Water softeners have been the norm in water treatment for longer than I can remember, traditional water softeners that is. Saltless softeners are new technology that provides more benefits for your home and the earth than some might realize. Ditching your traditional water softener can save you money and time but, also helps the environment and water supplies.
You might be a water waster and not even know it. One of the largest differences between traditional water softeners and saltless water softeners is, traditional water softeners require a drain, with that drain a backwash. (I will go into detail about backwash in an upcoming post) A backwash is how traditional softeners “flush” the hardness out of the tank so that it does not go into your house. Saltless softeners do not require a backwash. Backwash wastes water, when a traditional softener goes into backwash the water used goes out the drain and does not come back. Since traditional water softeners use salt to regenerate the water that is washed out to drain can contain salt and make it unsuitable for reuse.
Saltless softeners do not require salt, a backwash, or a drain. There is no wasted water when using a saltless softener. They are better for the environment because they do not waste water, and they do not use salt that can permeate into other water sources.
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