How to Choose the Best Water Softener for Your Needs

Unlike many appliances, water softeners are not always easy to determine what size and type is best for your needs. There are many different factors that come into play when choosing a water softener that will meet the needs of your home. It is important to know what questions to ask and the information to consider before you purchase a new water softener. Here are some of the factors to consider:

  • Size. You need the right size softener for your household. One that is not large enough will not function properly and an oversized model will waste money. This should be based on how many gallons of water you use each month.
  • Hardness. The hardness of your water and the elements in your water will be important in choosing the right softener. You should have your water tested to determine the grains per gallon and the minerals found in your water source.
  • Maintenance. There are many different types of water softeners with varying levels of maintenance. How often you will need to add salt and auto-indicators of salt levels are some of the features that can help with maintenance. The DIR or demand-initiated regeneration option can save energy and salt by only regenerating when needed, versus a timed system. You also want to consider other features like additional filtration for water quality.

To find the right type, size and features that you need for your water softening needs can be confusing. You should get the professional advice of a professional plumber to determine what model is right for your use. They can test your water and evaluate your water use to recommend the best options for your home, and do the installation for you.

Posted on behalf of:
Metro Septic LLC
1210 N Tennessee St
Cartersville, GA 30120
(404) 973-2471

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