There are so many water softeners on the market these days, each boasting advantages over their competitors. There are certainly a number of things to consider before making your investment, some being personal preference and others being research-based aspects.
The biggest decision is which type of water softening system to go with: salt or salt-free? Continue reading for some helpful information about both. In the end, we’d like to introduce you to our portable exchange tank service – a service which provides you with all of the advantages of both. You no longer have to choose pros and live with the cons.
Salt-Based Water Softeners
Many water softeners use ion exchange technology where calcium and magnesium minerals (the hard minerals) are removed from the water using a polymer resin bed. It is here that it gives off a sodium particle in exchange for these hard minerals. It is a popular system. There is a resin tank that will require cleaning or flushing (regeneration) at a certain point.
It is also true that most people say a salt-based water softener is proven to provide softer water, healthier skin, and no scale buildup or soap scum. One significant disadvantage is the potential health risks for people on low sodium diets. The exchange of hardness minerals for sodium adds 7.5 milligrams per quart for each gpg of hardness removed. Another con tends to be the amount of water wasted during the process.
Salt-Free Water Softeners
With water conditioning or descaling, the minerals are not removed, but changed. They will not adhere to surfaces and they do not add sodium to your diet. The hard minerals are changed to a hardness crystal that cannot stick to appliances or your skin. Experts all agree, though, that even with the advantages of no electricity used, less maintenance, less wasted water or sodium added to your diet, it does tend to be outperformed by salt-based water softeners. However, salt-free technology is a great option for anyone looking for efficient and eco-friendly water softening.
Consider PE Tank Service – The Very BEST Service We Offer!
Both salt-based and salt-free water softening systems have some nice advantages, but our portable exchange tank service offers the performance of a salt-based softener AND the benefits of a salt-free softener. Softened water is easy when you choose the best option – and the right option – for your home.
Consider this what it is – a soft water delivery service that uses NO salt in your home. We will regenerate in a central location with our trained technicians and you can be proud of choosing an environmentally-superior way to get rid of your hard water. Our service will reduce salt discharge tremendously (close to 0%!) and water usage and waste is also reduced by two-thirds. These tanks require NO electricity from your home and NO drain – just some exchanges that we’ll do! Want to learn more? Great! We have plenty of information to share.
Isn’t it time to enjoy softened water without having to live with both the pros and cons?!