When Choosing a Water Conditioner
In buying a water conditioner, allow for family growth and for guests in the system you choose. It is better to plan for the future to avoid problems of insufficient flow during periods of high water usage. Price should never be the primary consideration for selection of equipment. Properly sized units may cost more initially but will be more efficient and cost less to operate.
All of our equipment is validated by the State of Wisconsin. A Hanson Soft Water system will provide you with years of trouble-free conditioned water.
Three distinct types of residential water conditioners are:
- Water Softeners
- Iron Filters
- Reverse Osmosis (Drinking Water) Systems
Before having a whole house water conditioner installed, you should consider the following checklist.
Before You Buy
- Does the dealer have an established place of business in your area?
- Will a representative call at your home to determine the right kind, capacity, and installation of equipment?
- Is installation included in the price?
- Does installation include bypassing outside spigots, an untreated line for drinking or watering plants?
- Does the unit have enough water conditioning capacity to provide for present and future demands?
- If you rent equipment, does your agreement include an option-to-buy provision?
- Does the dealer offer after-sales service?
How Does a Water Softener Work?
Hard water contains dissolved minerals in the form of calcium and magnesium ions. Removal of these minerals is accomplished by softening the water using an ion exchange process. As water passes through the resin bed the undesirable ions are exchanged for sodium ions. After a period of time, the resin bed becomes depleted and the system will need to be regenerated with a brine solution to replenish the sodium content of the bed.