What are the ongoing expenses of a water softener?

What are the ongoing costs of a water softener?

So you’ve recently purchased a water softener (or are considering a purchase) and are wondering about the ongoing expenses associated with water softening? After the initial water softener system purchase, there will be two main expenses to properly maintain your system:
  1. Salt (consumable)
  2. Servicing of the Unit

Salt: How Much Salt Will You Need to Purchase?

First of all, ion exchange softeners require salt (sodium chloride or potassium chloride) pellets in order to soften the hard water coming into your home. This salt is held in a “brine tank” which sits next to (and is connected to) your water softener.
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What Type of Soap Should I Use with a Water Softener?

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When high-efficiency (HE) laundry washers were introduced a few years back, many consumers suddenly began paying more attention to the laundry soap they were buying. High efficiency machine manufacturers warned that using “regular” laundry soap rather than an “HE detergent” could void the machine’s warranty.

So what about a water softener system? Does it matter what type of soap is used after a water softener or conditioner is installed?
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The Pros and Cons of Reverse Osmosis

Reverse Osmosis Advantages and Disadvantages

Reverse Osmosis (RO) technology was developed in the late 1950’s through U.S. Government funding as a possible method of desalinating seawater. Today, RO drinking water systems are used in millions of homes and even by NASA to ensure the astronauts have clean, safe drinking water while in space.

So why do millions of consumers choose reverse osmosis drinking water systems for their homes? Let’s explore the advantages–and even the disadvantages of point of use RO systems.

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