The older your home water filtration system, the more likely you can keep your water safe and reduce maintenance costs by upgrading to more reliable, effective, and longer-lasting components.

One example is the backwash timer, the device on top of your water filtration tank that determines when your water filtration system performs a backwash. Older systems use a mechanical timer which must be set manually to backwash your water filtration system at a pre-set time. Over time, the moving parts of mechanical backwash timers wear out and must be replaced. And the timer must be reset any time you lose power.

Today’s state of the art backwash timer is digital, not mechanical. This electronic flow-based meter measures the rate at which your system consumes salt — not time. Upgrading to a digital flow-based backwash timer can save up to 50 percent in salt and water consumption.

Do you need to upgrade your home water filtration technology or components? It’s easy to find out. For a complimentary in-home water analysis and expert advice about your options, call Aquatek Filtration and Pump at 508-869-0499, or contact Aquatek.