A whole house water filter with all-natural coconut shell carbon is ideal for people concerned about the quality of water coming into their home. The carbon or “charcoal” is made from natural coconut shells that go through a process allowing microscopic pores to capture and remove a wide range of contaminants in the water like chlorine, volatile organic compounds, industrial solvents, and more while also improving the taste and smell of the water.
A salt free water softener alternative or “conditioner” is an anti-scale system that uses template assisted crystallization or similar methods to treat hard water without salt like traditional ion exchange systems. These salt free softeners suspend the calcium and magnesium that makes up hard water so that it cannot stick or create scale while the water runs through the home. The damaging effects or hard water can create havoc on plumbing, facets and water using appliances. These environmentally friendly water softener alternatives don't use harsh salts, or waste any water, are maintenance free and add nothing to the water.
The all-around best option for homeowners across the U.S. that have both contaminate issues and hard water is a carbon filter and softener alternative combo. These combination systems use the carbon to filter the water and a salt free softener alternative to condition the hard water. Most homeowners across the U.S. have contaminant worries as well as hard water issues. The combo systems solve these issues creating the best of both worlds.
Another option with homeowners is installing a under sink reverse osmosis system. These systems easily install under the sink with a dedicated facet producing ultra-purified drinking water on demand. A storage tank is used to hold the water connecting to the facet making it easy to dispense whenever you need it. A reverse osmosis system removes an extremely wide range of harmful contaminants up to 99% including heavy metals, lead and more.
If you are a homeowner, water quality is a major issue. Issues range from water hardness, a dull chlorine taste and smell, pharmaceuticals, urban runoff and more. Homeowners are looking for a solution to the water and worries.
If you are on city water, meaning you get your water from a water district, the best option is to do a google search for “your city + zip code” and “recent water quality report”. The first or second listing will provide you with a PDF from the city that you can dig into and see what is in the water. If you are on well water, you should be getting a private report done every few years to see what is in your well.
You can also call our support for help finding it at 866-455-9989.
Traditionally, this is how the water treatment industry would work: Someone would come into your home and test your water hardness. And, because the majority of water in America has some calcium and magnesium, it would usually pull up some hardness rating. It was easy to sell you on monthly salt subscriptions or monthly exchange tanks – the same subscription model we discussed above. For years, traditional water softener dealers were getting away with convincing homeowners that hard water is a contaminant. Let's make this very clear: Hard water is in no way, shape, or form, a "contaminant.” In fact, it’s not bad for you at all.
Because, with traditional salt-based systems, the calcium and magnesium is taken out and replaced with sodium during the process of ion exchange, usually the next step is to add a reverse osmosis system in the kitchen in order to remove the sodium and make it safe for drinking.
Essentially, a salesman came into your home and convinced you that magnesium and calcium (which 43% of Americans actually take supplements for), sold you a system to replace that magnesium and calcium with sodium (which no one thinks is good for you in excess), and then sold you another system to remove that sodium from your drinking water.
What’s worse is that, in most cases, these water softeners had no carbon filter, so every other outlet in your home was using unfiltered dirty chlorinated tap water filled with sodium. Oops!
Why Filtersmart is the best solution for your water quality issues.
The new way of doing things cuts out all the things that were wrong with the water treatment industry. It makes for a much healthier, environmentally low-cost solution to homeowners.
Nowadays, people are more concerned about removing chlorine, chloramine, volatile organic compounds, pharmaceuticals, and other chemical compounds in the water than with removing natural minerals like calcium and magnesium. Some of the purest spring water wells in the world are filled with these healthy natural minerals.
To treat the effects of hard water, we sell an anti-scale, salt-free water softener alternative that addresses the effects of hard water without the need to add salt or sodium.
|One system for all water in the home||Yes||No|
|Wastes electricity and water||No||Yes|
|Reduces scale build up||Yes||Yes|
|Removes chlorine and dirt||Yes||No|
|Safe for plants and pets||Yes||No|
|Good for cleaning and dishwashing||Yes||Yes|
|Requires additional system for drinking water||No||Yes|
|Produces salty, slimy, slippery water||No||Yes|
|Pollutes with salt brine discharge||No||Yes|
|Banned by law in many communities||No||Yes|
|Removes healthy nutrients from water||No||Yes|
“Looking online vs locally for a whole house system and I am so happy I found Filtersmart. The price with free shipping and the quality system was something I could not find locally.!” — David J.
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Our systems are easily installed by any DIY (Do It Yourself) or a local plumber can easily install our systems in a few hours.
We were one of the first companies that only sold salt-free water systems, so we’re glad to say that we’re a central part of this new wave of water treatment.
But don't just take our word for it. We have thousands of happy customers across the entire U.S.!