Water softening vs. water filtration

You’ve probably heard of water softening and water filtration, but what are the differences between them? A water filter helps to remove unwanted chemicals and compounds such as dirt, sand, chlorine, and lead from your water supply. A water softener helps to eliminate hard water. Hard water is water that has a high mineral content. A water softener is a type of water filter, but not all filters have the ability to soften water. The best way to determine which one you need is to test your water to see what chemicals are in your water supply.