How Long Does a Reverse Osmosis Water Filter Last? - Mayu Water Answers

How Long Does a Reverse Osmosis Water Filter Last?

If you're considering installing a remove osmosis system, you should consider how long its water filter will last. Learn about the longevity of RO filters here.

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Nevena Radulović - Editor for Mayu Water
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Published January 17, 2023.

Having a reverse osmosis system in your home is a great way to ensure you have constant access to clean and safe drinking water. However, you might be wondering about proper maintenance and how long RO water filters last. In general, these filters last between 2 and 5 years.

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The Lifespan of RO Water Filters

Reverse osmosis systems usually have 3 or 4 filters with a typical lifespan of between 2 and 5 years, depending on the nature of the water they're filtering. The longevity of these filters also depends on their usage factors—for example, a larger household may need to change the filters more often than a small one-bedroom apartment.

In addition to replacing the filters when necessary, your reverse osmosis system must also be regularly maintained and cleaned every 1 to 2 years. With proper maintenance, RO systems typically last between 10 and 15 years, efficiently purifying your drinking water.

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Enjoy the Benefits of RO Water the Right Way

To ensure your RO water stays clean and healthy, it's crucial to pay attention to the maintenance of your RO filters and replace them regularly. Another thing to pay attention to if you want to reap the health benefits of RO water is that this filtering process removes all the essential minerals from tap water, even those your drinking water should have. The best way to rectify this and get back the minerals your body needs is by using a solution like Mayu's Essential Mineral Drops.

Mayu's Essential Mineral Drops are a health-boosting way to remineralize your reverse osmosis water. With these, ensuring the healthiest possible water for your household is as easy as adding a few mineral drops.

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