You read about both and it sounds like why am I carrying those bags of salt?
Be careful do your research completely and do not stop at what you want to hear, first let’s explain how they work.
A softener that uses salt has an ion exchange process, this means as the water passes through the resin one calcium ion is exchanged for one sodium. The calcium sticks to the resin bead and does not enter your plumbing coming into your house. When the resin beads are coated in calcium and can no longer hold any more calcium the unit goes into regeneration. This is when the unit pulls the brine water into the water softener, the brine water makes it to where the calcium lets go of the resin bead and is washed down the drain beside the softener to where only soft water has come into your house.
Usually a water softener will bring 20 grains per gallon the average in San Antonio down to a 1 or less per grain entering your house. Only soft water water enters into your house. During regeneration the resin beads are cleaned and should be able to go about a week before this process happens again usually in the middle of the night around 2 A.M.
A salt less system first is not a water softener, it is a water conditioner and it conditions the water, so the calcium and magnesium will not stick to your pipes it will help protect the plumbing in your house, the plumbing referring to your pipes. So, you must understand the calcium is coming into your house and the water coming into your house is not soft, it is hard water.
The calcium is in the water droplets and when they dry the white calcium is on the shower doors, the dishes in dishwasher, your hair and your laundry. You have 20 grains per gallon hard coming into your house so, you will have 20 grains hard coming out of that shower head, into the dishwasher, washing machine, all the faucets. The reviews on these units are so good if you lived where the water is only 6 to 8 grains hard you might be able to write a descent review for it, but we live in San Antonio where we have some of the hardest water in the United States. Many areas of San Antonio are above 20 grains per gallon hard.
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It’s best to have a qualified and trusted water softener professional help with your water softener needs and Simple Water Softeners Co. will gladly be of assistance. If you want more information please give us a call at (210) 960-2555 or email us at email@example.com.
What is the difference in filtered water and reverse osmosis water?
Reverse Osmosis is bottle quality water that has gone through a four, five or six stage process. A sediment filter, one or two carbon filters, a polishing filter right before you dispense and most important a semipermeable membrane. They remove salts, minerals, and dissolved inorganic compounds. Total dissolved solids have been reduced 96.5%. Arsenic V 97.8%, Cysts 99.99%, Fluoride 96.3%, and Lead 98.0%. This unit is installed under the kitchen sink and has a separate faucet for just Reverse Osmosis water. At some houses the refrigerator can be hooked up to the system also. You can use this water to rinse off food, cook with, give to the pets and have bottled quality water for your family.
Filtered water means it has gone through carbon. The water from your refrigerator is filtered. The filter you replace is a carbon filter. A filter pitcher the water is passing through a carbon filter. The carbon filter removes chlorine, taste, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and odor. Making it much more appealing than regular tap.
Many people are adding the carbon filters which are referred to as whole house filters in conjunction with their water softeners. The city seems to be putting more and more chlorine into the water. The chlorine destroys the resin in the softener, but it also bothers some people a whole lot. One person in the family says it smells so bad and another in the family will say I smell nothing.
When using water from your kitchen sink faucet you are washing vegetables and cooking with the chlorine in the water. When giving the pets water they will be getting the chlorine. Your skin soaks up the chlorine when bathing, but in a hot shower you are breathing it into your lungs, which has been proven not good for you. A whole house filter in conjunction with the water softener will reduce the chlorine levels tremendously if properly installed and maintained. Therefor the whole house filtration will give you filtered water out of every faucet.
When deciding what kind of water, you want your family to drink, you will have to do your own research and make the decisions for your family’s water quality. What you see best for your family someone else could have different opinions.
The first appliance the water softener protects is the hot water heater, an average cost for a hot water heater is $1,800 not to mention you may end up with a cold shower. Have no water softener with the water as hard as it is in San Antonio you will need to drain your hot water heater twice a year. If you have a tankless please read your warranty since most companies void your warranty if the water is more than 10.5 grains hard if there is no water softener. Your hot water heater uses approximately 25% more electricity when there is no water softener.
Now think about the expensive appliances we all buy today like the upgraded washing machines, refrigerators, dishwashers, coffee machines and steam machines all have a longer life with a water softener and make in them work more efficiently. Also, the Spa like bathrooms with the expensive faucets, shower doors, upgraded vanities keep their spa quality looks.
Finally, clothes, linens, and towels are also expensive so you can keep them looking newer brighter and softer for a longer time period having a water softener.
With a water softener protecting so much we recommend you to buy a quality water softener from Simple Water Softeners. Give me a call at (210) 960-2555 and we can show you how to protect and preserve what you have worked so hard for.
First let’s clarify the salt in the brine tank is used when a water softener goes through regeneration. Regeneration if the unit has been sized properly for the family living in the house it should go through regeneration about once every seven to ten days.
In San Antonio which has very hard water a system should use between 12 and 18 lbs. of salt per regeneration for average family. This would apply to city water not well water systems. Water softeners today work off gallons going through the system.
A house with one person with a 30,000-grain unit will go through a 50Lb bag of salt every five to six weeks. A house with four people if softener is sized correctly a 45,000 or 60,000 grain unit a little more than a 50Lb. bag a month.
If you are using multiple bags per month and you have city water probably your softener is not working properly, or it is sized incorrect for your household.
Water one of the essential elements to good health. Water is essential for every cell that makes up your body. Getting your daily requirement of water helps your organs function, supports digestion, makes your skin look younger more youthful and eliminates toxins from the body.
