Water Softeners

Why Water Softener Technology is a Thing of the Past

Get more from your water with a softener alternative.

Traditional water softeners replace natural minerals in our water (like calcium and magnesium) with sodium (salt). This process is called ion exchange and was invented to prevent hard water issues like mineral spots on pots and pans. But we now know this type of water softener technology causes more harm than good. Luckily, there are new ways to treat your water that not only reduce the effects of hard water, but also filter water. With a salt-free home water system, you can enjoy tastier, healthier water and say goodbye to salt bags and water waste.
Elitia Barnes writes blogs about clean water and water filtration systems for LifeSource Water Systems. Elitia Barnes

Monthly Maintenance

Water softeners need salt to work. These brine tanks need regular maintenance to maintain proper salt levels. The cost of buying salt bags or using a tank exchange program adds up. And lugging 5 pound salt bags home from the store is not ideal.

Water Waste

Our municipal water systems are not designed to filter out the salt added to water by softeners. When softeners add salt to water it prevents that water from being recycled and reused for agriculture or irrigation. The world has a finite amount of fresh water and we don’t have a magic wand to create more out of thin air. For this reason, a growing number of cities are banning the use of water softeners.

Salty Water

A slightly salty taste, a slippery feeling when washing your hands and in some cases even negative effects on your health, are all good reasons not to add salt to your water. You can buy point of use (POU) filters (like Reverse Osmosis system or a counter top filter) but what about the rest of your home? As you can see, it’s easy to spend a lot more time and money treating your water than you would think when using a salt softener.

Unfiltered Water

Ever wonder why your water tastes like a swimming pool?  This is because 98% of U.S. water treatment facilities use chlorine and chloramines to disinfect tap water. Water softeners do not filter out the chlorine, chloramines or dirt.  Itchy skin, dry hair and faded clothing can all be traced back to the chlorine and chloramines in our tap water.

Is it possible to have high quality water in your home without the hassle and waste of a water softener? Yes. You can get filtered, delicious water and reduce the ability of minerals to stick to appliances and fixtures, without using salt or additives. This type of salt-free whole house water system is installed at your water main and filters tap water before it enters your home without adding anything to your water. This means instead of being limited to a sink, refrigerator or counter top filter, you can enjoy filtered drinking water from every sink and shower in your home.

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