Water Filtration Vs Water Softening

Water Filtration Vs Water SofteningWater Filtration Vs Water Softening? Which system is more important for your home? In this article, we will be looking at the differences between them both to help you decide what you need for your home.

What do softeners and filtration systems do?

Water softeners are designed to make hard water soft. You can find hard water in inner city areas or places where there is often hot weather, low rainfall and a high mineral content in the soil. If you don’t know whether or not your home falls into one of these categories, you can always do a simple check. If you find a white deposit that looks like dirty wet chalk inside your dishwasher, kettle, or other appliances that use water, the chances are you have hard water.

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Water softeners work in one of two ways:

  1. Salt based softeners will remove the elements that cause build up before water is run through your system.
  2. Or they will neutralize the elements by way of electromagnetic waves before the water even comes out of your faucet.

In both of the above cases, the result is softer water that leaves little or no residue behind. This can help stretch the life of your appliances, pans and the plumbing in your household; sometimes homeowners find that the water tastes different, too!

Water Filters are completely different than water softeners. Typically if you get your water from a well, you may need a water filter. There are numerous techniques used to remove contaminants and minerals in your water. There are a variety of systems that could be used to give you the water that you pour right from your tap. Most filters work by trapping contaminants within their environment and then removing them through the regular backwashing cleaning cycles.

Manufacturers that design water filters make sure the water that comes out of your faucet is free from natural and man-made chemicals to heavy metals. The government has strict regulations on drinking water. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) from the EPA is the federal law that protects public drinking water supplies throughout the nation.

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Water Treatment, Softeners, Filters, Reverse Osmosis
Water Treatment, Softeners, Filters, Reverse Osmosis

Water filteration vs water softenening. Which one works best?

Well, it all depends on what your home needs! As we said above, whether you need a softener or a filter mostly depends on where you live and how you get your water.

Water softeners are exceptional sanitization systems that defend your home from the effects of hard water buildup. If you have different water problems like iron staining, you need to contemplate getting a house filter that will treat specific water concerns.

In fact, it is quite common for homeowners to install both a water softener and whole house filter to properly treat their incoming water! These total solution type setups offer complete filtration coverage.

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