01 Aug What is a Reverse Osmosis Unit, and Do I Need One?
This may sound a little funny, but it’s true: water can be confusing. Okay, not water itself. H2O is pretty easy to understand if you passed high school chemistry, but these days many companies have tried to make water complicated. You might have heard about the idea of putting water through a reverse osmosis system as a way to purify it. What is this, and have you been putting your health at risk by foolishly drinking non-reverse osmosified water your entire life?
Basically, reserve osmosis is a process, whereby water is forced through a semi-permeable membrane in order to remove impurities. (Think of it as a microscopic sieve for water.) If you have a salt-based soft water system in your home, then you’ll need to install a reverse osmosis system in your home to flush out all the salt used to soften the water.
Reverse osmosis does a good job of filtering water, but it can also waste a lot of water, which is a big No-No in California. If you want to make sure the water in your home is clean, a better option is to invest in a WATERBOY System, which softens and purifies water throughout your home without the use of corrosive salt or lots of wasted water.