What is the difference between a metered controlled water softener and a timer controlled water softener? – Water2Buy – Water Filtration Made Easy

What is the difference between a metered controlled water softener and a timer controlled water softener?

The main difference between these water softeners is that a meter controlled unit measures the amount of water being used in the household when the water usage hits a preset level then the unit regenerates (goes through cleaning cycle),
while a timer controlled unit simply regenerates at a preset time each day regardless of the amount of water used.

If your water usage changes from week to week then the metered controlled would be more efficient for you. If your water usage remains the same week to week then the timer controlled would be ok to use. Unit size then depends on number of people in the household.