Let's Talk About RO Water Softener System
Drinking clean water does much more than quench your thirst. Safe water is not necessarily pure, it has some impurities in it. But how one can get clean water? Here are two ways to get clean and pure water:
(1) Reverse osmosis (RO) systems that purify your water.
(2) Water softeners that reduces hardness in your water.
How Does It Work?
RO systems use a semi-permeable membrane to filter your water, reducing nearly all contaminants and minerals, leaving you with clear water. Water softeners use ionization to replace magnesium and calcium ions in the water with sodium or salt ions.
Hard water can be treated with a water softener to reduce the negative impacts of it. Hard water has high levels of magnesium and calcium ions, which can cause dry skin, water spots on glasses and silverware, faded laundry and scale buildup in pipes.
Water softener system can benefit you by providing you:
Natural tasting water
Spotless, shiny dishes
Fewer clogs in pipes
Softer skin and hair
Benefits of having a reverse osmosis water treatment system include:
Better Tasting Water – Water that has not been through reverse osmosis can be tasteless.
No Chemicals – Reverse osmosis does not use any chemicals, making it more environmentally friendly.
Soft Water – Reverse osmosis removes the sodium ions that cause hard water problems.
Removes Odors And Colors – Reverse osmosis removes the impurities that cause odors and colors in your water.
Do I need a Water Softener and Reverse Osmosis System?
Whether you need water softening and reverse osmosis depends on your home’s needs. Here are some benefits of having both an RO system and water softener so you can decide what your house needs.
1. Water softeners protect reverse osmosis systems – Having a water softener to take out the magnesium and chloride will take off some of the pressure on the reverse osmosis filter, allowing it to have a longer life.
2. Different Functions – While water softeners “soften” the water, reverse osmosis water systems filter it. If you just have a water softener, then many impurities will still be present in your water. If you just have a reverse osmosis system, your hard water will only have little improvement.
3. Cost – Water softeners save energy and house appliance lifespan, while customers with reverse osmosis systems save hundreds of dollars per year after they stop buying water bottles, which is great for the environment as well.