With this combination salt-free water softener and carbon filtration system, you can enjoy delicious water and also have the benefits of softer water in a healthy, convenient, cost-effective, eco-friendly way that harnesses the natural power of citrus to prevent and even reverse hard-water problems in your home. The NuvoH2O DPNCB "Complete" system joins a salt-free water softener with a 10-micron carbon filter to provide great-tasting, softened water. The compact design of this system fits into a relatively small space yet it can meet the water demands of a large home of up to 5000 square feet. This combo-package comes with the first cartridge, a carbon filter, mounting hardware, and a housing wrench. Activating the scientific process of chelation, the NuvoH2O salt-free water softening system effectively lowers the PH level of water and binds metal ions that cause hard water (mainly calcium and magnesium) to its proprietary, FDA-approved, citrus-based chelating agent. This process prevents damaging and corrosive scale deposits from forming and removes existing scale to protect and extend the life of your water heater, plumbing fixtures, and water-utilizing appliances. You will save money on utility bills because the NuvoH2O system requires no electricity and doesn't waste water like salt-based softeners that must regularly flush the system. Some municipalities and states have banned conventional water softeners in order to stop excessive levels of sodium from entering groundwater as well as reclamation systems that recycle water for irrigation. You will also save in other household expenses, using less soap, conditioners, and lotions. With naturally-conditioned water produced by the NuvoH2O system, your hair and skin will be healthier, and your laundry will be brighter and softer; moreover, the great taste of filtered water will please everyone in your house. This NuvoH2O DPNCB "Complete" system with its salt-free water softener and 10-micron carbon filter is backed by a 90-day, money-back guarantee and a lifetime warranty.