Many homes have been dealing with hard water problems such clogging pipes, ineffective soap, and spoilt appliances. However, you can now have steady supply of soft water thanks to water softeners. They come in different categories including electronic descaler, salt based and salt-free softeners.
That being said, choosing the perfect unit can pose a great challenge. So let’s take a look at the top 5 most admirable water softeners of all time.
Fleck is a water treatment company based in the US and has been producing top-notch water softeners and digital controller valve for a long time. That said, Fleck 5600sxt is a salt-based softener with 48000-grain capacity. This capacity makes it easy to remove calcium and magnesium minerals which are the main culprits of water hardness. To make it better, the Fleck digital valve enables routine regeneration program as programmed by the owner.
- Can support medium/large household
- Availability of a bypass valve
- 10-year tank warranty and 5-year valve warranty
- Very effective in removing water hardness
- Uses a lot of salt and water during the regeneration process
- Doesn’t remove iron
3M Aquapure AP904
What makes this device so popular is that it’s also a water filtration system. This unit can filter chlorine taste, odor and other sediments. In addition to that, it conditions hard water minerals by breaking the strong bond of both calcium and magnesium. You’ll also get a flow rate of about 20 gallons per minute which is pretty high, isn’t it?
- A softener and a filter as well
- Favorable size
- High flow rate
- Doesn’t effectively remove iron
- Limited warranty of 1 year for the filter
Eddy Water Descaler
If you’re a homeowner experiencing hard economic times and on a salt restricted diet, this electronic water softener has you covered on both ends. Despite the low price tag, this Eddy softener effectively softens your water by producing electromagnetic waves around your home water. This way, it alters the adhesion properties of limescale, preventing it from sticking on your surfaces.
- Easy to install
- Doesn’t remove healthy nutrients from water
- Lifetime warranty
- Doesn’t remove water hardness entirely
Aquasana 10-year, 1,000,000 Gallon Water Filter
Alongside Fleck, Aquasana is also among the most trusted manufacturers of water treatment products. This whole house water filter will give you a mind blowing performance that will leave you very impressed. Its smarter design of dual tank system ensures maximum performance and is one of the few models to be passed safe by the NSF.
- Cleared by NSF
- Active carbon filter for removing all pollutants
- Availability of professional installation kit
- A bit expensive
iSpring RCC7 5-Stage
Finally, here is a water softener that uses the reverse osmosis technique and has a gold seal from the WQA (Water Quality Association). This machine works in stages to effectively rid your water of harmful contaminants. The first stage is the pre-filter stage (stage 1, 2, 3) which removes large contaminants from your home water, thus preventing the filtering membrane from damaging.
The next stage is to pass the water through a semi-permeable membrane with 0.0001 micron sized holes allowing only water through. At the end you’ll enjoy exceptionally soft water.
- Highly effective thin permeable membrane filters any kind of pollutant
- WQA gold seal
- 3.2-gallon pressurized tank
- Poor instruction manual
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