Many homeowners consider a water softener an essential appliance because it removes calcium and magnesium from hard water. Hard water can cause scale buildup on pipes and fixtures, reduce the effectiveness of soap and detergents, and shorten the lifespan of appliances.
Water softeners may become less efficient over time or develop problems that necessitate replacement. Let’s discuss four things to think about when considering a water softener replacement:
- Age and Effectiveness- Water softeners usually last 10 to 15 years, depending on the unit’s quality and maintenance. Newer models perform better and are more energy efficient, saving money and improving water quality.
- Water Hardness Levels– If you’ve noticed an increase in scale buildup on fixtures, appliances, or glassware, your water softener isn’t working as well as it should. A professional plumber can test your water hardness levels and recommend a suitable water softener replacement to ensure that your home has a consistent supply of soft water.
- Frequent Repairs- If you frequently call a plumber for water softener repairs or maintenance, replacing the unit may be more cost-effective. A new water softener can increase dependability and require less maintenance, saving time and money.
- Rate of Flow and Capacity- When selecting a replacement water softener, it is critical to consider the flow rate and capacity required for your household. Our professional plumbers can assist you in choosing the appropriate size and type of water softener.
If you’re thinking about a water softener replacement, call us to schedule a consultation and discuss your options.