You’re thirsty, so you go to the kitchen and pour yourself a refreshing glass of tap water. However, do you really know what’s in your tap water? Is it just H2O or is there something else hiding inside your water supply? In the United Kingdom over 60% of us live in hard water areas; so should you consider getting an electric water softener?
What Is A Water Softener?
Typically speaking a Water Softener removes hardness from your incoming mains water supply. This often involves the use of salt to soften the water as the process of ion exchange can be used to change hard water into salt water. As the hard water passes over beads, hard minerals such as magnesium are removed and replaced with sodium ions; this removes scale from the water, leaving it softened.
What Are The Dangers Of Soft Water
Hard water is water with a high mineral content and slightly alkaline. Typically speaking the PH level of hard water is around 8.5 (7 is neutral). This means that hard water has less alkalinity than milk of magnesia, however slightly higher than baking soda. On the other hand, soft water has lower concentrations of minerals making it slightly acidic; typically with a PH around 6.5, which is similar to that of milk.
Whilst hard water is rich in minerals some of which are very important for everyday health (such as magnesium for a good heart), there are negatives of drinking hard water, for example it can be very harmful to your skin and it can cause horrific damage to your drainage. Hard water will cause mineral deposits to collect on your appliances and drainage, kettles will become less efficient, showers will become less powerful, and your drains will suffer from clogged pipes. Additionally, lime scale can also cause significant problems for your heating system, washing machines, dishwasher, and other similar appliances.
By filtering your hard water and softening it, in addition to protecting your appliances from the damages caused by mineral rich watch, you’ll also protect the natural oils in your skin as soft water prevents dryness and various skin conditions; making sure that your skin stays silky smooth and soft. Additionally, when washing in softer water, shampoo and soap products will go much further and last longer, resulting in more efficient use of your cleaning products.
The Electric Water Softeners Available From Direct Water Filters
Here at Direct Water Filters, we pride ourselves on providing a diverse range of water filtration products, including two electric water softeners, the BWT WS 355 and Scale Klenze.
· BWT WS 355 Standard Electronic Water Softener
Metered for economical use, the BWT WS355 Water Softener removes hardness from your incoming mains water supply. It is made from durable, robust materials, includes a rotary valve for reliability, and its sleek, modern design fits comfortably into most kitchens. The protocol used in the system design is based on the extensive experience of BWT in the UK, and it is manufactured and tested to meet the latest EU standards for performance, safety, and testing of water softeners.
· Scale Klenze Electronic Meter Water Softener
This softener is suitable for all types of water systems and copes with any water hardness also compatible with both block salt and tablet salt. It is our slimmest salt based water softener; being only 215mm wide it can fit in the narrowest of spaces. It features a large salt opening for ease of filling and is controlled by an electronic water meter and an intelligent micro processor.
What About Salt Free Water Softeners?
Whilst salt based water softeners are fantastic solutions to combat hard water, they are not without their downsides. For those who suffer from cardiovascular disease and blood pressure related health problems, salt based water softeners are not-advised. Here at Direct Water Filters, we’re committed to providing our customers with the very best water filtration systems available; that’s why we stock a range of salt free water softeners.
Not Sure What Water Filtration Product Is Right For You?
With such a diverse selection of different filtration products to choose from, we understand if you’re feeling spoiled for choice and you’re not such which product is the best water filter for your needs. So don’t be afraid to ask for some help, our friendly and dedicated team of experts will be happy to provide advice and assist you with your purchase.
Filter Your Home’s Water Supply With Direct Water Filters; Make An Enquiry Today
Installing a filtered water system is a great investment. Not only are you providing protection and peace of mind with regards to your family’s health, but you’re also saving money when compared to purchasing bottled water. Here at Direct Water Filters, we provide a range of filtration systems, including whole house filtration kits, reverse osmosis filters, water softeners, and UV water treatment.
So if you have any questions about our electric water softeners or if you need help identifying which water filtration product is best for your needs, please give our team a call on +44 (0) 1604 947 839.
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