Reverse Osmosis Filtration Systems for Your House
If you have been thinking about installing a Whole-House Reverse Osmosis filtration system for your house one of the trickiest parts is deciding on the size system you need. Typically, the major factors that are involved are the following:
- Number of people in the home
- Number of bathrooms
- Amount of water readily needed
- Are you going to use it for your swimming pool?
- Size of the home
All RO filtration systems for your home, work the same but they have different options for the amount of water you will need. To help you determine that we have come up with the following information to help you make the best decision for yourself and your family.
Sizing Your Whole House RO System
The biggest decision you will need to make is finding the right capacity for a whole house RO water filter system to meet your needs. The average American uses an estimated amount of 80 to 100 gallons of water each day, but these needs can vary greatly depending on your household water usage. You should consider your family’s water consumption during peak hours, such as in the morning and at night when bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry may all be in use.
Once you determine your maximum water usage at any point in time, you must decide on the best size storage tank. The volume of the tank should at least be your average consumption for a day. We offer storage tanks that hold 300 gallons and 500 gallons of RO water.
Depending on the condition of your source water, you may need an additional pre-treatment. This not only ensures that your system will last for years but will also lessen the operating costs.
Pre-treatment usually involves the removal of larger particles and contaminants like sand, silt, and iron. An antiscalant mechanism may be needed in case of hard water that can damage and clog an RO system.
We recommend having a water quality test conducted beforehand to know the condition of your feed water and the nature of its contaminants. This will allow us to determine whether pre-treatment is necessary. To determine if you will need this protection, please CLICK HERE!
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