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How to Compare Water Softeners
BEWARE !!! Most brand name water softeners sold are undersized for homes!
Minimum IPC Service flow rates for homes
2 Bathrooms16.8 gallons per minute (GPM)
3 Bathrooms – 18.5 GPM
4 Bathrooms – 21.1 GPM
It is critical that water softeners be properly sized for your home. The softener must soften water at the minimum IPC flow rate for your bathroom count. Water softeners that do not meet plumbing requirements may restrict the flow of water and decrease water pressure. Undersized softeners can also “bleed-through”, where some hard water is allowed through the system, defeating the purpose of the system itself. Ensure the water softener flow rate meets modern plumbing code requirements for your home size. Also confirm all water softener pipes, connections, and valves have a minimum diameter of one inch and any flow rates are measured in gallons-per-minute (GPM). Jason’s Water Systems service flow rates have been certified by the National Association of Home Builders Research Center.
BEWARE: Many well-known companies install “modern” water softeners that do not have high flow.
NSF/ANSI Standard 44 Water Softening Safety & Capacity
Consumers should look for a mark indicating conformance to NSF/ANSI Standard 44 when examining the water softener. The NSF/ANSI Standard 44 certification tests a variety of critical water softener characteristics including:
Material Safety – Establishes all materials in contact with drinking water leach no contaminants or dangerous chemicals.
Pressure Drop – Ensures the water softener does not significantly decrease water pressure at the tested service flow rate
*** The tested flow rate could be less than IPC requirements for your home so always verify the tested service flow rate is adequate for your home size! ***
Exchange Capacity – Ensures the water softener provides the total softening capacity as stated by the manufacturer.
Softening Performance – Ensures the water softener provides the softening capacity at the tested service flow rate that meet the demands of your home at 17 gpm minimum or you WILL have hard water. Negating the benefits of the softener!
Rinse Effectiveness – Ensures the water softener does not permit excessive salt into the household water supply.
Brine System Accuracy – Ensures the water softener does not use more salt than stated by the manufacturer.
Structural integrity – Tests the operating reliability of the water softener over 100,000 operating cycles and pressure tests.
NSF/ANSI Standard 42 Drinking Water Treatment
The NSF/ANSI Standard 42 covers systems designed to reduce specific aesthetic contaminants (chlorine as well as taste and odor) that may be present in public or private drinking water. Most water softeners do not remove contaminants and therefore do not require certification. However, Jason’s Water Systems do remove chlorine from 300,00 to 400,000 gallons of water and are fully certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 42 by the Water Quality Association
Computer Controlled Dynamic Regeneration
All Jason’s Water Systems use advanced computer controls to monitor water softener usage and optimize the regeneration processes. Our softener responds dynamically to your usage patterns instead of using a fixed timer. The softener automatically regenerates when total water usage reaches programmed levels. You can go on vacation or experience periods of heavy usage (house guests) without unnecessary regenerations or running out of softened water. Computer controls and dynamic regeneration help minimize salt consumption, save money and energy, and guarantee a fresh supply of softened water even with diverse usage patterns. Computer controls also allow homeowners to easily monitor water consumption with the push of a button.
ISO 9000:2000 Certified Manufacturing Process
ISO 9000:2000 is family of standards for quality management of systems. These standards require companies to use standardized “process management” for the monitoring and optimizing of a company’s tasks and activities, instead of just inspecting the final product. The standards require direct involvement by upper executives, in order to integrate quality into the business system and avoid delegation of quality functions to junior administrators. Expectations of continual improvement and tracking customer satisfaction are explicit. ISO certified companies track each step of the manufacturing process in detail, evaluate the water softener at each step, and seek to continuously improve the manufacturing process.