Our Top Rated Water Softener Units Of 2017

Our Top Rated Water Softener Units Of 2017

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Without a doubt, having a water softener is a plus. And most likely by now you have already decided on which brand of softening system to buy as well as the money you are willing to spend for this device before reading this article. But as a wise buyer, we also understand that you are also considering the latest and probably the most advance softening unit that you can afford. And so with no further ado, here’s our list of the top rated water softener units of 2017.

NOTE: Do bear in mind that the devices we are going to mention here are based on the efficiency of the device to produce soft water (regardless of the type), the popularity in terms of general usage, and the revolutionary function in terms of producing soft water as gathered by our expert researchers. So please enjoy our article and see if you can find the right water softening unit to use here.


Fleck 5600SXT Unit (48,000 Grains) Water Softener

The Fleck 5600SXT model is probably the most popular water softening unit in use. In fact, if you search this product in Google, you will find that this product is frequently mentioned in review sites and forums about water softeners.

Fleck 5600SXT Unit (48,000 Grains) Water Softener

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The 5600SXT 48,000 Grains unit is an ideal device for homes with up to 6 residents as it can sufficiently produce soft water for a family of this size. And its primary feature is the Meter-Based Regeneration which enables the device to use only the exact amount of water needed for regeneration to minimize the production of waste water. Once you choose this unit, you will immediately enjoy the benefits of soft water without worrying about maintenance check.

Salt Bridging In A Water Softener Tank...

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SUMMARY:

  • SALT-BASED WATER SOFTENER
  • Electronic LCD control display
  • ​Meter-Based Regeneration
  • ​250lbs. Brine Tank capacity
  • Includes Overflow feature to prevent overfilling
  • Maintenance-free
  • 5 to 10 years warranty

KNOWN ISSUES: The Fleck 5600SXT (48,000) is susceptible to salt bridging. Also some users also complain about the occasional timer malfunction where in the device will regenerate water at a time before or after the indicated schedule.

Morton MSD34C

Morton MSD34C

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Although Morton is often associated to softener salt, we cannot discount the fact that they also make excellent water softeners. And one of these devices worth mentioning is their MSD34C model. With its “Look Ahead” feature, this softening unit will automatically adjust to your usual pattern of regeneration so that it will produce soft water only when you need it. And don’t be fooled by the way it looks because it can accommodate 34,000 grains despite its compact design.

SUMMARY:

  • SALT-BASED WATER SOFTENER
  • Compact design (small in size but very efficient)
  • 34,000 grain capacity
  • “Look Ahead” feature

KNOWN ISSUES: As cited by some of its long time users, the control board of the device is prone to corrosion even if it has a protective layer of coating.

Aquasana Rhino (EQ-1000)

Aquasana Rhino (EQ-1000)

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This unit is arguably one of our favorite models of water softeners. The EQ-1000 is known to be a versatile system as it not only softens water by removing hard minerals, but it also has the capacity to filter out 97% of chlorine and crushed sediments at the same time. And what’s great about this water softening model is you’ll be able to use it for 10 years without changing the filter. This is equivalent to 1 million gallons of water which is more than enough to sustain your soft water needs even if you use it on daily basis.

SUMMARY:

  • SALT-FREE WATER SOFTENER
  • Water softener and water filter in one
  • Balances the pH level of water by removing chlorine
  • Filter to produce about 10 gallons of purified water
  • Maintenance-free

KNOWN ISSUES:

  • Heavy in weight, which requires to be installed on the ground
  • May require expert installation (meaning you have to spend additional money to have it fixed)

Watts RV Pro (1000) Model Water Softener

Watts RV Pro (1000) Model Water Softener

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If you are seeking a device in terms of its portability, then the Watts RV Pro is definitely for you. This softening model is mainly designed for RV’s, boats, and other recreational vehicles but it can also work as typical softener if needed. And what’s even cooler is the fact that it can produce soft water while using only common salt. Now you won’t find that in most salt-based softeners!

SUMMARY:

  • SALT-BASED WATER SOFTENER
  • Portable
  • Ideal for mobile homes but can be used as a conventional softening unit
  • Water testing kit included
  • Produces soft water using common table salt (2lbs. used at every regeneration cycle)
  • Very affordable
Common Salt For Softening Water? Now That's Something!

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KNOWN ISSUES: There are no known issues about this unit aside from being less popular as it is primarily designed to be a mobile softening device.

Scalewatcher Nano Electric

Scalewatcher Nano Electric

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Although not usually included in many reviews, we simply love to have this in our list because of its sheer coolness in softening hard water. The Scalewatcher Nano Electric works by sending short electronic pulses to the water to disrupt the flow of hard minerals. And as a result, the end product will become soft and your pipes won’t be scaled by hard minerals at the same time.

SUMMARY:

  • SALT-FREE WATER SOFTENER
  • No salt-free chemicals needed to soften water
  • Prevents scaling
  • Very affordable

KNOWN ISSUES: The technology being used in water softening is still in question as some experts don’t see how sending of electronic pulses can treat hard water and prevent scale deposits in pipes. Still, we stand by our decision to include this in our list as there are already a growing number of users who are already satisfied with the efficiency of this device.

Please watch this video to know more about the product's installation process:


CONCLUSION

Were you able to find the softening unit you are looking for in our top rated water softener unit of 2017 list? Which one do you think will be the most beneficial system for you? Please share your thoughts by leaving your comments below.

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