A water softener is a unit that is used to soften water, by removing the minerals that cause the water to be hard.
When water is hard, it can clog pipes and soap will dissolve in it less easily. Water softening can prevent these negative effects. Hard water causes a higher risk of lime scale deposits in household water systems. Due to this lime scale build-up, pipes are blocked and the efficiency of hot boilers and tanks is reduced. This increases the cost of domestic water heating by about fifteen to twenty percent.
Another negative effect of lime scale is that it has damaging effects on household machinery, such as laundry machines. Water softening means expanding the life span of household machine, such as laundry machines, and the life span of pipelines. It also contributes to the improved working, and longer lifespan of solar heating systems, air conditioning units and many other water-based applications.
The Gemline ExStream Water Softener Conditioning Systems are designed and manufactured in the USA. This system has been engineered with the latest and most efficient technology of any system on the market and meet the requirements for all plumbing codes. It utilizes the new Fusion XT control system and is designed for both high flow and low flow water demands and have been certified to NSF 44 Standards*. So no more flushing the toilet and getting scalded in the shower because of water softener restriction, this system is a true full-flow system. *NSF/ANSI 44 is the American National Standard that establishes minimum requirements for certification of residential cation exchange water softeners that reduce hardness caused by calcium and magnesium ions from public or private water supplies.
It's no secret that the reverse osmosis process uses water to make drinking water. The WaterMaker Five is designed to reduce the amount of water down the drain by 25% over the typical RO system. This represents a significant water savings - over 400 gallons per year for the average family.
The WaterMaker Five is smaller, lighter and uses significantly fewer resources in the manufacturing process compared to the typical 5-stage RO. This compact design has an added benefit-the unique flow path utilizes water pressure more efficiently resulting in higher flow from the faucet.
The WaterMaker Five features a four-stage prefilter, membrane and postfilter housed in a single cartridge. The fifth stage, an in-line carbon filter, is placed between tank and faucet. Yearly maintenance is quick and easy. No complicated plumbing connections, no tools required.