Does Aquasana Soften Water?

Aquasana is a brand of water filtration systems that are designed to remove various impurities from drinking water. While Aquasana systems are not specifically designed to soften water, they can help reduce the amount of hard minerals present in your water, which can make it feel softer.

Aquasana EQ-300 can filter out synthetic chemicals like prescription drugs, chlorine, lead, VOCs, THMs, herbicide and many more contaminants, while also softening the water.

The primary purpose of filtration is to make the water as healthy as possible. When considering the purchase of a whole house water filter and a water softener, you should keep a few things in mind.

1. One of the first things to look for is that a whole house water filter system utilizes a multi-stage filtration process that is certified by NSF. Typically, if your home is on city water, the whole home system goes before the water softener. This is to remove chlorine before it mixes with the resins inside of the softener.

2. If you use well water, then chlorine is not a problem you have to deal with. In this case, it is a good idea to have the whole house filtration system treats the home after the water softener.

3. The main purpose of a water softener is to remove high levels of “hard” minerals such as calcium. However, many whole house filters are capable of reducing iron, calcium and other hardening agents down to five microns, yet still, retain healthy minerals.

In other words, your home water filter system won’t be as effective at removing hard water, but will still perform similarly to a standard softener. The big difference being that no sodium is added, which is a lot healthier for you and your family.

Since the water softening process adds sodium, you are not distributing the purest water possible throughout your home. The water becomes so full of salt that it can be tasted. If your home currently does use a softener, the water you drink must be filtered at the point of use.

4. In addition to removing minerals, some softeners can also reduce other contaminants like heavy metals and sulfates. They nonetheless don’t even come close to the ultra-filtration capability of a high-quality whole house filtration system.