil McNamara on 1/22/2018 to Drinking Water
For Boaters: Why You Should Consider a Sediment Water Filter
Boaters know how crucial safe drinking water is when cruising. In developed countries, dockside water is safely treated, and bottled water is readily available. Even so, without rigorous and regular care, your pipes and hoses can pass sediment through to your faucets, allowing algae and bacteria to grow.

Water Filter Spotlight: Samsung DA29-00020B

Posted by Phil McNamara on 1/16/2018 to Drinking Water
Water Filter Spotlight: Samsung DA29-00020B
With all the pollutants making their way into our water supply nowadays, fresh, clean drinking water that is free from strange odors and tastes is a goal for many consumers. Specific water filtration products are available on the market to help families obtain the healthiest drinking water possible.

Water Filter Spotlight: GE Smartwater Filter

Posted by Phil McNamara on 1/10/2018 to Drinking Water
Water Filter Spotlight: GE Smartwater Filter
With today’s health-conscious society, more people want to enhance the quality and taste of their drinking water by installing a good water filter in their home that will remove bacteria and other harmful contaminants.

2017 Overview: Which Refrigerator Water Filters Were in Highest Demand

Posted by Phil McNamara on 1/1/2018 to Drinking Water
2017 Overview: Which Refrigerator Water Filters Were in Highest Demand
With so many contaminants and impurities now potentially affecting our water supply, more individuals and families are looking for a solution in the form of water filtering devices. And, indeed, in recent years all kinds of water filters have emerged on the market.

Tips and Tricks for Refrigerator Water Filter Maintenance

Posted by Phil McNamara on 12/26/2017 to Drinking Water
Is there anything more refreshing than cold, filtered water straight from the fridge? Studies have shown the numerous health advantages of filtered water, including reduced exposure to water-borne pathogens, industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals, as well as the preservation of essential minerals. Moreover, built-in water and ice dispensers are a welcome convenience for your family, and they are a great eco-friendly option to reduce the number of plastic bottles you use.

Switching to Purified Water in 2018

Posted by Phil McNamara on 12/20/2017 to Drinking Water
Switching to Purified Water in 2018
Some New Year’s resolutions are so hard to stick to. As we make them, we already know what a challenge it will be to maintain them for an entire year. Switching to purified water in 2018, however, is a resolution that is easy to keep and provides a wide variety of benefits to you and your family. For 2018, resolve to switch to purified water; you’ll be glad you did!

How Efficient Is Your Boat's Marine Water Filter System?

Posted by Phil McNamara on 12/12/2017 to Drinking Water
How Efficient Is Your Boat's Marine Water Filter System?
 “Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” That famous line from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is hyper-relevant to the seafarer, even in modern times.

Our Favorite Refrigerator Water Filter Brands

Posted by Phil McNamara on 12/9/2017 to Drinking Water
Our Favorite Refrigerator Water Filter Brands
Your refrigerator water filters are the unsung heroes of your appliances. They filter out microscopic contaminants and pollutants that compromise the taste, odor, and health of your water and ice. These handy little filters are especially effective at targeting the most common impurities that come from your well or water treatment plant.

Inline Water Filter Maintenance Tips to Know

Posted by Phil McNamara on 12/4/2017 to Drinking Water
Inline Water Filter Maintenance Tips to Know
Inline water filters are a great choice for any application where you want fresh, clean water on-demand. These filters connect directly to a water supply line, so they’re typically installed beneath the sink. However, since they can be used with almost any water line, they’re also commonly installed behind refrigerators, as well as in vending machines, commercial coffee pots, drinking fountains, water coolers, and other applications where filtered water is desired.

6 Reasons to Finally Invest in a Faucet Water Filter

Posted by Phil McNamara on 11/29/2017 to Drinking Water
6 Reasons to Finally Invest in a Faucet Water Filter
Been toying with the idea of investing in a faucet-mounted water filter? If you think that these types of filters are costly, high-maintenance and unnecessary, think again! Top brands like PUR, Culligan, and Everpure now manufacture affordable and long-lasting faucet water filters that you can install without the help of a plumber.

What Is a Ceramic Candle Water Filter?

Posted by Phil McNamara on 11/24/2017 to Drinking Water
What Is a Ceramic Candle Water Filter?
If you think the phrase ceramic candle water filter sounds like something you’d use to decorate a well-appointed living space, you’re in for a big surprise. It’s actually a unique type of water filter that’s been around for ages.

