The Benefits of a Reverse Osmosis System

If you want the best drinking water in your home or office, a reverse osmosis system is an ideal choice. Reverse osmosis is quite simple. Water is forced through a semi-permeable membrane; the membrane traps contaminants in the water. Pure, clean drinking water is collected in a holding tank. Reverse osmosis improves the taste of water, saves you money, and rarely requires any maintenance or water softener repair. There are two different systems. The most common is a “point of use” system. The filtering equipment can be installed under the kitchen sink. The equipment can also be connected directly to your icemaker or refrigerator.

A whole house system allows you to have clean, filtered, odor-free water at every faucet throughout the house. This system called a “point of entry system,” is popular. Installation technicians from Affordable Water Systems, Inc. in Austin install the equipment into the main incoming water line. Regardless of whether the system is “point of use” or “point of entry,” the process is the same. Water pressure forces tap water through a membrane. The system removes dissolved inorganic solids such as salts, led, nitrates, sulfates as well as pesticides, chlorine, and fluoride.

Contaminates that do not pass through the membrane are flushed down the drain. All that is left is clear, clean, delicious tasting water. Public utilities work hard to provide the community with clean water. As good as their processing equipment is, there are still contaminants in the water, contaminates that can cause taste and odor issues. A reverse osmosis system and water softeners in Austin are different. A water softener removes calcium and magnesium ions that cause the water to be “hard.” A reverse osmosis system removes all minerals and contaminates, turning plain, unfiltered tap water into pure, refreshing drinking water. Depending on the type of filter your system has, the filters will need replacing between six months to two years.

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