New Water Filtration Systems Now Allow You To Shower In Bottled Water

You might think that taking a shower with bottled water would be extremely wasteful and expensive… And it would be! The amount of plastic that would be consumed and the money it would cost would make it a very costly move that nobody would want to make.

However, what if you could take a shower with water that was just as clean as bottled water, without having to waste any plastic or spend a fortune? Would you do it? Some people would STILL say no, because they don’t see any need for this when they think about it for the first time.

Once they become informed about the amount of chlorine that is in the water that they bathe in and how much of that chlorine goes into the air, on their walls and into their lungs; then they start to realize that bathing in clean water seems like a much smarter idea!

Luckily, there are water filtration systems such as granular-activated carbon ones that actually remove the chlorine from the water as well as other chemicals! The best of these systems have a convenient point of entry that comes in right on the main water line — after it enters your home but before it splits.

Basically, it is positioned in the perfect place to allow the removal of impurities from all of the water in your home, condo, apartment, town-house, etc. This results in EVERY room in your house having de-chlorinated, filtered, clean water that tastes and smells amazing.

The first part of the system removes all of the dirt and particles that water carries with it from the water pipes that it comes from — which are usually outdated. The beginning stage filter is one of the best ways to ensure that you will have clean water in the event of a water main break.

The second stage involves removing chlorine as well as harmful byproducts that are created by chlorination. What this does is improve the taste significantly, as well as the smell by removing unpleasant odor causing chemicals and balances out the chemistry of your home’s water.

This second stage is a very easy and inexpensive way of counteracting the high chlorine levels that your local municipality may choose to flush the water lines with.

All you have to do is set this up for your home and you and your family can be drinking, showering, bathing and cooking with clean, fresh, healthy water!

Find out how you can get started today with HtruO’s state of the art water filtration system.

Is Your Tap Water Filtered? Water Standards Not Up To Date

Many of us consume water from the faucet every day, but is your tap water filtered? Many will not even give it a second thought that the water is drinkable. Misinformation about the safety of your tap water is accepted because the water quality is within our current governments set standards. Water is monitored by the government and should be free from harmful chemicals and toxins. But are these initial standards that were put into place years ago still effective today?

It’s been over thirty-five years since these laws were first enacted. Looking back, it’s almost as if we had many less toxins to worry about. And some of chemicals we thought were unobtrusive in very low levels have started to reveal some disturbing long term outcomes. Since 2004 over 60 million Americans have received drinking water that does not even meet with even the current regulated standards. With no thought, many drink this water daily with no idea of what is really in it.

Since these initial standards were put in place, many more possible hazards have been uncovered but still remain unmonitored as they were never added to the list. As an example, Manganese was never considered one of those things that needed to be regulated. Our bodies do require some levels of Manganese as a natural aide in detoxing, but in excessive amounts this element can become poisonous to humans and it has even been linked to neurological damage which can not be reversed. Currently, Manganese is not considered to be a hazard and remains unregulated. Legally, you could be getting hundreds of times more the healthy amount, and not even realize it. It is already occurring in some parts of the country. It is just one of thousands of possible hazards if you’re not drinking your tap water filtered.

Addressing the pure water issue on a large scale will likely cost tax payers billions in solid research and the upgrade of municipal water facilities nation wide. The big question is, can we afford this?

Using an HtruO point of entry filtration system that can filter water for the entire home is a step in the right direction that is available to you today. It may be years before our home water supplies are up to date. You can get your tap water filtered, as well as your entire house.

Think this may be too expensive for you? Think again. Costs of a point of entry solution can match or even beat the cost of point of use. In the end, it may just be a question of how much your health is worth to you. Are you ready to get your tap water filtered?

HtruO: Easy Decision, Easy to Buy, Easy to Install

Our ambitions at HtruO are not only to provide the best water filtration system to our customers, but to also take things one step further. What good is ordering a whole house water filtration system if you don’t have qualified professionals there to assist you in installing it? You don’t want just anyone coming into your home. You want peace of mind knowing that the plumber stopping by is knowledgeable in what he is doing, and has been pre-screened through an astringent process to assure you the most effective result.

Realizing the need for excellent service, HtruO President Chris Muller says:

We knew our product was a no brainer. The one hurdle we faced was the last leg. How would we make it easy for the purchasers of HtruO to have our units installed?

We spoke to Angie’s List and then For our business model there was only one choice for us. Angie’s List is a forum for homeowners to voice their opinions after an experience, which is important. ServiceMagic however, works throughout the process to make sure the experience is a positive one.

During check out on customers are asked if they need assistance with the install.  If they choose yes, their information including the date and time desired is sent to ServiceMagic.  A pre-screened, licensed and insured plumber is then assigned.  A ServiceMagic Representative walks the customer through the process from start to end.  HtruO customers have raved about the level of customer service they receive.

