How Does A Water Conditioner Work?
Water is such an important part of our daily lives but water does not start clean in almost all cases. That is why water usually passes through several treatment steps before it actually arrives at you. Even if your town has already treated water and finds its way to your storage tank and pipes, it may not be in the condition you want it to be.
It is here that water conditioning joins. Water conditioning attempts to tackle three major problems present in most bodies of water: limescale, bacteria and algae. Such issues can cause a whole host of problems in water systems, including pipes inside, heat exchangers, fixtures and more.
If your primary goal is to prevent water from harming or causing problems in your plumbing system, or improve the efficiency of your appliances, it can be daunting to try and find out the best treatment choice for your water. There are a multitude of solutions out there, and the variations between them can be hard to understand, and which solution is best for your home or company.
We will concentrate on two types of water treatment systems in this post: water conditioners, and water softeners. These words sometimes get confused, so we're going to clarify the difference and explain how each works.
How Does a Water Conditioner Work?
How does it affect water conditioners? Remember that, water conditioners are of various forms. We use different methods to create a catalytic reaction which changes the behavior of minerals and biological pollutants in a liquid solution. The main aim is to prevent this matter from piling up on surfaces and to avoid severe problems such as biofouling and growth of scales.
The precise manner in which a water conditioner does this depends on what sort of conditioner it is and what power the device has. The aim could be to minimize limescale formation, slow down the scaling rate or adjust the scale make-up so it precipitates and does not adhere to any surfaces.
Regardless of how a water conditioner manipulates mineral behavior, they all have a few main things in common. Conditioners, unlike conventional water softeners, do not completely kill mineral ions, but they do prevent those ions from building up on the heating element, nozzles, and plumbing fixtures on the insides of the pipes. It solves one of the greatest problems with rough water, without adding salt. That's why you'll hear water conditioners often called "no-salt softeners". For many people, this water treatment option is preferable because water conditioners tend to be much less maintenance and lower cost than conventional water softeners, and do not add sodium to the water.
A further advantage of the water conditioning cycle is that it can also tackle biological pollutants. Biofilm can be broken up by water conditioners so it does not bind to surfaces.