WATER QUALITY YOU CAN MEASURE
The HEP 2000 has been laboratory tested and verified. It monitors 7 key performance parameters in real-time to ensure optimal operation using its proprietary control system. The result is worry-free, consistently clean, pure water that tastes great and requires very little maintenance at a price you can afford.
BENEFITS OF THE HEP
Highly effective purification process
– Will remove pollutants and more (refer to Technology Comparison Table)
• Improves taste, odor and appearance
• Alleviates hard water problems
– Prevents and protects pipes from scaling issues
– No more white spots on glassware
– Clothes stay brighter & last longer
• Hair and skin that feels better
• Quiet operation
• Small footprint
• Installation is fast and simple using our included proprietary filter bracket
Low waste generation (>85% efficiency for 500ppm water)
Does not require salt for softening
– No heavy bags of salt
– Septic friendly
– No pollutants discharged to our environment
Low energy consumption
– Does not discharge salt into surrounding waterways and lakes
– Produces very little waste water (<15% @500ppm) as compared to conventional RO systems
HEP 2000 vs. Salt-free Water Softener/Conditioner
Many so-called “saltless water softeners” do not produce any testable results, and the results they do produce are disappointing and short-term. In addition to the questionable results, these technologies offer nothing in terms of filtration or purification, and often increase the product water’s TDS. The HEP 2000 uses reverse osmosis technology, an established and proven filtration method, to remove >95% of source water TDS, including most contaminants.
HEP 2000 vs. Conventional Salt-based Water Softener
Conventional water softeners soften water by replacing calcium and magnesium present in the source water with sodium ions. This requires the constant addition of salt (NaCl) and will reduce your water hardness, but greatly increase the amount of sodium (Na) in your household’s water supply while discharging the chlorides (Cl) into the local environment causing harm to aquatic life.
Conventional water softeners can be inexpensive, but do not filter or purify your source water at all, require constant maintenance (addition of salt) and often do not last more than a few years before needing major repair or replacement. The HEP 2000 also softens water through the removal of the hardness factors (calcium and magnesium), but instead of replacing with sodium, it simply removes them along with >95% of other contaminants.
HEP 2000 vs. Conventional Reverse Osmosis systems
Conventional RO systems have been around for decades but have suffered from a number of drawbacks that have impeded their widespread adoption for residential use.
Firstly, they are highly wasteful. Most conventional RO systems available today waste 1-5 times the quantity of the water they purify. This is to prevent scaling and fouling of their expensive RO membranes. They will mitigate this extreme inefficiency by suggesting that you only need RO water for drinking, but this neglects the benefits that clean, pure water offers for cooking, showering, dishes, laundry and cleaning.
Secondly, conventional RO systems typically require open storage and re-pressurization. This not only takes up much more space, but uses much louder external pumps and open (depressurized) storage offers higher risks of contamination by the introduction of microbiological organisms into the purified water. Typically, the installation of these systems also require a licensed electrician and plumber, increasing the installed cost.
Thirdly, these systems often require extensive pre-treatment, often including salt-based softening. Again, this can take up much more space, increase the negative environmental impact and add significant cost to the overall system.
Lastly, Conventional RO systems are very expensive to operate, particularly where water is metered. The large storage tanks, repressurization, high levels of waste water produced and pre-treatment required make these systems financially unfeasible for most households.
The HEP 2000 has overcome these drawbacks using modern technology, intelligent engineering and design, and high quality materials and manufacturing processes. The HEP 2000 wastes very little water, does not require open storage or re-pressurization, typically uses a simple and inexpensive sediment filter for pre-treatment, requires very little space and is affordable.