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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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Reverse Osmosis Vs. Water Softening: Do I Need Both?

I have a water softener. Do I need RO?

If you have a water softener in your home, you may feel pretty good about your water. But in fact, even after being processed by a water softener, impurities may remain in the water you drink and with which you wash foods and cook. Reverse osmosis can remove those impurities from your already-softened drinking water –including 98 percent of all sodium left in the water from the softening process. 

And that’s not all, here are three reasons why reverse osmosis and a water softener make a great combination.
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What type of salt should I use in my water softener

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As a water softener owner, you can see the salt in your brine tank is running low and it’s time to pick up some more. Like many people, you may be baffled by all of the water softener salt choices you see at the store: crystals, block, table, rock, and pellets. What is better: solar or evaporated salt pellets? What about salt pellets vs. potassium chloride pellets? What should you buy? What is best?

First of all, only salt or potassium chloride specifically designed for water softeners should be used.  Do not use dicing or table salt.

Softener Salt vs. Softener Potassium Chloride

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