Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System Insider Buying Tips
Today we are sharing the secrets that water professionals know about Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water systems to better prepare you to invest in a system for your family. A Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System in your home will provide an endless supply of super pure, great tasting, environmentally responsible drinking water source for your family.
1. Make sure that the Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water system you are considering uses non proprietary replacement filters and parts which ensures their continued availability and competitive (low) cost in the future. Proprietary companies like Kinetico and Culligan are the only place you can get replacement filters and parts for their products so they can (and do) charge whatever they want.
2. Deal with a water treatment company that has experience with Reverse Osmosis installations to ensure you are getting the best advice. You want someone who will be there for you after the sale to answer any questions and if necessary look after any warranty issues that may come up. Big Box stores just don't have the expertise.
3. The number one complaint about these systems is that the water flows slowly from the faucet so make sure the Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water system you are considering has the larger 3/8" tubing going to the tank and the faucet. Without this larger tubing going to the tank and faucet you will be disappointed.
4. Consider whether you will be changing the filters yourself or will have a water treatment professional change them for you. Generally speaking, if you will be changing the filters yourself and you have very little do it yourself know how a Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water system with quick change filters like this Puro twist would work best for you. Otherwise an RO system like this Goldline 50 has less expensive replacement filters and better overall performance.
5. Stay away from Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water systems that have unnecessary accessories and un-proven technologies incorporated into their design like indicator LEDs. You want a proven, reliable product that has been on the market and in customers' homes for many years so that any bugs have already been worked out. There is nothing worse than purchasing the newest technology only to find out too soon that it is unreliable, annoying and soon becomes obsolete.
6. Reverse Osmosis drinking water systems need to be WQA (Water Quality Association) and NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) approved to ensure their reliability and build quality. This will be installed in your families home, un known or poor build quality could result in a rupture and leak!
7. Make sure that you are shown that the Reverse Osmosis drinking water system can be easily serviced. Whether you are changing the filters yourself or having someone else do it for you having access to videos to change the filters or do routine maintenance is a great bonus.
8. Be sure you are investing in a Reverse Osmosis drinking water system from an established water treatment professional and not some guy working out of his truck that is here today, but gone tomorrow. Plumbers are great at installing water treatment equipment but usually do not have the in depth knowledge about water analysis and equipment to help you make the best decision about which water treatment equipment would be best for you and Big Box stores lack the product knowledge and support you need.
- Gary Beutler