With a wide range of water purification options, making the right choice can be a daunting task for most homeowners. Homeowners who want to improve water quality are often confused about the difference between water softeners and RO systems. Choosing the best water purification system will ensure that you always get clean and pure water that tastes good. Therefore, it is important to conduct research to understand what to look for when buying a household water purifier or softener. To know which one is the right choice, you need to understand what each water treatment system does and how they can benefit you and your family. This article will help you distinguish between the two.
What is a water softener? when do you needit?
Hard water is water containing high concentrations of dissolved minerals, such as magnesium and calcium (between 120-180 PPM). Hard water softening is to remove these ions through some technical means.
There is a medium called resin in the water softener, which uses resin to remove calcium ions and magnesium ions in the water during the water purification process to reduce the hardness of the water. The water softener has been used in many households and industries.
When do you need a water softener?
Groundwater (from wells, tube wells, hand pumps and wells) is basically difficult to use directly. This is because water is a universal solvent and absorbs some minerals (calcium and magnesium) as it passes through the earth's crust and underground.
Water softeners soften water by replacing these minerals with less destructive minerals (sodium). The hardness of the water can cause scale to form in pipes, water heaters or boilers. This situation shortens the life of these products.
Advantages of water softener:
Make your glassware, silverware, mirrors, tiles or any sanitary equipment cleaner and brighter.
Make your skin softer and cleaner, and make your hair smoother.
Make your kitchen and bathroom brighter.
Extend the service life of water equipment, such as water heaters, ice machines, coffee machines, dishwashers and washing machines.
Save monthly energy costs and electrical damage.