We get a lot of questions about salt-less water conditioners, and many times these questions are the result of people who want to be as “green” as possible, thinking that a water softener which discharges sodium chlorine into the environment simply cannot be green. I beg to differ. And while we do sell salt-free or salt-less water conditioners, I contend that a water softener is the “greenest” appliance in your home!
Think about it for a moment: How much water does your dishwasher waste? How much water does your washing machine waste?
Answer: ALL OF IT!
A computerized meter-controlled (demand) water softener on 20 grain hard water will deliver about 1,200 gallons of water between regenerations, while only wasting about 40 gallons of water. That’s about 97% efficient! Out of 1,200 gallons, it only wastes 3%. How much greener do you want to be? Your dishwasher and washing machine are 0% efficient.
- Chemical Water Softeners (like Calgon)
- Chemical Lime Removal Agents
With 50% or more less chemicals going back into the environment with a “salt-based water softener,” how can it not be called “green?”