The health of your plumbing and the connected hardware depends on your water not being too hard. If your water is too hard, you are going to run into problems sooner rather than later. We want to help you find a good water softener for your home.
AFW Combination Iron Filter and Water Softener
The AFW Combination Iron Filter and Water Softener is a relatively high-end product. It may not be cheap, but it is efficient, durable, and you will save money in the long run.
Who is This Product For?
The AFW Combination Iron Filter and Water Softener is for people with limescale and hard water buildup in their homes. If you live in an area with hard water, it can cause your plumbing and hardware to suffer from these mineral buildups.
It doesn’t look nice, and it causes clogs and reduced water flow. This is what the AFW Combination Iron Filter and Water Softener is designed to combat.
When you purchase the AFW Combination Iron Filter and Water Softener, you get a standard brine tank, a bypass valve, the digital meter, and the media.
Overview of Features
This is an excellent option if you need a full-scale water softener to treat the water that will flow through your house. One of the reasons why the AFW Combination Iron Filter and Water Softener is so great is because it comes with a fine mesh resin filter combined with a water softener.
The AFW Combination Iron Filter and Water Softener can remove up to 70 gpg of water hardness; it removes iron into the 4 to 7 ppm range, and it can remove manganese down to 6 ppm. Additionally, it removes rust, dust, dirt, and other sediment from the water. Keep in mind that the system comes with the filter media included.
The AFW Combination Iron Filter and Water Softener removes sediment, which preserves the rest of the filter and protects other pipes, fixtures, and hardware in your home.
The main benefit is that it removes excess minerals from the water that cause scaling, clogging, and buildups. Your water will be soft enough so that it will not negatively impact your plumbing, and of course, it will taste fine to drink.
You may also like that it comes with a Fleck 5600SXT digital metered valve, so you can keep track of how much water is flowing through. It will also inform you when media replacement is required.
Keep in mind that this unit does need an electrical outlet as a power source. The meter-based regeneration process helps this filter last longer by regenerating less when less water is being used.
To properly install the AFW Combination Iron Filter and Water Softener in your home, you need to know what you are doing. Realistically, you may want to hire a plumber to install it. That said, with the proper instructions, you could technically install it on your own.
If you’re going to install the AFW Combination Iron Filter and Water Softener by yourself, check out the installation tutorial video we have included.
- Removes minerals and iron
- Helps protect your plumbing
- Digital meter
- A bit expensive
- May require professional installation
If the AFW Combination Iron Filter and Water Softener is not quite what you are looking for, another good option to consider is the Whirlpool WHESFC Pro Series – Softener/Whole Home Filter.
If you don’t need a whole home filter, just a smaller unit located under your sink, something like the APEC Water Systems ROES-PH75 Essence Series Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filter System could be what you need.
Finally, you just want a high-end Britta-style filter to filter drinking water straight from the tap, check out the pH Recharge 1F Alkaline Water Filter.
The bottom line is that if the water in your home is hard and causes buildup in your pipes, as well as scaling on your appliances, the AFW Combination Iron Filter and Water Softener is called for. It might be a bit pricey, but it can save money in the long run by preserving your plumbing and appliances.