Electronic Water Softener versus conventional salt based Water Softener
When considering whether to buy a conventional salt based water softener, there are a number of factors that must be taken into account.
- They have to be plumbed in on a separate circuit
- They take up quite a bit of space
- They generally require a skilled plumber to fit them
- They cannot be fitted to the main drinking water tap
- Their initial cost is high
- They have to be regularly topped up with salt
Compare this to a Water Improvements Electronic water softener
- No separate circuit required
- The largest unit is only 12cm by 10 by 4.5 so takes up very little space
- No plumbing required
- They can be fitted to the main drinking water tap
- Their initial cost is a fraction of a conventional water softener
- They are easy to fit, just wrap the aerial cable around the incoming mains water pipe
- Once fitted there is no maintenance required
Both types of water softener offer the benefits of softer feeling water and a reduction in the build up of limescale. This is particularly important for the items you can’t see such as the heating element in your washing machine and hot water tank. This is where you are losing money heating large amounts of scale before you start to heat the water. Also too much scale on the element in the washing machine means it will overheat and break. The cost of a new element in your washing machine will be more than the cost of our electronic water softener which will prolong the life of your washing machine by years.
If you use an immersion heater to heat your hot water the same is true. One customer replaced her immersion heater every two years because they blew up. Once she fitted a Water Improvements electronic water softener she hasn’t had to replace it once in over 8 years.