We are continuing our series discussing whether or not a reverse osmosis system is a good residential hard water solution. Our previous article acknowledged that a reverse osmosis system is effective in improving the quality and taste of drinking water. However, it has some performance issues when it comes to removing elements that cause hard water. And, since a reverse osmosis drinking water system only makes a few gallons of water per day, it is not suitable for preventing hard water in a residential setting.
A reverse osmosis drinking water system also requires ongoing maintenance that is not only time consuming but can become very costly. In addition to the system needing to be installed by a professional who has experience with how to implement and test a whole home system, there are numerous filters and a membrane that needs monitored and replaced at different intervals. We have previous articles that cover this in detail, but here is a brief rundown:
Sediment Filter – Catches sediment before it contaminates and clogs the membrane, needs to be replaced at least once a year.
Carbon Filter – Filters out contaminants to improve the taste of your water, needs to be replaced at least every six months.
Polishing Filters – Another filter that helps ensure the water has a pleasing taste and no foul odors, usually needs to be replaced at least once a year.
Membrane – The most expensive of all filters that filters out contaminants not caught by the other filters, usually needs to be replaced at least every two years.
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