Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) is a measurement of inorganic and organic substances dissolved in water and can indicate water quality. The higher the TDS levels, the higher the concentration of impurities. A reverse osmosis (RO) system can help reduce TDS and have a range of benefits. However, not all these lead to long-term advantages. Learn what an RO system can do for your home, how the advanced system we install reduces TDS and maintains a healthy mineral balance in your drinking water, and where you can find out more about it.

Q1: What does Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) measure?

TDS refers to the measurement of all inorganic and organic substances dissolved in water. It includes minerals, salts, metals, ions, and other compounds. TDS levels are typically measured in parts per million (ppm) or milligrams per liter (mg/L).

Q2: How does TDS affect water quality?

TDS provides an overall measure of the concentration of dissolved substances in water, indicating its quality and mineral content. TDS levels can vary based on factors such as water source, geological conditions, and human activities. Higher TDS levels can indicate a higher concentration of dissolved substances.

Q3: What are the benefits of reducing TDS with a reverse osmosis (RO) system?

Reducing TDS with an RO system offers several benefits:
Improved Water Purity: RO systems effectively remove dissolved substances and impurities, resulting in purer water with lower TDS levels.
Enhanced Taste and Odor: Lowering TDS through RO can improve the taste and odor of water by eliminating certain minerals and contaminants that may cause unpleasant flavors or smells.
Reduction of Harmful Contaminants: RO systems can remove various contaminants, including heavy metals, pesticides, chlorine, fluoride, and microorganisms, ensuring the safety and purity of the water.
Environmentally Friendly Solution: RO is considered an environmentally friendly option as it doesn’t rely on chemical additives, excessive energy consumption, or generate significant wastewater compared to other water treatment methods.

Q4: Does reverse osmosis remove beneficial minerals from water?

Yes, while RO effectively reduces TDS levels, it also removes beneficial minerals from the water. Therefore, it’s important to ensure a balanced diet and consider alternative sources of mineral intake, such as food and supplements, when relying on RO-treated water for drinking purposes. The RO5 replaces all the essential minerals and more.

Q5: How can Grasshopper Heating and Cooling's reverse osmosis solution address the mineral balance?

Grasshopper Heating and Cooling offers a reverse osmosis solution that not only removes impurities and reduces TDS levels but also replaces the required minerals and adds hydrogen for increased alkalinity and antioxidant benefits. This ensures a more balanced and beneficial drinking water experience

Q6: How can I learn more about reducing TDS and the reverse osmosis system offered by Grasshopper Heating and Cooling?

To learn more about reducing TDS and the reverse osmosis solutions provided by Grasshopper Heating and Cooling, you can call them for a free water testing appointment, valued at $249. This will allow you to evaluate your water quality and obtain more information about their products and services.