Reverse Osmosis system the best solution for me?
Ok, Atlantic Blue was here today to test my water, and here are the results:
Hardness: 10 gpg
Iron: 0 ppm
Nitrates: 10 ppm (YIKES!)
Chlorine: 0 ppm
TDS: 160 ppm
The recommendation by Atlantic Blue was the Atlantic Blue Kwik Change RO for drinking water, $995 installed;
or the Point of Use Nitrate for $695 installed.
Both systems use proprietary filters.
They told me the filters must be replaced annually and they will come out and replace them for $250. The RO Membrane filter gets replaced every 3-5 years.
The Atlantic Blue Reverse Osmosis 5 stage purification process is manufactured by Watts. The marketing sheet says 50 GPD TFC membrane and 3.2 gallon storage tank. 5 year warranty on AB Reverse Osmosis and 2 year warranty on Storage Tank.
They said the water softener would be $1900 installed, but I don't have problems with cloudy glassware or sediment in my faucets, so I prefer not to install that. Am I harming my dishwasher, etc. if I don't soften my water?
Thoughts? Should I just order a RO system online that uses generic filters and have the plumber who is working on my kitchen remodel do it? Or should I go with this proprietary system that Atlantic Blue is selling?
If I choose the online route is there a brand and model number you can steer me towards that is reputable and reliable?
I did post this in the Plumbing forum as well, but I know this forum gets a lot more traffic, so I thought I would post my query here, too. Thanks in advance.