The Ultimate Guide to Alkaline Filters
Water is important to good health. Drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day helps keep the body hydrated, boost immunity, and achieve a general sense of wellness.
If you live in a place where water is acidic, it is smart to buy an alkaline filter to restore the proper pH balance to the water you’re drinking. The pH range is from 0-14, with 7 being pH neutral. Alkaline water should have a pH level that ranges from 8.5 to 9.5. The lower pH level, from 7- below, means the water is acidic. Many people have reported experiencing health problems associated with drinking acidic water, including acid reflux, high blood pressure, and fatigue.
Alkaline filters can help remove impurity from drinking water and also restore its pH balance.
How does an alkaline filter work?
Alkaline filters work by first filtering out impurity from tap water (these can be dirt, dust, chlorine, etc.), and then, by balancing the pH level of the water to make it alkaline.
Alkaline water also contains alkaline minerals and negative oxidation reduction potential (ORP). ORP is the ability of water to act as an anti-oxidant. The more negative the ORP value, the more anti-oxidizing it is.
What are the types of alkaline filters?
There are two types of alkaline filters: The single and dual system.
The dual system is superior to the single system. To know whether you need a single or dual system filter, test the quality of your tap water. Some households that have a relatively clean water from the tap choose single system alkaline filter, and it does the job. Other households which have more impure and more acidic tap water choose the dual system.
How to know if your alkaline filter is safe for drinking?
A good measure for the safety of drinking water from alkaline filter is the pH level of the water it can produce. Some alkaline filters have different filtration levels, so you can select the pH level of the water it produces. For example, alkaline water for drinking must have a pH level ranging from 8.5 to 9.5. Higher alkaline levels, for example, 10+ can be used for cleaning. Water with lower pH level is more acidic and can be used for disinfecting. You can use lower pH water for washing vegetables and reduce bacteria.
Alkaline filters make water safer for drinking by restoring the pH level in drinking water to safer and healthier levels. When your tap water is tested with a lower pH value, it is more prone to leaching the metals from the plumbing system in the water pipes. When these metals are ingested regularly, they can lead to health issues and can also hasten the onset of aging.
Cheap vs. expensive alkaline filters
The price of alkaline filters varies depending on credibility of the brand, the mechanical features of the filter, and the specific functionalities different alkaline filters offer.
Single system filter is cheaper than dual system filter. Filters that use solid plates are more expensive than those that use mesh. Self-cleaning filters are also more expensive, as are filters that can produce water at different pH levels to serve different needs, from drinking to cleaning to cooking.
What makes a good alkaline filter?
Generally, a good alkaline filter has dual system, uses solid plates, and is self-cleaning. It assures a high level of quality alkaline drinking water, while lowering the time and costs associated with maintaining the filter.
Why you should consider Triple Lifestyle alkaline water filter
Besides credibility in water filtering technology, Triple Lifestyle is the only water filter company in Singapore that offers subsidy and zero% interest on all its water filter products. We believe that good health is a right, not a privilege. We try to make our products accessible to as many people as possible. Contact us and start drinking healthy alkaline water from your own unit of alkaline water filter today!