Types of Water Softener Salt

It can be difficult choosing among the many different types of water softener salt sold today.  The choices range from pellet, solar, rock, block salt, and potassium chloride  Which salt is best for your water softener?  We dissect the choices and give you helpful information the next time you purchase salt for your water softener.

When choosing a water softener salt, purchase a salt with a low level of impurities or insoluble matter, 99.8% soluble or clean.  By choosing a clean salt, there is less potential of impurities Read more

Salt Tank Bridge

The water in your home doesn’t feel soft.  The water softener sounds like it’s making soft water and the salt tank is full of salt, but the water doesn’t seem or feel right. After weeks the salt in your salt tank hasn’t moved any closer to the bottom.  The effects of hard water are present throughout the home.  You think to yourself, what could it possibly be?

When this occurs in your home, it is likely a salt bridge.  A salt bridge can be described as salt crusted together to form an empty space between the salt and the water in the salt tank. It appears there is salt in the salt tank, but the salt is only on the top half of the salt tank.  The bottom half of the salt tank Read more

Water Conservation Tips

Water…We take it for granted.  It seems to be an abundant resource, but yet we waste it, pollute it and let it run down the drain.  Every home takes for granted that when a faucet is turned on, that faucet will supply an unlimited amount of water.  For all the water wasted each day, there is less than three percent of accessible fresh water available for human use.  Water conservation is becoming a topic of choice these days with the expected growth in McHenry County, Illinois.

The necessary steps taken now will help ensure water for years to come.  These steps include: Read more

Types of Drinking Water Systems

Did you know the average American will consume only one percent of the water that enters the home each day?  It sure doesn’t seem like a lot of water, but it’s one gallon.  High quality drinking water has become an integral part of everyday life.  Many homes already use a filtration system including carafe filters, faucet mounted filters and/or reverse osmosis drinking water systems.  The market is saturated with many types and brands of drinking water systems and choosing the best for your family is key.   

A reverse osmosis drinking water systems provides the home with clean, crystal clear, worry free drinking water.  Not only can water be provided at the kitchen sink, it can be hooked up to a refrigerator.  There are no pitchers to fill or switches to switch between filtered and non-filtered water.  These types of systems can remove a large range of contaminants.  Better yet, filter replacement is needed approximately once per year.  Using a reverse osmosis drinking water system in your home will not only provide great drinking water, but also provide peace of mind. Read more

Sediment Water Filters

The first question asked of us is, why do I need a sediment pre-filter?In order to get water into the home, a well and pump must be dug into the ground to varying depths.  Once a clean water pocket in the ground is found, then water is brought to the home.  In those water pockets, sediment does exist.   The sediment will travel through your home’s water softener or the home faucets creating unnecessary service calls or a nuisance.  A sediment pre-filter acts like a furnace filter for your furnace or a fuel filter for your car.  

To ensure that your water softener and home are protected Read more

An Essential Appliance…A Water Softener

Many times a water softener is overlooked as an essential appliance in the home.  Think not.  A water softener should be rank high.  Why?  A water softener allows other appliances throughout the home to last longer by removing hardness and iron from the water.  This benefit alone should make a homeowner want to have a water softener in their home.

The first step to having a water softener installed in your home starts with a home water test. It is essential to have a home water test Read more

Water Softeners ‘Very Best’ Energy Savers

Homeowners do not need to live with hard water and the effects listed above.  A Kinetico water softener will eliminate the hard water in a home and let the homeowner live a clean, soft water life.  Kinetico water softeners use a demand initiated regeneration allowing the homeowner to save on money and water.  The twin tanks allow the home to have soft water 24 hours per day.  There is no need to adjust for either more or less water usage at a specific time the Kinetico adjusts to your water use. Read more