Water softeners for hard water in your home
Home water softeners remove destructive minerals and metals dissolved in your drinking and bathing water. Minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, lead and radium cause hardness in your water, making it challenging to bathe and clean your clothing and dishes. Hard water from these minerals takes its toll on your pipes and appliances, too. Generally, a water softener system is the best hard water solution for homes.
If you have a well water system, you likely have hard water. But, municipal water systems can also be affected. According to a U.S. Geological Survey, 85% of homes in the United States have hard water. And according to the Federal Trade Commission, homeowners spend about $1,000 per year because of the negative effects of hard water.
Signs of hard water in your home
- Deposits on shower heads, faucets and fixtures
- Soap scum build-up in sinks, tubs, and showers
- Spotty dishes and glassware
- Weak water pressure
- Soapy film on skin after bathing
- Reduced effectiveness of soaps and detergents
- Dingy laundry
Left untreated, hard water causes significant and costly damage to your home.
Hard water in NH explained
Groundwater often percolates through limestone, where it picks up calcium and magnesium. These minerals can precipitate the formation of deposits, or scale. These deposits stick to pipes, water-using appliances, tubs, showers, and other surfaces and are very difficult to remove.
Long term effects of hard water
Over time, hard water mineral buildup can cause significant and costly damage to your home’s water heater, plumbing, and water-using appliances. The challenge is, this damage occurs slowly over time. Frequently, the owner isn’t aware of the damaging effects until it’s too late. The only way to avoid this costly damage to your home is to have your water tested and treated by a certified water specialist.
Benefits of a home water softener system
- No soap scum on dishes and glassware after running the dishwasher
- Less time spent cleaning shower enclosures, faucets, sinks and toilets
- Softer, healthier skin and hair
- Brighter clothes, towels and linens
- Increased lifespan of water-using appliances
- Reduced expenses on soaps, cleansers and detergents
- Increased energy efficiency and reliability with water using appliances
How ion exchange water softeners work
Ion exchange softeners operate by attracting minerals and metals in your water to negatively charged resin beads inside water softener tanks. The resin beads are flushed of these minerals in a process called regeneration. Then, the process starts again.
Here are some on our most-popular home water softener systems:
Kinetico Premier Series Softener
- Dual-tank softener runs 24/7 to eliminate hard water minerals efficiently and effectively
- All moving parts operate in soft water which extends equipment life
- System regenerates based on actual metered water usage, not time, saving money and prolonging resin life
- High flow rate is designed to keep up with the most demanding households and is perfectly suited for larger plumbing in many homes
- Non-electric operation cuts costs and protects the environment
- No computers or timers to adjust, repair or replace
Kinetico PowerLine Series Softener
- Non-corrosive tank and durable valve
- Regeneration based on water use, reducing energy and water consumption
- User-friendly controls
Help with treating hard water
If you need help treating hard water in your home, contact our experts at Secondwind Water Systems. Our certified water treatment professionals will help you find the best hard water treatment solution for your family. Interested in learning more about your water? Contact us today for a free water test.