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Comparing Drinking Water Systems and Water Softeners


Both of these popular systems have many great benefits for the home but offer very different results. Because they both affect the home’s water, it is understandable that one could confuse them. Many people might assume that these two types of systems are the same, but this is not the case. Here are a few of the key differences between drinking water systems and water softeners.

Drinking vs. Washing
Drinking water systems are for the water you and your loved ones drink. Does your drinking water have a funny taste or odor? A drinking water system is the solution. Drinking water systems work by removing the source of the odd taste by forcing the water through a filter. The filter then gets rid of contaminants that make your drinking water taste and/or smell funny.

On the other hand, water softeners are for your working water and water-using appliances like your shower, dishwasher or washing machine. Water softeners get rid of hard water by replacing it with sodium. And, did you know that Minnesota has some of the hardest water in the country? These systems are very popular for our area.

Benefits of Water Softeners
There are many different advantages to having a water softener installed in your home. You might use less soap and other cleaning products, you could enjoy softer hair and skin, and you could even notice less soap scum in your bathroom. Also, water softeners can help extend the life of your water-using appliances and plumbing.

Benefits of Drinking Water Systems
Drinking water systems are chemical-free and simply rely on the filtration system to get rid of the contaminants, and then the contaminants are flushed down the drain. Drinking water systems filter your drinking water so it is more pleasant to consume.

Drinking Water Systems & Water Softener Together
These two types of systems are meant to complement each other and give you and your family drinking water and working water that is odorless and tasteless.

There are several different reasons you should choose drinking water systems or water softeners for your home. These systems are easy to use and there are plenty of budget-friendly options available. Give us a call at Haferman Water Conditioning and we can tell you more about them and the many options that we offer!

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