Good quality water is one of those things every human has a right to. Still, we are far from having it available to everyone. While in other parts of the world it is a much more serious issue than here, we still believe water quality is something worth thinking about and writing about.
Even in the U.S., there are some (even densely) populated areas that have less than good quality water. To remedy that situation, many companies have come up with an assortment of products which treat different types of water quality problems. The subject of this article is one such product – the Nuvo H20 DPHB Home Salt Water Softener System.
The Nuvo H20 system is one of those products that have a lot of mixed reviews, which is why we decided to comb through all of them and see what the real features and effects we can expect from this product are.
We also had a couple of our team members test out the Nuvo H20 system and share their impressions with you. So, instead of reading dozens and dozens of different Nuvo H20 reviews that will probably just confuse you more, here is the mega review that tells is like it is.
We will begin the review with a comprehensive description of the Nuvo H20 Water Softener System. First of all, it is a very compact product with dimensions of 5 x 5 x 24 inches, so it is likely to fit just about anywhere.
It weighs only 12 pounds. The color palette is white, black and blue, with white being the dominating color. It is much smaller than a salt-based water softening system, which is certainly a big advantage for many of its users.
Now, let us move on to what the company claims that the Nuvo H20 system does. It is supposed to remove salt and hard-water buildup from your water using an eco-friendly process which does not use up electricity to operate. It also uses up much less water in the purification process than similar products. It is built to handle a water flow rate of 12 to 15 gallons per minute. Its total capacity is 50000 gallons of water – which is about the average consumption of a 2-person household.
In addition, it does not require any maintenance in terms of parts other than changing the patented 20-inch salt-free cartridge – an easy process of 5 minutes or less that needs to be repeated every 6 months. All of that sounds pretty impressive, as it should in order to justify the listing price of about $700 – $750. But let us look at the Nuvo H20 reviews and see whether it actually delivers all of these wonderful features.
One thing most reviewers agree on is that installation is not as easy as advertised. It took most people up to 2 hours to set it up – the same time it takes to install a much larger, multi-part salt-based system! Some pointed out that ultimately they had to hire a plumber to do it. All of our reviewers found their step-by-step installation video on their website and used that to successfully install the unit by themselves.
As for whether it actually works, there are a few caveats. What most Nuvo H20 reviews fail to acknowledge is that this product is a salt-free water softener which softens water by binding minerals to something else other than the soap in your soapy water. Thus, it is our experience that the system does work as long as the physical channels of water flow are big enough to accommodate the hard mineral particles which are bound to other ions. If the water channels are too small, you will see some buildup that is not made up of mineral and soap particles (as the regular scale is) but of mineral particles bound to the ions used by the Nuvo H20.
That said, many Nuvo H20 reviews also mentioned that the cartridge actually lasts much shorter than advertised. Thus, when the system does work, it does not work for long. We tend to agree with this point too. In other words, the capacity of one cartridge needs to be considered carefully when you are planning the maintenance costs of this water softener system.
All in all, our impression of the Nuvo H20 water softener is that the technical aspect of this system is solid – it does work to eliminate scale and hard water. However, the actual structure of your pipes and appliances will affect its effectiveness. Also, the longevity of the salt-free cartridge is probably overestimated by Nuvo.
One more thing must be said about the Nuvo H20 DPHB Home Salt Water Softener System – it comes with a 90-day money back guarantee. This is a pretty useful feature if you ask us, especially for a product with such mixed experiences and reviews.
If reading all of the information above still does not have you convinced either way, then maybe you should give this product a try but also make sure you stick to the terms of the money back guarantee. If it works, you will notice a small effect immediately and a more significant effect over the next few weeks. That is well within the time frame for the money back guarantee, so if you are really interested in trying out this product, then you should go for it!