There isn’t any difference in taste really and in some people’s opinions, it is even better. The same technology is used as other major bottling plants out there, which is reverse osmosis, to filter the water. However, the reverse osmosis water has a refreshing taste a subtle hint of minerals, rather than a flat or old taste of bottled water. This is done through the complete five stage reverse osmosis system. It is a system that you can monitor yourself, maintaining the purity of the equipment while also measuring the purity of the water. This way you can ensure your family’s health through the water they are drinking, which is something that cannot be done with bottled water.
In most cases, tap water is safe to drink but it is well known that many municipal water systems in towns and cities around the country are in desperate need of repair or an update. Because of this, there is more of a chance for water contamination to occur. This includes leaching from corroded pipe solder, bacteria entering the water systems from breaks in the pipes or chemicals that have been back siphoned into the city water supply.
Many local and state governments do not have the finances to do proper fixes to these city water systems right now or even in the future. Many cities are even adding chemicals to their water supply to kill bacteria. In truth, most water supplies will become worse in American cities in the future. The best way to protect from contaminants in the drinking water is to install a reverse osmosis system on your water in your home.
It is more effective than just about any other method out there. The filter in a reverse osmosis system is the same that is used to make top quality bottled water and can even turn sea water into drinking water, it filters it so purely. Other filters that do not use reverse osmosis can filter out large particles but will have problems with small, finer microns. As bacteria and chemicals can be incredibly small, these harmful things can still get into your water supply.
These systems are some of the best in the market as they are built and tested in the United States using high performance parts. This ensures they will do what they are said to do, which is remove the vast majority of contaminants from any water that flows through them. They also have stronger and longer lasting filters. These consist of carbon blocks which have better absorptive capacity and efficiency. The construction allows the water to flow from an outside to inside direction, preventing channeling and filtering out more impurities. The superior material and design also basically lasts longer, as these filters can clean up to 4000 to 5000 gallons of water before they begin to wear out. Most filters in reverse osmosis systems can only treat around 1500 to 2000 gallons of water.
These reverse osmosis membranes also last an incredibly long time when compared to other products out there. These membranes will last around four to seven years on average, with a 98 to 99 percent contaminant removal rate. Most others only last 1-2 years with an 85 to 90 percent contaminant removal rate.
These reverse osmosis filters even work on really contaminated water, like well water that has high amounts of sulfur or iron in it. Most systems can only treat drinkable, good water from the tap that has some contaminants in it. However, these reverse osmosis systems will clean very dirty water that you wouldn’t be able to safely drink without them.
Anywhere from 36 to 90 gallons, depending on the size of the water filter system you have installed. While most people don’t use that much water on a daily basis, this water will always be in reserve and will refill incredibly quickly, so you don’t have to wait around for the tank to refill, as is common with other systems.
Orders can be shipped the same day and will arrive in two to five days, depending on the UPS ground service delivery schedule. Faster service and international shipping is also available for all products.
Most systems are installed in the cabinet underneath the sink. These reverse osmosis systems are not very wide, therefore they can usually fit perfectly in that small space. They won’t even get in the way of the garbage disposal. The storage tank can lay on it’s side to save space. However, you can also install these systems in the basement or the garage or any other place you might need them. Long lines can be run for these systems as well, as long as you have good water pressure in your home.
All systems are DIY and have detailed manuals and instructions, making them very easy to install. 95 percent of customers have installed these systems themselves and have had great results. However, if you can’t make it work or don’t have the time, most plumbers in the yellow pages can come out and install the system for you.
As the filters will last more than one year, it won’t be very expensive. However, it is recommended you change the filters once per year, which costs around 39 dollars for all three filters. This is for your better health as you should not wait for the filters to break down before changing them. Fourth and fifth stage reverse osmosis systems have filters and membranes that last four to seven years, which means you won’t have to do any maintenance on them for a while.
Yep they are simple to replace. Just switch the filter cartridges with brand new ones. The whole process will take anywhere from ten to fifteen minutes to complete. You also know how often the filters have been changed when you are doing it yourself.
These reverse osmosis systems use ten inch industry standard cartridges, which can be found at most hardware stores. However, try not to buy the generic and low priced filters from overseas. These will fall apart on you much more quickly and make your drinking water unsafe in a shorter amount of time. If you can afford it, buy the filters from the brand of osmosis filter manufacturer. Or at least top quality ones from your local hardware store.
Yes, the system is easy to uninstall and move with you. You don’t even have to take it apart, just close the inlet needle, take off the water inlet tubing and take off the whole system in 5 minutes.
Reverse osmosis may or may not affect the pH level of the drinking water in a noticeable amount. This all depends on the pH of the water to begin with and the amount of Co2 in your local water supply. pH has a lot to do with water and open air chemistry, so it can get complicated.
However, the many tests that have been done with the reverse osmosis systems in Southern California and these have shown that the pH in the water is raised a bit to an alkaline level, with ratings of 8.12 and 8.06 after filtration. This reflects other tests that have been done, which proves that reverse osmosis barely affects the pH levels in water. A calcite filter can also be added to increase the alkalinity of the drinking water purified by the reverse osmosis system.
All drinking water has a wide range of minerals and chemicals in it in very small amounts, some of which is good for you and some of which is very bad for you. While there is no filtration system that differentiates between good and bad minerals yet on the market, the fact is that reverse osmosis systems remove 90 to 99 percent of all undesirable contaminants in all water that flows through them.
In truth, the majority of minerals we consume each day comes from our food, not our drinking water. So filtering them out is not a problem, while leaving them in could cause you harm over time.
This solution is known as Reverse Osmosis rinse water and should be directed towards the drain. However, it depends on what size of system and water conditions you have before you can determine how much you are going to use. It is usually two to one of the rinse water to actual water or three to one rinse to water when using bigger systems.