Blog > Water Filtration Systems Are Not Created Equal

Water filtration systems are a wonderful invention and we can all enjoy the benefits filtered drinking water offers us. All water filtration systems are not created equal however and this is the focus of our thoughts today. Up until recently, the most common water filtration system has been a reverse osmosis (RO) system, but in the last several years the LINX® Drinking Water System has seen a steady increase in growth and popularity. Let’s take a look at the similarities these two systems share as well as their distinct differences.

When a family has made the choice to install a water filtration system in their home, they are expecting to receive great tasting, healthy and contaminant free drinking water from their tap. No more buying disposable water bottles, that not only adds up in cost but also adds up in landfill waste. No more being concerned about what’s lurking in their water, but having confidence that their water is the best it can be. With both the RO system as well as the LINX® system that is exactly what you are going to be given which is wonderful. However, there are some important differences in the two systems.

The first major difference is the refresh rate of the filtered water. In a typical 3 gallon tank, even the best RO system on the market will take about 4 hours to completely refill and be ready to go again. The LINX® 140 Drinking Water System takes only 6 minutes to go from completely empty to full and ready to be used. RO owners have become accustomed to having to prepare in advance if they are expecting a higher than normal water demand by pre-filling water bottles and pitchers to ensure they have enough filtered water on hand. With the LINX® system however, this is unnecessary as you will always have readily available filtered water, even in peak water usage situations.

Daily water capacity is also a large difference between the LINX® 140 system and a traditional RO system. A RO has a water capacity amount of 25 gallons produced per day, whereas the LINX® system has a capacity amount of 108 gallons of water produced per day. When you are using a water filtration system in a family setting, this capacity differential can be monumental.

The last item we want to look at today is the amount of water being wasted to produce a gallon of filtered water. Due to the filtration process, a RO system needs about 4 gallons a water to produce one gallon of filtered water. Unfortunately, the other 3 gallons of water are being wasted and just flushed down the drain. This is not the case with the LINX® system however; Using the basics of ion exchange technology, it takes less than .3 gallons of water to produce one gallon of filtered water. This represents a 90% reduction in water that is being wasted.

If you are considering purchasing a water filtration system, make sure you do your research and check the different systems available to see how they compare to each other. Every household is unique and you want to ensure you are getting the best system possible to fit your lifestyle and remember, not all water filtration systems are created equal.