Best Commercial Reverse Osmosis SystemBy John Davis - January 30, 2015
Digging through site after site, comparing commercial reverse osmosis systems, trying to get an idea of who’s the best and who offers what can be a real hassle. If you’re in business or need to get something done you probably don’t have a lot time to waste on tedious research.
At the same time, finding the right RO solution for your business situation is extremely important. Reverse Osmosis is one of the best ways to purify water, not just for residential drinking water, but for commercial and industrial applications as well. From restaurants and hotels, to power plants and paper mills, reverse osmosis is being used daily to help businesses supply the needed goods and services today’s society demands.
So how do you decide?
That’s where we come in. We’ve done the web surfing and research for you. Now these are not product or company reviews, our goal here is to help make life a little easier by providing basic overall company details in a side-by-side comparison to give you a place to start.
And yes, we do make small commissions from some of these companies (but not from all of them). So if you find our service helpful please click our links to make your purchase as that’s the only way we are able spend the countless hours researching, compiling, and updating this data.
|Supplier||APEC Water||Crystal Quest||US Water||AMPAC|
(Water Quality Assoc.)
|Return Policy||30 Day – Restrictions Apply
50% Restocking Fee if Approved
|30 Day – Restrictions Apply
30% Restocking Fee if Approved
|None For Commercial Units||None for Commercial
|Warranty||1 Year Limited||1 Year Limited||1 Year Limited
2 Year Option on Some Models
(Full Manufacturers Warranty?)
|Years in Business||17||30||19||21|
|Online Customization Tool||Yes||No||No||No|
|Largest GPD Available Online||36,000||50,000||20,000||100,000|
|Made in the USA||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|City, State||City of Industry, CA||Kennesaw, GA||Indianapolis, IN||Canoga Park, CA|
|Available on Amazon||Residential Models Only||No||Yes||No|
|Free Water Test||No||No||Yes||No|
Who would I choose?
Based upon my personal experience I would choose APEC Water.
Well first of all – and the thing that initially attracted me to them when I began searching for a residential reverse osmosis system for my home – it’s because of their website. I found it to be the easiest, most user-friendly, and informative of all the suppliers I researched. And that is for residential units, for commercial units it gets even better. As mentioned in the chart above, the website has a customization tool that allows you to pick and choose options that is really convenient and user-friendly. It also updates that price as you make selections so you always know where you stand from budget standpoint.
Secondly, it was their professional help. I had a few questions before making my purchase, so I called into APEC for assistance. The girl that answered the phone asked me a few questions then got me over to another representative that took the time to listen to my particular situation, assess my needs, and offer a solid recommendation. Not only that, but APEC’s staff is WQA Certified, which means they’ve completed industry standards training and passed the required tests, which certainly provides added peace of mind in my opinion.
Third, since ordering and installing our APEC reverse osmosis unit I couldn’t be more pleased with the end-product and quality drinking water we now have. Even my wife, who was skeptical at first, acknowledges that the water is better and that we’re all drinking more H2O than we did before.
What is Reverse Osmosis?
In it’s simplest form reverse osmosis is the process of using pressure to pass water from a more concentrated area through a semi-permeable membrane to a less concentrated area.
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