Mar 192012
 

NuvoH2o DPHB-HP Water Descaler

nuvoH2O Home Complete Salt-Free Water Softening System (click to view at Sears)

Thinking of getting a Nuvo water softener? You’re not alone. The NuvoH2O is currently one of the highest rated salt free water softeners around (of those with a decent number of customer reviews). As with all saltless water softeners, there’s some question about how well the system works with very hard water. However, many customers are obviously happy with this particular softener and the benefits it offers.

The NuvoH2O is a compact water softener that works through the process of chealation. As water is filtered through the system, hard water ions like calcium and magnesium bond to the chealating agent in NuvoH2O’s proprietary formulation. This makes the hard water minerals soluble and prevents them from forming scale on your pipes and causing other problems.

The primary benefit of the NuvoH2O systems is that it “softens” water without salt (technically, the water isn’t truly “soft” because the minerals remain in the water). But that’s an advantage offered by a lot of systems. Here are a few unique selling points of the system:

  • 90-day money back guarantee
  • Lifetime warranty
  • No electricity required
  • Eliminates existing scale
  • Relatively easy installation, possible for homeowners to complete themselves with a few extra parts

Like other saltless systems, the NuvoH2O does not require a lot of maintenance. However, it does require you to replace the filter cartridge twice a year. These cartridges cost around $60, which is roughly what you would pay over the same period for salt for a conventional water softener.

So, should you get a Nuvo water softener? As with any appliance costing hundreds of dollars, it deserves careful thought. Based on the customer reviews, the NuvoH20 appears to be one of the better choices if you’re committed to getting a salt free water softener system. However, if you have very hard water, you may want to consider an ion exchange system if that is an option for you.

Before deciding on any system, be sure to do your homework to make sure it does what it claims. One way to start is by checking out our page on salt free water softener reviews.