Choosing the right water purifier is a decision that will impact you in both the short-term and long-term. You need to take into consideration how much water you drink, how often you drink it, what type of water (tap vs. bottled) you are consuming, your budget, your lifestyle (do you want something portable or do you want something on your countertop), etc.
In this post we will introduce three popular types of water purifiers – reverse osmosis (RO), ultraviolet light (UV), and ultrafiltration (UF). We will go over each one’s pros and cons so that hopefully after reading this post you’ll have a better understanding of which type of water purifier might be best for your needs. First up, let’s discuss RO water purification systems. RO systems are very effective at removing contaminants from tap water such as lead and other heavy metals; however they don’t remove bacteria from the system. The downside is that these systems can produce high levels of chlorine if not properly maintained – which can lead to serious health concerns like cancer. Another downside is that RO systems use an average of 10 gallons per day per person when filtering the water. When it comes to affordability, RO systems tend to be more expensive than other options because they need regular filter replacements and cleanings throughout their lifetime.
If you’re someone who drinks a lot of water then this may not be the best option because filter replacements are going to cost more money overall than using something else. Another thing worth mentioning is that while some models include pre-filters, most require filters with granular activated carbon (GAC) replacement every
1-3 months depending on usage level. These filters typically come in packs of 2-6 so replacing them regularly could become quite costly. That being said, RO units do have significant advantages including being able to remove certain chemicals and minerals from the water that cause corrosion. It also removes sediment particles that cloud the water making it look murky. These systems are a good choice if you’re looking for purer drinking water without any chemical taste whatsoever – but keep in mind they require filtration on top of all this. Finally, we’ll briefly cover UV lights as another option to consider when picking out a purifier . Again, UVs offer advantages by eliminating 99% of viruses and 99% of cysts meaning any pathogen is eliminated entirely upon contact with the light.