1. Usage efficiency
Mechanical, block salt softeners only have the ability to reach capacity and recharge. EcoWater electronic water softeners, on the other hand, use smart technology to control the recharge process.
An EcoWater softener will not use up all its capacity before recharging, because that’s very inefficient - a bit like an automatic gear box for a car going up to maximum revs before changing gears.
An EcoWater softener uses an algorithm which maps your water usage pattern. Based on this information, the time of recharge and the capacity to recharge is set, for optimal efficiency.
The recharge salt and water usage will be very specific to each household, so it can be very hard to predict an exact running cost. Typically, your softener will recharge once or twice a week and will need a salt top up once every three months, for a total running cost of around £6.50 a month.
2. Tablet salt versus block salt
EcoWater softeners use tablet salt. Besides advantages in use, tablet salt is more widely available and much cheaper than block salt.