Still browsing the marketplace to find the right water softener? Here’s our honest comparison so you can better understand the different brands and types.
A water softener is an investment in your home. There are many benefits to installing a water softener and having sold and installed them in homes across the UK since the 1970’s, we understand you want to be sure you’ve chosen the right one for you.
We’ve put together this water softener comparison to help. If you want a more detailed explanation, please don’t hesitate to book your free demonstration of softened water, during which we’ll show you how softened water can benefit your home and answer any queries you may have about comparing water softeners.
Which Water Softener Is Best?
|Specification||HV4||Benefit||Kinetico HE||Infinity HF|
|Water efficiency||3.4%||✔||Less water used||3.95%||4.34%|
|Salt efficiency||50%||✔||Less salt used||38%||35%|
|Soft water capacity||500 litres||✔||Regen less frequent||430 litres||392 litres|
|Peak flow rate||56 l/m||✔||Better water flow||41 l/m||51 l/m|
|Regeneration time||10 mins||✔||Faster regeneration||11 mins||11 mins|
|Regeneration volume||17||✔||Less water used||20.5||20.5|
|Salt used per regen||300g||✔||Less salt used||340g||340g|
|Duplex parallel flow||Yes||✔||Fresh water on demand||No||No|
|Min meter performance||0.05 l/m||✔||Accurate water usage||0.25 l/m||1 l/m|
|Min operating pressure||1 bar||✔||Works at low pressure||1.8 bar||1.8 bar|
|Max hardness||635 ppm||✔||Softens more water||507 ppm||474 ppm|
|Adjustable brine valve||Yes||✔||Better salt accuracy||No||No|
|Max operating pressure||10 bar||✔||More robust||6 bar||6 bar|
Our Water Softeners
We have been in business for over 35 years, the UK’s largest manufacturer and number one seller of twin-cylinder water softeners. Our factory trained specialist installers and surveyors help bring the British designed Harvey Water Softener into your home.
Designed to fit under the kitchen sink, the advanced twin cylinder design requires no programming or maintenance. The water softener runs on block salt for ease of use and the displacement meter measures it to reduce salt usage.