HERE ARE SOME REASONS TO CONSIDER A REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER SYSTEM FOR YOUR HOME
RO Systems remove most pollutants such as nitrates, pesticides, sulfates, chromium 6, lead, fluoride, bacteria, pharmaceuticals, arsenic, and more. The carbon filter will also reduce water hardness and remove chlorine and chloramines.
Some minerals and essential trace elements will still remain in the water and that is good for you!
RO Filtration improves taste, odor, and appearance of your water by significantly reducing unwanted impurities from your water. The lead-free faucet delivers an abundant supply of clear, clean, fresh drinking water to you and your family.
With an RO system, you stop purchasing cases of bottled water. Reverse Osmosis filtration provides unlimited high quality drinking water for just pennies per gallon.
An RO system has few moving parts making it easy to clean and service. Encapsulated filters and membrane can be changed in minutes.
A Reverse Osmosis water system is a simple process. Dissolved inorganic solids (such as salts) are removed from a solution (such as water). This is accomplished by water pressure pushing through the tap water and through a semipermeable membrane.
A few impurities found in tap water that can be removed with Reverse Osmosis technology:
- Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
- Nitrates/nitrites, lead, fluoride, Chromium 3 and 6, and more
When household water pressure pushes through the RO membrane and filters, the impurities are filtered out and diverted down the drain. What is left is a clear, clean, delicious drinking water.
Reverse Osmosis Technology is not new. RO processes began being utilized by municipalities in the 1970’s. Since then, Reverse Osmosis has become increasingly popular for residential use because it has gradually become safer, more cost effective, and easier to maintain.
Although most RO Systems look and work basically the same way- they differ in the quality of their components. We only supply one of the best residential RO Systems based on customer reviews and expert suggestions.
Cold Water Line Valve: A valve that fits onto the cold-water supply line. The valve has a tube that attaches to the inlet side of the RO pre-filter. This is the source to the RO System.
Micron Sediment Filter: Water from the cold-water supply line enters the micron sediment filter first. This filter works on larger particles in the water. It protects the RO membrane by removing dirt, sand silt, and other sediments from the system. Additionally, carbon filters are used to remove chlorine, which can also damage the RO membrane.
Reverse Osmosis Membrane: The Reverse Osmosis Membrane is the heart of the system. The semi permeable RO membrane is designed to remove a wide variety of both aesthetic and health related impurities. After passing through the membrane, the clean water goes into a pressurized storage tank.
Storage Tank: The reason most RO systems require a storage tank is to utilize the time when no water is needed to make water available. The storage tank holds 2.6 Gallons of pure water. An air bladder inside the tank keeps water pressurized in the tank when it’s full.
Post Carbon Filter: After being in the storage tank, the clean water goes through a final polishing process that enhances and clarifies your drinking water. The post filter gives the water a very pleasant taste.
Automatic Shut-Off Valve: The RO system has an automatic shut-off valve to conserve water. The automatic shut off valve closes when the storage tank is full. This stops water from entering the membrane and blocks flow to the drain. The pressure in the tank drops when a glass of pure water is drawn from the faucet.
Check Valve: It is a very important part in the RO system. A check valve is on the outlet end of the RO membrane to ensure the water only flows in one direction. The check valve prevents backward flow of treated water from the storage tank. A backward flow could damage the RO membrane.
Flow Restrictor: A flow restrictor regulates water flowing through the RO membrane. The purpose is to maintain the proper flow rate to obtain the highest quality drinking water. The flow restrictor also maintains pressure on the inlet side of the membrane. Without the flow being controlled, all the water would take the path of least resistance and go down the drain.
Drain Line: The drain line runs from the outlet of the RO membrane to the drain. It disposes of the waste water containing impurities that have been filtered out by the RO membrane.
Some Factors that may affect the performance of a Reverse Osmosis System
- Incoming water pressure is too low (the incoming water pressure must be at least 30 PSI or the RO system will not operate properly.)
- Water Temperature (cold water takes longer to filter than warm)
- Type and amount of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in the tap water
The keys to an optimally functioning RO system
Replace filters on schedule: RO membrane and filters will need to be replaced every six months to two years depending on the type of filter, your water usage volume.
Sediment Filter: Every 6 months
Carbon Pre-Filter: Every 6 months
RO Membrane: every 2-5 years
Carbon Post Filter: Every 6 months
Specific information about how often your parts should be replaced can be found on the product labels or your owner’s manual.