What is The Difference Between A Water Filter And A Water Softener?

At EWT, we offer water filters and softeners to suit the needs of any home or business premises – and you’ll have noticed we refer to these products throughout our posts.
But if you’ve been left feeling confused about what it is that each one does, read on to learn the difference between a water filter and a water softener. You’ll soon be able to decide which one is right for you and start your journey to a better supply.

What is a Water Filter?

A water filter is a filter that can be installed in your home or workplace to improve the quality and purity of your water supply.
It can remove both toxins and chemicals using a simple process, including chlorine, lead and other harmful residues.
When using a filter, you can be sure that your water will be up to 99.9% safer and cleaner.

The Benefits of Having a Water Filter

Removing these harmful elements from your water supply has a number of benefits, including:

  • Improved safety. Many of these chemicals and toxins have been linked to types of cancer and other diseases.
  • A better taste. No one enjoys drinking water that has that ‘chemical’ taste to it.
  • Better skin and hair. Chlorine can damage the proteins in your hair and cause irritation to the skin.

If any of these points sound appealing, consider a water filter for a better supply.


What is a Water Softener?

A water softener can be added to your supply to change your water from hard to soft. Hard water has a higher mineral content and is known for its ‘chalkiness’, while soft water has low concentrations of calcium carbonates and ions.

The Benefits of Having a Water Softener

Having a water softener installed in your home or workplace may be down to a matter of taste, but there are still some points to consider:

  • Many people dislike the taste and texture of hard water, and would find it more pleasant to drink from a softer supply.
  • Hard water can lead to limescale in appliances such as your kettle or dishwasher. Not only is this inconvenient, it could also damage the appliances over time.

If you’re not a fan of the taste of hard water (or are sick of removing limescale build-up from your appliances) a water softener could be just what you need.


Now you know the difference between a water filter and a water softener; you’ll likely have a better idea of which one could suit your needs.
If you’re interested in a filter or softener (or even both!) take a look at our product range here at EWT, or get in touch with us whenever you’re ready to learn more or place your order. We’re looking forward to helping you find your ideal product!

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