Water Softener Systems
Why should we invest in a water softener system?
Softener systems remove hardness from water, or more specifically, they remove calcium from water.
Hard water clogs pipes and fittings with mineral deposits, ultimately cutting water flow and causing pipe breakage. This same build-up in water-using appliances diminishes overall effectiveness of the appliance, while increasing the energy costs associated with running it.
Hard water makes it more difficult to clean surfaces such as faucets, sinks, and shower stalls, resulting in more money spent on cleaning chemicals, and more time spent cleaning. Hard water also causes clothing to become dingy, dishes develop spots, and hair can accumulate build-up and become unmanageable.
A water softener system will alleviate all of these problems. It will extend the life of all water-using appliances while increasing their energy efficiency. Clothing will be cleaner, brighter, and last longer. You will spend significantly less money on cleaning supplies, soaps, shampoos and detergents. The taste of food cooked in softened water will be much improved.
What are the expenses related to water softening systems?
- Price of original unit and installation varies with each household based on water usage
- Annual maintenance approximately $75, depending on contractor and service needs
*Annual maintenance consists of checking valves, pipes, fittings, etc.
- Annual salt approximately $100, varying according to water usage
- Re-bedding, which on average needs to be done every 5-10 years, pricing will vary according to hardness of water, size of softener, and contractor hired
*Re-bedding is process in which the media used to filter the
water is removed and new media is put in