Many customers are unsure whether to choose a water softener or water filter for their homes. Both are methods of water treatment, but give you very different results. At Rocky Mountain Water Conditioning ensures you are informed about and understand your water treatment options. We’ll give you the facts to make the correct water treatment decisions.  water softener vs. water filter – and if you determine you would like to get a water softener or water filter along Colorado’s Front Range call 1-888-741-1711!

The first step is a water analysis performed by one of our consultants to identify contaminants and other problems in your water.  This will help us to prescribe the right water treatment options.  We provide a free water analysis by appointment, just call 1-888-741-1711.

Water Softeners

Water softeners are used in homes that have hard water. The addition of softeners reduce the negative impact of hard water, such as scale buildup in pipes and appliances, water spots on dishes, excessive soap use, and reduced energy efficiency. Using ion exchange technology, hardness-causing minerals are switched out with sodium ions, eliminating irritating hard water problems.  Water softeners can also remove iron and certain metals (e.g., lead, radium).  Filters remove particulates and organics, but will not remove hardness.  So, if you are deciding between a water softener or water filter and your problem is hard water, heavy metals or iron you need a water softener!

Water Filters

Filters remove undesirable particles from your water, such as sediment or iron.Essentially, water passes through a filter, which catches these harmful particles. So, if you’re choosing between a water softener or a water filter and your problem relates to particulate matter, a water filter may be the best option. Often water filters are paired with water softeners or water conditioners to ensure that particulate matter does not foul the ion exchange resin. The Hague WaterMax® is one of few such systems with an integrated filter eliminating an extra piece of maintenance-requiring equipment necessary for other manufacturers’ systems to work properly. The WaterMax® functions to both filter your water and soften it, so you’ll have everything you need in one piece of equipment. Plus, it’s easy to use and tracks your water consumption to help ensure you always have enough clean water when you need it. Get more details at 888-741-1711!

Better Water for Better Living!