No doubt hard water is bad for our body, skin, and hair as well, but what we are going to talk about here is the drinking water. While choosing a water softener, what you invariably should do is check the level of hardness of the water. The hardness level will help in deciding what should be the size of the water softener system.
There are three kinds of water softeners (water purification systems) available in the market which can be broadly classified as being equipped with a timer, one that has a single tank, and the other being a twin - tank water softener. Apart from these the technical part of the softeners are that they come in meter regenerated and manual regenerated systems too. So you have a choice here with the former one being more popular and efficient.
Water softener installation also is a matter of concern because of the in and out connection to the water supply which involves a bit of plumbing. So, the points you need to look out for while buying the best water softener, are as follows.
- Testing the hardness of water
- Choosing the appropriate size of the softener
- Capacity of the softener based on the purpose, i.e. usage
- Type of softener you want
GE Osmonics Autotrol 255/760 Logix Water Softener
This product is rated amongst the highest satisfaction levels of consumers as far as the service is concerned. It costs around $550 - $700. And the biggest advantage point of this product is that it comes in a very compact design, which does not take up much space. All the parts used in this product are very strong and sturdy, that guarantees a long-lasting life.
Pelican NaturSoft Salt-Free Water Softener
This product takes care of the water safety to the fullest, and comes with the assurance of this trusted company, Pelican. The product is reported to avoid hard water scaling caused by minerals like calcium, magnesium, etc. So you do not have to worry about water softener troubleshooting like taps, shower heads, and faucets clogging, etc. The product costs around $1,500.
Kinetico, Kenmore 370 Series Water Softener, Aqua-Pure NFS100 Iron Reduction Water Softener, General Electric are also featuring in the best water softener systems list, and you can trust these.
Lastly we would like to add that do ask and check for how often water softener maintenance is to be done, and how much will it cost you, as regards to the specific one that you buy. Product maintenance is equally essential as it ensures its efficiency and safety. This is an important factor that needs to be considered, while buying a home appliance.