Electronic water descalers, also known as water conditioners or limescale inhibitors, generally comprise of a small box of electronics and one or more coils wrapped around the pipework.
What they do:
Electronic conditioners work by transmitting an audio frequency or radio frequency signal into the water via induction coils wrapped around the pipework. This inhibits the build up of limescale inside water pipes and through time, reduces existing scale. A softer scale may still form on showerheads, taps and other surfaces, but is much easier to clean.
Advantages: Electronic descalers are relatively cheap in comparison with other hard water treatment methods and offer a cost effective solution to limescale problems. No plumbing is required, making them very easy to install. And because nothing is removed or added to the water, healthy minerals are retained and the water remains safe to drink.
Disadvantages: Sometimes less effective than other treatment methods but only in very rare circumstances. Even then, most manufacturers will offer a full money back guarantee if the device does not work as well as expected.
Suitable for pipe sizes up to 22mm, the DSC1 comes with a two-year manufacturing warranty and full money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied with the performance of your descaler.
For pipe sizes up to 28mm or for use in extremely hard water areas, the frequency modulated output of the DSC2 ensures the limescale is blasted by a wide range of frequencies.