Is a dual tank water system better than a single tank?

Mar 22, 2019 | Service & Technical

Most electric water softeners that I service in Hampshire, West Sussex, East Sussex and Surrey are over a certain age! Typically, anything from 1 year up to an average of 5 to 7 years old.

These softeners serve a purpose – until the repairs start to outweigh the value of the water softener itself. In situations like this – and they aren’t uncommon – I’m finding that my clients regularly opt for a Kinetico non-electric block salt water softener – and here’s why.

A single tank water softener tends to regenerate at three different times – either too early, too late or just on time. A one in three chance of getting it right!

But it needn’t be such a hit and miss affair. We can ensure that regeneration happens on time every time

Say you have two samples of water, one from a twin tank, non-electric block salt water softener and one from a single tank. You’d probably say that they were the same. Well, I would partly agree with you. The reasons they may not be the same is for one simple reason. A water softener has two jobs; one to soften the water and the other is to clean itself (regeneration). A single tank water softener cannot do both, as it is set to go into regeneration by a timer. If the capacity of the water softener is reached before the regeneration kicks in, then hard water will get through and contaminate the soft water, taking days for it to work its way out of the system.

If it regenerates too early that’s a waste of salt and water – in some cases using up to 125 litres each time, which is extremely inefficient.

As it has two tanks, the Kinetico water softener can regenerate and still deliver soft water all at the same time – thanks to its sophisticated metering system that can measure down to the last drop of water. This means it will go into regeneration on time, every time. So if you are not home or not using any water, it will just sit there patiently waiting for you until such time as it is required.

If you think this sounds highly efficient and very impressive, this is before we’ve even discussed the incredible benefits of the EcoWater system – which uses advanced water softening technology and unique smart software to provide the ultimate in reliability, efficiency and convenience.

To find out more, give us a call on 01243 957274.