Whole House Equipment & Benefits

  • Difference between a Water Softener and a “Salt-Free” Water Softener
  • In the salt based process (true water softening), hardness minerals are actually removed from the water. In the salt-free process minerals are retained in the water, but their form is changed so they will not adhere to surfaces. “Salt free” water softeners are actually not softeners, they are “water conditioners”.

    The term “water softener” describes a system that uses a process of ionic exchange to pull hard water minerals (calcium, magnesium) out of the water and replace them with sodium ions, meaning your water supply is now completely free of minerals that cause hard water.

    The terms “salt-free water softener” describe a different type of system. A “salt-free water softener” does not remove minerals from the water completely. Rather, it changes the chemical structure of the water to stop minerals from forming scale along your pipes and fixtures. It is not a true water softener because minerals, specifically calcium and magnesium, are left in the water.

    Therefore, the use of the term ‘Salt-Free Softener’ instead of ‘Conditioner’ is an attempt to deceive or at the very least, confuse you.

  • Water Softeners
  • When water contains a significant amount of calcium and magnesium, it is called hard water. Hard water is known to clog pipes and to complicate soap and detergent dissolving in water.

    Water softening is a technique that serves the removal of the ions that cause the water to be hard, in most cases calcium and magnesium ions. The best way to soften water is to use a water softener unit and connect it directly to the water supply.

    Benefits:
    • Cost savings from reduction in Soaps, lotions and cleaning supplies along with more efficient running appliances
    • Eliminates Water Spots on Glasses, dishes and silverware
    • Eliminates water spots on shower doors, mirrors and tiles
    • Cleaning is easier greatly reducing housework by eliminating the formation of soap curd this results in saving time and money
    • Use up to 75% less on Soaps & Cleaning Products saving money
    • Soaps and shampoo’s lather much better
    • Eliminates scale build up on Faucets, Fixtures, Toilets and Sinks
    • Water flow through your faucets and fixtures is not clogged and more consistent
    • Protects internal pipes and plumbing from hard water scale build up which can reduce flow rates over time
    • Protects and extends the life of all water using appliances from scale build up (Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Coffee Machine, Ice makers, humidifier)
    • Improves efficiency of Water Heater by reducing hard water build up on the heating element
    • Protects the warranty on Tankless Water heaters
    • Softer, shiny and more manageable hair
    • Helps reduce dry and itchy skin issues and can help with eczema
    • Longer lasting towels and laundry using less detergents
    • Softer and brighter clothes without hard minerals trapped in the fabric. Fabrics last longer and whites stay whiter without the dingy gray caused by hard water.
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  • Hybrid (Softener/Conditioner) Systems
  • Hybrid systems are effectively both a water softener and a water conditioner all in one unit. They have both softening media (resin beads) and activated carbon together in one system to give you the benefits received from both systems and your entire home complete water protection.

    Benefits: (all the benefits of both a softener and a conditioner)
    • Cost savings from reduction in Soaps, lotions and cleaning supplies along with more efficient running appliances
    • Eliminates Water Spots on Glasses, dishes and silverware
    • Eliminates water spots on shower doors, mirrors and tiles
    • Cleaning is easier greatly reducing housework by eliminating the formation of soap curd this results in saving time and money
    • Use up to 75% less on Soaps & Cleaning Products saving money
    • Soaps and shampoo’s lather much better
    • Eliminates scale build up on Faucets, Fixtures, Toilets and Sinks
    • Water flow through your faucets and fixtures is not clogged and more consistent
    • Protects internal pipes and plumbing from hard water scale build up which can reduce flow rates over time
    • Protects and extends the life of all water using appliances from scale build up (Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Coffee Machine, Ice makers, humidifier)
    • Improves efficiency of Water Heater by reducing hard water build up on the heating element
    • Protects the warranty on Tankless Water heaters
    • Softer and more manageable hair
    • Helps reduce dry and itchy skin issues and can help with eczema
    • Longer lasting towels and laundry using less detergents
    • Softer and brighter clothes without hard minerals trapped in the fabric. Fabrics last longer and whites stay whiter without the dingy gray caused by hard water.
    • Reduces Bad tastes and Odors
    • Reduces Chlorine, Chloramine and organic gas levels in water
    • Great for brine restricted communities
    • Protects skin from chlorine/chloramine adsorption
    • Activated Carbon has a high capacity to remove hydrogen sulfide, chloramines and organics
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  • Salt–Free Water Conditioners
  • Salt-free Activated Carbon whole house systems provide great, filtered water at every faucet.

    Benefits:
    • Does not use salt
    • Filtered water at every faucet
    • Reduces Bad tastes and Odors
    • Reduces Chlorine, Chloramine and organic gas levels in water
    • Great for brine restricted communities
    • No slippery feel
    • Protects skin from chlorine/chloramine adsorption
    • Activated Carbon has a high capacity to remove hydrogen sulfide, chloramines and organics
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  • Salt-Free Portable Exchange Tanks
  • Portable Exchange tanks are a maintenance free soft water or conditioned water service delivered right to your home on a schedule that is designed to accommodate your specific needs. Systems can go inside or outside.

    Benefits:
    • Maintenance Free Soft Water and/or Conditioned Water
    • No salt needed
    • No electricity needed
    • No drain needed
    • Regular scheduled weekly, Bi-weekly or monthly service available to meet your needs
    • No additional ‘delivery’ fees
    • Can install either in your garage or outside your home
    • Soft Water Service provides all the benefits of a Water Softener
    • Conditioned Water Service provides all the benefits of a Salt-free Water Conditioner (link to Water Conditioner benefits)
    • Great for brine restricted communities
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  • Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water
  • Reverse Osmosis (RO) is a water purification system used to improve water for drinking, cooking and other important uses. It uses a process that removes foreign contaminants, solid substances, large molecules and minerals from water by using pressure to push it through specialized membranes.

    Benefits:
    • Virtually an unlimited supply of bottled water quality water at your fingertips
    • Saves money on bottled water
    • Environmentally friendly – eliminate the use of single use plastic bottles
    • Produces 25-75 gallons per day
    • Better water for coffee, tea, juice, and soups
    • Better smelling and tasting ice cubes
    • Great for irons, humidifiers, car batteries, fish tanks, plants and pets
    • Typically provides up to a 96% rejection of contaminants, including but not limited to, Lead, Arsenic, Fluoride, Iron, Mercury, Sodium and much more.
    • Great for brine restricted communities
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  • Bottleless Coolers
  • A bottleless water cooler is a machine that dispenses water without a bottle. Traditional coolers have a bottle on top that holds the liquid. A water dispenser without a bottle takes water directly from the waterline. This plumbed-in system offers a number of advantages over classic bottled coolers.

    Benefits:
    • No storage of 5 Gallon bottles
    • No heavy lifting of bottles
    • No delivery fees
    • Available with Reverse Osmosis or Multi-Stage filtration
    • Virtually endless supply of filtered or reverse osmosis water for your home or business
    • Better water for coffee, tea, juice, and soups
    • Environmentally preferable solution
    • Popular solution for offices
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