Your home is your place of peace, somewhere you go to relax and unwind. But when you’re spending your weekends scrubbing hard water stains off sinks and tubs, it can quickly transform into a place of constant stress. This is where water softeners come in. A water softener is a device designed to remove calcium, magnesium, and other hard water minerals known to cause those and other household problems, creating a healthier and happier home for you and your household members.
How a Water Softener Works
Traditional water softeners soften water through a process called “ion exchange,” which involves replacing the hardness ions in the water with more desirable sodium or potassium ions. However, this softening technique means the system will require ongoing maintenance, as users must purchase large bags of salt to refill the brine tank from time to time.
But more recently, salt-free water conditioners have gained much popularity as an eco-friendly and maintenance-free alternative. Salt-free systems, such as the Springwell FutureSoft FS1 Salt-Free Water Softener, use a physical process called Template-Assisted Crystallization (TAC) to condition water. Unlike ion exchange, TAC converts the dissolved hardness minerals into small calcite crystals that remain suspended in the water. The TAC process essentially changes the minerals’ chemical structure. That way, they won’t stick to surfaces and cause scale buildup in pipes and appliances.
If you want help deciding on the right type of softener for your home, read our comprehensive water softener comparison guide, where we explain the difference between salt-based and salt-free water softeners and more.
Why Invest in a Water Softener?
A reliable water softener can do a world of good in your household. Not only does it extend the lifespan of your water-using appliances, but it puts you a step closer to a cleaner, safer lifestyle.
Let’s explore some of the remarkable benefits of investing in a water softener for your home, grooming, and savings:
Your laundry looks brighter, feels softer, and lasts longer
Fewer hard water spots and scale buildups in your home
Cleaner and less dingy dishes, silverware, glassware, and other kitchenware
Better water flow and pressure due to reduced limescale buildup in pipes and plumbing
Soaps and shampoos will lather better and last longer
Softer, moister, and overall healthier skin and hair
You spend less money on energy costs, shampoos, body washes, detergents, etc.
Do I Need a Water Softener?
The need for a water softener can be recognized by a few common symptoms, including chalky white films on dishes, mineral scale buildup on water faucets and showerheads, and dry hair and skin, to name a few. However, conducting a hard water test provides a more reliable assessment of your drinking water and helps you make an informed decision whether to purchase a water softener.
If your water is hard, purchasing a water softener is the smart choice, of course. But if your water is not hard and there’s no sign of hard water in your home, you probably don’t need one. In this case, consider yourself one of the lucky few because most American families have hard water.
Discover the Best Water Softener for Your Home
Springwell provides a unique line of water softening systems to cater to your individual needs and household. Our water softening systems are carefully engineered with the end-user in mind to ensure you’ll never have to worry about hard water problems in your home once you install one of our units.
As a bonus, when you purchase a Springwell water softener directly from our factory, you can expect the following benefits:
Premium, cost-effective, and reliable water softening systems
Freedom from the damaging effects of hard water at home
A lifetime warranty on all parts
A six-month money-back guarantee
Over 50 percent in factory-direct savings
If you need help finding the ideal system or have questions about water softening, contact us, and we’ll provide all the information you need and discuss your best water softening options. You can also browse our standalone water softener and conditioners or check out our powerful water filter and water softener combo systems to instantly protect against any toxic pollutants possibly lurking in your drinking water.
How to Install Our Water Softening Systems
If you are the DIY type, installing our water softening systems is a breeze. Each unit comes with a comprehensive installation guide to walk you through the entire installation, as well as a video guide to help simplify the process. But if you prefer to have a professional do the job, you can hire a handyman or plumber. Just bear in mind that the prices may vary depending on your location and where your home connects to the main water line.
If you have additional questions about installation or our products in general, please contact us for customer support.