What are the benefits and reasons for using a salt free water softener? These questions are being asked by people today regarding the water in their home. The general answer would be to control sodium, have less impact on the environment, and to save money in the long run.
For people that have high blood pressure or hypertension, controlling the sodium in their water with a salt free water softener can be a possible solution. The amount of sodium that a normal salt based one puts into the water may be minimal, but small amounts of sodium can have an impact on individuals who are trying to limit sodium in their lives. Adding just a little salt into the water can pose as a health problem for those that are at risk.
A softener that doesn’t use salt also helps to reduce our effect on the environment. The salt used in traditional softeners eventually ends up in the ground water and soil and can have a negative impact on the delicate ecosystems around us. A study showed that a single family household will put as much as 500 pounds of salt into the ground a year. It’s not hard to see that the gradual build up of salt can really affect our environment over time, especially affecting our ground soil, plants, tress, and the animals around us. Some areas in the country have already put a ban on regenerative salt water softeners to decrease the impact.
The salt free water softener saves money over time. It may cost more upfront, but in the long run will save money since it uses little electricity or none at all to condition the water. There is also no need to buy large bags of salt, which can really add up over time and be quite an expense.