One of the fundamental problems that North America faces is hard water. Around 85% of homes have a hard water supply. Hard water is like slow poisoning. You don’t realize its effects until it’s too late. Therefore, water softeners become a crucial part of your home. Today we will review one such water softener for whole house, the Aquasure AS-HS32D Harmony Series Water Softening System. It is one of the best Water Softeners currently available in its price range, and it does not disappoint us. To know why, you need to go through our Aquasure Harmony Series AS-HS32D review that is given based on our personal analysis.
The Aquasure Water Softener reduces water hardness significantly by eliminating iron & magnesium, eliminating scale. It also comes equipped with a time-delayed, built-in advanced digital control console that allows precise back-washing only when it’s necessary, saving hundreds of gallons of water. This whole home water softener can treat up to 32,000 grains of water at a time, which is more than enough for a small house. The highly efficient water softener averts the reduced lifespan of appliances, soap residual on the skin, health issues like cardiovascular diseases, indigestion, kidney stones, and affects your hair & skin. So, let us take an in-depth view of the Aquasure Harmony water softener reviews without wasting time.
Aquasure Harmony Series AS-HS32D Review for 2021
1. Higher Percentage Resin
In this industry, most manufacturers provide water softeners with an eight percent cation resin. With a water softener having an eight percent cation resin, we can successfully remove iron contents up to 2 parts per million (ppm). Although, our appliance of this strength will be of no use if our hard water has iron impurities greater than 2ppm. It will lead to a decreased life span & efficiency of the water softener.
Therefore, the high-efficiency water softener comes with a significantly higher percentage of cation resin, i.e., ten percent. This stood as the best water softener for well water or any other type of water which allows us to filter iron impurities up to 5 ppm. If iron contents in your water are on a borderline of 2ppm, then experts suggest going for a better product.
2. Components & Specifications
Aquasure Harmony Series 32000 grains Whole House Water Softener has the Aquatrol Advanced Digital Meter Control Head. It has high strength corrosion resistant fiberglass lined polyethylene tank to prevent decay from a variety of minerals. Thus, the fiberglass extends the tank’s durability even longer. The bypass valve is made of fiber-reinforced polymer, i.e., both durable & reliable. The 1’’ valve works both ways; in & out. This digital water softener comes with a 5’ Brine Line & a 14’ Drain Line. Also, the Brine tank comes with an overflow regulator to avoid wastage of water. It’s slightly heavier & weighs around 88 pounds. The dimensions of this most efficient water softener are 9 x 9 x 54 inches. It comes with a conventional 1” NPT pipe thread size but on popular demand, it is also available in ¾” NPT. Aquasure doesn’t work on batteries as it has a point-of-use usage.
3. Smart Regeneration
Another crucial feature of the Harmony Aquasure Series AS-HS32D is its smart regeneration mechanism. Generally, water softeners come with a pre-set timer, i.e., after a specific period, it automatically regenerates anionic resins utilized for filtration. Such a mechanism can turn out to be dangerous for our water softener’s lifespan & efficiency. Sometimes a few resins can be left untarnished. For this reason, Aquasure has come up with a solution that solves our problem. Aquasure water softening system comes with three alternatives:
Time clock delayed control: This is the traditional regeneration method that regenerates resins after a specific set time.
Meter delayed control: It is the default and preferred option for most users, which regenerates resins after a specific amount of water gets filtered.
Meter immediate control: With this feature, we can start the regeneration process immediately when we feel the need.
Testing your water for hardness is always recommended. Although, Aquasure AS-HS32D house water softener comes with a 32,000-grain capacity, which is enough for a house of 3 or a house with 1-2 bathrooms. The method that most water softeners used for eliminating the hardness of water is the ion-exchange method. In this method, ‘hardness ions’ (magnesium ion (Mg2+) & calcium (Ca2+) ion) are replaced with sodium ion (Na+) or potassium ion (K+) by the resins. When these resins reach their saturation capacity, i.e., get tarnished, saltwater from the salt tanks helps them regenerate these resins. Aquasure Harmony AS HS32D also has a high-capacity salt tank. Therefore, it requires fewer refills compared to other models in this category. It also has a wide opening that allows easy refilling.
