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What Is The Difference Between A Water Filter and Water Softener?

August 31, 2022

Are you looking to improve your home’s water but unsure which system is right for you? Our team are experts in water quality and has broken down the differences below between the two, and how changing your water can CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

What Are Water Filters?

A water filter removes unwanted impurities from your home’s water such as sediment, taste and odor, hardness, and bacteria to result in better water quality.

How Do They Work?

The internal surface area physically traps sediment and contaminants. While activated carbon acts like a magnet for compounds like lead and volatile organic compounds as water passes through. Chemical reactions within the filter reduce chemicals like chlorine on contact.

What Do They Remove?

With HALO, you can rest assured that your home’s water will be free of chlorine, chloramines, gases, dyes, fuels, heavy metals, man-made pollutants, disinfectants, pesticides, TTHM, sodium hypochlorite, undesirable odors, tastes, and volatile organic compounds.

What Are Water Softeners?

A water softener is a filtration system that removes hardness causing calcium and magnesium from your home’s water. Water softeners soften hard water. They remove hard ions or change the way they interact with surfaces. So, yes, a water softener is a type of water filter, but not all water filters have the capability to soften water.

How Do They Work?

When hard water flows through your pipes, it enters the system. Resin beds in the tank attract and hold onto the water minerals, removing them from the water. Softened water exits the tank and flows to the plumbing throughout your home.

What Do They Remove?

Our HALO ION Inline Water Conditioner uses multi-reversing polarity permanent magnetic fields to alter the molecular structure of both positive and negative charged ions of dissolved calcium and magnesium. This causes the hard water minerals that would normally cause limescale to stay suspended in the water rather than attacking pipes and appliances. This also prevents corrosion due to scaling and will even dissolve existing scale over time.

Now that you understand the difference between water filters and water softeners, you can make an educated decision in choosing a system for your home. Fortunately, HALO offers a wide array of products for any need you may have including combination systems, like the HALO 5, HALO Mini 3 and SOLO Complete, to take care of filtering and softening and filtering your water. Give our team a call to CHANGE YOUR LIFE at (800) 591-0538 and to find a local dealer. Our team will help you determine which system will satisfy you and your home’s needs!