Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) May 15, 2012
The senior writer on the Whole House Water Filter Systems website today announced the publication of information on the advantages and disadvantages of a reverse osmosis water filtration system for the home.
Reverse osmosis water filter systems come in many varieties from a number of manufacturers and some offer benefits over others for homeowners.
Taking a look at a few of the different types of RO water filters and reading about the pros and cons and the output of the filters will help homeowners make the best decision for their unique water filtering needs. Reverse osmosis water filter systems are one of the most popular forms of filtering water and with good reason as they are one of the most effective forms of water purification available today.
However, when compared to whole house water filters they do have some serious drawbacks. The advantages on RO systems can only be found in the government and commercial sectors as they were designed to provide desalination for the naval ships and provide clean drinking water for the crew. The printing industry also uses reverse osmosis to supply clean water to its machines to help them perform at optimal levels.
“I installed a whole house water filter system because I got tired of my wife buying cases of bottled water. The amount of plastic we were throwing away on a weekly basis was really getting to me. After I did a little research I found out that we can get our own filtered water at considerably less cost and no plastic waste simply by installing a water filter system in our home.” - Ted Santacruz, Paso Robles, California
One of the major disadvantages of RO systems for the home is that it removes most of the minerals from the water leaving it with an acidic PH. Also during the purification process up to 20 gallons of water is flushed down the drain for every gallon of filtered water produced.
Another disadvantage of reverse osmosis systems is they take too long to filter water when they’re compared to a whole house water filter system. In fact, an RO system can take anywhere from 3 to 4 hours to filter just one gallon of water which means it would take all day to be able to filter enough water for everyone in the home.
Reverse osmosis can also be very costly as some whole home units can cost thousands of dollars including installation. The high price does speed up the water filtration process but at the same time the amount of water wasted is significant.
Whole House Water Filter Systems is dedicated to offering comprehensive information to help homeowners make informed decisions when purchasing a water filtration system for their home. For more information visit http://www.wholehousewaterfilter.us.