Working with ServiceMagic provides a whole new layer of customer service for our consumers. When someone purchases HtruO and chooses the install option, it gives me great comfort to know that ServiceMagic will pick up the ball and insure that our customer’s expectations are not only met, but exceeded.

ServiceMagic professionals are not only pre-qualified for customer care and general plumbing knowledge, but are also familiarized with the specifics of the HtruO systems and parts. Consistency and reliability are what you can expect, not just from your new HtruO whole house water filtration system, but from our valued partners at ServiceMagic®.

Start 2010 In The Green With Your HtruO to Go

How does one go about making a New Year’s Eve party “green”? Aside from fragrant evergreen trimmings you may have trimming your mantle (and that mistletoe strategically hanging in the front hall) , consider some of these additional ways when preparing your eco-friendly New Year’s Eve. Not only will these ideas help you limit waste, but you may actually find some of them entertaining, as well as making your guests feel special.

1. Renting Party Supplies

Expecting more guests than champagne glasses you own?. Cups, tablecloths, flatware, and other assorted party items can be rented and returned. You won’t have to find a place to store your party things for the other 364 days of the year, and you won’t have to wash a dish! Not to mention having to store all that extra stuff in your attic.

2. If you must go with disposable items…

Try to get biodegradable  tablecloths, or get ones made from recycled materials. Today you can even find biodegradable flatware which will compost much quicker than plastic.

3. Ask your guests about their green resolutions

One of the fun things about the New Year is to make resolutions. Skip the paper lists and use a chalk board or dry erase board, and let guests come up with their energy-saving resolutions for the upcoming year. You could make it into a party game by having the guests draw or illustrate their green resolutions, and having everyone guess what they are trying to convey (think Pictionary).

4. Decorate using recyclables

Some really fun decorations can be made with ordinary items. Cut colorful magazines into strips, make each strip into a loop, and fasten them together in a chain. Use old wine or other bottles for candle holders. Square carpet samples from the local DIY store make great coasters. And with a hole punch and some leftover holiday wrapping paper, you can make some great confetti.

5. Make a budget

It is so easy (and tempting) to over-buy food and supplies when you are caught up in the fun and excitement of party planning. Still, it’s good to get an accurate head count and buy food (locally grown and/or organic if possible) accordingly. And don’t spend on things that are not going to be noticed, like fancy toothpicks, or that can be broken easily, like delicate glass tumblers. It’s also not a faux pas to ask your friends to bring their own bubbly.

6. Make it late

Save on food costs by having your party late in the day. After 8pm, hors d’oeuvres are all you need, or desserts.

7.  Serve your specialty “home brewed bottled water” in the HtruO eco-friendly stainless steel bottles.

Keeping water on hand is always a good idea, and what better way to show your support for green by handing out stainless steel reusable water containers bottled specially with your own filtered water.

One of the most important things about having a green New Year’s party – besides cutting down on waste and what that means for the future of the planet – is that it serves as a reminder that friends and family are what matter, not excessive food, decorations, and so forth. We can use these difficult economic times to get back to what really matters. Going green is a great way to do that.

Drinking Water And Weight Loss

With the New Year just around the corner, if you’re like a lot of people you may be looking to add shedding a  few pounds to the list. If you are putting together that diet, you may want to consider incorporating a water regimen to the plan. There is a long list of the benefits of water to your health in general, but making sure you are drinking enough water may be the easiest and most beneficial of all to your weight loss strategy.

Most people know that body regulation in general is reliant on a stable metabolism. Your metabolism is there to break down calories you consume and an effective metabolism aids in maintaining a regular weight.

Drinking more water can send the body a signal to let go of old stores of water in the body and allows a release that can flush out toxins and fat that the body has been holding on to. Your liver can convert stored fat into energy and also works to pick up additional strain on your kidneys. If your kidneys do not get enough water, the liver is there to pick up the slack in getting the bodies processes accomplished. Unfortunately, the harder your liver has to work to help the kidneys, the less it can help you with releasing those stored fats. Drinking ample amounts of water keeps the kidneys happy and allows the liver to do it’s thing.

While many get off to a good start with that 8 glasses a day, those who are over weight may need to go slightly above this amount to get the full benefits of water. Drinking more will obviously lead to more trips to the bathroom, and can become an annoyance to those first getting started. This in itself can become a turn off and seem a burden. Many people will get frustrated and go back to their regular drinking habits as a result. In turn, weighloss slows down and that New Years Resolution is never fully realized.

It is important to not get frustrated. When you continue to maintain drinking regular amounts of water, the body becomes confident in realizing you are not in “survival mode” and will continue to flush unnecessary excess stores of fat.

