System Price$649.00
Flow Rate12-15
HardnessN/A

Decent system that reduces scale using citric acid. Salt-free conditioning is eco-friendly. Loss in water pressure detected. Does not require electricity or backwashing. Frequent replacements due to short cartridge life drive up ongoing cost.

Water Softener Features
Scale Removal Maintains Water Pressure Ease of Use
No Electricity Required No Backwashing Required Limited Maintenance Required

Overview

From the Manufacturer

Enjoy healthy, salt-free soft water that not only prevents, but also removes hard-water buildup that clogs and corrodes your water heater and other home plumbing fixtures and appliances. This amazing, compact system uses the best process to condition all the water throughout your entire home.

Product Description

Enjoy healthy, salt-free soft water that not only prevents, but also removes hard-water buildup that clogs and corrodes your water heater and other home plumbing fixtures and appliances.•Water flow: 12-15 gpm with 1-Inch ports (no change to existing flow)
•Capacity: about 50,000 gallons (average annual water usage of household of 2)
•Uses 20-Inch Salt-Free Replacement Cartridges, Eliminates existing damaging scale*
•other products may prevent scale buildup but don't remove existing scale
•No harmful salt avoid the hassle of constant salt replenishment and protect your health and our environment from the harmful effects of salt used in other softeners.

Details

•Water flow: 12-15 gpm with 1-Inch ports (no change to existing flow)
•Capacity: about 50,000 gallons (average annual water usage of household of 2)
•Uses 20-Inch Salt-Free Replacement Cartridges, Eliminates existing damaging scale*
•other products may prevent scale buildup but don't remove existing scale
•No harmful salt avoid the hassle of constant salt replenishment and protect your health and our environment from the harmful effects of salt used in other softeners.

Reviews

Customer Rating: 3.6 out of 5

Number of Reviews: 81

I've never written a review on Amazon before, but I'd really like to save other people from making the same $600 mistake that I did when I purchased a NuvoH2O unit.

I have very hard water in my house (16 grains), so I purchased a NuvoH20 Home System in March of 2010, with the promise from the company that it works as well as a salt-based water softener in eliminating hard water, plus it would remove the existing calcium and other mineral buildup on my faucets within 3 months.

Well, 3 months (and with it, the 90-day money-back guarantee) came and went with absolutely no improvement in the calcium buildup on my faucets--in fact, the buildup had gotten worse. After about 6 months, I could feel the hot water pressure in the shower and from the faucets start to drop, which it always does when my water heater's coils get clogged with calcium buildup. NuvoH2O hadn't worked at all in preventing this buildup.

Last week, I finally gave up on the NuvoH2O unit completely. I had the coils cleaned in my water heater (they were very clogged with calcium buildup, as I'd suspected) and I had a traditional water softener installed. The plumber confirmed that the NuvoH2O unit was installed and set correctly--it just wasn't doing anything. He said that my water's pH level was perfect, but the hardness of my water was still 16 grains and causing calcium buildup in my pipes, fixtures, washer, and dishwasher.

I will say that the company's customer service is great. I always received quick, friendly responses to my e-mail messages. Unfortunately, the product they're selling simply doesn't work.

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