Water Softeners and Water Conditioners
Water Softening is the act of reducing or eliminating dissolved calcium and magnesium from the water. Calcium and magnesium are called “hard minerals” and are the make up of “hard water”. Hard water causes scaling and is resistant to soap.
Water Conditioners, unlike Water Softeners, typically treat hard water without salt. There are many types of water conditioners on the market today. Determining which system offers the most effective solution for your homes requires weighing the desired effectiveness—water softeners and water conditioners vary greatly in operation and effectiveness.