What are the parts of a water softener?
A water softener consists of three parts: a control valve, a mineral tank and a brine tank. Together, these three components remove metals from hard water, control the flow of water and clean the system through regular regeneration.
How is the water softener regenerated?
During regeneration cycles, the resin beads are filled with a highly concentrated brine solution that dissolves the hard metals and releases them from the system. The carbide balls are refilled and primed to remove the carbides. Resin beads are highly durable and can effectively remove hard water for at least twenty years. Water softeners are regenerated in two different ways: simultaneous regeneration or reflux regeneration (also called salt regeneration and salt regeneration).
What do water softeners remove?
Water softeners first remove calcium and magnesium ions from hard water. Calcium (Ca2+) and magnesium (Mg2+) are the two metals that cause hard water. The ion exchange process also attracts and removes positively charged ions (also called cations). These can include other metals such as iron and manganese.
Is soft water safe to drink?
Soft water is safe to drink. In the ion exchange process, resin granules release sodium into the water as they extract hard minerals. However, the sodium content of soft water is not harmful and is actually much lower than commonly believed. If your water is moderately hard, say five grains per gallon (about 86 ppm), that means you have added only 37 milligrams of sodium per gallon.
This is less than 2% of your recommended daily sodium intake. A slice of white bread contains about 170 milligrams of sodium and a slice of pizza contains about 640 milligrams. The sodium content of dried leaves is therefore negligible.
The amount of sodium added to the drying equipment is linearly proportional to the amount of minerals that reduce hardness. The drier removes two milligrams of sodium per milligram of water hardness. This only becomes a problem if you live in an area where the water is very hard. If your water hardness is above 400 ppm, you will need to install a reverse osmosis system in your home to purify your drinking and cooking water.
A reverse osmosis system allows water to pass through a semi-permeable membrane that can remove almost all dissolved solids and salts from the water. If your doctor has advised you to limit your sodium intake due to hypertension or kidney problems, a reverse osmosis system is recommended after a water softener; you can also see how much it costs to install a reverse osmosis system in your home in Pakistan.
The dehumidifier works by removing magnesium and calcium from the water through an ion exchange process, softening hard water. Unlike hard water, soft water does not damage the plumbing in your home and does not cause calcium deposits in appliances, which reduces their efficiency and lifespan.
By softening your water, you can protect your home from harmful deposits, eliminate limescale (which only occurs with hard water) and improve your family’s skin and hair.
Harvey Water Softeners are the Pakistan’s leading manufacturer. By removing hardness minerals from your water supply, it provides wonderfully soft water. With hard water, these minerals are visible as a white film on your surfaces, sinks, taps, kettles and more.
The first step to soft water is to install a water softener. This is done by one of our fully qualified plumbers with extensive experience in-house. Our experts are always up-to-date with the latest installation regulations and have undergone extensive training at the Harvey Training Academy.
Using high quality WRAS approved parts, your installer will spend a morning or an afternoon stylishly installing your Harvey dehumidifier in the location that suits you best – you can have it under the sink, in the loft, in the garage or even outside! Installation is a simple process – a little more complicated than a washing machine, but much easier than buying a new boiler.