The most complete and common solution for dealing with hard water in the home is a whole-house water softener. There are various types of water softener systems to choose from. There is no chemical use so you aren’t introducing chemicals into the drinking water or releasing them into the waste water system. There is less regular maintenance since they don’t require the purchase or addition of salt on a regular basis. The system doesn’t waste water since there is no regeneration cycle. The water doesn’t feel slippery like salt softened water does. And these systems usually don’t require electricity.
With a water softener, you also don’t need to use as much soap for dishes, laundry or bathing, as you do if you have hard water. Water softeners have become more efficient and some use up to 75 percent less salt.
Water softeners are beneficial because they can extend the life of your water-using appliances, plumbing and clothes.