Water softeners and water filters both improve the quality of your water. So how do you know which one is best for you and your home?
Hard water is water with high levels of minerals. It causes spots and stains on your appliances and dishes, build up in your plumbing, and dry skin and hair. Water softening systems focus on fixing this problem. They target minerals like calcium and magnesium that cause hard water. They don’t target other contaminants in water like water filters do. Softeners are not focused on water that you’re consuming. They’re best for improving the water you use for cleaning, showering, and running your home. Adding a water softening system to your home will help keep your appliances, belongings, and pipes clean and your hair and skin healthy and hydrated.
If you’re looking to improve the overall quality of your drinking water, a water filtration system will work for you! Water filters aim to provide cleaner, better tasting water. They remove a wide array of contaminants like metals (iron, lead, copper, etc.), chlorine, chloramines, and nitrates. You should consider a water filtration system for your home if your water has an odd taste or smell or if you live in an area where chemical contaminants are a concern.
In conclusion, water softening systems are great for your home and skin health while water filtration systems are best for improving the water you drink. Not sure what the best solution for your home’s water is? Contact us! We conduct free Water Quality Tests that will show exactly what’s in your home’s water. Our water experts will be able to recommend the best water treatment for you and your home. Schedule your free Water Quality Test today!