Our next top choice in whole home water filters is the reverse osmosis filter. Reverse osmosis filters are popular because they can remove a high amount of foreign substances from your water, leaving you with crystal clear, tasty water for your house.
They work by using a semi-permeable membrane that the water is forced through. This membrane will allow the water molecules to pass through, leaving behind most particles and dissolved solids that were lingering in your water. Once through the membrane, water moves to a storage tank where it’s given a final scrub before being passed through to your home.
These filters are excellent for purifying any home’s water. However, as reverse osmosis filters don’t target specific contaminants, instead of filtering by particle size, as small as 0.01 microns, these filters will remove all particles too large for the membrane. This means that natural minerals will be removed as well. So, if you prefer water that is truly purified, this is ideal. If you prefer some degree of minerals in your water, reverse osmosis may not be right for your home.