If you find you reach that point where drinking water is a burden, remind yourself of your goals and how that water is really going to make a difference. In the end, your kidneys will be happy, your liver will break down those fats, and you’re going to look great in that bikini come summer.

Plastic Water Bottles And Concerns With Hormones

Email Hoax

What began as an urban legend back in 2007 appears to have brought rise to some serious concerns about plastic water bottles and the possible dangers of drinking water from them.

The initial urban legend began as an email rumor that drinking bottled water that had been left in a car would lead to the release of toxins into the water, which in effect could lead to breast cancer. The letter was passed around through emails, and later discovered as a hoax. Or was it?

While the original letter was not backed by any real research or a doctor, some verified studies have resulted since that initial release, and one conducted in Europe has raised doubts on the safety of drinking bottled water.

Chemicals, known as “endocrine disruptors,” have the potential to interfere with estrogen and other reproductive hormones in the human body. Currently, the authors of this study express more research is needed to determine if, or to what extent, this poses an actual health risk to humans.

The New Zealand mud snail was used to test for levels of toxins. The snail was bread in both glass and plastic mineral water bottles – consisting of 20 different brands. What were the results?waterflask

While researchers found more than double the number of embryos in plastic bottles compared with glass bottles, surprisingly both types of bottles showed a significant upswing in hormonal activity.

Authors of the study believed they were able to identify xenohormone (man-made hormone) as the culprit which is spread by plastic packaging and can affect many different consumer edibles.

Our findings provide an insight into the potential exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals due to unexpected sources of contamination.

While plastics used in the United States are currently managed by the FDA and EPA regulators, trace amounts of potentially hazardous elements are not non-existent.

Research continues.

Improving The Taste and Smell of Your Water!

The biggest complaint we hear about tap water (or rather municipal water) is the taste and smell.

Believe me, we’ve heard it all!

  • “My water tastes like chlorine.”
  • “My water tastes like metal.”
  • “My water smells like sulfur.”
  • “My water tastes like mildew.”
  • “My water smells like rotten eggs.”

That rotten egg or sulfur smell, in most cases, is either the end result of bacteria breaking down organic matter or high iron levels in your water.

The smell and taste of municipal water is one of the leading causes of increased plastic water bottle consumption, and of course, waste. Those plastic water bottles pile up in landfills and require way too many resources to manufacture. In fact, it requires more water to make the plastic bottles than it takes to fill those same water bottles up!

We’ve even heard cases in which people have attempted to wash their children and pets with bottled water!

Water that suffers from high iron levels or hydrogen sulfide releasing bacteria has the potential to damage clothing, hair, dishware and skin. While truly hope that those same people foolishly using bottled water to clean their children and pets are not using plastic bottled water to wash their dishes and clothes!

How do you deal with that bad water taste and smell coming out of your tap? Your shower?  How can you achieve bottled water taste without bottled water waste?

The answer is simple, have a whole house water filtration system, like HtruO, installed at your apartment, condominium or house today! Whole house water filters (or point of entry water filters as they’re sometimes called) can improve the taste, smell and overall quality of all the municipal water that comes out of your faucet, bathtub, dishwasher, washing machine and shower with only one installation!

If you want bottled quality water DO NOT wash everything in your home or apartment with plastic bottled water. Instead, install an affordable point of entry water filter. Its less expensive, treats more water and is better for the environment than plastic bottles.

A point of entry water filter is the only way to provide every fixture and appliance in your home with great tasting and smelling, bottled quality water.

Clear Water, Clear Skin

Did you know that tap water often contains at least as much, sometimes more, chlorine than is recommended for use in swimming pools? It is a known fact that chlorine irritates your skin. It dehydrates it and dries it out. This is exactly what you skin hates, and many people continue to shower with chlorinated water. Internally and externally, it’s not great for you and it can easily be avoided with a whole house water filter (which is much easier than a point-of-use filter). The chlorine added to your municipal water source contacts your skin each and every shower, and also when it’s in hot water it turns to vapor and is inhaled.

A very popular myth about skincare, and more specifically acne is that chlorinated water helps acne. Where does this idea stem from? Well during the warm summer months many people enjoy there pools which are full of chlorine water. They see temporary relief from skin breakouts and acne and simply associate the two. As we mentioned, the chlorine dries your skin out which is similar to some of the harsh acne medications that used to be popular. This dried out skin will indeed give you a temporary relief from breakouts because the oils and skins cells are dried away. But this is certainly a bad idea for the long term. Dried out, dehydrated skin will eventually lead to worse skin conditions and acne as the skin’s natural balance is thrown off. Wrinkles, rashes and discolorations are all made worse by dry skin. Having chlorine free water is an easy away to avoid harsh chemicals, and ensure you are helping your skin stay soft and supple.

