What You Should Know When Purchasing A Water Softener For Your Home

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If you have noticed that your homes tap water doesn't taste as good as it once did, then you may want to consider looking at replacing your water softener.  Similar to a water heater, the general lifespan of a water softener is 8 to 10 years after which it needs to be replaced.  While you may want to read the water softener reviews online, and that is certainly a good start, you also want to figure out your water quality.  The only thing you should keep in mind is you are going to want to go with a name brand manufacture of water softeners.  Often homeowners think they can save some money by purchasing an off brand water softener, only to find it broke down after a couple of years and they cannot get parts for their water softener.

If you go with brands like Waterboss, Culligan or Fleck water softeners, you can be reasonably assured that the company will not only cover their warranty, but you will be able to get replacement parts for the unit.  The other thing you might want to look at is newer more environmentally friendly water softeners, like the NuvoH20 units.  The main advantage to eco-friendly water softeners is the fact that they have no moving parts, so they are less prone to breaking.  And more importantly, eco-friendly units do not use any salt, so that means no lugging 20 pound bags of salt home from the grocery store or hardware store.  The main reason why environmentally friendly water softeners are not used more often, is the fact that they cannot treat especially bad hard water nearly as well as conventional units.  That and the fact that many homeowners do not trust the newer units, so they are found less often in new home construction.  Regardless of what type of water softener you end up purchasing, make sure that the unit you purchase will be able to keep up with your water usage demands.

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