Nuvo H2O Reviews: The Best Home Water Softener Systems

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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With more hard water occurrences, families need to find a way to treat and soften it to make sure the water does not harm appliances. This article will share Nuvo H2O reviews for 5 types of Nuvo H20 water filters with their advantages and disadvantages. It will also share a few factors to guide you when buying a water softener system for your home.

Hard water is highly concentrated in calcium and magnesium, which easily clogs pipes to reduce water flow for home-use appliances. To reduce this, you will need a good water conditioner system to break down these minerals and lower the water pH.

Contrary to many beliefs, hard water is not bad for your health. You can benefit from the calcium and magnesium in the water when you ingest it. While drinking the water is safe and healthy, it is less advantageous when used externally on hair and skin. Because of the hard minerals in the water, using it to shower can drain a lot of moisture from your skin and hair to cause dehydration.

When you know the water in your pipes is hard, you will need to invest in a good home water softener. These are 5 eco-friendly water softeners you can get from Nuvo H2O.

Nuvo H2O Reviews - The Best in the Pack

1. Nuvo H2O Dpmb-a Manor Water Softener System, 8 X 26"

Nuvo H2O Manor Water Softener System, Includes Manor...
  • The Manor Water Softener System is designed for homes that are...
  • Prevents hard water scale buildup. Removes existing hard water...
  • Developed from 30+ years of commercial experience. Extends the...
  • Retains healthy minerals in your water. No slick feeling like you...
  • Included in package: System housing (head and sump), Mounting...

If you live in a large house with several people, you will need this water softener for salt-free water and an energy-efficient water flow system. The Manor system uses a process called Chelation to soften the water without removing the calcium or magnesium. Instead, the softener uses a blend of citric acid to prevent clogging and damaging appliances and other external surfaces.

This Nuvo water softener is ideal for homes of up to 2000 square feet with at least 4 people as it can soften 18 gallons of water per minute. Like other Nuvo products, the Manor is expected to treat 50 000 gallons of water before you need to replace the filters. To learn how much water it has treated, you can install a meter to your water supply line.

It is best to replace your cartridges every 6 months for the best water. The Manor comes with a 5-year warranty from Nuvo H2O and is FDA and NSF approved for home use.


  • Lowers the pH of your home water without getting rid of any minerals.
  • Best for salt-free waterIdeal for large homes with more than 4 people.
  • Provides water that is safe for drinking, bathing, plant watering, and washing.
  • Reduces clogging in pipesFDA and NSF approved.
  • Reduces stains on appliances and other products.
  • It extends the lifespan of all your appliances.
  • The package comes with a free installation manual.
  • It uses affordable replacement cartridges.
  • 5-year warranty from Nuvo H2O.


  • It weighs 20.3 pounds.
  • You can void the warranty if the home softener system is installed in the sun.

2. Nuvo H2O Dphb-a Home Water Softener System

NuvoH2O Home Water Softener System, Includes Home Water...
  • The Home Water Softener System is ideal for homes that are less...
  • Prevents hard water scale buildup. Removes existing hard water...
  • Developed from 30+ years of commercial experience. Extends the...
  • Retains healthy minerals in your water. No slick feeling like you...
  • Included in package: System housing (head and sump), Mounting...

This eco-friendly water softener is designed for smaller homes with a few residents. Like the Manor system, it also uses the Chelation process to bind the calcium and magnesium to a blend of citric acid for softer water with lower pH levels.

When these hard water-causing minerals are bound to the citric acid, they cannot form deposits that could clog or stain appliances and surfaces. Thus, this Nuvo Home Water System will extend the lifespan of your heater, appliances, plumbing fixtures, and more. The water produced will also be safe to drink and gentle on your skin and hair.

This NuvoH2O system can supply 12-15 gallons per minute that is enough to run two showers, the dishwasher, washing machine, and other uses simultaneously without dropping flow pressure. It weighs about 9 pounds, and each cartridge can soften about 20 000 gallons of water before replacing it.

