Water Filtration vs. Water Softeners – What’s the Difference?

Apr 22, 2020

We often hear the same question over and over again – “What is the difference between water filtration and water softening, and how do I know which treatment service I need?” It’s a good question, especially if you’re new to the topic. Many people are concerned about their drinking water or hard water, and are trying to make the best decision for their family. Our water treatment company wanted to put together a simple, easy-to-understand explanation of these two services we offer. Think about your goal as you read – what exactly does your water need? What do you want to improve when it comes to your home’s water?

The Main Differences

Understanding the mechanics and the job of these systems is essential in making the right choice. It is important to know that each system basically performs a different water treatment function. But, both are vital to improving your water quality. Both types of systems are offered by us, and both systems are efficient and effective. Let’s see which one best fits your needs.

Water Filtration Systems

Are you worried about the quality or purity of your water? Are you concerned about the health effects that contaminated water can cause? There are systems that can filter and remove all kinds of contaminants from your tap water. They can be small, reverse osmosis systems or larger whole house water filters that treat the water in your entire home. There is a wide variety of technologies on the market right now that purify and treat your drinking water. From absorption and reverse osmosis technology, to oxidation, ion exchange and catalytic conversion, removing pollutants from the water you plan on consuming is the main goal.

We offer premium RO systems which remove harmful contaminants with advanced technology – all while still enjoying up to 50 gallons of water each day! Looking to be eco-friendly, too? Alkaline filtration is available on all reverse osmosis drinking water systems.  You’ll benefit from safer and better-tasting water with a water filtration system.

Water Softeners

Are you concerned about what hard water is doing to your home? Does it have a negative effect on your hair, skin or water appliances?  Water softeners are the systems that soften your water by removing hard minerals like magnesium and calcium from your home’s water, eliminating the scale and buildup. Most systems use salt and ion-exchange resins to remove hard minerals. These minerals can cause a lot of issues with chores, clogged pipes, energy bills and ruined clothing to name just a few. They aren’t dangerous to your health, but they are dangerous to your home. We offer automatic water softeners, soft water exchange tank service and whole house no-salt conditioners to meet your needs.

Contact us for more information or to discuss which system will answer the most important question – how can your home’s water be improved?

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