FKB Water Filters:

  • Remove up to 99% of contaminants: Enjoy peace of mind knowing your water is filtered of chlorine, lead, and other impurities.
  • Improved taste: Savor the delicious natural taste of water, free from unpleasant odors and aftertastes.
  • Save money: Ditch expensive bottled water and enjoy clean, filtered water for a fraction of the cost.
  • Eco-friendly: Reduce plastic waste and help the environment by filtering your own water.

 Water softener explained

What is hard water?

Hard water is the water that contains a high amount of minerals like calcium, magnesium, and sometimes manganese and other cations. Hard water occurs under the natural condition when the water moves through rocks like limestone and chalk that consist of minerals like calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate.
Some of the disadvantages of hard water are:
  • It increases your electricity bill
  • Shortens the lifespan of your appliances
  • Corrodes pipes
  • Causes dry skin and hair

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How do water softener systems work and how does it give you soft water?

A Water Softener is a filtration system that works to remove high concentrations of calcium and magnesium that cause hard water.Softeners are made up of a resin tank that holds ion exchange resin , a brine tank that holds salt(salt bin) and either an automated smart  head or a manual head with a timer. The ion exchange resin in the tank attract and hold onto hard water minerals, stopping them from going through your plumbing system. Softened water then exits the tank and flows to your plumbing system through out your home. When the resin  can no longer  hold onto  calcium and magnesium ions, it regenerates. Regeneration is process where the resin beads are washed with  saltwater from the brine tank(where you add the salt , this process removes  calcium and magnesium ions from your ion exchange resin and  replaces it with sodium ions.This water than contains sodium is not recommended for drinking.
this is why at FKB we supply a free inline water filter and tap on your untreated water.

Advantages of an FKB water softener

  • Water softeners can lower gas and electricity bills by preventing pipe damage
  • soft water can be extremely beneficial for your skin
  • Soft water increases life span of washing machines, dishwashers, kettles, taps & showers
  • Some air to water unit manufactures will not honor warranty of their unit if there is hard water

Water softener prices Ireland

Water softener ranges in price from models to treat small apartments to large houses to salt free softeners. Some companies charge more than others for the same service . Water softeners range from €400 to €1500 but be warned the cheaper models may end up costing you more in the long run.The price depends on softener  quality , water consumption per household  and other factors .The better  water softeners will last a minimum of 8-10 years, on average 15 years provided they are serviced and maintained regularly.The cheaper ones closer to 3-4 years.

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Apartment/ Small house Water softeners (Limescale removal)

Cabinet water softener

At FKB we sell Cabinet water softeners.They are suited  to kitchen presses underneath the  kitchen sink where the the first entry point of water into the premises is.They will service a house of 2 - 8 people. They are ideal for homes where there is limited space.We sell 2  brands of softeners for this , esoft eco range which are highly economical and the  Clack range, which are considered by many to be the best water softeners in Ireland.   View Cabinet water softeners . Outside installation available.

Large house/ well  water softeners (Limescale Removal)

 

These  water softeners are suited to larger houses( 2 to 10 people , more than 2 bathrooms and/ or private wells) as they have a larger softening capacity. These softeners  are generally located in pump houses or where water enters the  garage  before the house but can also be installed outside They come with a 75ltr salt bin which when filled can last for approx 3 months( less time filling the softener with salt) .They come in 2 sizes 10 x 35 softener  and a  10 x 44 softener .These softeners can be viewed here.Outside installation available.

 

 

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