In an effort to educate residents on choosing the right softener for their home, the Region of Waterloo with the City of Guelph tested several water softeners.
The testing completed by the municipal partners measured the efficiency of various water softeners in the marketplace, and provides residents with key items they should look for when choosing a softener, including the amount of salt and water consumed by softener type and yearly operating costs.
A test facility was constructed at William Street Pumping station in the Region of Waterloo. To make the testing as real as possible, automated flow control valves on the water supply piping to each softener simulated typical residential water demand profiles for each day from water demand data. The water softeners tested in this study are widely available and are of similar capacity.
“When a homeowner chooses a softener that uses less salt and water, they are helping to conserve and protect our precious water resources while lowering their household expenses at the same time.” said Wayne Galliher, the City ofGuelph’s water conservation project manager.
Steve Gombos, water efficiency manager with the Region of Waterloo, added, “The softener testing we are conducting is unique to Canada and we feel it best informs residents with the proper information required to have their homes running as efficiently as possible.”
The test results, which can be seen at http://www.waterstoresgroup.com/store-freebies.php?locationID=17 clearly show the winner as being the Aquamaster AMS900. It’s low operating cost and overall efficiency make it the obvious winner. But, what is very important to most consumers and was not considered in the test was the initial cost. The Aquamaster is far cheaper than many of the water softeners tested and is almost one half the cost of some of the others. Also, its compact size is perfect for situations where space is at a premium and make them ideal for homes with crawl spaces. Call your nearest Water Stores store for your FREE In-home water analysis today and we can show you how the Aquamaster line of water softeners is perfect for your family!
For more information on Aquamaster Water Softeners or to download a brochure go to http://www.waterstoresgroup.com/store-product-details.php?locationID=17&productID=72