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Basic Benefits Of Reverse Osmosis For Your Home

by Chris Bowman

When you're pondering which type of water purification system to add for your new home, you may be considering several types of systems such as a distillation system, a nano-filtration system, or a reverse osmosis system. Reverse osmosis is a popular choice for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the benefits of a reverse osmosis system for your home.

1. Highly effective water filtration 

A reverse osmosis system provides extremely pure water in a very reliable way. It removes contaminants regardless of what they are (for instance, it can remove both chemicals and sediment). It even strips the water of minerals, which can be beneficial if your water contains toxic minerals such as arsenic.

2. Long-lasting filters for low maintenance

Some water filtration systems require more maintenance and care than others. A reverse osmosis system isn't completely self-sufficient, since it does need its filters, pre-filters, and semi-permeable membrane replaced at intervals. However, these are typically long intervals, although the exact length of time can depend on how heavily the system is used.

3. Ability to remove some hard water minerals

In addition to removing harmful minerals such as arsenic, a reverse osmosis system can also remove inconvenient minerals such as those that cause hard water. The more minerals your water contains, the harder this will be on your filtration system and the more often you'll have to replace some components. However, if you only have slightly hard water, then a reverse osmosis system may be able to solve this problem as well.

4. Variety of price points and add-on features

Some types of water filtration system cost more than others. With reverse osmosis, you have quite a wide range of price points. If you choose a bare-bones filtration system that hooks up to your kitchen faucet and doesn't put any effort into aesthetics, you can get a very good price.

However, if you have a larger budget, you can get a larger system that will treat the water for your whole house. Or you can get a more efficient system (that creates less waste) or one that has added features, such as the ability to add specially formulated mineral mixtures back into the water for taste and health reasons. This wide variety of price points and add-on features means that there's a reverse osmosis system for everyone.

As you can see, reverse osmosis systems can be great for a variety of situations where you want to create reliably pure water. Talk to your local plumbers today about which type of water filtration system is right for you and where to find a reverse osmosis system that meets your needs.