Choosing A Portable Water Softener
Choosing a portable water softener is really just a function of matching your needs and your traveling style with the right models.
If you are a long distance traveler you will need something a rlittle bit different than what a short hop traveler might require. There are lots of different and useful models available and the selection continues to grow and more consumers realize the need for these appliances. Getting just the right one should be a piece of cake once you identify your needs.
You may find a portable water softener that has been refurbished or rebuilt. This may very well be good value. Sometimes you can get them after someone has returned from a long voyage for a lot less than you would have spent on a brand new one.
However, if you aren't going to be anywhere near a civilized community (as opposed to being in the middle of the desert or the ocean) you might want to reconsider the
and rebuilt models. Even brand new models can have their issues but if you buy a new unit you are reducing your risk of running into problems just when you can't really get it fixed.
A brand new portable water softener isn't going to be ultimately a large expense. Prices are quite reasonable and you should be able to find a site that offers some good deals.
You never have to worry about not being able to find just the right unit at the right price anymore as there are more softener kits and models than ever. As the health of the nation and the world becomes more important, more people are looking at their water quality and determining that it's just not good enough. This means there has been an increased demand for the portable models which helps to keep the cost of purchasing one down.
Different softeners will have different requirements for their power usage, softening agent, and installation requirements. You're looking for something that you can definitely manage when it comes to supplying the proper softening agent.
If you need three pounds of table salt to go on a three month journey but you don't have the room for three pounds of table salt, you may have to consider a different unit. Stopping to purchase a few pounds of table salt might not be a big deal where you're heading, but there are plenty of destinations worldwide that will limit the availability of something like table salt.
When you find a portable water softener that works well for you, double check the dimensions and the installation procedures before you buy it.
Some of the units are specifically made for boats and others are specifically made for RV living. There are interchangeable units that can easily be installed in either. If you end up without the proper ability to install the water softener it certainly isn't going to do you a lot of good.
Boats in particular have tight, oddly shaped spaces in which to fit things and you will want to be sure that all of the requirements for installation, including a power source, are met.
To read more about different types of water softeners, please follow these links:
Finding The Best Water Softener With Internet Reviews
A Hard Water Softener For Your Family's Needs
The Home Water Softener Buying Guide
Do I Really Need An RV Water Softener?
Water Softener Parts And Repairing Your Own Unit
What Should You Know About Water Softener Ratings?