With our extensive experience of unvented hot water systems, we are rightly so, very particular in our recommendation of Water Softeners. For Megaflo and other unvented hot water systems, our go-to softeners are now the superb Pro Series Water Softeners. Not only are they superb value, but they give incredibly soft water.
We previously recommended and installed other brands of Water Softener, but in constantly evolving and improving market, we now believe the Pro Series Water Softeners are superior in quality, value for money, and perfomance.
Megaflo and indeed all unvented and mains pressure hot water systems are designed for high performance.
It is important to minimise any unnecessary reduction in pressure and flow rate. All water softeners introduce a pressure drop into the system.
The choice of Water Softener is extremely important; with the ‘wrong’ product, there will be a significant drop in performance affecting all hot and cold outlets.
We install (or supply only) the Pro Series Water Softeners using full-bore manifold kits. This helps maintain the optimum flow rate through the Megaflo or Unvented hot water system. To date we maintain our 100% customer satisfaction rating, and we don’t anticipate any change in this!
Dualflo water softeners are powered by a highly accurate metering system using water pressure alone. This means they use less salt and water than other softeners on the market, and best of all, require no maintenance or programming.
The technologically advanced design and superb flow rates, make the Pro Series Water Softeners ideally suited to a Megaflo (or Unvented) water system. Furthermore, we always specify the most suitable high flow fitting kit and full-bore bypass set, to ensure the very vest performance. Other water softeners may restrict the incoming flow rate and significantly reduce the Megaflo performance.
The Pro Series water softeners have been developed with over 53 years of engineering excellence and are wholly manufactured in dedicated factories using the latest robotics and quality control standards. The patented vessel design ensures great water quality throughout the range of flow as well as efficient use of salt and water.
The Pro Series Water Softeners are available in two sizes (Model 1400 and Model 2300). The Pro Series 1400 can use traditional tablet salt as well as the easier-to-handle, block salt.
The salt is not used to soften the water but is used to release the hardness minerals from the resin.
There are no user controls; the regeneration process is automatically initiated according to the water consumption – there is no user intervention required, so nothing to get wrong!
What's the problem?
In hard water areas, excess minerals in your supply can create havoc in the home. Once in your pipe-work, the contaminants can cause a build up of scale and scum which affects everything from your heating system to your kitchen appliances.
Why Soft Water?
Softened water also descales cylinders
You don’t have to replace existing hot water cylinders and plumbing. Softened water will descale your pipes and dissolve away all existing scale.
- Reduced maintenance costs
Washing machines, dishwashers, boilers, hot water cylinders, showers, kettles, irons, coffee makers…. every appliance which uses water is more efficient and lasts longer.
- You can take a softener anywhere
The latest softeners are plumbed in very easily. If you move home it’s no more difficult to take it with you than a washing machine or dishwasher.
- More hot water, faster and cheaper
How It Works
Hard water pumped into your home passes through a bed of resin crystal beads in the unit which capture the lime scale and minerals by an ionising process. When the beads become exhausted, they are automatically regenerated by flushing through a salt water solution.
Hard water contains magnesium (Mg) and calcium (Ca), the cause of scale and scum from hard water. To remove the magnesium and calcium ions, a process called Ion Exchange is used to exchange the magnesium and calcium ions with sodium (Na) ions. By passing the hard water over the resin beads the Ion Exchange process to takes place, resulting in soft water which contains a small amount of sodium (Na).
Once the resin is saturated with magnesium and calcium ions, the Water Softener automatically flushes through a brine (salt solution) to exchange the magnesium and calcium ions with sodium ions. This process is call regeneration, after which the resin is recharged with sodium (Na) ions, and ready to continue providing soft water.
Last, but not least; what’s the cost?
The Pro Series Water Softeners are available in different configurations to suit the number of bathrooms and occupants. We also supply the most suitable fitting kit (if required) to maximise flow rates to all hot and cold outlets.
Installation costs vary depending on the particular property, the pipe configuration and its layout. The water softener is typically installed near the incoming water main, It requires power (240v Socket), an overflow and drain connection. Installation is generally straightforward and typically completed within a day.
The Pro Series are high-end water softeners. They are competitively priced, and extremely good value. Simply put; Pro Series are the only water softeners we would recommend for high-pressure water systems!
Give us a call to discuss your requirements. We don’t have a sales team as such, but we’ll furnish you with the bare facts, and leave you to make an informed decision!
Please contact Megaflo Unvented to arrange a free on-site survey and no-obligation written quotation.
Why Choose Us
At Megaflo Unvented, we do what we say we’ll do. Our integrity and competence values demand this. We are accountable for our words and actions, and that we deliver a service that meets or exceeds all expectations of quality and timeliness.
Customer service is our highest priority and to reinforce this, we adhere to the following guidelines: