Drinking more water is a smart and healthy decision! But, you still have a lot of choices when it comes to what kind of water you drink. Bottled? Distilled? Natural spring water? Tap water?
In times of crisis, like the current outbreak of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) water becomes hard to buy in stores. Having your own reverse osmosis drinking water systems can provide you with clean, refreshing water right in your home. Here are some reasons you may want to consider installing a reverse osmosis drinking system.
Reverse Osmosis Systems Remove Contaminants
Contaminated water and its negative effects on health have been making a lot of headlines lately. The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, involving lead prompted increased scrutiny of public water around the country.
No matter where you live, there’s a lot more than just H2O in your home’s water. However, with a reverse osmosis system, you can drastically reduce those unwanted contaminants. Reverse osmosis is the process by which ordinary tap water is forced through a semi-permeable membrane, leaving certain unwanted substances behind. These substances are rinsed away, producing clear, fresh-tasting water. It is a process similar to that used to produce bottled water and is the most effective technology known for the improvement of drinking water today.
For example, the ULTIMA VII reverse osmosis water systems are tested and certified for the reduction of the following contaminants:
· nitrates and nitrites (hexavalent & trivalent)
· cyst (cryptosporidium)
· total dissolved solids (TDS)
If pure water is what you want, a reverse osmosis drinking system is what you need!
Reverse Osmosis Reduces Sodium from Soft Water
Water softeners are specifically designed to remove hard minerals from the water. Water softeners solve a lot of hard water problems, but they are not meant for purification.
The water softener in your home gives you water that’s excellent for cleaning, bathing, and laundry. However, not everyone enjoys the taste of softened water.
A reverse osmosis drinking water system partnered with a water softener allows you to enjoy the benefits of both soft water and purified drinking water.
You’ll become less dependant on buying bottled water
If you don’t like the taste of your tap water, or you’re concerned about what might be in it, there’s a good chance you’re buying bottled water all the time.
Bottled water is expensive. Those plastic bottles create a lot of waste as they all too often go unrecycled and end up in landfills. Plus, the bottom line is much of that bottled water isn’t as pure as you think. It’s just filtered tap water. Also, in times of crisis like the outbreak of Covid-19 (coronavirus), water becomes a hot commodity and may become hard to buy.
A reverse osmosis system will pay for itself in no time because you’ll only be paying pennies per gallon. Plus, whenever you need clean drinking water, it’s right there at the tap.
It’s Better for Cooking
The impurities in your home’s water are going to affect the taste of the food you make.
That makes a lot of sense when you think about it because the water you cook with often ends up in your food. When you boil pasta, make soups, or bake homemade bread, pure water can make a big difference.
If you’re using municipal tap water for cooking, there’s a good chance you have too much chlorine in it. That will not only cause food to taste odd, it discolors it as well.
You’ll also find that coffee and tea taste better with reverse osmosis water. FineCooking.com even points out the fact that many of the best restaurants now exclusively use reverse osmosis water systems for cooking.
Crystal Clear Ice Cubes
Have you ever noticed, when you make ice cubes, they tend to look white and cloudy?
The reason for that is the impurities and gasses in your water, which crystalize as it freezes. Ice forms from the outside in, and as this happens, the impurities are forced to the center of the ice cube, resulting in the cloudy appearance.
If you like making eye-catching cocktails, crystal clear ice cubes will look fantastic in your drinks. But there’s more! Cloudy ice cubes have been shown to be softer and melt faster than clear ice cubes with pure water from a reverse osmosis system. That means ice cubes made with a reverse osmosis system will keep your drinks cool longer without watering them down as much.
Reverse Osmosis Water Tastes Delicious
Perhaps the best reason to have reverse osmosis drinking water in your home is how great the water tastes! When you remove all those impurities, you’re left with nothing but clean, refreshing water.
In addition to the membrane that filters contaminants, reverse osmosis systems send your drinking water through three carbon filters before it comes out of the tap. The last carbon filter is simply a “polishing” filter to make sure any lingering tastes or odors are removed.
Want to learn more about how you can install a reverse osmosis water system in your home today? Contact Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning, INC. at 623.780.4060 or visit us online at www.forrestanderson.net