A water conditioner is a system which improves the quality of your home’s water in a number of ways. Different types of conditioning systems possess the ability to filter and remove damaging minerals, as well as improves how your water tastes and feels.
The following are the three types of water conditioning systems available on the market:
- Carbon Filtration – A carbon filtration system has a filter which contains granular activated carbon (GAC). GAC can remove organic chemicals from water, as well as chlorine and hydrogen sulfide – which causes strange odors or taste in water. When the carbon within these particles is activated, the chemicals are removed.
- Catalytic Media – Filters which use catalytic media are also known as salt-free water softeners since these conditioners do not use salt. They reduce the amount of sodium in your water and prevents damage to your appliances and fixtures. These filters use a process known as Template Assisted Crystallization (TAC), which forces the calcium and magnesium in your water to undergo a chemical reaction that changes them into hardened crystals which can’t stick to surfaces, reducing lime scale buildup.
- Easy Type or Space Age Systems – These types of systems use electromagnetic metal coils to reduce concentrations of magnesium, calcium, and other minerals susceptible to magnetism. These magnetic coils are positioned along the sides of the filter bed, filtering water that comes within direct contact of the magnetic field. Easy type or space age systems require low maintenance and has an average lifespan of 40 years.
For more information, contact Quality Home Services and speak with our Fresno water conditioning system technician today.