Text Preview: To be able to use this text, you have to accept the order first. Hard water can cause issues throughout your home. Small issues like film or spots on dishes to larger problems like plumbing and pipe damage can become a real pain in the behind. To end these problems, you need to invest in a water softener. Water softeners work by removing magnesium and calcium ions, which are the causes of your hard water. By using a process called ion exchange, these ions are replaced by salt/sodium.
The first thing to look for when browsing water softening systems is to make sure it is NSF-certified. This ensures that your water softening system has been tested and complies with the strict standards of NSF International, an accredited independent organization responsible for ensuring and setting public safety standards. Next, you are going to look at the size of tanks compared to the size of your home and family. Your possible new will need to be large enough to handle the demands of your family, but if you go too large and bulky, you’re wasting money and energy.
Water softener system sizes are calculated by the number of grains of hardness they can remove from water between regenerations. The pros recommend you find a tank that can go about three days or so with a recharge. Figuring out the size of tank you need is easy and only takes a couple of steps:
- Find the amount of water your family uses by multiplying the number of people in your household by 75.
- Multiply that number by the number of grains per gallon (GPG) of hardness minerals in your water.
One last step once you have the field narrowed down. Check customer reviews and online websites. Get to know the features, the ups, and the downs of every water softening system.