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Water Softener vs. Conditioner: Which is Best?

If you’re looking into water treatment systems for your home, you may have come across the terms “water softeners” and “water conditioners.” While both systems aim to improve water quality by reducing hardness, they work differently and have distinct advantages and disadvantages. Water softeners use ion exchange to remove minerals that cause water hardness, while water conditioners alter the structure of the minerals without removing them.

How To Read Your Water Quality Report

If you rely on water from your city, you may have received a water quality report. Anyone who pays for public tap water can request this annual report free from the government. Renters may need to ask the building owner for a copy or see if the report is publicly available.