Choosing A Water Softener For Your Home

If you are looking for a new water softener for your home, then you will want to read this article.  When it comes to purchasing the best water softener for your home, you not only want to consider the quality of your water, but also your water consumption.  A water softener works by charging tiny pebbles with an electrostatic charge, that heavy minerals attach to.  Thus, if you have especially hard water, you want to make sure that the water softener you purchase is large enough to treat all of your water.  That said, there is also environmentally friendly water softeners, which instead pass water through a tiny membrane that traps the minerals and other material that causes hard water.  

When shopping for a water softener, you not only want to consider the warranty on the unit, but also any space restrictions you may have in your home.  Most homeowners shouldn't have a problem finding a place to install a water softener, however if you live in a condo or smaller home, then you may want to consider a smaller unit or one of the environmentally friendly water softeners.  The other thing you will want to consider, is the operating costs of the water softener unit, there are some eco-friendly water softeners which conserve power, that you may want to go with.  Though overall you shouldn't spend too much time on find an energy star rated water softener, since overall water softeners don't consume too much electricity. Though if you are concerned about the environment or do not like the idea of having to use salt tablets in your water softener, then you may want to look at one of the NuvoH2O Water Softener.  Furthermore, if you are on a low sodium diet or restricted diet, then you may want to go with an environmentally friendly unit, since they do not add any salt to your tap water.  That said, the salt used in water softeners is primarily used to clean off the medium in the tank, and really you cannot taste or detect any additional salt in your water.