By Adrian Kowalchuk
Whether you know nothing about salt free softeners or not, you will clearly be satisfied with the effectiveness for removing hard water. I think just knowing that you can get fined for having a salt system is enough reason alone to not get one. Tested and university studies have shown that salt-free softeners are actually very effective at eliminating limescale build up and preventing future buildup. Not to mention that you are not hurting the environment in any single way, shape or form.
Salt-free water softener's work by changing the ion makeup of the water, which keeps the water from attaching to sinks, pipes or anything else that can cause hard water buildup and limescale. How it works is salt-free softeners change the ion make up which basically stops the hard water minerals from acting like hard water minerals. Salt free softeners don't actually remove the hard water minerals. However, the hard water loses its ability to scale and is washed down the drain. The whole reason behind using a water softener is to remove the hard water's ability to scale. Salt free softeners work in a different way than salt and they are designed to stop the hard water minerals ability to form. People keep on claiming that salt free softeners don't work because they don't understand how salt free softeners work. You don't need to remove the hard water minerals, just remove its ability to scale.
After years of comparing the best systems, read through my article and see why I recommend a certain system and why I don't recommend some. After a lot of trial and error, I have found 3 systems which seem to beat out all the competition. Out of the 3 companies that we will review, there is one company that beats out the rest and that is NaturSmart. Pelican and Nuvo come out 2nd and 3rd.
With many different products on the market, being a consumer is often quite confusing when trying to find the best salt free system on the market. Every brand seems to market their product as the best and everyone seems to claim their's does something that the other guys don't. Being in the industry I have seen and heard them all but I think that 90% of the systems out there are not even worth my or your time.
For easy installments of $49 a month, you can own a piece of the NuvoH20 system. Because they offer their systems with monthly installments, this option is very popular among those who cannot afford the one time prices of most of the other systems. For a cheap system that does not work, this choice is your best choice (sarcasm). However, this might be the only good thing about these systems because with our basic research, we have found that these systems have no research and custom reviews across the web show that they can be quite scammy, meaning that they aren't that effective at removing hard water scale.
If the installment plan is all you care about than you should go with nuvo. I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for and going with this system is just a bad choice. Price should never be a factor but with this system, the only good thing about it is the installment option.
Remember, Nuvo is not certified and I recommend going with an NSF certified system like NaturSmart or Pelican. We know the system might work somewhat, but why waste money on something that just kinda works when you can have the whole cake.
Our next in line, is Pelican Water which is easily one of the most popular salt-free water softener systems. They are popular, they do work but don't get too excited. Taking a look at their warranties, I found that what they say and what they offer in terms of warranties, is completely off. Besides warranties, the cost is just too expensive for the system they are offering. For systems that we found that are basically identical, we also found that Pelican was at least $200 more expensive. Take a look at the reviews and you will see that there are countless customer reviews of having a great system than after 2 years, needing a part replaced and Pelican makes them pay for it.
If you take a look at their fine print, the warranty is basically just worthless. Customers are than required to purchase these new parts because they aren't covered in their warranty. What is the point of having a warranty if you are going to lie about it in the fine print?
I don't know about you, but I like businesses that are completely transparent. If they lie about something like their warranty to get me to buy their product, what else are they trying to hide. My opinion is to go with someone else who is transparent and honest about the product and service that they offer.
My #1 Choice - NaturSmart
Our number 1 choice which is a smart choice, is NaturSmart. NaturSmart has been the only company that I have yet to have no problems with and I have owned many different systems over the years. Similar to Pelican in terms of effectiveness, but clearly a better overall system based on price and warranties. Tested and certified, you know that these systems are the real deal when it comes to eliminating hard water. If you are looking for a company that is honest with their customers and a company that really cares about their customers, than NaturSmart is a company you can trust.
How ever high your expectations are, NaturSmart will surely exceed those again and again. You have to realize that this company is a team of trained water experts and not just marketers sitting behind a computer. I have yet to have a problem with anything and the only issue I did have was cleared up in minutes. What makes NaturSmart even better is that they do something that no competitors will actually do. They will find you an installer for free! They actually went out, searched for top quality certified installers in the area and set up an apointment with them. I couldn't believe a company would do that.
For a salt free system, the NaturSmart system has the best warranty by far and the best customer support by far. Trust me, I am not affiliated with NaturSmart. I am just a huge advocate for companies that truly go above and beyond each and every day.
With all the systems out there, NaturSmart is the only choice for your home and your family. I have yet to find a con about the product or even one negative review. Remember, it is not just the softener system. It is also the company behind the system which makes the product that much better. NaturSmart has in fact been so generous to let us offer a 5% discount code for our readers. All you have to do is add the product to checkout and type in "NaturSmart" without the quotes and get 5% off your entire purchase. And that about wraps it up. If you have any questions or concerns about anything, please feel free to leave a message below.
About the Author
Just a very simple guy who just started blogging. I have been a plumber for over 20 years and I would love to bring some of my experience to the table. I hope you all love my work and would love to get some feedback.
Thank you so much for reading. Please check out NaturSmart.com for more info on the best water softeners in the industry. Remember to use the code "NaturSmart" for a nice discount.