Using a whole house water filter, you will have fresh water at every source in your home. This is important because many people who may have just a shower filter, will then wash their faces once a day in the sink and this is still enough to irritate you. Drinking filtered water has plenty of benefits for your internal health as well, which your skin surely won’t mind. Filters are recommended by both dermatologists and beauty experts. Your hair will shine better, feel less brittle and have less irritation cause dandruff. Your skin will look radiant and feel hydrated. Finally, you will be a little more ‘chemical free’ which is always a good thing.

Install a Whole House Water Filter today and provide your entire home with healthy water and see the benefits in your skin, hair and overall health.


What is Whole House Water Filtration?

First off, whole house water filters go by quite a few names…

  • point of entry water filters
  • central home water filters
  • household water filters
  • entire house water filters

Regardless of the what the product is listed as, one thing holds true, whole house water filtration, as the name implies, is the filtering of dirt, particulate and water contaminants from all of the municipal water that enters one’s home. This level of protection is accomplished through the installation of a water treatment system on the water main at the point in which municipal water enters a house or apartment.

American municipal water is thought to be some of the best in the world and while the quality of our water is better than most our water still contains many harmful chemicals and contaminants. By meeting these harmful chemicals and contaminants at the front door, whole house water filter systems work like bouncers keeping the riff-raff from entering the venue that is your house.

Effective whole house water filtration can return your home’s water back to its natural chemistry. This has widespread benefits. Think of all the appliances and fixtures in your home that require or utilize municipal water. Automatic dishwashers, washing machines, kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks, showerheads and bath fixtures, refrigerators, freezers, ice-makers and humidifiers to name a few. All of these sources can benefits from clean, filtered water but having to install a individual filter for each appliance and fixture would be incredibly expensive, frustrating and time-consuming.

A point of entry filter eliminates the need to install multiple filters but it also eliminates the need to monitor the status of multiple filters. The HtruO Hydro can treat up to 160,000 gallons of water before requiring a filter change. That’s one system to monitor and one set of replacement filter cartridges to buy. Having multiple filters requires more effort to maintain and doesn’t cover as many sources as a whole house water filtration system does.

If you value the quality of your water a whole house water filtration system like HtruO is clearly the best option available.

Stainless Steel Water Bottles: BPA Free & Eco-Friendly

Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Stainless Steel Water Bottle

The health & beauty benefits of drinking plenty of water and the environmental benefits of reducing your carbon footprint at this point should be undeniable. Your body needs water! Lacking proper hydration leads to your body not being able to function efficiently. Being dehydrated can cause you to feel tired and if you become anymore dehydrated you begin putting your health at serious risk. Even more important than drinking water, however, is drinking clean chlorine-free water!

In order to drink the highest quality water many of us rush out to the nearest store and buy cases of plastic bottled water. Many people are opposed to drinking tap water because they’re afraid or even disgusted with tap water. Little do these plastic bottle water drinking people know but the majority of bottled water is simply tap water with better marketing. If it wasn’t enough that we’re grossly overcharged for something that we all need to live, plastic bottles are destroying both our planet and many, many lives.

As a society we’re quickly becoming aware of the long-term dangers of climate change but each year we use approximately 18 million barrels of oil to ship water across the country. In fact, the amount of oil it takes to make only one plastic water bottle would fill that same plastic bottle one third of the way the top. This makes no sense.

If the fact that bottled water requires an obscene amount of fossil fuel in order to manufacture and distribute wasn’t enough, at any given time, there are 3.5 million tons of plastic floating around in our oceans. Marine life eats this trash and the poisons travel up the food-chain ending up in humans, causing a host of life-changing illnesses. Combine the poisons and carcinogens that we’re consuming because of plastic bottles littering our oceans with the high number of toxic chemicals (arsenic, industrial solvents and even radioactive chemicals) that plastic bottles leach into our water and we have a very, very serious health issue.

Two of the biggest chemicals to watch out for are Bisphenol A (BPA) and Phthalates. These two chemicals are both found in many plastic bottles and even in some reusable plastic water bottles or metal water bottles that have plastic interiors. Phthalates and BPA are known as “endocrine disruptors” because they mimic the body’s hormones. Some studies suggest that these toxic and very widespread chemicals are a cause of breast and uterine cancer in women, decreased testosterone levels in men, and can be very harmful to young children. In laboratory tests Phthalates & Bisphenol A have both been shown to cause reproductive and neurological damage in infants.

The best solution to this multi-layered problem is to install a whole house water filter system today, make sure that everyone in your household has a reusable and safe stainless steel water bottle, like the HtruO 2 Go and to bottle your own water!

Stainless steel water bottles, like the HtruO 2 Go, are the smartest choice because they don’t leach any harmful chemicals into your water. This means that your water will taste great, smell great and will be great for you!