fbpx

Be Careful! A Salt-Free Water Softener May Not Be as Effective as You Think.

A salt-free water softener certainly sounds like a great deal, doesn’t it? After all, if you’re like most people, you hate lugging around heavy bags of salt!

Unfortunately, a salt-free softener leaves a lot to be desired.

At Angel Water, we believe in educating our customers to help them make smart purchases. So, read on to discover the truth about salt-free water softeners.

Salt-free softeners aren’t as fancy as they look.

Many people purchase salt-free systems because they think they’re luxurious. They marvel at the softener’s shiny chrome exterior and assume it’s a complex piece of machinery.

The truth is salt-free water softeners are much less sophisticated than their salt-based counterparts. For one thing, their robust chrome shells are just thin jackets designed to make them look like they’re worth the $2,000 price.

Beneath the deceptively shiny exterior is a rather modest contraption. It consists of a distributor topped with a simple in-and-out head. Water goes in one side, flows down through the distributor, and up through filter material. The water then exits through the other side of the head.

Truly, it’s a very straightforward machine. But what can it do for you?

The benefits of salt-free softeners are limited.

Most people assume a salt-free water softener will perform like its salt-based counterpart. However, water softener manufacturers make no such promise.

If you look at the fine print on any salt-free softener, you will find that it only prevents scale on the inside of your plumbing. That’s all it does.

As a result, these are the only benefits people experience from salt-free softeners:

  • Water tastes better
  • Water smells better
  • Prevents scale in plumbing

While these are appealing benefits, they fall short of those offered by salt-based systems.

There’s a lot a salt-free water softener won’t do.

Regular water softeners provide a multitude of benefits, most of which a salt-free system cannot deliver. Here are a few examples:

  • Make hair soft and supple
  • Prevent dry and itchy skin
  • Keep laundry colors bright and clear
  • Stop white film from forming on dishes and appliances

Let us be perfectly clear. If you want these benefits, then you need to get a salt-based water softener. It’s the only way to get the perfectly soft water you deserve.

Need help finding the perfect water softener for your home?
Give us a call at 866-672-2382 today!

Not Sure What You Need?

Make sure you have the right tool for the job with water testing from MyWaterScore.com!

Looking For an Answer?

There's No Such Thing as a Silly Question!

Our friendly staff of Qualified Local Water Experts ARE Here to Help!

Monday - Friday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CST
Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Monday - Friday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CST
Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

24 Hour Answering Service

IDPH Licensed Local Services. FREE Consultations. Call Today : (866) 672-2382