Improves your water quality throughout the entire house and prevents scale build-up. Safe to drink at every tap. Used in Europe and California. Manufactured in Germany.
Zero Waste Water
Perfect for condos and all homes
Now you can safely treat the water in your home without salt, wastewater or electricity. You will protect your appliances from the effects of damaging hard water AND you will be able to drink salt-free water from EVERY tap in the house! There is no drain line required and no salt tank so it's safe to install everywhere including upstairs condos.
Why would I need a scale inhibitor?
Hard water contains concentrations of calcium and magnesium which can cause scale to form on pipes and water heating equipment. Scale increases maintenance and causes premature mechanical failures resulting in as much as a 24 percent loss in energy efficiency in water heaters.
A common method of water conditioning uses ion exchange or softening as a means to control scale. However, these systems require regeneration cycles that back-washes salt brine as wastewater, causing an environmental problem for natural water systems.
In Europe and some parts of North America, (California and Michigan for example) water softeners that use salt to regenerate have been banned. These policies led to new forms of water treatment that are more environmentally friendly, eliminating the salt and waste-water discharge.
Alternatives to Salt Using Softeners
Scale Inhibitors are alternative or unconventional ways to treat water in order to prevent the damage caused by hard water scale. The advantages of these technologies are that they help the environment. They do not include a salt backwash or discharge into the wastewater systems. This technology is based on a variety of ways to transform water molecules through magnetic, electrostatic, catalytic, and template-assisted crystallization. Among the physical water treatment systems, template-assisted crystallization (TAC) excels in scale prevention and meets even the most stringent environmental standards.
Template Assisted Crystallization (TAC) (NAC)
There are several types of media known by different names but all of them perform basically the same way. Current research demonstrates the effectiveness of TAC to prevent scale without degradation of the water quality. It's a green technology that will:
•Reduce scale and the negative effects of hard water
•Require no discharge water, regeneration, wastewater or disposal costs
•Have zero pollution
TAC Treated Water does not remove healthy minerals
Hard water is not a health problem. In fact, the National Research Council (National Academy of Sciences) states that hard drinking water generally contributes a small amount of total calcium and magnesium to human dietary needs. They further state that in some instances, where dissolved calcium and magnesium are very high, water could be a major contributor to calcium and magnesium in the diet. Hard water is desirable for its mineral richness that benefits human health.
This process of water conditioning results in the creation of what might be considered a “soft scale.” These microscopic crystals of scale (seed crystals), rapidly form in the treated water, not on the contact surfaces of the water system, and are carried downstream in colloidal suspension through the water system.
TAC treated water can help remove old calcium deposits
So, in untreated water, the scale forms on the inside walls of pipes, the exterior of fixtures and all heating surfaces. In TAC treated water, the seed crystals themselves provide a far greater surface area for new scale formation. Therefore, new scale preferentially deposits on this continuously replenished stream of suspended crystals rather than on the water contact surfaces—especially those surfaces that are at elevated temperatures and ultimately flow down the drain. Scale formation is not static (it is constantly forming and dissolving). The existence of continuously generated seed crystals not only eliminates further deposition of scale on water contact surfaces but in fact will cause deposited scale to gradually dissolve back into the water and deposit on passing seed crystals in the water (from contact surfaces to solution to seed crystals). This means that not only are TAC water conditioning units good for new construction, these systems can also help alleviate scale problems in existing buildings including historic structures.
Should I use whole-house carbon to remove chlorine?
There are two ways to treat your water with a scale inhibitor. You can install a pre-filter, which contains catalytic carbon, followed by the actual scale inhibitor. This is the manufacturer's recommended way. Or you can install the scale inhibitor alone. This will shorten the life expectancy of the media slightly. Region of Waterloo tested TAC systems. They did not use a carbon pre-filter. They concluded that the life expectancy of a TAC unit is just under 5 years for a family of 4 average water users in the Waterloo Region.
Free installation within 25 kms of Kitchener and free removal of your old softener included.
Salt-Free Conditioner: Media must be changed out at approximately 5 years' time for a cost of approximately $800 for TAC and if you use carbon an additional $800.