The first thing that we care about when it comes to our homes, is the safety of the people in it. Whether your home is supplied water through a well or municipality, chances are good that it may not be as pure as you would like. Most of us solve that problem by lugging around expensive, heavy bottles, or water coolers. Not only is that a hassle, it is not necessary. There are some products on the market that can remove all the impurities in your water for a fraction of the cost of bottled water, and definitely with more convenience.
The APEC Water Premium Quality 90 GPD High-Flow Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filter System is one such water filtration system. Reverse osmosis is the process that bottling water companies use to ensure the quality of their water. At less than $350 this system comes in slightly higher than other brands, but certainly not on the highest end. It is one of the top rated brand of reverse osmosis systems, and it is one of the few to be manufactured in the United States. It claims to have one of the highest grade 5-Stage ultra-pure filtration systems in the industry, removing not only contaminants, and making your tap water superior to most bottled waters.
Unlike other water filtration systems, the APEC system removes up to 99% of heavy metals, bacteria, chlorine and other harmful agents like pesticides from your tap water. Reverse osmosis systems have the tendency to change the flow pressure of water, making getting a glass of water tedious. Undoing the problem that most other systems have, the flow rate is outstanding on this model, at double that of others. The best part is, not only is the system made in the United States, the filters are too. That means you don’t have to worry about contamination in the water filters themselves. They are also said to last twice as long as other models.
The major advantage to this model would be that it has the highest filtration that a reverse osmosis system can have, and that it is produced in the United States. Other filters that are produced abroad don’t have to adhere to the same standards of quality, nor are they built as durable. Being that the filters are manufactured here in the states, you don’t have to worry about them coming from China with things you may not be aware of. The quality standards for the entire unit are top notch.
Another advantage is that most systems have to be hooked up to a faucet, and can be either inconveniently placed, or an eyesore. This unit is capable of being hooked up to an ice maker, or to the faucet seamlessly. You can even dually hook it up to both. That means you can have fresh drinking water coming from many different locations. The RO system that is attached to this unit also adjusts for the slow trickle that you see with other units. Due to the pressurization that occurs in reverse osmosis systems, there is usually a decrease in the rate of flow. This unit has compensated for that without the owner having to purchase a separate kit.
The disadvantages that this system are the same that you would expect from any reverse osmosis system. When the system takes the contaminants from the water, it also takes those things out of the water that are essential for health. There is no filter that comes with this unit to adjust for, or to add back those things which have been lost.
This is a good system for the money. Certainly not the top of the price range for a reverse osmosis system, it does an excellent job adjusting for the common problems that most complain about with others. If you are looking for a water filtration system that you can use in more than one capacity, and doesn’t frustrate you by making you wait forever for a glass of water, this is the one for you. Made in the USA you can’t beat the fact that it is going to have the highest standards possible. If you are willing to pay the extra to replenish minerals lost, this is a great machine to invest in.