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The 3 Best GE Water Softeners | Reviews & Comparisons

The Top 3 Best GE Water Softeners Today
– Reviews & Comparisons

Thinking about a GE water softener? When you buy into the GE brand, you buy into top quality products and this is especially true of their range of water softeners.

GE water softeners are packed full with features designed to make your water softening experience easy to manage and amongst the best value for money in the market place.

GE water softener reviews

Here are 3 reasons why you should use GE Water Softeners :

1. They Are Easy To Use

All you want is soft water, on tap, when it’s needed and a GE water softener comes with a selection of features and facilities built in that mean constant soft water for the minimum of effort. All water softeners need to be refilled with salt and GE makes what could be a heavy task, easy. A cleverly angled lid with a larger opening means refilling the brine tank with salt pellets is quick and easy.

A control panel built into all GHE water softeners is an excellent tool for communicating information about the status of your water softener at all times. The panel includes all of the controls and warns when the salt is running low as well as telling you how much time is left before you need to regenerate or refill the brine tank.

2. They Utilise Smart Technology

You can rely on GE to make the best use of technology to improve your water softening experience wherever possible. SmartSoft, a GE trademarked technology, actually learns water usage patterns in your household and adjusts regeneration so that you are never without soft water.

Each water softener also comes with a Custom Select blending valve. This allows you to select the hardness level produced by your machine. By simply setting the valve you get exactly the level of softness you require however the hard the water in your local area is. It also means you can adjust your system to provide more or less softening whenever needed.

3. They Have Low Running Costs

As well as keeping down detergent costs, a GE water softener also helps keep the bills low with efficient use of precious resources such as salt, water, and electricity. The latest GE water softeners have all been designed with the environment and your wallet in mind and have improved water consumption by up to 35%. Hence, it's much better to buy than rent a water softener with a brand you're unsure of.


GE Water Softener Reviews - The Top 3 Systems

With that being said, lets take a look at 3 of the most popular GE water softeners on the market, which are almost identical to each other, apart from their size and power:

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GXSF30V

GE water softener

Type: Salt Based

Capacity: 30,200 grains

Warranty: 1 year on parts, 3 years on electronic components, 10 years on the brine + resin tank

Best Suited For: families with less than 4 with average levels of hard water

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GXMH40H

GE water softener

Type: Salt Based

Capacity: 40,000 grains

Warranty: 1 year on parts, 3 years on electronic components, 10 years on the brine + resin tank

Best Suited For: families of 2-4 with moderate/very hard water

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GXSH45V

GE water softener

Type: Salt Based

Capacity: 31,000 grains

Warranty: 1 year on parts, 3 years on electronic components, 10 years on the brine + resin tank

Best Suited For: families of 4 or more with very hard water levels

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The GE GXSH45V Water Softener

  • Grains: 45,100 grains

  • Type of System: Salt

  • Warranty: 1 year on parts, 3 year on electronic components, and 10 years on the brine and resin tank
GE water softener

One of the most popular GE water softeners, the GE GXSH45V is designed with family life in mind. The on board grains, 45,100 of them, soften sufficient water to meet the needs of a family of four or more people. Technologies such as SmartSoft mean that this unit is capable of making the very best use of water, salt, and electricity to soften water continuously, reliably and exactly when it’s needed.

Coming with a wealth of features that make this water softener economical and is easy to use, it is also easy to install with just a modicum of plumbing know how. Size-wise, the cabinet is a discrete 23 x 48 x 15 inches; not tiny, but certainly no behemoth. With the correct plumbing it can be hidden discretely away in any cupboard or basement space quite easily.

PROS

  • 1.25 inch plumbing connection for better water throughput
  • 35% less water consumption during regeneration
  • 160 grains per gallon hardness removal so great for harder water areas
  • 12 ppm iron removal as a bonus, nor often found on domestic water softeners

CONS

  • Relatively short working life compared to other models and brands
  • Water softening power may not be always be enough in the hardest of water areas

Best Suited For - All things considered, the GE GXSH45V water softener is an excellent entry level machine for domestic use. It would suit a small family of four or more looking to soften the water in a single bath roomed home. With its very competitive pricing it is also going to appeal to those looking for a cost effective solution to their water softening needs. It is also better suited for those families who need larger volumes of water or who live in areas with the hardest water.


The GE GXSF30V Water Softener

  • Grains: 30,200

  • Type of System: Salt

  • Warranty: 1 year on parts, 3 year on electronic components, and 10 years on the brine and resin tank
GE water softener

The GE GXSF30V water softener is designed to meet the needs of smaller families. Weighing in at just 81 lbs, and housed in a cabinet just 23 x 44 x 15 inches its size makes it worth considering in any smaller family home.

Like its beefier brothers coming from GE, it also has a great selection of on-board technologies such as SmartSoft which monitors your usage and predicts capacity needs so you never run out of lovely soft water.

Efficient use of water and salt during regeneration (up to 20 percent less water than the previous GE model) will keep environmentalists happy whilst the electricity running costs are also surprisingly low. Older homes with a 1 inch plumbing supply will connect perfectly well to this water softener.

PROS

  • Excellent warranty terms – that’s a comfort!
  • Great brand to rely on for domestic equipment
  • Great value for money

CONS

  • Sometimes machines develop problems but warranty comes to the rescue
  • Designed for smaller plumbing size

Best Suited For - Families living in areas where the water is less hard would do well to look closely at what this water softener can offer them. The slightly smaller brine tank holds just 200 lbs of salt as opposed to 230 lbs on its larger brother the GE GXSH45V but it is still more than capable of generating enough soft water for the average family of four living in a single bathroom home.


The GE GXMH40H Water Softener

  • Grains: 40000 grains

  • Type of System: Salt

  • Warranty: 1 year on parts, 3 year on electronic components, and 10 years on the brine and resin tank
GE water softener

The GE GXMH40H water softener has a capacity of 40000 grains, and holds up to 230 lbs of salt sizing it perfectly for smaller homes.

The compact design provides for 95 gpg hardness removal capacity and up to 3ppm iron removal. On board technologies such as the clear LCD display make managing and using this water softener a real breeze. The screen constantly updates and informs you when the next change of salt is due so you can plan your usage and never be without soft water.

Regeneration of the system is managed automatically and all that is needed to keep this handy machine running is the occasional top up with salt pellets, made easy with the cleverly designed lid on the brine tank.

PROS

  • Excellent warranty
  • Great technology – check out the SmartSoft feature and Custom Select valve
  • Iron removal up to 3 ppm

CONS

  • Lower iron parts per million removal
  • Not suited to larger households or the hardest of water areas

Best Suited For - This machine is more than suited to those areas where the water is less hard. It has exactly the softening capacity to provide water for smaller households – those with a single bathroom and perhaps two or three people for example. It is also worth considering if you are looking for a selection of technologies to ensure minimum water, salt and energy resources are consumed.


You may have noticed that the above systems looked almost identical, and you'd almost be correct in that assumption; GE water softeners share the same great qualities and performance, with different capacities! For more water softener reviews, visit our homepage or start at our water softener list page here

Once you have your system (no matter if its GE or another brand) head over to our water softener installation page for tips on getting it installed the right way​

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