Tier1 Eco Series Water Softener Alternative (Salt free Softener) + Chlorine Reduction System + UV Disinfection for 1 - 3 Bathrooms
- Certified to NSF/ANSI 42 for the reduction of chlorine. Simple upflow design for minimal maintenance and no confusing electric valve.
- Scale reducing media Template Assisted Crystallization (TAC) reduces scale build up in pipes and appliances and has been certified to NSF/ANSI 61 for health effects.
- UV light disinfection deactivates waterborne bacteria and cysts.
- Easy installation, requires no electricity, salt, or manual maintenance
Experience the Tier1 Difference
Tier1 manufactures high-quality filtration and household products. We take creating and maintaining a healthy home seriously. Products must undergo rigorous testing and meet demanding quality expectations in order to earn the Tier1 badge. Every purchase is backed by the Tier1® Guarantee:
- Guaranteed Fit
- Guaranteed Quality
- Guaranteed Price
Salt Free Softener Advantages
Tier1's salt free softener boasts many user convenience advantages to our traditional softener systems. These advantages include the following:
No Valve Programming
Salt free systems do not require valve programming during set up. This system simply needs to be connected to the water line and it will go to work, no need for finding the settings that work best for you or finding out how to navigate the valve head menu.
No Salt Replacement
Expensive salt replacements are a thing of the past with a salt free softener. Not only does this save you money as traditional softeners can consume a lot of salt over the course of the year but this also saves the hassle of checking the brine tank, running out to get more salt, and lugging those heavy salt bags around and to your softener.
No Brine and Brine Line
Brine solution is bad for the environment and for your plumbing leading down to the drain. By removing this element you can also save the hassle of setting up the brine line directly to a drain or sink. No more exposed drain lines or worry about the air gap. Salt free systems offer this installation and operation convenience.
Template Assisted Crystallization (TAC)
Template Assisted Crystallization (TAC) is a form of water refinement that provides softened water without removing the hardness minerals. Instead of trapping and then expelling the minerals which contribute to hardness (brine solution), this salt free softener uses specialized resin which turns the minerals into their less ionic and more stable crystalline forms. In this state they are incapable of bonding to each other or other surfaces and are effectively washed down the drain. This process reduces the chance of continued scale development and may result in enhanced effectiveness of soaps and detergents. These crystalline minerals pose no health risk, and additionally, the process does not add extra sodium into your water like a traditional softener would during ion exchange process.
KDF Media Advantages and Benefits
KDF (Kinetic Degradation Fluxion) media is a copper-zinc formulation blend that is highly effective at reducing chlorine, lead, mercury, iron, and hydrogen sulfide from your water. Typically used as pre-treatment or as a primary treatment method, KDF media delivers a superior filtration performance compared to traditional carbon exclusive treatment. The process works by exchanging electrons with contaminants in order to change them into less problematic, harmless components. In the case of chlorine, an electronic is picked up from the KDF media to turn the chlorine into chloride, a more stable ion generally present in salt. For hydrogen sulfide, the copper loses an electron and the sulfur gains an electron to form copper sulfide and water. Insoluble copper sulfide can then be backwashed from the KDF media. Invest in a system which provides effective chlorine and heavy metal reduction with Tier1.
Ultraviolet Light (UV) Filtration
Ultraviolet light is a water treatment option that is highly effective at reducing bacteria and viruses from your water. UV light deactivates the DNA of bacteria and viruses as they flow through the UV chamber, effectively removing their ability to multiply and reproduce, therefore treating the root of the threat they would normally pose to your health. This is a preferable treatment option for reducing bacteria and viruses as it doesn't introduce more chemicals and their byproducts into your water and even effectively reduces the microorganisms which are chlorine-resistant. UV treatment does not filter other contaminants such as heavy metals and chlorine but, as the final step of this whole home system, provide the necessary final step for complete home water protection.
Importance of Pre-Filtration
Pre-filtration is a wise move for whole home solution systems as it filters out particles that would otherwise clog up the following systems. Usually in the form of sediment filters such as polypropylene and pleated media or as carbon block filters, these pre-filters offer a primary layer of defense to help extend the life of whole home systems and filter out larger particles. This layer of defense is fairly standard on reverse osmosis systems and softeners as it is advised to protect these systems but even if you don't have this equipment, whole home housings and filters effectively reduce the amount of dirt, sediment, and silt that would flow through your plumbing and affect your water using appliances. Ensure you have the protection your systems and home need with Tier's line of Whole House Cartridge Systems.
This system has the added bonus of post-filtration with the attached UV filter. The final stage of Ultraviolet disinfection is a final polishing of your water, helping remove any bacteria or viruses that may be present in your water. If you live in a location where water may contain microorganisms, this UV filter can give you the peace of mind you need.
|Used In Brands||Tier1|
|Actual Size (in)||44 inches (length) x 59.1 inches (width) x x 8 inches (depth)|
|Actual Size (cm)||111.76 x 150.11 x 20.32|
|System Sizing||homes with 1-3 bathrooms|
|Media||Carbon and KDF|
|Primary Filter Media||Granular Activated Carbon|
|Pre Filter Media||Carbon Block|
|Filter Life (Years)||7|
|Maximum Operating Pressure (psi)||125|
|Operating Temperature (°F)||40 - 100|
|Operating Temperature (°C)||5 - 37.8|
|Flow Rate (gpm)||5.8|
|Flow Rate (lpm)||21.96|
|Fitting Size (inches)||3/4 inch|
|Certifications||NSF/ANSI Standard 42|
|Reduction Class||Chloramine, Chlorine, Taste and Odor|
|Warranty Guarantee||Tier1® Whole House Systems: Protect Every Drop Guarantee|
|Includes||8 inch x 44 inch resin tank with carbon and KDF media blend, 8 x 44 inch resin tank with scale inhibiting media, 10 inch by 4.5 inch sediment filter with housing and bracket, 9 GPM Ultra Violet (UV) disinfection system, required flexconnector(s), ball val|
|Primary Filter Media||Granular Activated Carbon|
The TIER1_WH_CB_KDF_SF_UV_844 reduces the following contaminants:
- Chlorine Taste & Odor
- Dissolved Minerals
- Hard Scale
- Heavy Metals
- For installation instructions please read the Salt Free and KDF Media Tank Installation Guide
- For UV system installation instructions please read the UV Disinfection System Installation Guide
- Installation Video:
- For installation assistance please see the attached video above or reach out to our technical support team.