While it is advised to replace the cartridges every 6 months, installing a meter in your water supply line can let you know when you exceed the 20 000 gallon limit. The H2O system comes with a 5-year warranty from the company.


  • The product will soften your water.
  • Water produced is ideal for drinking, washing, watering plants, and bathing.
  • It will extend the lifespan of your heater, plumbing structures, and appliancesIt will produce salt-free water.
  • FDA and NSF approved.
  • Does not affect your home's water pressure.
  • Lowers water pH without removing any minerals.
  • Ideal for a smaller home with two or three people.
  • 5-year warranty.
  • Uses affordable cartridges.
  • It comes with a mounting back plate, screws, brackets, and housing wrench.


  • Warranty can be voided if installed in direct sunlight

3. Nuvo H2O S-2416 Studio Water Softener

Nuvoh2o Dpsb-a Water Softener System, 20,000 Gallon
  • Includes: Studio softener system, studio cartridge, mounting back...
  • Water flow: 12 to 15 gpm with 3/4 in. ports
  • Output Between Refills: 20000 gal.
  • Installation Kit Included
  • Grain Capacity: 30 Grain

The Studio Water Softener is ideal for small homes, like studio apartments or even RVs. Ideally, this water softening system is best for homes of less than 1000 square feet.

Despite its size and recommendations, this Nuvo H2O product offers at least 15 gallons of water per minute which is a great water flow rate for showers and faucets. The softener uses the CitraCharge process to bind hard water minerals to citric acid and reduce damage.

The process also lowers your water's pH to minimize the occurrence of minerals clinging onto surfaces and appliances. Unlike the other Nuvo H2O products, this is an in-line softener that you fix onto an existing supply line. It does not need a special mounting back plate to install.

To fix it, turn off the main valve and open the faucet to drain all water from the pipe. When all water drains, cut the pipe to insert the softener. Depending on the size of your supply line, you may need adapter fillings to prevent water leaks.

This unit weighs only six pounds, and you will need to replace its filters every four to six months or after it softens every 10 000 gallons of water. The replacement cartridges only cost $50 each. The whole studio water softener unit comes with a 5-year warranty if you don't expose it to direct sunlight or leave it exposed and uncovered.


  • Ideal for small living spaces like RVs, condos, and other studio apartments.
  • It sufficiently softens water and lowers pH levels for better taste and hygiene.
  • Produces salt-free water.
  • It prolongs the lifespan of your heater, plumbing fixtures, and other home appliances.
  • Reduces water stains and damage.
  • No need for a special mounting back plate.
  • Approved by the FDA and NSFEasy to install.
  • 5-year warranty.


  • Can only soften 10 000 gallons of water before requiring cartridge replacement.

4. NUVO H2O - CitraCharge Pro Spot-Free Dishwasher System

This water softening system is precisely what your dishwasher needs for a prolonged lifespan. If your house has hard water, it can damage your home appliances by clogging the water systems. The dishwasher is one of the most used home appliances, which is why Nuvo H2O designed this unit.

Like other Nuvo H2) water softening units, this one uses a blend of citric acid to soften the water before it enters the dishwasher, thus preventing clogging or any mineral buildup. While it softens your water, it also helps you save money because you will require less dishwashing soap.


  • It softens dishwashing water to prolong the lifespan of the dishwasher.
  • Helps you save dishwashing soap and reduce water wastage.
  • Prevents stains from forming on dishes.
  • Weighs 1.5 pounds for easy installation.
  • Comes with the first cartridge.


  • None

5. Nuvo H2O Manor + Taste Complete Water Softener System

NuvoH2O Manor + Taste Complete Water Softener System,...
  • WATER SOFTENER & TASTE FILTER SYSTEM: Our CitraCharge technology...
  • SALT-FREE WATER SOFTENER: This is the perfect whole-home water...
  • SALT-FREE BENEFITS: This whole-house water softener system is...
  • SAVES YOU MONEY: Don’t let hard water, chemicals, and scale...
  • THE NUVOH2O DIFFERENCE: We offer the industry-leading all-natural...

