Tips For Purchasing An Efficient Water Conditioner

Posted on: 28 April 2017

If the water you receive at home contains high levels of various minerals, you probably want to resolve this situation because those minerals are going to wear down your appliances more quickly and result in the need to spend more money to replace them. One way to resole this issue is to use a water conditioner. If you are not super familiar with water conditioning, efficiency might be difficult for you to figure out. Here are some things that you should be looking for when you are trying to purchase an efficient water conditioner.

1. Look for Resin With a Lower Cross Linking

The first thing that you should do is look for resin that has a lower level of cross linking. Many resins have a cross linking level of 10% or higher. If you go slightly below that, to a cross linking level of 8%, you will increase the kinetics of the conditioner. This effectively increases the number of sites where ions can be exchanged, allowing you to more thoroughly condition the water. The only downside to using a resin with a lower level of cross linking is that you will end up having to replace the filter more often because it will not be as resistant to oxidation. If you don't want to deal with more frequent filter replacement, then you should stick with a higher level of cross linking in your resin.

2. Look for a System that Adds Brine at the Bottom

When you add brine to the top of the resin bed in a water conditioner, you are not using the brine efficiently because as the minerals move down the brine that has not been exhausted, they will also tend to cross bind with parts of the brine that they don't necessarily need to bond with. This means that some of the brine is not being used to its fullest potential, which is going to require you to add more brine to the area. If you get a system that adds the brine to the bottom of the resin bed, the brine will not be diluted and therefore will be able to be used to its fullest potential, resulting in the system using less brine overall.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in water conditioning. After all, you want the cleanest, purest water possible, even if it doesn't start out that way.