Even if you’re familiar with the benefits of a reverse osmosis system, it’s not always clear if this is the right purchase for you and your home.

Fortunately, as you learn more about reverse osmosis systems – including the health benefits, upfront investment, and long term savings – you’ll find it easier to make a confident decision.

By answering these five questions, you’ll soon find yourself in better position to decide what to do next:

1. Does a reverse osmosis system remove contaminants?

Yes, and this is the primary reason to install a reverse osmosis system. If you have concerns about contaminants in your water, it’s important to take immediate action.

While reporting this to your water authority is a good place to start, you need to take matters into your own hands. The installation of a reverse osmosis system allows you to do just that.

2. How are reverse osmosis systems rated?

During the shopping process, you’ll come to find that there are many different types of reverse osmosis systems to choose from. These systems are rated by how much water they produce per day, calculated as gallons per day (GPD).

Even though you’re not likely to need it, a 50+ GPD rated system is perfect for most households.

3. Can a reverse osmosis system help with hard water?

A reverse osmosis system is not the same thing as a water softener, so you shouldn’t rely on it to eliminate hard water entering your home. Instead, you should install both a reverse osmosis system and a water softener.

Furthermore, the use of a water softener will increase the life of your reverse osmosis system, thus saving you money.

4. How many stages of filtration does a reverse osmosis system have?

This depends on the system you purchase, but three, four, and five stage filtration is the most common.

While the final decision is yours, a minimum of four stages is recommended for top-notch performance.

5. Is it difficult to maintain a reverse osmosis system?

To ensure that your reverse osmosis system functions properly for as long as possible, regular maintenance is required. For example, you should replace filters and membranes according to manufacturer specifications.

Once you’re familiar with how to conduct maintenance, it becomes second nature.

Final Thoughts

Now that you better understand what a reverse osmosis system has to offer, it’s time to decide if now’s the right time to install one in your home.

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