Tips for Cutting Down on Household Costs & Expenses

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With today's poor economic climate, now is an excellent time for families to reevaluate their purchasing habits and determine which household costs and expenses can be reduced or eliminated to save money. We Americans are up to our necks in monthly bills as we are constantly hounded by service charges from the Internet, telephone, cell-phone, cable TV, satellite, electricity, and gas companies all waiting to get their share of our hard-earned money. While some of these services may be considered unnecessary luxuries, most are considered required necessities for everyday life. Therefore it is very important for people to know how to either reduce their usage and monthly charges or shop around for a better deal.

I can't help you reduce the costs of many of the above services, but I do have some tips that can help you save money on your water and energy bill while prolonging the life of your water heater, dishwasher and other appliances.

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Like many people you may justify paying high prices for bottled water because you like the taste of the water and believe that it is healthier to drink. But what if I told you that you could get water that is just as tasty and healthy but pay only 1/40 the price of bottled water? Would it make any sense to buy bottled water then?

The solution is actually pretty simple, just install reverse osmosis (RO) water filtration system. A RO system will give you bottled water quality drinking water at just a fraction of the cost.

Tremendous Savings!

Bottled/Delivered water = $0.79/gal
RO water = $0.02/gal
You save $ 0.77/gal
If you use 3 gal/day, 1,095 gal/yr, you save $ 843 per year!

 

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"Sure I pay more for bottled water, but it's worth it right?"

The fact is that bottled water sold in the United States is not always filtered and not necessarily cleaner or safer than most tap water, according to a four-year scientific study recently made public by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The NRDC's study included testing more than 1,000 bottles of 103 brands of bottled water. While most of the tested waters were found to be of high quality, some brands were significantly contaminated. About one-third of the waters tested contained levels of contamination including synthetic organic chemicals, bacteria, and arsenic (at least one sample exceeded allowable limits under either state or bottled water industry standards or guidelines). In fact, about a quarter of all bottled water is actually bottled tap water, according to government and industry estimates (some estimates go as high as 40 percent).

You don't have to compromise on quality or value. By installing a residential RO system, you can proactively maintain the quality of your drinking water. These systems can produce water comparable to top-quality bottled water brands at only a fraction of the cost, making them a much better value for your pocketbook and your health.

"Money is tight. I will just boil my tap water for drinking."

When it comes to lowering your household expenses there are many things you can do to improve your monthly budget but forcing yourself to drink unfiltered tap water should not be one of them. The truth is, most tap and well water in the US today are not safe for drinking due to heavy industrial and environmental pollution which has made its way into all our sources of our drinking water, including municipal water systems, wells, lakes, and rivers. The majority of these pollutants cannot be removed by boiling water or by using a simple faucet or pitcher filter.

These contaminants range from naturally-occurring minerals to man-made chemicals and byproducts. While many contaminants are found at levels not enough not to cause immediate discomforts or sicknesses, it is proven that even low-level exposure to many common contaminants will, over time, cause severe illness including liver damage, cancer, and other serious ailments. Even the chemicals commonly used to treat municipal water supplies such as chlorine and fluoride are toxic and are known to have significant adverse effects on the human body. As if this was not bad enough, traces of pharmaceutical drugs have recently been found in tap water in cities all across America.

Reverse Osmosis Systems can remove from 90 -99% of all contaminants from tap water.

When you consider the medical costs associated with prescription drugs, doctor's visits, hospital stays, and time off from work, you soon realize that health is indeed wealth. And that doesn't even take into account the quality of life benefits of protecting your health and well-being for the sake of your family and friends. Clean drinking water is one of the most important and necessary ingredients to living a healthy life, which makes it absolutely PRICELESS!

Unfortunately the cost of health care in America is an ever-rising expense that can grow quickly and can easily wipe out a person's lifetime of savings. The best way to avoid high medical expenses down the road is to practice preventative medicine today by eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, and drinking lots of clean purified water.

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