Aquasure Harmony Series high efficiency water softener will provide you with years of uninterrupted service. Under the five-year warranty, Aquasure will replace any part on the valve or electronics which fails or the softening resin from purchase, as indicated by the serial number, provided the failure is due to a defect in material or craftsmanship. They will not cover resin, and internal control valve parts for systems used to remove iron, manganese, or very high chlorine concentrated feed waters.
Aquasure will also provide a replacement resin tank or brine tank to any original equipment purchaser in possession of the Aquatrol water softener that fails for (10) ten years after the date of purchase, provided that it is at all times operated per specifications and not subject to freezing.
6. Other Features
Aquasure AS-HS32D water softener has a thin profile hydraulic meter that allows us to install the system closer to the wall, giving us more service space in front of the system. The water softener has a back-lit digital display. It provides us with a digital control head which tells us the time, current flow rate, totalizer & volume/days until regeneration. Aquasure Whole House Water Softener comes with a high-quality, high-strength detachable bypass valve. It’s useful in simplifying the maintenance downtime, eliminating the need to shut off the main source water.
- Manufacturer : Aquasure
- Item model number : AS-HS32D
- Product Dimensions : 9 x 9 x 54 inches
- Item Weight : 88 pounds
- Size : 32,000 Grains
- Drain Line : 14″
- Contaminants Removed/Reduced : Scale, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium
What Do We Like About Aquasure Harmony Series Whole House Water Softener?
Aquasure provides us with premium quality resins that are involved in the regeneration process. Other manufacturers generally provide resins separately, but this AS-HS32D comes with pre-filled resins. We conducted a few tests & through estimations, we found out that these resins would last for at least a decade or maybe even for 15 years.
This best whole house water softener from Aquasure is quite a delight for the users. It is a low maintenance system. We don’t have to refill its salt tank again & again. Also, what we loved about the water softener is that its bypass valve allows complete maintenance without the need to turn off the water. It comes as a complete kit with a straightforward ‘do it yourself’ (DIY) installation saving time, effort & money.
Very few water softeners under $500 are available in the market that is as good as the Aquasure 32,000 grain water softener. This best water softener system cost is just around $490 & is a value for money buy. Premium resin quality, smart & digital control head, ample capacity for a small house are all the attributes that make it a must buy.
Warranty & Service
One of the best alternate features of the Aquasure is its warranty & customer service. Appliances like water softeners have a colossal risk from natural factors like corrosion. But Aquasure provides us a 5-year warranty against corrosion & promises furthermore durability of the product. We contacted a few customers and got positive feedback about customer service & it’s easy to reach.
What We Don’t Like About Aquasure AS-HS32D?
Heavy Tank & Programming Options
When we fill the salt tank with saltwater, it becomes difficult to move the salt tank. With a large saltwater tank, the problem of movement was inevitable. Also, this water softening system provides fewer programming options than other products in its price range.
Though AS-HS32D Aquasure Harmony 32,000 Grain is the best water softener on the market, many customers reported installation issues. Although the instructions are quite adequate, they sometimes seem less informative for a comparatively lesser technical background. The principal issue in the manual was the lack of instructions for the pipe fittings that can lead to leaks.
In the Aquasure, pour in at least two bags (40 lbs each) of salt & 5 gallons of tap water into the brine tank. Such should be adequate for at least two months in a house of 3.
Yes, you can supply all water types into it, which has iron contents of less than 5 ppm. Although, we recommend checking your water contents before installing the Aquasure Harmony Series 32,000 Grain Water Softener.
Yes, the Aquasure Harmony AS-HS32D is fully capable of both salt pellets & crystals. They both provide satisfactorily.
The Aquasure Harmony Series 32,000 grains whole house water softener is a deal you cannot afford to skip. Under $500, you get a customized resin regenerating system, water softening of iron contents up to 5 ppm, and resins that could last up to 15 years. It is a complete package for a small house, especially in The States where water hardness can be a menace. Aquasure Harmony Series Water Softener solves your skin & hair issues, soap lathering, prevents rusting of pipelines & potential health issues. Additionally, it will never stop working once you set it up. With a long-lasting warranty, it can prove to be an enduring & fruitful investment. Hope this Aquasure Harmony Series AS-HS32D review helped you in choosing the best water softener for whole house.