So, which one wins?
It all just depends on what’s right for you. If the water hardness in your home is below 25 GPG (grains-per-gallon) hardness levels, a Salt-Free Water Conditioner may take care of most of your problems. With a water hardness above 25 GPG, a salt-based softener may be best.
If water that “feels soft”, makes soap extra lathery, and reduces scale buildup seems worth the extra maintenance — then a salt-based softener is a good choice.
If a low maintenance, eco-friendly product sounds better, then a Salt-Free Water Conditioner is the perfect solution. A Salt-Free Water Conditioner might mean giving up that “slick” soft water feel and still having spots on the dishes, but it will address the scale build up when it comes to pipes and appliances.
Whatever you choose, you’ll get the best results if your softener is added to a filtration system. While softening your water could help with everything from soap lather to the life of your appliances, it won’t eliminate harmful contaminants such as harsh chemicals or dangerous microbes.
At Aquasana, we offer several Whole House Filters for those on municipal water, as well as well water users, that configure seamlessly with the Aquasana Whole House Salt-free Water Conditioner. Water is routed first through the Salt-Free Water Conditioner and then into a second tank for filtration. A combination of a water filter with a water conditioner is also possible. Contact one of our Water Experts to make sure you have the best set-up and configuration for your needs.
WHOLE HOUSE WATER CONDITIONER
Salt-Free Water Conditioner
Protect your home's pipes, plumbing, and appliances from scale buildup without the use of harsh chemicals or salt. New and improved system lasts for 10 years.