UNDERSTANDING Water Softeners
Living in the UK, we have a serious problem of hard water. If you’ve never had a water softener installed, you’ll always notice the limescale on your sink or shower screens and you’re also probably using products such as viakal to remove the tough marks on your chrome taps and glass screens.
Having a water softener installed is a game changer. If you’re planning your home renovation, now is the time to research the various brands on the market and really consider having one installed.
Softened water is good for home appliances, eliminating limescale, reducing bills and is great for the skin.
Here are some of the top brands available in the UK.
1. Harvey – UKs leading manufacturer of water softeners. Harvey worked with an American company and introduced the under the sink unit in 1988. They offer a 3 month trial via their website which is worth looking into and have their own trained team of fitters who can come and install the unit.
2. Kinetico – Another leading manufacturer. However, they have very little difference in comparison to the Harvey system. Both manufacturers require block salt and soften the water well. Kinetico was set up in 1970 and their products come with a 10 year guarantee.
3. EcoWater System – A company that has been manufacturing water softeners since 1925. They are up to 50% cheaper to run than a traditional block salt model.
As with everything, there is a lot of choices out there in the market. If you have had experience with any brands and would like to share, please comment below. Your experience may help others make a decision.
Do your research and get minimum of 3 quotes.