Reverse Osmosis Water Benefits: 5 Reasons to Choose RO
Are you fed up with the unpleasant smell or taste of the tap water in your home? Are you tired of the hassle and expense of buying bottled water and would rather not bother with one of those refrigerator water pitchers?
Wouldn’t it be convenient to get pristine drinking water straight from the faucet?
More homeowners are having reverse osmosis systems installed to improve the quality of their drinking water in a convenient and cost-effective way. Let’s explore some of the leading benefits of reverse osmosis (RO) water to understand why so many people are making the switch.
RO Benefit #1: Remove Unpleasant Tastes and Odors
Water, in its purest form, has no odor or flavor. When you “taste” water, you’re actually tasting what’s dissolved in it. People have various opinions on what makes water taste good. But, if you dislike the taste or smell of your home’s water now, you will most likely prefer reverse osmosis filtered water.
Many families find they drink more water after having an RO system installed.
RO Benefit #2: Better for Cooking
Very few people cook with bottled water due to the cost and hassle. If you want clean, good-tasting water for cooking, reverse osmosis is both affordable and convenient.
If you have untreated water, minerals, sulfur, or chlorine may negatively affect the texture, flavor, and appearance of certain foods. The process of boiling rice, pastas, and vegetables brings a lot of the flavors that your water may be carrying into your foods. Dissolved minerals can also impact the way baked goods rise. Cooking with reverse osmosis water can produce better flavors and better results because the impurities have been removed.
RO water is especially good for pasta, rice, dried beans, and other foods cooked in water. Many people also prefer it for making the best tasting coffee and tea.
RO Benefit #3: Remove Additives and Impurities
Many people who get their water from a city water supply want an extra layer of filtration and protection. A reverse osmosis system provides added health benefits by ensuring lead, chlorine, fluoride, and other impurities are removed. If you have a water softener and are concerned about trace amounts of extra sodium in your water, an RO system can remove that, as well.
Reverse osmosis is also an effective way to filter out potentially harmful contaminants including:
- Nitrates and Nitrites
- Cyst (cryptosporidium)
- Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
If you have concerns about reducing any of the above contaminants in your water, we recommend looking for a reverse osmosis filtration system that is certified and labeled for the item in question. That way you know you can trust that the product has been tested and proven to take away these potential harmful contaminants.
RO Benefit #4: More Convenient
Pitcher-style filters are a pain! They’re slow, they take up room in the fridge, and no one ever wants to refill them. And who’s keeping track of when that filter needs changing?
Faucet-mount filters need to be changed every two or three months and fridge filters need to be changed every six months. Each of these dispensing methods can also be painfully slow and expensive.
The filter on an RO system only needs to be changed once or twice a year. And if you prefer, let us handle the swap for you so you don’t have to stock filters or keep track of when it’s time to replace a cartridge.
Plus, a good RO system flows fast and almost always keeps up with household demand.
RO Benefit #5: Cost Savings
When you install a reverse osmosis system, you won’t have to buy bottled water or pay for a water jug delivery service. In 2020, the average cost of one bottle of water was $1.17. Assuming the most common bottle of water is 16.9 fluid ounces, it would take about 8 bottles of water to equal a gallon. So, buying bottled water costs over $9.00 per gallon. A reverse osmosis system can provide purified, filtered water without ever having to leave the house for just a few cents per gallon.
Investing in a water filtration system for your home can pay for itself rather quickly when you look at how much it can help you save in future purchases of bottled water.
RO Benefit #6: Environmentally Friendly
A reverse osmosis system does produce some wastewater because it needs to flush contaminants out of the system and down the drain as it produces refreshing water for your home.
However, installing a home drinking water system has tremendous potential to reduce your family’s carbon footprint. By not purchasing bottled drinking water, you are reducing plastic waste.
It’s estimated that a million water bottles are sold every minute. Unfortunately, most plastic water bottles do not get recycled, ending up in oceans and landfills. You can do your part to reduce this waste with an RO system and a reusable water bottle.
Enjoy the Benefits of Reverse Osmosis Water in Your Home
If you’re ready to have your own reverse osmosis drinking water system installed, our team of local water treatment experts can help.
Our trained professionals will conduct a free water analysis at your home, examine installation locations, and design a system that’s right for you. Call us today to set up an appointment!