GE has introduced a new water softener with features designed to simplify configuration and maintenance. The new system may be salt based, but it has features that allow you to limit your salt usage. If you’re in the market for a cheaper ion exchange system with simple controls, you may want to take a look at this new GE water softener.
The new system uses a Custom Select Blending Valve that makes it easy for homeowners to set the desired softening level just by turning a knob. Like your water very soft? Want to do the minimum amount of softening to save salt? Either way, this feature makes it easy to get what you’re looking for.
Another interesting feature is the system’s ability to learn your family’s water usage and calculate how long before you will need to add salt to the system. After a month, the system knows roughly how much water your household uses, and adjusts to make sure a constant supply of soft water is available. There’s also an indicator on the softener that tells you the number of days you have before you will need to add salt.
The new GE softener retails for $399-699 depending on which model you choose. That makes it one of the more affordable options for new water softener systems. You can find it at Home Depot and other brick-and-mortar retailers. Most people will require professional installation, so keep that in mind when figuring the total cost of the system.
This GE water softener represents an interesting option for homeowners who aren’t ready to make the leap to a salt free water softener, but want to limit their use of salt as much as possible. Despite the growing popularity of salt free conditioners, traditional ion exchange softeners are still the most trusted systems for dealing with hard water problems.