Whilst there are many products on the market that offer to ‘soften’ water, the fact is that you cannot ‘soften water’ without adding salt. Affecting the taste of water, sodium also has the potential to cause harm to health when ingested in large amounts – a salt-free water filter system offers the ideal way to balance the need to remove impurities from your water supply with the need to eliminate salt.
Here at Direct Water Filters, we are providers of high-quality water filtration systems that can remove a wide range of chemicals and minerals from water. Easy to install, our products can offer you the peace of mind in knowing that you can go about your everyday activities without worrying about the effects that the water supply potentially has on you and your family’s health.
Why A Salt-Free Water Filter System/How Do They Work?
Salt was used in the past because untreated water systems are a breeding ground for limescale – creating hard water that builds up, clogging and corrodes taps, boilers and other plumbing fixtures and appliances. A water filter system eliminates this prospect (and the need for salt); saving you a huge long-term cost and providing the peace of mind that your water supply will operate as it should.
The Issue With Water Softening
Water softening literally means you are removing the hardness-causing minerals (mainly calcium and magnesium) from the water through a process called ion exchange. Salt-based water softeners contain a resin bed which filters the water through, exchanging those hardness minerals for sodium particles. When the resin bed has reached a saturation point, the cleaning cycle (or regeneration) begins wherein a series of back flushes purge the trapped minerals and flushes them out of the system. The sodium particles are replenished and the system continues to soften.
However, not only does salt not remove certain other impurities, time has seen us learn that excessive salt water can lead to unwanted health problems. These are even more prevalent in people who suffer from cardiovascular disease and have blood pressure problems - salt-free anti-scale protection systems are a healthier alternative.
Why Use Water Filtration Systems Instead?
The difference between using water softeners and water filters is that essentially, the filter can control what it lets through after the ion exchange takes place. A water filter system will remove contaminants (including bacteria and metals) that alter the taste of tap water and/or are considered harmful to health if present in high concentrations. It isn’t just bacteria that causes containments – like salt, Chlorine is used for water treatment and also alters the taste and odour of water, for example.
Dependent upon their type and filter media, different water filters are designed to deal with a range of contaminants – sediments, fluoride, pesticides, THMs (trihalomethanes), volatile organic compounds and a number of others that are potentially harmful to health.
Salt-Free Limescale Treatment By Direct Water Filters.
The anti-limescale water filtration products we retail here at Direct Water Filters are an environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional water softeners. Our amazing, compact system uses an eco-friendly process to condition all the water throughout the entirety of your home. They efficiently prevent the formation of hard water limescale in your plumbing system, combi boilers, traditional water heaters, dishwashers, and more.
Their benefits include:
- No Salt. The purchasing (and application of) heavy bags of salt will not be required; the water filter system simply needs to be connected to the supply.
- No Wasted Water. The backwashing of brine resin will not be required, meaning that the system will retain more water.
- Environmentally-friendly. As no salt is being used, the wastewater will not be polluted, meaning it will flow back into the environment cleaner.
- Safe Drinking Water. As salt is not used in the water filter, the tap will produce a constant stream of safe drinking water for all the family to enjoy.
- Save Money. No electricity is required and the installation and running costs are kept to an absolute minimum, making for great long-term cost savings.
Please take the time to browse our website to see our water filter systems for yourself – we have several different filters based on a range of requirements. By clicking on each product page you will see more information about each item, their components, particular benefits, specifications, etc.
Get in Touch To Learn More About Water Flirtation Systems.
Our expert team have many years of experience within the industry, so if you have any questions about any aspect of our salt water filter systems, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. You can call us on 01604 947 839 or send an e-mail email@example.com.