Understanding The Electronic Water Softener Options

There are several advantages to installing an electronic water softener to take care of water treatment in your home.

Nearly every major water softener manufacturer offers some form of electronic water softener, so it’s easy to find one in your price range that is suitable for the size of your household.

Some of the features you can expect to find in an electronic water softener include an electronic meter, a time clock, a digital interface with touchpad, easy to read controls and a backup battery. An electronic meter measures how much water is being used so it can make the water softener regenerate automatically when the salt bed is becoming exhausted.

A metered system is useful in homes where the water usage is inconsistent; for example, when people are frequently away from home for extended periods of time such as in summer cottages. A time clock unit can be preset to regenerate at specific intervals, to ensure that regeneration is done on a regular basis regardless of water usage.

A digital interface is easy to use and found on most modern water softening units, and features controls that are easily read and understood. This is important for homeowners who intend to manage their water softeners themselves, as many do. Units that feature a backup battery have the advantage of maintaining their settings even during a power outage. This is a particularly useful feature in rural homes and cottages, which may experience power outages during storms.

When the power is out, the battery maintains the settings so the water softener can simply resume as if nothing happened instead of having to be reprogrammed.

There is another type of electronic water softener that works in a completely different way than a standard salt-based unit. This revolutionary high-tech little device softens the water by using electronically generated waves to dissolve existing scale buildup inside plumbing pipes and also prevent more scale from developing.

This type of water softening device is inexpensive to purchase and doesn’t require the services of a professional for installation. Because it simply attaches to the outside of the pipe, it can easily be installed by the homeowner. There is no need to cut pipes or interrupt the water flow in any way.

This type of water softener contains a state of the art microprocessor, which is programmed to generate over two hundred different electromagnetic low frequency pulses. These inaudible electromagnetic waveforms bombard the water as it flows past.

The electromagnetic waves increase the electromotive potential of the water to mineral salts, causing the minerals to stay dissolved instead of hardening into scale. Water that has been electromagnetically treated in one location will continue to dissolve scale as it travels through the water system.

An electronic water treatment device such as this is extremely cost effective to operate; the low frequency pulses that it generates require very little electricity, and the unit only consumes about $5 in electricity annually. It doesn’t actually remove the minerals from the water, but it does prevent scale from building up and causing clogs and other problems.

To read more about different types of water softeners, please follow these links:

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