A water softener is used to remove hardness and iron in the water using salt as part of the ion exchange process.

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Calculating Salt Usage

Living with soft water in your home has many benefits and it often saves homeowners money in the long run.  Whether it’s at the time of installation or after many years living with soft water, customers ask how much salt they should expect to use on a monthly basis?  There are many variables in salt usage such as th hardness of the water, family size, and type of unit. Keep in mind, every water softener is set differently and vary with usage.   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

Drinking Soft Water

When you soften water using a water softener, does the sodium level increase in my water?  Is it safe to drink soft water?  Will my water taste salty from using salt and a water softener?  How much salt is added to my water using a water softener?  These questions are presented to our staff when discussing water, specifically using a water softener within a home.  As part of the water softening process, salt must be used to make soft water.  How much salt is needed depends on the hardness of your home’s water, the number of people living and size of the water softener in the home.

In an Environmental Protection Agency study, an eight ounce glass of soft water has less than 12.5 milligrams of sodium.  This falls in the “very low sodium” category according to the Food and Drug Administration.  Read more

How Does a Water Softener Work?

Did you know 85% of the homes in the United States are affected by hard water?  Even homes supplied with city water have hard water.  The best way to rid hard water in your home is to use a Kinetico water softener.  Having a water softener in your home provides many benefits, but did you […]

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 […]

Filling Your Salt Tank

How full should I fill my salt tank?

Since salt is an essential variable to soft water.  Our employees are often asked “How much salt should I put in my salt tank when filling it?”

A family who uses a lot of water can fill the salt tank completely full, but it is strongly recommended the salt tank not be filled until water can be seen at the bottom of the salt tank.  Why?  If the salt tank is filled full and continually topped off with a few bags of salt, it can cause a salt bridge. 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

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