Reverse Osmosis Water System

By Leo Gura - January 25, 2023

Drinking clean water is one of the most important health upgrades you can make to your life. If you’re drinking tap water, you’re insane. And bottled water is such a hassle and probably contains plastic.

Here’s the system I use, it’s one of the best on the market:

APEC 6-Stage Reverse Osmosis System

It’s got the maximum filtration you can find, with 5 stages, plus an extra 6th stage for adding back minerals and making the water alkaline. It’s now been 1 year since I installed it in my kitchen and I just did the first annual filter change. I was skeptical of how everything would work. Well, everything is working flawlessly! No leaks, easy filters changes, affordable filters, and filter bundles are sold on Amazon with fast Prime shipping. And best of all, the water tastes perfect!

The other nice thing is that you will never run out of clean water ever again, never having to drive to the store in the middle of night. Lugging around gallons of water each month from the store to your house is a needless pain in the ass. Never again!

Filter changes are done every 6-12 months. A full set of filters (all 6) costs $130, but half of those filters last 2 years. So the cost comes out to about $10/mo in filters — which is totally worth it for having the purest water money can buy. The system will pay for itself within 2 years, so it’s a no-brainer investment. The sooner you install it, the more money you will save. The bigger your household, the more you will save. If you have a family of 4 you will save so much money.

The only downside is that you will not be able to install this particular unit in a rented apartment. Although you may be able to talk your landlord into letting you install it at your expense and just leave it there permanently, adding value to his place after you move out. If you’re gonna live there longer than 2 years it will still be worth it for you. Installation cost is about $150-$200 if you hire a handyman. Filter changes are easy enough to do yourself.

Yes, this system filters out heavy metals and pretty much anything else. This water is as pure as bottled water. The only thing purer would be distilled water, which is dangerous for humans to drink because it is too pure. Having minerals in your water is essential.

Full Disclosure: Amazon affiliate links above. Your purchase helps support This review was not sponsored. I’m just happy the system worked out because I was initially worried there might be unexpected complications and I didn’t know which brand or system to trust. APEC makes a great product and this is their top-of-the-line system. Everyone should have this in their home. Not only do you get clean drinking water, you also get clean cooking water. You don’t want to be boiling rice & pasta with tap water years on end.

P.S. For you renters who cannot install the above system, a smaller countertop version is available which does not require drilling holes in your kitchen. It’s not as robust of a system but still pretty good, and you can add a calcium carbonate remineralization filter on top of it. I have not personally tested this one but the Amazon reviews seem quite good:

APEC Countertop RO System

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