There is a lot to consider when deciding what type of water filtration system is best for your home. For example, if you’re interested in a reverse osmosis filtration system, you should clearly understand how it works.
One of the most common questions is as follows: How long does it take to fill a reverse osmosis storage tank?
Generally speaking, it takes approximately two to four hours to fill a 2.8-gallon reverse osmosis storage tank.
If you’re unfamiliar with how a reverse osmosis system works, you may assume this is a long time. However, remember this: without a storage tank, it would take entirely too long to access the water you need in your home. For example, it would take five minutes to fill a glass of water and an hour or longer to fill a bathtub.
Factors Dictating How Long it Takes
While the above is a general guideline, there are three factors that dictate how long it takes to fill a reverse osmosis storage tank:
- The type of system: Some reverse osmosis systems are designed to produce more water than others. Keep this in mind when choosing a system for your home.
- Water pressure: Low water pressure, which is defined as 40 psi or less, can lead to slow fill times. This makes it difficult for the water to push through the membranes, thus slowing the time it takes to produce filtered water. The ideal water pressure for optimal use is 60 to 80 psi.
- Filter age: A clogged filter typically results in increased fill times. It’s important to check and change your filter often. Depending on your filter type, you may require a new one anywhere from every six months to every three years.
If you’re interested in purchasing a reverse osmosis filtration system for your home, don’t hesitate to contact Peacock Water. We can answer your questions, provide you with a list of options, and help you make the right decision.