Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Whats a Water Softener vs. a Water Filter?


What’s A Water Softener vs. a Water Filter?

People often use the terms “water softener” and “water filter” interchangeably. They assume they are the same thing. Well, aren’t they? Nope.

What's the difference between a water softener and a water filter?

What's the difference between a water softener and a water filter?

A water softener will truly remove hard water minerals such as calcium and magnesium. It makes the water feel slippery soft. Hard water is not a health hazard. In fact, most water naturally has some hardness. After all, it’s just minerals.

However, many people don’t like the effects of hard water on their appliances, tubs, and fixtures. It creates scale build-up over time, leave spots on dishes, and causes you to use more shampoo and detergents.

On the other hand, a filter is removing specific contaminants from the water such as chlorine, heavy metals or fluoride. The type of filter you purchase will determine which specific contaminants it will remove. T here are, of course, many different types of filters. There are countertop water filters, under sink water filter, water filter coolers, and whole house water filters.

To decide which option is best for you (or perhaps a combination of both technologies), visit us at www.puriteam.com and we would be happy to provide a recommendation based on your needs.