Our Best Carbon Water Filters

Posted by Phil McNamara on 11/19/2017 to Drinking Water
Our Best Carbon Water Filters

Water filters come in a wide range of styles, but carbon water filters are by far the most common. Activated carbon is added to all kinds of water filtration systems in various forms — most often granular activated carbon or carbon blocks — to thoroughly filter out small contaminants from water. This method of filtration has been used for centuries, and historians believe that ancient Egyptians stored water in charcoal to keep it fresh and to preserve its taste.

The Toughest Hiking Trails to Conquer in the U.S.

Posted by Phil McNamara on 11/14/2017 to Drinking Water
The Toughest Hiking Trails to Conquer in the U.S.
Got a bit of an outdoors itch? Hiking is the best way to see all of America’s natural splendors, from the expansive, mountainous terrain of the West to the pine-peppered hills of the Catskills. Experienced hikers know that there’s nothing quite like the views, fresh air, and feeling of accomplishment that comes over you at the summit of a particularly tough terrain.

Tips for Winter-Proofing Your Home

Posted by Phil McNamara on 11/9/2017 to Drinking Water
Tips for Winter-Proofing Your Home
Whether we like it or not, winter is coming fast, and with it comes drafty air, the risk of frozen pipes, and sky-high energy bills. There are a few things you can do around the house to ensure that your home is prepped and ready for the bitter cold—not only to make sure that you and your family are warm and toasty but also to keep your energy bills manageable throughout the winter months. Here are a few handy tips that you can use to get your home ready for the snowy months.

Tips for Properly Maintaining Your Ice Machine

Posted by Phil McNamara on 11/6/2017 to Drinking Water
Tips for Properly Maintaining Your Ice Machine
A properly running automatic ice maker equals fresh, on-demand ice anytime you need it. But, like any other appliance in your home, it requires a little bit of periodic maintenance to ensure that all the pieces and parts run properly. Not only can an ill-maintained unit lead to foul-tasting and discolored ice, it can also compromise efficiency and lead to downtime.

Health Benefits of Adding Lemon and Honey to Your Purified Water

Posted by Phil McNamara on 11/2/2017 to Drinking Water
Health Benefits of Adding Lemon and Honey to Your Purified Water
You’ve probably heard of the maple syrup, cayenne pepper, and lemon cleanse and swigging a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar every morning for a major health boost, but there’s a new easy-to-make health drink on the scene: honey and lemon water. Although it might be trendy, this fresh and beneficial drink is not new at all. Fermented honey water has been consumed for centuries in ancient China and Europe, in the form of mead, and lemon was long-used by native tribes for its calming properties and benefits to the immune system. 

Fun Water Filtration & Pollution Science Experiments for Kids

Posted by Phil McNamara on 10/30/2017 to Drinking Water
Fun Water Filtration & Pollution Science Experiments for Kids
Who says playing with your water can’t be fun? These awesome science experiments teach kids the importance of clean drinking water and help them understand just how natural filtration systems work. Bonus points: They will also help grown-ups discover just how many unwanted pollutants and extras are in their drinking water! These water experiments are appropriate for kids aged 10 and up and can be used during science class or fun experimentation at home.

6 Tasty Ingredients to Add to Your Purified Water

Posted by Phil McNamara on 10/27/2017 to Drinking Water
6 Tasty Ingredients to Add to Your Purified Water

Purified water is healthy on its own, but sometimes it’s not enough to entice you enough to get your daily recommended amount. There’s good news, though. Just like your favorite recipes, water can be easily spiced up with a few tasty ingredients so that you want to drink more. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a simple way to enhance your bottled water or want to add a tasty punch to the H2O in your water cooler—these yummy additives are a great choice.

 

How I Survived 11 Days on the Trail Without Fresh Water

Posted by Phil McNamara on 10/24/2017 to Drinking Water
How I Survived 11 Days on the Trail Without Fresh Water
Earlier this year, I signed up to do an 11-day wilderness hike for charity. I knew I would have no access to fresh, clean, purified water along the way. From the very beginning, I knew I would need to be mindful of my water consumption, and I had to develop a strategy to ensure regular, timely access to water that was safe to drink and cook with.

17 Effective Ways to Improve Waterway Health

Posted by Phil McNamara on 10/2/2017 to Drinking Water
17 Effective Ways to Improve Waterway Health
Water is a valuable and vital resource for our daily needs. Science is increasing our awareness of the negative effects humans have on natural water sources, which lead to water pollution. Water pollution is the contamination of water by waste, chemicals, or microorganisms at a point that it becomes harmful to human and animal health and the environment at large.