Water can be a very damaging substance if not controlled and treated properly in your home.
A piece of equipment that can protect your home and property, a very unglamorous work horse, are water softeners.
Water Softeners – Your First Line Of Defense
In Dane County water is very hard water and if left untreated can cause a number of problems for a homeowner. A short list includes –
- Fixtures – Scale from hard water will build up and in time ruin the look of your faucets.
- Water Heaters – It’s extremely important to have a water softener to treat hard water to protect the life span of water heaters. Without it, your water heater’s lifespan could be cut in half, if not more, because of the effects of hard water.
- Energy Bills – The mineral build-up from hard water also makes your water heater less efficient. One of the larger contributors to your utility bills is the hot water heater. It doesn’t make sense to allow the energy efficiency to decline because you do not have a water softener.
Water Softeners – Back To The Future
Water Softeners use the same primary technology they have used for years, however in recent years the cycle management system has changed to benefit of homeowners.
In the past, water softeners used time clock actuated systems designed to arbitrarily cycle on a pre-set schedule. This resulted in regeneration rarely matching actual water usage – particularly if a family traveled often. While it was better than nothing, it was not a perfect solution.
In recent years, water softeners have been using metered systems, which calculate regeneration needs based on volume of water used, and track the actual gallons used as opposed to an arbitrary time. If you travel and have extended periods without usage or, conversely, you have periods of high volume usage, metered systems deliver the appropriate regeneration of your water softener as needed.
Metered units will save water and salt, providing you with the most efficient water softener option.
Plumbing related to water softeners often times can affect other parts of your plumbing system. Sauk Plains Plumbing and Pumps, serving western Dane County including Middleton, Cross Plains, Waunakee, Verona and Fitchburg WI, can help you gain peace of mind by installing the water softener for your needs.
Give our expert plumbers a call at 608-798-2121 or email to get the details on water softeners that work best in Cross Plains WI.