Conventional Water Softeners
Treats cold water
Total installation time
Space needed for the
Changes water composition adding Sodium.
No, only the hot water is treated
Salt has to be added on regularly.
Salt, electricity and increased water consumption (Regeneration Process,
between 55 to 400 liters per week)
Needs to be installed by a licensed
Plumber (A competent handyman could do it)
1 to 2 Hours (depending on experience)
Depending on manufacturer, standard one year
About 1.5 m high, .5 m depth, 5 m wide (60"x 20"x20")
Unfriendly (uses lots of water and salt)
No, the scale already in your system will remain there
Does not change water composition.
Works on both hot and cold water
Electricity, less than $3.00 per year
5 minutes for anybody that can use a screwdriver.
3 years replacement.
Mounts on the pipe that feeds the Hot Water tank or Boiler.
Very friendly, the green alternative.
Yes, scale already in the system will dissolve over time
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