In our article on reverse osmosis, we referenced the Home Master TMAFC Artesian Full Contact Reverse Osmosis Under Counter Water Filtration System. This is our all star reverse osmosis system and in this post we will share some of the reasons why.
Reverse osmosis is considered to be an incredibly effective way of purifying water, but critics consider the process too slow and they also like to point out the fact that RO systems have a habit of removing minerals. With respect to most reverse osmosis systems, the critics have a point, but the Home Master is an innovative product and gets around both of these problems.
Like most reverse osmosis systems, the Tap Master does an excellent job removing contaminants and harsh chemicals like chlorine (it removes up to 98% of chemicals, metals and contaminants). It is NSF certified and you won’t find a better product for purifying your water.
What’s truly unique about the Home Master, however, is that it can filter the water significantly faster than other reverse osmosis systems and it restores both pH and mineral content. In addition, larger tubing and housing allow for a flow rate that is up to two times faster than conventional reverse osmosis systems.
The water, after being stripped of chemicals and contaminants, is remineralized twice, once on the way to the storage tank and then again before comes out of the faucet. Small amounts of calcium and magnesium are added to the water and the pH is balanced before coming out of the tap. This results in water that tastes like it’s fresh from a spring.
One concern we addressed with water softeners is that they often add sodium while demineralizing the water (see our article discussing this here). With this particular RO system, you don’t have to worry about either of these issues. The water will be adequately softened (if it is hard to begin with), and you will be able to retain proper mineral content without adding any additional sodium.
The Home Master can purify 2,500 gallons before the filters need to be replaced. It also comes with a 5 year limited warranty. Installation is straight forward, but if you have any issues with hooking up the system, Home Master has excellent customer support, another important fact to consider when you are purchasing a product that is more system than simple device.
We recommend this product as our preferred under counter water filtration system. But don’t take our word for it. Head over to the Amazon.com product page for the Home Master and check out what other people are saying about this product. The last time we looked at the review page, this product had 5 stars from nearly every single customer who has used it and reported back.
Reverse osmosis systems are often praised for their powerful purifying abilities, but they are criticized for working too slow, lowering the pH, and stripping the water of important minerals. The Home Master has the same purifying abilities as other reverse osmosis systems, but it has built in mechanisms to compensate for the alleged short-comings. We highly recommend this product, and to be honest, we wouldn’t buy any other RO device that is currently on the market.
If you have experience with the Home Master or other reverse osmosis systems please let us know about it in the comments below. Feel free to share other products that you have used as well.