We all try to keep up with our eight glasses of water a day, but do we know exactly what we’re putting into our bodies? When regularly exposed to harmful pollutants, how can we be sure that we’re making the best decisions for our own health and our families’? While tap water is the most economical option for all uses, it also has the potential to be the most harmful (when not properly treated). On the other side of the coin, bottled water is more trusted even though it can leave our wallets a little lighter and backs a little tighter. Reverse osmosis (R.O.) systems can now provide home-owners with the benefits of truly purified water without hurting your pockets (or your backs).
R.O. systems work by forcing high-pressure water through a filter to remove contaminants, both large and small. They differ from soft water systems, which only condition your water and replace hard minerals with softer ones such as sodium. This is a crucial difference as Health Canada states that the majority of Canadians should reduce their sodium intake to manage the associated health risks. These include high blood pressure, vascular and cardiac damage, and severity of asthma, to name a few.
Stick with us to learn four ways that a reverse osmosis system can benefit you, your family, and the world!
1. Cost-Saving Benefits
Having an R.O. system means that you don’t need to spend your hard-earned money on bottled water. This may seem like a small difference at first, but over your lifetime, the cost-savings can really add up. Since bottled water is 2,000 times more energy-intensive to produce than tap water, corporations tend to pass these expenses down to us consumers.
It’s also worth noting that many brands of bottled water are just filtered tap water, and don’t actually come from the beautiful spring you see on the label. An R.O. system takes away the middle man and gives you a water quality that commercial filtering systems just can’t compete with, at a fraction of the cost.
Every year, countless water bottles contribute to global warming. Nestle estimates that up to 25% of water bottles sold in Canada end up in landfills as they’re not properly recycled, with about 22 million pounds of plastic finding its way into the Great Lakes each year. In addition, R.O. systems use considerably less energy than alternative water filtration methods, which is just another way it can help you save money. With reverse osmosis, water bottle guilt becomes a thing of the past, and we can all do our part to take care of our beloved country.
3. Your Taste Buds Will Thank You
It’s no secret that cleaner water tastes better. It’s why bottled water doesn’t leave that taste in your mouth that tap water often does. With a water filtration system, these taste benefits can trickle down to your food as well. Why elect to only drink clean water when much of the food we prepare, such as rice, pasta, soup, and more, eventually ends up in our bodies? In fact, many restaurants have elected to only use R.O. purified water in order to serve their customers the best meal they can.
Blind taste tests have also shown that R.O. water is preferable to tap water due to the removal of sulphur, lead, and nitrates, all of which are linked to poor taste. With a filter that services your entire home’s supply, you’ll be sure to savour the difference with every meal. Not to mention that those late-night glasses of water no longer mean a trip to the kitchen since any faucet in your home can provide you with a pure, refreshing taste, over and over.
4. Health Benefits
Most home water treatment systems tout health benefits however, none can match the advantages of an R.O. system. As reverse osmosis tackles even the tiniest contaminants and impurities such as iron, calcium, fluoride, and sodium, you can feel at ease with what you put in your body (and know exactly what’s going into it). This differs from soft water systems, which only remove hard contaminants and replace them with sodium, which is linked to greater health risks. In addition to removing chemicals, R.O. systems can rid your water supply of lead, which according to a recent study in 2019, is an issue on the rise for Canadians.
Out of 12,000 tests conducted in major cities throughout the nation, researchers found that up to 33%, or one-third, exceeded the national safety guidelines. Lead in any quantity can be greatly detrimental to our health, and mitigating its presence is an absolute must. Even having a shower or brushing your teeth could affect your well-being without you knowing it, especially if you live in an affected area. Do right by your health and make the smart choice today!
Reverse osmosis systems are a hidden gem in the world of home-ownership. They provide you with cleaner, healthier, better-tasting water while saving money, energy, and the environment! The benefits far outweigh the cost in this circumstance, and will only continue to improve your quality of life for years to come. Contact Smile HVAC for a quote today, and thank yourself tomorrow!
Contact Smile HVAC for R.O. System Installation
Our technicians will install 2,3,4 or 5-stage R.O. system in your house or apartment. We will give you estimates before coming to your place so you will know the amount you need to pay upfront. Most of R.O. systems have 5-year warranty, so you don’t need to worry about your R.O will break. Moreover, we will also do maintenance of your AC or furnace absolutely for free. Call us at (+1) 437-777-4555 or contact us online!