Throughout our day, we perform different tasks like washing clothes, utensils, etc. All these activities require one common thing, that is, water. Few people know that water quality (hard or soft) can affect these tasks a great deal. Hard water interferes with almost every cleaning task and causes unnecessary nuisance. If you are supplied with hard water in your home, the only solution is softening it. And for this purpose, Whirlpool brings the Whirlpool WHES30E 30,000 Grain Softener. It is ideal for a family of 1-4 and more, looking for a way to soften their hard water. We decided to buy one ourselves and see whether this product stands up to the expectations. Refer the complete Whirlpool WHES30E review below to know what we experienced.
Whirlpool WHES water softener brightens clothes, uses less detergent in the washing machine, and helps keep your hair safe from unwanted minerals. It is NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) certified to reduce hard water symptoms like spotting on dishes and clothes. It works on 110/120 Volts. AC and has a 24 Volt Transformer included. The system is built in the USA and is among the few softeners which are good to look at.
Let’s dive into the great features that a 30000 grain Whirlpool water softener has to offer before moving forward.
Whirlpool WHES30E Review for 2021 (Key Features)
1. Salt Saving Technology
Water softeners use sodium present in salt to turn your hard water into soft. The ions in hard water and salt undergo ionization and catalyze the softening process. Most important feature of the WHES30E Whirlpool water softener is that it comes with an impressive sixth sense technology.
This salt saving technology allows the softener to calculate the amount of salt and water required to regenerate based on your level of hardness and uses only the necessary amount. That, in turn, saves both salt and water. We feel that this feature gives Whirlpool 30,000 grain water softener an upper hand over others.
2. Demand Initiated Regeneration
Water softeners keep regenerating to continue softening water. Old models are used to regenerate continuously in a set cycle, regardless of the amount of water used. This resulted in wastage of water. With Whirlpool’s Demand Initiated Regeneration, this softener continuously monitors your water usage pattern and learns it, which allows it to regenerate only when necessary. So even if you are not at home, you won’t have to worry about your softener. It will regenerate only the required amount of water and avoid unnecessary Regeneration. As a result, neither salt nor water is wasted, which is good for the environment.
3. High Hardness and Iron Removal
Whirlpool WHES 30E 30,000 grain water softener comes with a great grain capacity of 30,000. In general, the higher the grain capacity, the more water the softener can treat before recharging. Additionally, it removes a maximum of 95 gpg (grains per gallon) of hardness. For those who don’t know, 95 gpg of water is considered exceptionally hard.
Furthermore, this softener triggers an additional backwash cycle to eliminate excess non-ferrous (clear water) iron, which can be harmful to your hair and skin. It can remove clear-water iron up to a good 8 ppm (parts per million), including ferrous iron, making this water softener a good one.
4. Low Salt Light and Water Flow Indicator
Whirlpool water softener model WHES30 does not keep you guessing when to add more salt. It has a low salt light, which indicates that the softener is working efficiently and flashes when it is low on salt. So you don’t have to worry about the right time to add salt anymore!
Additionally, Whirlpool 30,000 grain softener has a water flow indicator, which indicates when water is flowing through the system. It can also detect potential leaks in the plumbing. In short, you can say that this best whole house water softener takes care of itself! We must admit, Whirlpool has spent a great deal of thought in making its softener a cost-friendly one.
5. Do-It-Yourself Installation Kit
Generally, water softeners are quite hard to install and difficult to put together without an expert’s help. But not in this case. Whirlpool automatic water softener comes with a detailed step by step installation kit that you can easily install and use your softener in no time.
The only things you need are the connectors for your plumbing, a 110V electrical outlet, a drain, and tubing. Installing this softener will not be a problem if you know how to use basic tools. The detailed kit was quite easy to use and understand. The installation process didn’t consume much time and was over within a few hours thanks to the easy Whirlpool 30000 grain water softener manual. We were really happy we didn’t have to waste our money on installation.
