Pure Water In Your Home

One of the fastest growing areas of home improvement today has a direct bearing on your health.

Danny Lipford, the host of "Today's Homeowner" and Early Show contributor, showed co-anchor Rene Syler some products that promise to make your drinking water in your home cleaner.

The first thing that needs to be done is to have your water tested. The results of this testing will tell you the type of water filtration system you will need. If you have an acute problem, you will need to have your entire water system filtered. However, in most cases, you will most likely only have the water that you consume filtrated.

Much of the water that homeowners consume at home comes from the water dispenser and/or ice maker in their refrigerator. Many of the newer refrigerators have a built-in filter. However, since many of the older models do not, you can fit a filter to the back of your refrigerator.

GE offers a SmartWater refrigerator/icemaker filter that is easy to install and connects directly to the water line behind your refrigerator. This system reduces unpleasant taste and odor while minimizing dirt, rust and sediment in your drinking water. This provides for better-tasting ice and water directly from your refrigerator. The quick-connect fittings allow for easy installation and filter change out. Filters last up to 6 months and replacement filters can be found for less than $16.00.
MSRP $25 - $30
Available at The Home Depot

The primary kitchen sink serves as the source for not only drinking water, but cooking water. It is important that this water be as clean and pure as possible. There are two different filters to address this concern.

The new Ultimate PŪR Brushed Stainless Steel Water Filtration System reduces numerous contaminants, including lead, chlorine, mercury and TTHM. Every drop is purified, whether for drinking, cooking or any other daily use. Not only is this product easy to install, but also stylish, matching stainless steel sinks that are very popular right now. The PŪR filter comes with a 10-Year Limited Warranty and replacement filters are easy to install.
MSRP $54.99
Available at Target and selected WalMart stores

The Culligan Water Tower Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Appliance improves the taste and odor of your drinking water and substantially reduces microscopic impurities and chemical elements. With reverse osmosis, water passes through an ultra-thin, semi-permeable membrane, which filters unwanted particles, including sodium and lead.
Approximate cost $750 to $1,000 if purchased or $25/month if rented
Available from Your Culligan Man