So, you’ve decided that a salt free water softener may be the model you go for, and I can’t blame you. The way these softeners work is a bit different to those that are salt based in that they use electricity, magnetism and/or reverse osmosis in order to neutralize those pesky compounds like calcium and magnesium.
This is why purists do not consider these models real water softeners, but it is proven many times that salt-free softeners help prevent damage to your appliances and plumbing very effectively (so who cares if it doesn’t fit the water softener definition..).
A big plus for these systems is that they need very little maintenance, if any at all.
If you’re looking for a water filtration system, as oppose to a softener, check out my page on whole house water filters.
For whole house water softeners and water conditioners, just check the reviews below.
I have decided to add the following review because it’s one of the only products I’ve come across that will not only soften your water, but will also help to reduce the amount of lime-scale build-up you already have.
You may not believe it, but Nuovo has developed a water softener that doesn’t need salt (obviously), doesn’t use magnets or electricity, and best of all doesn’t waste water.
How annoying is it when you’re looking for a water softener and/or a water filter, find a manufacturer that uses the sort of technology you’re interested in but then you have to go to different places in order to find the right one in their range?
VERY! Is my answer to that question, and for that reason I’m going to give you an insight into the type of technology Aquasana has come up with and what type of softener and filtration systems you can buy.
Hard water can reduce the life of your pipes as well as appliances like your kettle, dishwasher and washing machine. For that reason, I’ve decided to add a review on the Eddy Electronic Descaler to my website.
All hard water areas contain dissolved compounds that attach themselves to the inside of your water pipes which can reduce the level of water pressure you receive, and in the worst cases clog them up altogether.
First of all, the Aquios whole house water softener and filter system doesn’t use salt as part of the water cleansing process. If that has put you off reading any further, think about this. Salt based systems actually strip the water that comes out of your faucet of minerals that can be good for you. Compounds like calcium and magnesium are highly prevalent in hard water, but you can still achieve that “soft” like feel without the need to take these away completely.
A lot of water softeners are salt- or chemical based, and this adds to the expense of having a water conditioner in your home. Not only that, you have maintenance to think about as well. This is why I’m really excited about the Clearwave CW-125 Electronic Water Conditioner, as it doesn’t use any chemicals or salt.