Whirlpool WHES30E 30,000 Grain Water Softener Specifications
- Manufacturer : Whirlpool
- Item model number : WHES30E
- Product Dimensions : 19 x 18 x 43.5 inches
- Item Weight : 94.8 pounds
- Size : 0.75 inches
- Color : Off-White
- Style : Softener
- Finish : White
- Warranty Description : 1 year parts & labor
What We Like About It? (Pros)
In today’s world, who does not like a good warranty with its purchase. Whirlpool seems to know that very well, and that’s why they have given a great warranty on their product WHES30E. It comes with a 1-year warranty on full parts and labor, 3 years warranty on the electronics, and 10 years warranty on the tank. And the amazing part is, full parts and labor warranty may be extended up to 2 years with the use of Whirlpool Water Softener Cleaner. We were more than happy with the warranty policy for this product.
Whirlpool 30,000 grain water softener is sturdy and good looking and does not require too much space. It has a single tank design, which means two different tanks are combined into a single unit, saving a lot of space. It will fit perfectly inside small rooms, offices, or places with less area.
One thing that really grabbed our attention is that the Whirlpool softener does not leave any traces of minerals after the softening process. Compared to other softeners in the market, which leave some percentage of minerals, this unit cleans hard water effectively.
Easy to Use and Clean
Whirlpool WHES30E 30,000 grain softener is easy to install and use thanks to its do-it-yourself installation kit. After installing, it is easy to maintain too. Generally, it is recommended to clean your water softener every four months. Whirlpool makes sure that you don’t have to put much effort into cleaning its product. We just used the Whirlpool water softener cleanser to clean the softener, and it was good to go.
Whirlpool has included a variety of technologies in WHES30E whole house water softener to ensure that your resources don’t go to waste. The low salt light indicator ensures that you put salt in your softener only when needed and don’t waste it. It will also save money spent on salt. Features like demand Initiated Regeneration and water flow indicators help saving water and the environment.
What We Dislike About It? (Cons)
Whirlpool claims that WHES30E softener can serve a household with more than four people. But we tend to differ. We would say that it is ideal for five people at best but not more than that.
We found a concerning drawback in Whirlpool WHES 30E water softening system. After the softening process, the water contains some amount of salt in it. This can be unhealthy for people with high blood pressure. We feel Whirlpool should have noticed this drawback and improved its product.
After testing quite a few water softeners, we have concluded that Whirlpool is the only premium brand in the market that has a water softener. So it didn’t come as a surprise when we saw Whirlpool WHES30E 30,000 grain softener pricing, which was towards the upper end of the price spectrum. As we know, if you want a branded product, you will have to shed a few bucks.
There is no such difference between WHES30 and WHES30E water softeners. According to Whirlpool, the only difference between the two is that WHSE30e is an e-commerce package, which means it was purchased from an online retailer. There is no other difference between the two.
No, the Whirlpool WHES30 30000 grain water softener does not have any filter in it. It is a water softener used to remove hardness from water and not a filter.
Whirlpool WHES30E whole house water softening system does not recharge every night like the older water softeners. Instead, it recharges once or twice a week, saving water. But when it does recharge, it drains about 30-40 gallons of water.
Whirlpool has been a household name for years. And so, you should be ready to spend a few bucks if you want to buy a Whirlpool WHES30E water softener. Nonetheless, the product has succeeded in maintaining its value for money by providing tons of features. It works efficiently and helps your water appliances to run smoothly. It does not leave behind any minerals and softens water successfully. Its soft water would help people with skin problems and provide them with relief. It also removes water iron and helps maintain hair color.
This unit softens even the hardest of water. We believe that other softeners should also use advanced technology as the one Whirlpool uses in this product to help save the environment. Whirlpool WHES30E 30,000 grain softener prevents wastage of salt, water and also cuts unnecessary costs. It’s easy to use and maintain and can be used by any member of the family. It is built so that it saves space but looks good at the same time.
With this, we have come to the end of our Whirlpool WHES30E review. We hope we have helped anyone who was thinking of buying a water softener and eased their doubts.