You may have seen bottles of distilled water at stores, but is this type of water good for drinking? Do you want to have it for regular cooking in your home? Understanding the differences between distilled and purified water can make choosing what to put in your glass easier. 

What Is Distilled Water? 

Distilled water undergoes a process similar to the one used to create strong spirits. Water boils and the steam collects on a surface. When cooled, the steam condenses back down into distilled water. The process removes bacteria, parasites, and minerals from the water. Frequently, you will see jugs of this water sold in stores because its pure profile makes it ideal for use in medical equipment, automotive parts, and lab tests. But what about drinking? 

Can You Drink Distilled Water? 

Technically, you can drink distilled water. However, water gets its flavor from the minerals dissolved in it. Because minerals from around the country differ, tap water will often taste different from what you have at home when you travel. 

Drinking distilled water or cooking with it will produce flat, bland-tasting results. Save the distilled water for those who must use it for their medical devices and for other needs. Instead, you can get better-tasting, purified water from your tap. 

How to Get Better-Tasting Tap Water 

Instead of spending money on bland distilled water, get a reverse osmosis system for your home’s tap water. This system removes more impurities from the water, even more than the distillation process. You choose which faucet in your home where you want purified water, and we can install the reverse osmosis system. 

To get this water treatment system or any of our other options, contact us at Best Home Water Treatment Systems. You can also call us at 951.737.1500. Make your water taste better without spending money on flavorless distilled water. Choose reverse osmosis instead. 


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