Is household water safe enough to drink?
Due to the threat of pollution and the inappropriate disposal of hazardous waste, the tap water we acquire at home is containing more and more contaminants and chemicals, and is unlikely to be drinkable. Reverse osmosis water filter system is one of the best way from acquiring drinking water in a long run. It could filter away as many impurities in tap water as possible. For example they could remove ALL big contaminants like heavy metals, bacteria, agricultural chemicals or fertilizers; and more than 95% of small molecules such as arsenic, fluoride or chlorine; of which other types of light water filters (such as water pitcher) do not function in removing any of them at all in their filters.
Reverse osmosis water filter systems have been widely adopt in varies public sectors which have the need in the supply of quality water; such as food and beverages industry, greenhouses, chemical laboratories, hotels and most of the hospitals or children hospitals. While the industrial reverse osmosis treatment requires huge installation and maintenance, the unit for purifying home tap water is condensed to a smaller system as shown in the photo above. But even so, installing reverse osmosis at home requires plumbing skills and knowledge.
Reverse Osmosis Water Filter VS Other Water Filters
In general reverse osmosis water filter system is more expensive than other filtering options because of the fine filters which block a wide range of impurities. A standard good reverse osmosis water filter would at least cost more than $150. If you currently could not afford a reverse osmosis water filter system, do check out other water filter alternatives
. But as a good reverse osmosis water filter could last for more than 15 years
and their filters do not have to be replaced that often
compared to other types of water filters, it is relatively cheap in a long run
, and should be the best solution for average homes.
Reverse Osmosis Water Filter and Other Water Filters Reviews
To give some concrete information on water filters on the market, here we do have general water filter reviews on different types of water filter, pitchers, faucet, and reverse osmosis types.
Reverse Osmosis Water Filter Review
No doubt the APEC Water Filter is one of the most popular RO System. The most common model – RO-45
5 stages system is their best seller. The system itself could last for a decade or more, as reported by some of its owners, but certainly the filters have to be changed in 1-3 years. Many large co-operations, hospitals and governmental departments are also adapting water filters by APEC, the leading manufacturer of RO Water Filters.
Faucet Mount/Under Sink Water Filter Review
If by any chance that reverse osmosis system is not for you, an under sink water filter or faucet mount one would be your choice. It is cheaper than RO systems, and you could still get quality drinking water if you choose the right model according to your source of tap water.
Aquasana Water Filter Reviews
Aquasana water filters, which are available in under sink and over counter, are one of the workable drinking unit. One can determine the effectiveness of their systems by taking notes on their filters and the filtration process. The filtering could remove most metals, pollutants and sediment, chlorine could also be filtered. But as it only takes 2 filtering stages, really small contaminants like fluoride would remain in the drinking water, if that is really your concern, reverse osmosis water filter would be more suitable for you as it contains various stages of micro membranes for filtration.
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