If you have already made the switch to drinking distilled water but still lugging gallons of distilled water from the grocery store to home…this is for you!
This article will deal with the many problems of purchasing distilled water and more importantly offer a solution. Mainly, why purchasing a home distiller and making your own distilled water in the comfort of your own home is a much better option than buying distilled water. There are trade-offs both positive and negative, but I believe the positives far outweigh the negatives.
I’ve been drinking distilled water for almost two years now. I made the gradual switch from using a faucet filter that barely filtered anything and grew bacteria, to a reverse osmosis filter, to now only drinking distilled water. This I believe is the cleanest and purest water and in the long run the most cost-effective.
I started to really care about what I consumed when I was diagnosed with a genetic kidney disease, called Poly Cystic Kidney Disease. I wanted to provide my body with the cleanest water, to help my kidneys and reduce them having to filter unnecessary chemicals and minerals. I drink a lot of water, and I always have. Being I live in a city that fluoridates and uses chemicals to treat the water and keep it free of bacteria, viruses, cysts, and algae. I understand why the city does this, (all except for adding the fluoride) for keeping the water safe to drink.
Lots of Plastic
I used to buy distilled water until I got fed up with recycling the plastic jugs. I used roughly one to two gallons a day in our household. Immediately upon starting to buy distilled water, I noticed my recycling container was becoming fuller than normal. As these plastic jugs take a lot of room and using up to two gallons a day, that’s 14 empty water jugs a week in which to recycle. This was just unacceptable to me, and something needed to change…
The convenient and straightforward act of buying water bottles at first seems great. But over time it quickly becomes tiresome and dreadful. The endless recycling and the carrying of the gallon jugs (which are quite heavy) from your car to the house and let’s not forget about the storage. As the containers take up quite a bit of space too leaves one desiring relief after a short period of time.
The Benefits Of Owning A Distiller
- Buying distilled water jugs creates an enormous amount of waste. Little to no waste. Recycling the gallon jugs won’t be necessary if you purchase a distiller. These quickly fill up your recycling bin or worse yet your garbage can.
- Many of the plastic used in bottling leach chemicals into the water. These are often stored and transported in non-climatized environments, oftentimes being exposed to heat and stress. When heated or stressed the plastic leach into the water.
- Cost! The cheapest I have seen a gallon of distilled water at my local box store is $.88 a gallon. If you use a gallon a day for one year, it will cost you $321.20 a year. Many distillers cost under this amount and past the first year of use, you will recoup the initial cost of the distiller.
- You determine what your distilled water is stored in. You can store your distilled water in plastic jugs if you want or a glass container, thereby taking full control over the water and its purity.
- Some people don’t like the taste of water that has been distilled. There are many ways to improve the taste without adding any calories. Check out my page on How To Drink Water Correctly, as this has many ideas for improving the taste.
- More convenient and readily available than having to run to the store to purchase.
The Negatives Of Owning A Distiller
- The major disadvantage of distilling your own water is time. It takes roughly 4 to 5 hours for most home distillers to distill one gallon of water. But by continuing to stay on top of it and having some backups, it isn’t really a big problem.
- Depending on what distiller is purchased it can require a sizeable amount of money to purchase. Although, countertop distillers prices start slightly around $90.00 and upwards to $500.00 depending on the make and model.
- Uses electricity to distill water, as this might cause your electric bill to be slightly higher than normal.
- Owning and operating a water distiller takes a little effort, from filling to storing to cleaning.
- Cleaning can be an issue if you let the machine run till completion. I never let this happen by using a smart plug which is controlled by your smartphone as this shuts off a half-hour before the distiller is done with a cycle. Check out my link below Top 10 Water Distillers 2018 to read more about this very convenient way to totally eliminate the need to clean your unit.
All Distillers Are Not Created Equal
Purchasing a new product can be overwhelming at first, as this requires reviewing and comparing.
If you’re considering purchasing a water distiller I would recommend you head over to my page, Top 10 Water Distillers 2018 to check out the best water distillers for your family.
I break down the best water distillers for quality, longevity, and filtering. These are important issues, as you want the cleanest water possible and something that is going to last over time.
Owning A Distiller Is Important
In conclusion, having a home distiller is a much better way to attain the purest water available while reducing waste.
You, in fact, have a better idea of what is all in the water and avoiding possible containment. This allows you to be more self-reliant instead of depending on a store or company for water.
Switching over to distilling my own water has been satisfying, in many ways and I am glad I did.
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