Do I Need to Upgrade My Water Softener?

July 23, 2014

A high-quality water softener is a quality investment, but if you aren’t experiencing the full benefits of your water softening system, then your investment might be going to waste. If your water treatment system is old or outdated, it’s likely that it isn’t performing as efficiently as it could be--costing you time, money, and water.

Do I Need a New Water Softener?

Here are a few good signs it may be time to upgrade your water softening system:

Rising Bills

A low-efficiency water softener could contribute to higher electric and water bills. You may also be spending more money than necessary on laundry/dish detergent, soap, and shampoo because your water isn’t soft enough to clean anything effectively. Perhaps you have even noticed you are buying a lot of salt because you have to fill the tank more often. If you notice that your bills have been increasing over time, that could mean you’re not getting the maximum efficiency out of your water softener.

Your Water Consumption Has Changed

If the size of your household has recently grown or shrunk (for example, through having more children or adult children moving out), it is likely that your water usage has changed as well. This means that your water softener may no longer be the most efficient system for your home. Newer systems can meet your home’s exact needs so you won’t be wasting money or resources. Your new-and-improved system can be tailored to your actual water consumption rather than being a simple estimation based on the number of people in your home.

You Want a Customized System

Modern water treatment systems can give you greater control over the quality of your water. A professional can install a system that is programmed to work best for you. You can also get a reverse osmosis feature on your water system that makes the softened water better for drinking or cooking. More personalized settings mean less maintenance for you. Today’s water softeners can essentially be installed and forgotten about until it’s time for an annual inspection.

The Benefits of a New Water Softener

If any of these bullet points ring true for you, it may be time to schedule an inspection with a water treatment professional. A specialist can evaluate your current system to see if it is still working at full performance or if you would benefit from a newer water softener.An upgraded water softener does more than just save you money and water. It makes your dishes cleaner, your hair shinier, your skin smoother, and your laundry softer. Your whole house will be cleaner because your cleaning supplies will work better with soft water, eliminating soap scum and build-up. A new water softener can also help you save on cleaning supplies and will extend the lifespan of your appliances. Some cities even offer rebates for upgrading your water softener, since new systems bring cleaner, higher-quality water to residents.If you’re overdue for a water softener upgrade, call Jason’s Water Systems today at 555-555-5555 for a free water analysis.