Water Softener Ratings
Find the Best-Rated Water Softeners
Water softener ratings help you to avoid under-performing models before you purchase them.
Our ratings of different water softeners cover a wide range of manufacturers, prices, and features.
Read on to find out which water softener systems you should invest in for your family.
Best-Rated Water Softeners
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a) Under $1,000
Big-home performance for a small budget price
Nuvo H20 Studio
a great solution for apartments, condos or small houses
Cai Technologies Water Softener
the best company you've never heard of!
NOTE: list price is over $1,000
Eddy Electronic Descaler
the cheapest available whole-house solution, but it's controversial
Aquios Whole-House Water Softener
the best conventional water softener for under $500
Nuvo H20 Home Water Softener
the next model up from Nuvo will soften water for mid-size homes
b) Over $1,000
PuriTec TWFS-10C Water Softener and Filter
it costs more than $2,000, but if you can afford it, it's unbeatable
Nuvo H2O Manor
the company's flagship softener will condition a whole large house
NOTE: it actually costs $999!
How We Rate Water Softeners
The amount of water treated and the ease of installation and operation are important factors. It's impossible to ignore the required investment. Today, the average cost of a water softener system (including installation) often ranges between $700 and $1,600.
Value for money impacts water softener ratings. If we think the system over-delivers for the price, then that improves its rating.
Some people compromise quality for cost, as they seek out cheaper models to accommodate their water needs. But not all systems are Nuvo's H2O series is excellent value, especially when you consider they are salt-free water softeners. No more salt refills!
Water softener ratings also take into consideration how often the system must regenerate (typically at least once every two weeks). This factor depends on how hard your water is in the first place.
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