Clean water is essential for the health of any person. Unfortunately, because of water pollution and other environmental factors, safe drinking water is difficult to find.
Human ingenuity and technological progress provide us with water filters to solve this problem. These items are a must-have for more and more houses each year. I realized their value a few years ago and by now I have studied many filters. From my viewpoint, the HomeMaster Reverse Osmosis Filter (TMAFC model) is in the list of the top filtering systems. For a complete comparison against other models, take a look at our Top Reverse Osmosis Water Filter Comparison page.
The Home Master TMAFC R.O. filter solves most problems you may encounter using traditional RO systems. Moreover, it’s wonderfully designed and is easy to install which makes it an ideal choice.
What Makes a Good Water Filter?
When choosing an under sink reverse osmosis filter, you need to decide what things are important for you. Filtering impurities from the water is most important. All the RO systems on our site have good specifications for this. Personally, I consider efficiency and convenience of installation and usage to be important ones.
The HomeMaster Reverse Osmosis Filter is efficient and highly rated. It removes up to 99% of all harmful chemicals, including arsenic, heavy metals, dissolved solids, etc. For additional information about RO systems take a look at our detailed description of the How Reverse Osmosis Works page or the Reverse Osmosis Wikipedia entry.
The installation process is pretty simple, so you won’t need professional help. The color-coded tubing and detailed installation instructions, included in the package, will let any homeowner successfully handle the installation process.
Why Buy A Home Master TMAFC R.O. Filter?
The filters are built from high quality materials in the US and include improved components from years of experience. These filters are certified to NSF standards. All Home Master systems remove chloramine using powerful catalytic carbon filtration. This is a great advantage over common carbon filters that can’t remove the chemical completely. Chloramine is a set of chemical compounds made up of Chlorine and Ammonia. Chlorine or Chloramine is commonly added to water supplies to kill germs and make water safe to drink.
A more thorough list of water contaminants and what they do can be found on our Types of Water Contaminants Removed by Reverse Osmosis page.
The TMAFC model also prevents storage tank degradation by adding calcium and magnesium to the purified water. Storage tank degradation happens in most systems due to the acidity of water. These minerals change the pH level and reduce the deterioration. While doing a TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) test, make sure to include a test for the pH. The addition of calcium and magnesium also improve the taste of water.
The most useful features of the TMAFC filter are:
- A 7-stage filtration that removes up to 99% of harmful chemicals.
- Calcium and magnesium input during two stages of purification.
- Long lasting filters – a filter change is required once a year or every 2000 gallons of water.
- Easy change filters – no wrenches, no professional workers required.
- Faster flow rate – water flows two times faster in comparison to other RO systems.
Pros of Home Master TMAFC Filter
Among the advantages of this filter I’d like to highlight that the TMAFC filter solves many problems traditional systems have. For example, the ‘canister filter housing’ design issue.
- Entire Filter Replacement
- Reduce Waste Water
- Addition of minerals after filters
Entire Filter Replacement
The systems that use it require changing only filters while the filter housings cannot be replaced. These housings accumulate sediments, biofilm and different microorganisms that reduce filtering and purification.
The TMAFC model has an innovative filter design that may be called ‘all-in-one’. The filter is part of the housing making annual changes more efficient. Because you change the whole part (filter and housing), sediment and biofilm does not accumulate. The result is even better filtering and a better quality of water.
Reduces Waste Water
The practical design of the system includes flow restriction elements that help control pressure in the chamber. This regulates the purification progress and minimizes waste of water, which is a big problem for most water filters.
Addition of Minerals
Minerals are added after the RO filter to enhance the taste. Without minerals, many people report a "bland" taste.
Cons of Home Master TMAFC Filter
The filter is great for me, but some people may find certain features unacceptable. For example, when I wrote about the mineral input in this filter, I said it’s an advantage to add minerals in after everything is removed by the RO filter.
For some people the most important thing is zero Total Dissolved Solids (TDS). This filter does not give you a zero for this indicator, as the minerals affect the result of the test. If you are one of such people, then choose another model that will help you minimize TDS.
- Minerals are added after the filter
- Installation can be challenging. Incorrect installation makes the filtering useless.
Most issues reported from owners of the TMAFC filtering systems are from incorrect installation and use of the filters. Make sure to read the instructions carefully and change the filters in time. In most cases, you'll notice a decrease in water pressure which will alert you to change the filters.
The TMAFC RO system is one of the best on the market. It combines a pleasant design suitable for any kitchen, easy installation, convenient use and 99% water purification.
If you care about your family’s health and try to cope with the pollution of water, this filter is definitely one of the best for you.