A known fact: 85% of the water used in the United States is hard water. It contains calcium and magnesium and will build scale within your home.

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Renting vs. Purchasing Equipment

Hard water is the pits.  The time will come when a homeowner will need to replace water treatment equipment or purchase new.  The tough decision is to rent or buy and the decision depends on each homeowner’s situation.  Purchasing is not the only option.  Companies do rent water softeners for a short term lease, which can be cost effective for a homeowner.  We’ll dive into the pros and cons of each option to help make a decision, which is best for each family. Read more

Water Softener Myths

MYTH: A WATER SOFTENER IS A WASTE OF MONEY

There can be sticker shock for some consumers at the cost of a water softener.  They then don’t think they need soft water, not for that price.  It’s like any other appliance in your home … useful.  The fact is a water softener is one of the only home appliances that can save you money.  Why? A water softener removes hardness (calcium and magnesium) from the water reducing your water heating bills and extends the life of water using appliances.  A water softener also saves money because less detergent is used when washing clothes as well as less soap is needed when bathing.  Since hardness is removed from the water, there’s no need to buy harsh chemicals to remove any hardness buildup from your water fixtures. Read more

What is Hard Water?

Have you noticed white deposits on your fixtures in the bathroom or spots on your shower door?  If you have, it’s hard water.  From bathing to energy consumption using appliances hard water has an effect on everything.  In fact, more than 85% of homes in the United States have hard water to some degree.

Hard water is defined as water with high mineral content consisting of calcium and magnesium.  It occurs when water percolates Read more

Watering Plants with Soft Water

Like humans, plants all need water to grow and oftentimes need specific soil conditions in order to grow healthfully.  When you are watering your household plants, it is best to use the watering information for the specific plant.  We offer general information in this blog post.  No matter the water you use, watch for stunted growth of your plants.  If this is the case, it may be necessary to change the type of water used. Read more

Softening City Water

My home is on city water so my water is just fine to use, right?  I don’t need a water softener in my home, right?  I won’t get any buildup on my water fixtures because I’m no city water, right?  The answer is no to these three questions.  Please don’t be alarmed, city supplied water is safe to use and drink.  We are discussing the effects of hard water within your home.  City water does have hardness, even when the supplier softens the water.  There is a misconception of being on city water, your water is good to use.  Read more

Soft Water Without Salt?

There are many benefits to owning a water softener.  We won’t list them here, but one of the chores to having clean, soft water is to fill your salt tank from time to time.  We’re all busy and tend to forget to fill your salt tank on a regular basis.  When you do run out of salt, what happens?  Does it ruin your water softener?  What will my water be like? Read more

Soft Water vs. Hard Water

Would you rather have water that will make your skin feel soft and smooth or dry and itchy?  Most people would choose soft and smooth.  Not everyone experiences the soft and smooth feel because not all homes use a water softener to treat their water.  The U.S. Geological Survey states 85% of the water in the United States is hard water.  Even when homes are supplied with city water, the water is hard. Read more

Hard Water in Your Home

Hard Water in Your Home Hard water in the home is hard on you and your appliances.  Not only does hard water leave your skin dry and your hair brittle, it will also leave a film on the shower door, rings in the toilet and bathtub.  Hard water creates more work for you as a […]

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