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Whole Home Water Filtration System vs. Water Softener

September 08, 2022

If you’re tired of poor-tasting water or chalky mineral buildup on your plumbing fixtures, you’ve probably done some research on water quality improvement. But while the Internet is filled with information about water filtration and softening products, it’s not always easy to figure out the best solutions for your household.

The good news is that Jon Wayne is here to help. After more than 20 years of helping Texans get softer, cleaner water straight from the tap, we’ve learned a thing or two about effective water treatment products.

Hands down, whole-house water filtration systems are the way to go. To further explain why let’s review the primary cons of a water softener:

  • Limited water filtration
  • Frequent regeneration wastes water
  • Requires a reverse osmosis system
  • Likely still end up buying bottled water

We’ll also discuss the benefits of whole-house filtration systems, and how they can actually soften your water too!

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Limited Water Filtration

Water softeners filter out hard water minerals like calcium and magnesium, but that’s pretty much where it ends. If you have chlorine, heavy metals, well water sediment, or other potentially harmful contaminants like arsenic or VOCs, a water softener isn’t going to remove them.

For this reason, many homeowners find that they need an additional water filtration system on top of their water softener in order to improve their water quality. Water softeners may remove essential minerals that are good for your health (and make your water taste great, too), so you may want to add certain minerals back into your water supply.

This is costly and inefficient compared to a whole-house water filtration system. That’s why, at Jon Wayne, we proudly install the Halo 5 Whole-House Water Filtration and Conditioning System. It can effectively remove contaminants while also controlling hard water problems. Enjoy great tasting, naturally occurring minerals minus the frustration of scale buildup. Not to mention peace of mind that your water is free of any hazardous contaminants!

Control hard water AND remove unwanted contaminants with the Halo 5 Whole-House Water Filtration System.

Frequent Regeneration Wastes Water

Water softening systems waste a lot of water. In fact, you may waste upwards of 150 gallons each week, as the system must flush itself every few days.

Here’s why:

Water softeners work through the use of a holding tank that’s filled with resin beads. These beads are infused with either sodium chloride (salt) or, less commonly, potassium chloride. As your hard water supply flows into the tank, the hard water minerals get “attracted” to the sodium or potassium ions, and then filtered out of your household water supply.

While this is a safe and natural process, the downside is that the resin beads must be rinsed every few days. The system will “regenerate” (in other words, flush) itself with tens of gallons of water that go straight to your sewer. Even if you attempted to redirect the water flow to conserve and reuse, it would be too salty to be used on plants, grass, or other gardening purposes. It’s just wasted water that you’re still getting billed for.

So, if you want to save money on water bills without sacrificing soft, great-tasting water, we highly recommend a whole-house water filtration system.

Requires a Reverse Osmosis System

As mentioned above, water softeners use an additive like salt to remove hard water minerals. This means you’ll need a reverse osmosis system to remove any residual salt from your drinking or cooking water.

You can install a reverse osmosis system at your primary tap (such as the kitchen faucet), but that may not be sufficient. For example, when showering with softened water, it’s common for your skin to feel “slippery” due to the extra sodium ions in your water. Many homeowners find this unpleasant and end up placing a reverse osmosis system at multiple points of water use.

With the increase in your water bill, installing a reverse osmosis system only ups your water quality expenses. Save yourself the cost and get a whole-home water filtration system instead. Jon Wayne’s trusted plumbers will help you find the right-sized system for your needs, and we’ve got financing options to help ease your upfront burden!

Likely Still End Up Buying Bottled Water

When all is said and done, you may still end up buying bottled water for drinking and cooking, even with a water softener installed in your home.

As we described above, water softeners don’t actually filter contaminants from your water. And if you’re looking for improved taste, you may find that your water tastes worse, given that water softeners remove all those great-tasting (and healthy!) minerals.

This means you’ll end up spending money to treat water you’re not even consuming, aside from laundry or bathing.

Rather than waste money on bottled water, consider a whole-house water filtration system instead. Your household will enjoy the convenience of delicious, drinkable water from any faucet, all without wasting precious water or dealing with ongoing maintenance.

For a free upfront quote on the industry’s best Halo 5 Whole-House Water Filtration and Conditioning System, contact Jon Wayne today.

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We’ll send one of our friendly, knowledgeable, and licensed plumbers straight to your door for a comprehensive assessment of your water quality needs and preferences. Rest assured, we’ll review what size, type, and model is best for your budget, including upfront and honest pricing. We’re proud to offer state-of-the-art whole-house water filtration systems, and we’ve even got great financing options to help make the investment a little easier on your pocketbook.

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