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Non electric Water Softeners

Try this simply experiment

Here is the result: Hard Water + Ion Exchange Resin = Softened Water

No electricity was used!
non-electric softening

The uncomfortable truth

The ion exchange process of water softening is completely non-electric. The term non-electric water softener is simply a marketing term used by the mechanically controlled water softener people to try to imply that all the others are ‘electric’ and therefore must be bad. The truth is the water softening process in all ion exchange water softeners is non-electric.

In the marketplace, the real choice is between mechanically controlled water softeners with cogs and gears to count the litres and electronic controlled water softeners with frictionless electronics to count the litres. Neither choice uses electricity to soften the water.

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Somethings are better non-electric and somethings are not.

For example, a non-electric water softener is mechanical and uses cogs and gears. With 4 people in the household it would save 14p of electric per month compared to an electronic controlled, frictionless water softener, but would use 34p more per month of precious water running down the drain and without the user convenience of the eletronic salt monitor.

See Running Cost Comparison Data.

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Ensign Water Softeners use the non-electric ion exchange softening process. No electricity is used to soften the water.


Our 12volt electronics are used to keep the time of day, count the litres used and to keep checking the salt levels for you. That only costs about 14p a month. All done with no cogs, no gears and no wear. No power is used to soften water.

Running cost comparision data

What is Ion-Exchange Resin

Ensign handy electronic salt monitors

Block salt and 10Kg tablet salt comparison data

What are the choices

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