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Three Reasons Why You Should Consider a Saltless Water Softener

Apr 30, 2014

Most areas of the United States have water that naturally contains hard minerals. These minerals are not harmful to drink, but they do leave a residue that can build up over time in the form of hard water scaling. Salt-based water softeners remove the hard minerals from water and replace it with sodium to make it “soft.” Soft water does not leave a residue but it is also not good to drink. For a better solution, consider installing a saltless water softener.

How Saltless Water Softeners Work

Unlike salt-based water softener systems, a saltless water softener does not add anything to the water supply. This makes the water safe to drink and solves the problem of hard water stains. A salt free water softener works by:

  1. Passing the water through a pre-treatment filter
  2. The water travels through an electromagnetic field that changes the polarization on hard minerals such as lime-scale making them less likely to stick to surfaces
  3. The treated water will not cause hard water residue for up to two to three hours

Choosing the Right Water Softener

A saltless water softener does not permanently soften water, but it can be a more economical, environmentally friendly, and safer choice compared to other sodium based softener systems. To have a water softener added to your home water system, call an experienced plumber for helpful advice concerning which system is best for your needs.Call (602) 870-6840 today for more information about the quality water softener systems available at Donley Service Center.