What was the best water softening system for your home?
We looked at consumer reports when choosing a water softener for our family.
When products are rated by people in our position: who are unsure about what system to buy, it is reassuring to know our products are being rated by people in the same boat.
A whole house water softener has many features to consider. You can see the important ones here.
Now let’s get down to business: what was the best water softener according to consumer reports?
#1: The Pelican PSE1800 Whole House Water Filter and Softener
PSE1800 is a whole house water filter and softener with the best manufacturing and performance quality.
For housing and valves, Pelican offers a 90-day, 100 percent money back guarantee, and for highest performance, a 1-year guarantee.
One of the other benefits of this product is that it contains both softening and filtration functions. Moreover, it requires no electricity and no maintenance.
Consumer reports on water softeners rate this product very highly.
#2: Kinetico 2020
The Kinetico 2020 is an Ion Exchange water softener. This salt dispenser comes with two cylinders (which makes salt refilling a breeze), and recharges based on volume, so none of it has to be scheduled.
In addition, it only cleans itself when necessary, which means it costs less to operate than traditional water softeners.
Customer reviews indicate the Kinetico 2020 Ion Exchange water softener is the best choice according to water softener consumer reports.
Salt-Free Water Softeners
Rather than using salt, salt-free water softeners use chemically active filters (Nano-Technology). They remove existing lime-scale from pipes, and prevent it from forming in the future.
Salt-free water softeners rank the highest in water softener consumer reports.
Salt and potassium are not needed, and minerals and nutrients in the water are not affected. Neither chemicals nor waste water are added to the water.
If your water hardness level reaches more than 25 grains per gallon, you should not use a salt-free water softener.
Ion Exchange Softeners
In an Ion Exchange Water Softener, sodium or potassium ions replace the minerals (mostly calcium and magnesium) responsible for hardness in the water. The Ion Exchange system comes in second in consumer surveys for water softeners.