Eddy Water Descalers is a UK based company that markets the Eddy Electronic Water Descaler as the number one alternative to salt water softeners.
Why alternative? Because instead of sodium the descaler uses electromagnetic waves to reduce the scaling effects of calcium, magnesium and manganese salts in hard water.
These minerals are known to adhere to the inside of pipes forming limescale deposits.
As a result, water flow decreases and the overall lifespan of plumbing systems as well as water heaters, washing machines and other household appliances is shortened.
The Eddy Electronic provides a viable solution to this problem, preventing scale and dissolving existing deposits.
How exactly does the descaling work?
The electromagnetic waves applied through two coils placed around your incoming water supply line alter the adhesion properties of the minerals in your water. So they are less likely to stick to surfaces and can be flushed away much easier.
However, nothing is added nor removed from the water. This has the benefit that all healthy minerals are retained. It’s also why you won’t see a drop in TDS.
In case you are wondering: The Eddy descaler works on both well and tap water and is effective on all types of pipes, except for those made from iron and galvanized pipe types.
The maximum allowed diameter is 1.5″.
All in all, you can expect great results at hardness levels of up to 20 gpg and more.
Eddy Water Descalers was founded in London in 1999. There was a need to solve hard water problems that many Londoners suffered from. Looking for a simple solution, the engineers came up with an electronic descaler, the Eddy ED1503P, which could be produced in the UK at affordable cost.
The 3-coil unit was updated to a 2-coil system (ED5002P) in 2003.
In 2006, the Eddy ED6002P Professional was introduced, which was originally designed for more stubborn applications, but is now the standard unit that the company offers.
What we like most about the Eddy is the fact that it’s environmentally friendly. No salt is being added to your water that will later enter our supply systems and eventually end up in our freshwater sources.
No salt also means that the system is highly economical, as you don’t have to continuously purchase new salt bags – also saves you a lot of time.
Speaking of money, this electronic descaler comes at a fraction of the price of what you pay for a conventional salt-based softener.
Other pros are the lifetime repair and replacement warranty provided by the manufacturer and the 12-month money-back guarantee for a full refund if you are not satisfied with the product.
On top of that, the Eddy is CE and FCC certified to U.S., UK and EU standards.
The Eddy Electronic provides for an easy DIY install with no plumbing required. Literally anyone should be able to hook this unit up within a couple of minutes.
Just remember that it’s not waterproof and therefore not suited for outside installation.
By the way, the descaler comes with two circuits so that it can be used on two separate pipes, such as one cold and one hot water line.
Here is what you need to do:
If a softener is not equipped with a bypass valve, we recommend you provide for one for ease of maintenance. Also, make sure to comply with local plumbing codes.
Ben has uploaded a very helpful installation video to his YouTube channel. Make sure to check it out:
There is no programming or maintenance involved with the Eddy Electronic. It’s fit and forget – love it!
Unfortunately, there is no instruction manual to be found online. Of course, one is supplied with the unit.
As with most conditioners, the Eddy Electronic does not seem to work for all users. Some reported that it did nothing for them in terms of reducing hardness stains or scaling on faucets and pipes.
What these customers appreciated, however, was that the company stood to their return policy and refunded the full purchase price.
While for the majority of customers the Eddy Electronic Water Descaler is a no-brainer product for its affordability, some remain skeptical.
We would recommend this descaler as doing exactly what is promised: Reduce scaling. It may not be a genuine softener, but accomplishes more or less the same at a fraction of the cost.
Excellent price, easy installation. Thus: 4.5 stars!
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This completes our Eddy water descaler review. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below!