Disadvantages of Water Softeners
Is There a Good Reason Not to Invest in a Water Softener?
The major disadvantage to softening water is the potential health risks for people that might be on low sodium diets. The exchange of hardness minerals for sodium adds 7.5 milligrams per quart for each gpg of hardness removed. In addition, calcium and magnesium are eliminated from the homeowner’s diet.
A half-gallon of softened, extremely hard water will contain about 480 mg more sodium than unsoftened water from the same source.
Other disadvantages of installing a water softener – There is some home care required. You will need to replace salt in order to keep your unit in good working order. You will also need a cupboard to store the softener.
We don’t always think about anything other than decreasing limescale build up when we consider installing a water softener. This is where a water conditioner comes into play. Conditioners don’t strip out all of the minerals that are actually good for us and don’t increase sodium levels. The AQUABION is installed on the incoming mains, so doesn’t require any additional cupboard space.
Problems with Domestic Water Softeners
Plumbers often report that domestic salt based softeners aren’t being looked after by their owners and when they are called in to repair these systems, customers have not been replacing the salt. For some people, the regular cost and maintenance required isn’t right for their personal circumstances, meaning that a softener is the wrong limescale solution for them. That doesn’t mean that there is no other option of course. A water conditioner gives all of the amazing benefits that a softener does, but it doesn’t require as much maintenance as far as the consumer is concerned.
AQUABION water conditioners are proven to be effective in preventing limescale build up and whilst there may be a little residue to easily wipe away, this is far more cost effective for domestic consumers in the long run. An AQUABION unit does not rely on salt so there’s no need to worry about adding more and on top of that there is no compromise to the water quality. Water treated with a conditioner remains safe to drink and safe for the skin. AQUABION units also require zero maintenance or additional costs for 7 years.
Choosing The Right Softening System For Your Needs
AQUABION is becoming the water system of choice in the UK. An AQUABION unit is very easy to install and requires zero maintenance. That alone is enough for some consumers to choose a conditioner over a conventional softener. AQUABION’s design is sleek and fits neatly into existing pipework. No additional pipes or cupboard space is required. Less hassle for you the consumer. Let’s face it, we are all looking for an easy solution. Once your water conditioner has been fitted you don’t have to concern yourself about home maintenance as with a water softener.