Over the past couple of years, many companies have been advertising “No-salt water softening systems”. This is, in fact, very misleading. We sell units like this too – but almost entirely for the commercial market where the water is in closed loops and not exposed to air. We thought it needs to be clear what these systems offer.
These units can be more accurately called; “scale prevention units” – not softeners. These salt-free scale prevention systems will not do the following:
- Reduce mineral build up on dry surfaces such as glass from the dishwasher and shower doors.
- Make water easier on skin and hair
- Reduce the amount of soap used in washing machines, dish-washers and the shower.
What these systems will do is prevent scale buildup inside hot water tanks and household plumbing.