If you are looking for a water system for your home give Drain Genie Plumbing Services a call, your local Orlando plumber at 407-490-1230. We also service Longwood, Lake Mary, Winter Park, Casselberry, Orlando, Apopka, Maitland, Deltona, Altamonte Springs,Oviedo, Sanford, Winter Springs, and all of Central FloridaDoes a water softener and a whole house filter do the same thing? Many people think that a water softener and a whole house filter are the same thing. This is far from the truth they both do completely different things. The ideal water filtration system is when you combine both a water softener and the whole house filter together. So what is the difference between the two? Lets start with the water softener. Water Softeners are not filters they only remove minerals or hard water. They do not filter the water and hard water can affect all your appliances, such as water heaters and even your faucets and shower valves having a water softener will improve your life of your water heater and appliances. It will also save you time cleaning your tubs and showers. A whole house filter is just that it filters the water and it will get chlorine out of your water as well as contaminants but you also have to research your filters because some filters only filter some things not all things. So like everything, you get what you pay for. Some of the more expensive filters will remove more contaminants. If you are on well water, your water filtration system will have to for well systems. Wells usually contain iron which most regular filters do not remove.