Using Websites to Compare Information

I am a product of the information age, specifically the digital era. I get what I need online. It is the easiest, most abundant, most efficient way I know to do research and gain knowledge. I don’t remember using microfiche in the library, but I have heard of it. It was actually a new innovation in the 20th century. People used card catalogues and other reference books and it took hours to order original sourcebooks. We are so lucky we have websites to ponder. While thousands are worthless, millions are not. In seconds, you can solve any problem. If you want to make something, you can see a prototype on YouTube or ask on Twitter. The “how-to” world has been transformed. You don’t need to read the fine print of archaic manuals grandad stored in the garage.

As a real-life example, I wanted to compare the features, benefits, and prices of a water softener for my home or a home filter system. Putting information side by side is the hallmark of Internet research. Here is what I found at

Water Softener

People used to lug bags of salt home to treat hard water. Now, the new models are easy to install (one unit per home), maintenance free, and operate 24/7. No salt is needed and any monitoring is done by a built-in computer. The purpose of a water softener is to treat hard water minerals and limescale that clog popes and corrodes heating elements, resulting in frequent appliance repair. In addition to the way hard water feels on the skin, it is less energy efficient due its low flow rate.

The state-of-the-art models are “smart” descalers that transmit a continuous dynamic electro-chemical wave signal. This signal in turn creates an ionic attraction of hard water minerals. They become suspended and therefore do not adhere to plumbing surfaces. Instead, they wash out naturally as the water flows through your pipes. Limescale is eliminated also by a chemical reaction. If you use a water softener regularly, especially from the time you buy new appliances, they will remain pristine.

Whole House Water Filter

If you are not plagued with hard water, you can go a different route. A water filtration system can be installed under counter, on the countertop, or attached to a faucet. The goal is purified, pollutant-free drinking water. There are people, especially with kids, who don’t even like to cook with tap water. When selecting a system, it is all about contaminant reduction capability and ease of installation. You then may do some math to calculate your savings on bottled water.

Wherever you place your unit, you will always have pure water on demand. If you elect to have a reverse osmosis system, you may know that your water contain metals, fluoride, and arsenic. The methodology uses advanced carbon block filters and can remove over seventy chemicals.

The new innovations are convenient and sophisticated, making it easy to select the best system. Buy something known to have a long-lasting filter.