As you’ve probably already noticed, there are several different brands of water softeners out there and it’s tough to know which brand and model to go with. To help make your decision a little easier, let me give you a little background on Northstar. Northstar first started manufacturing water treatment products in 1925 and since then, they have built their business and grew to be one of the most popular manufactures of residential water treatment products in the world. This was only possible by building a solid reputation of service, reliability, and quality. Let’s take a look at some of their products and go over some of the key features that Northstar includes in their softening systems.
NSC40UD1 Ultra Demand
The NSC40UDI Ultra Demand is the largest single tank unit of the Northstar’s water softening product line and is also the most powerful. This unit has a maximum grain capacity of 39,000 and is designed for an averaged sized household with moderate water hardness. The NSC40DUI is designed to remove all of the harmful minerals that can ruin your pluming, appliances, and faucets and replace them with sodium chloride or potassium chloride. This will greatly lengthen the life of anything that your water may come in contact with. You will also notice that your showering experience dramatically has changed for the better. Your hair will feel healthy and shiny, your soap will lather much better and your showerhead will become free of scale. The NSC40UDI will filter up to 110 grains per gallons of water hardness and remove 5ppm of iron content.
The NSC40UDI Ultra Demand is equipped with Northstar’s patented Look Ahead technology that gives you full control and monitoring of your units settings and processes, which helps you get the maximum efficiency from your unit. The NSC40UDI is also equipped with a high flow rate valve for 1” pluming that helps maintain your homes water pressure. With the high flow valve, this unit is capable of a flow rate of 10 gallons per minute. I’d recommend this unit if you’re looking for a trusted brand name softener that will deliver great results.
NSC30UDI Ultra Cabinet
The NSC30UDI Ultra Cabinet is another great unit from Northstar. This model is a little smaller in size and performance when compared to its big brother the NSC40UD1 that I reviewed above. The NSC30UDI Ultra Cabinet is 34,300 grain softener that is designed for small to medium sized homes that have average water quality and hardness. This unit includes a high flow rate valve that will help maintain the water pressure in your home. This unit will deliver about 8 gallons of softened water per minute and will provide a maximum grain removal rate of 5,030 per pound of salt with a maximum water hardness of 110 grain per gallon. This unit is also designed to reduce the amount of iron in your water supply by 5ppm.
The Northstar units are designed to remove the access amounts of hard minerals in your water and replace them with your choice of potassium chloride or sodium chloride. This will dramatically reduce the amount of scale build-up in your pluming and lengthen the life of your appliances and faucets. If you are concerned about the price of a softening unit, price out new plumbing or appliances. You’ll really like the price of the softening unit, trust me. The NSC30UDI includes Northstar’s patented Look Ahead technology for efficiency control and monitoring. If you are looking for one of the best water softeners of 2016, then I recommend going with a Northstar.
Common Features In All Models
No matter which model you choose, Northstar has incorporated some key features that set them apart from many of their competitors. These features really make your life much easier and keep the softener out of site and out of mind.
One of my personal favorites of these features is their patented “Look Ahead” technology. Some water softeners leave you guessing on when to start the regeneration process and may even make you start it manually. The patented “Look Ahead” technology learns your water usage habits and determines when the regeneration process is needed as well as the best time to start it. This saves you on tons of salt, water, and time!
Northstar also features a unique time keeping system called “Super Cap” that completely eliminates batteries. This technology maintains accurate time even when a power loss occurs for up to 72 hours. If it’s past 72 hours, all you need to do is reenter the current time. The “Super Cap” will remember all of your settings and usage information saving you the stress of having reprogram.
Another important feature found in the Northstar units is the resin bed agitator. This feature is critical in providing maximum efficiency as well as capacity. The resin bed agitator uses water pressure to steadily agitate the bed to free it of sediment, iron, dirt and anything that may clog up the system and cause the efficiency of your unit to be affected. This is one of the many reasons why Northstar is a leader in the industry when it comes to efficiency.
Benefits of Northstar Water Softeners
- Highly efficient
- Outstanding quality
- High customer satisfaction rate
- Northstar’s patented “Look Ahead” Technology
- Great track record for reliability
- Long life warranty
Our Recommendation – Here’s What We Think
As you can see, owning a Northstar water softening system comes with plenty of benefits and features. These features can save you significant amounts of money, time, and eliminate some headaches that come a long with units that are “plain Jane”. If you’ve got hard water and are looking for a water softener from a trusted brand, consider a Northstar.