This option is a complete water softener system for large homes. Designed to cover more than 1500 square feet homes, it comes with the companies Manor water softener and taste replacement cartridges.

This unit is ideal for softening water and improving its taste and smell. If you have struggled with drinking water, this Nuvo H2O product comes with a filtration technology that removes hard water minerals, sediment, and chemicals to leave you with the best water.

Best installed by a certified NuvoH2O plumber, this water softener weighs 47 pounds and comes with a 5-year warranty from Nuvo H2O.


  • Ideal for large homes.
  • It prolongs the lifespan of household water appliances.
  • Removes bad taste and odor from your drinking water.
  • Comes with replacement cartridges.
  • Softens water.


  • Quite costly.

Factors to Consider Before Buying a Nuvo H2O Home Softener System

As shown by the different Nuvo H2O units, a few factors should guide you to the best for your home. These are the size of your home, the amount of water you use, and the pressure of your water flow, among a few others.

1. Size of your house

The size of your house determines which type of water softening unit is best. However, the size of your house is also affected by how many people live in it. So, while the company will recommend a unit based on the house's square feet, it would be best to consider how many people are there to use water.

You could live alone in a large house, which would mean your water softener does not have to be big. Additionally, you may live in a small house with five people who would bring your water consumption high. In this case, you may need a stronger Nuvo system.

2. Water usage

The water usage in your house determines the kind of water filter to buy. Considering the cartridges have to be changed every 6 months, it is best to buy a Nuvo H2O system that can last that long. Additionally, consider the amount of water used every 6months to estimate how many times you will need to replace the cartridges in that period.

All the Nuvo H2O water softeners have a maximum amount of water they can soften, and if you exceed this limit before six months, you'd be required to replace the cartridges. However, if you have yet to exceed the limit even after the six months, you might not have to replace cartridges then.

3. The water softening technology

The Nuvo H2o water softener systems use a blend of citric acid to bind hard water elements such as calcium and magnesium to the citric acid, thus softening water without getting rid of any elements. Before buying these products, you will need to confirm your house has hard water. You can use a water test kit to rule out other contaminants.

The products will only be efficient if your water does not contain very concentrated calcium and magnesium levels. If you find your water to be very hard, it would be best to pair your Nuvo Water softener with another water purifying system.

When the water is too hard, you might notice fewer clogs and stains, but the system may not be adequate to prevent them altogether. Additionally, suppose you find other elements in your water like iron, sulfur, manganese, and forms of bacteria. In that case, it is best to pair your Nuvo H2O water softener with an able filtration system.

Frequently Asked Questions about Nuvo H2O Water Softening systems

a) Does Nuvo H2O really work?

Yes, the water softening products work. However, they are best for home water conditioning, and they are effective on water that contains low levels of calcium and magnesium.

b) What makes the Nuvo H2O Water Softeners better than others?

The Nuvo H2O products do not use salt to soften water. They also don't require electricity and effectively softens water throughout the house. The Nuvo H2O softeners also can remove mineral buildup from pipes and plumbing fixtures and subsequently prevent any buildup from occurring.

c) What are the benefits of using soft water?

Soft water is gentle on your skin and hair, household water appliances, and also gentle on your household items and clothes. For example, if you use soft water on dishes, it will thoroughly rinse them without leaving any stains.

d) Is Nuvo H2O softened water safe to drink?

Yes, the water softened using Nuvo H2O cartridges is safe to drink. The cartridges are approved by the FDA and NSF. Calcium and magnesium are healthy minerals you can consume through your water. Thus, these cartridges do not remove them; they just bind them to the citric acid to prevent them from forming clogs or stains.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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