What is a Water Softener?

9th Nov 2022

You might have heard the term "hard water" before and might be wondering what it is. This has to do with the quality of water you have at home and the levels of minerals in said water. If your tap water has an excess of these minerals it can be detrimental to your appliances and affect your health. However, you can solve this issue by installing a water softener system from NuvoH2O. In today's blog, we want to talk about what a water softener is and how it can help you and your family!

What's a Water Softener?

A water softener is a device that is used to remove hardness from water. Hard water contains high levels of calcium and magnesium, which can lead to a number of problems including scaling on fixtures and plumbing, and difficulties with soap and detergent. A water softener works by exchanging the hardness-causing minerals in water with sodium or potassium ions.

How Does It Work?

Water softeners typically use ion-exchange resin beads to remove hardness from water. These beads are coated with sodium or potassium ions, which attract and bind to the calcium and magnesium ions in water. As water passes through the beads, the hardness-causing minerals are removed from the water and replaced with sodium or potassium ions.

Is It Worth Installing a Water Softener System?

If you have hard water, installing a water softener system is definitely worth it! Not only will you see improved water quality and taste, but you'll also save money in the long run by extending the life of your appliances and plumbing. Having hard water at home might not seem like an issue in a short period of time, but the issues caused by hard water can build up until they become a worse problem.

What Are the Benefits of Soft Water?

There are many benefits to using softened water, including:

  • Soap and detergent will work more effectively, resulting in less water and energy usage.
  • Scaling on fixtures and plumbing will be reduced, which can extend the life of your appliances and plumbing.
  • You may notice improved water quality and taste.
  • Your skin and hair may feel softer after bathing in softened water.

Get a NuvoH2O Water Softener System Today

If you're interested in installing a water softener system, NuvoH2O has a variety of options to choose from. Our systems are salt-free, which means they won't add sodium to your water. They're also eco-friendly and require little maintenance. Contact us today to learn more or shop our systems online!

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