How much water do you need to drink in a day? It is recommended to drink eight cups a day or one cup for every 20 pounds of body weight. If you exercise regularly, it is recommended to drink even more water to replenish the water lost during the workout. You can determine if you are drinking enough water by the color of your urine. If your urine is dark yellow, then it is a sign that your body is dehydrated, and you should increase your water intake. Pale yellow or colorless urine is a good sign of hydration, keep it up! Go ahead look in the toilette it is your health.
Most people do not drink enough water in the day because they do not like the water. So first you must make the water to where you like it. There are solutions, for some people a whole house filter removing the chlorine, taste and odor will work. You can also put a Simple Water Softeners reverse osmosis system and get bottle quality water at your fingertips.
Want water with a higher Ph. We can add a filter and bring the Ph to 8, right there in your kitchen. When you like the water you will drink the water your body will begin to crave it to where water will be what you enjoy drinking. It must taste good to you to drink it. You must remember everyone has different taste buds so what one person likes some one else may not like at all, figure out how to achieve the water you like and improve your health.
When purchasing a new Water Softener here in San Antonio you have to look not only in price but on the system components. Here you will find some tips to ask before you buy your new water softener.
These are the three major components of a water softener. Get high quality parts and a water softener should last 12 to 15 years. Softeners will need some maintenance along the way. The valve will need new pistons, seals and spacers or a spacer stack. That is why it is so important to know if proprietary parts because your options will be limited for service. Getting a valve off internet be sure some one in your area works on it and can get parts. Advertisements make a product look fantastic. Research it. Call around where you live I have a X valve seven years old can you work on? The sale of a Clack valve is prohibited on the internet. Clack valves must be purchased through a local dealer. Buying from an authorized dealer you will be insured you are getting what you think you are getting. This rule applies to a lot on the internet in general. The big box store softeners are considered disposable units when some thing goes wrong.
Resin will need to be changed. The amount of chlorine in your water will play a big factor in the time frame. Find out an approximate cost for this.
Simple Water Softeners uses only high-quality parts of world known companies in their specific industry. We order our softeners to Abel’s exact specifications. After working on them 22 years he has his opinion in what works and what does not. Our units are assembled here in San Antonio.
Come on over to showroom or give Simple a call, we will be happy to go over everything with you.
If you want to substantially reduce or remove the disinfecting chemicals that water companies put in your water here in San Antonio we recommend you put a carbon tank before the softener. All municipal companies in San Antonio and south Texas adds Chlorine, Chloramine or Chlorite that are required by standards.
In the shower your skin absorbs the chlorine products while you are breathing them into your lungs. You are washing and cooking food, and giving pets water with chlorine products. So, for these reasons we suggest you put a carbon tank before the softener, we feel this is the correct way to substantially remove the disinfecting chemicals, odor and taste from your water to every faucet in your house.
Chloramines can be substantially or completely removed by upgrading carbon to catalytic carbon. Simple Water Softeners installs a separate tank with one to one and a half cubic foot of carbon. Many companies will install a single 4” by 10” or 20” single carbon filter. Which you the home owner will have to change about every three months to have it functioning. The tank of carbon you will change the carbon about every two to three years. The price to maintain will be close in cost, yet a whole lot less work for homeowner with the tank.
Unlike the individual carbon cartridges which can trap sediment and dirt causing pressure to drop the tank will not. They are available with an in- out valve which will filter the whole house. They can also be purchased with a W.S.1 valve to optimize the tank to its full capabilities. The media inside tank will be determined by the chemistry of your water. Chlorine is the number one thing that breaks down your resin, with the carbon removing the chlorine the resin life is extended.
Abel also believes having the carbon in a separate tank from the resin the overall cost of maintaining the unit will be cheaper in the long run, compared to a single unit tank with media combined. He has several other reasons why the double tank is his preference. We will be happy to demonstrate at showroom and answer any questions you have regarding this. We encourage you to research and ask questions, so you can determine what chemistry of water you want for your family and then we will be there to help you get it. If your limited-on space we do carry the dual media tanks, check out our Premier Units.
If you want more information about how carbon tank can help your water please give us a call at (210) 960-2555 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our pets, our loved ones.
If you do not like the water, then your pet probably does not really enjoy either. He or she is just thirsty and has no option since the municipal water facilities in San Antonio area are adding more and more chlorine or even chloramines to our water, making it taste and smell. The chlorine and chloramines being added are very necessary but like everything else there is adverse health risks to it also. Read this article from the Global Healing Center for more information: http://www.bioray.com/content/Chlorine.pdf
To substantially lower or remove chlorine completely from your water add a whole house filter before the water softener and have filtered water from every faucet and water outlet in your house. When giving pets water from the tap they would be getting a cleaner healthier water.
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Insurance we all have it, health, auto, home, car so be sure to have it for all the appliances that use water in your house and everything that the water touches in your house. In San Antonio and surrounding areas, a home without a softener will suffer the ugly consequences. A Softener is one of the most important appliances you will own. A water softener is the insurance policy for everything dealing with water in your house.
A water softener protects the plumbing in your house. Keeps the pipes from becoming full of limestone.
The first appliance the water softener protects is the hot water heater. An average cost for a hot water heater is $1800 not to mention you may end up with a cold shower. Have no softener with the water as hard as it is in San Antonio you will need to drain your hot water heater twice a year. If you have a tankless read your warranty. Most companies void your warranty if the water is more than 10.5 grains hard if there is no softener. Your hot water heater uses approximately 25% more electricity when there is no softener.
The expensive appliances we all buy today. The upgraded washing machines, the refrigerators, dishwashers, coffee machines and steam machines all have a longer life with a softener. Work more efficiently.
The spa like bathrooms with the expensive faucets, shower doors, upgraded vanities keep their spa quality looks. Clothes, linens, and towels are expensive. You can keep them looking newer brighter and softer for a longer time period. With the softener protecting so much buy a quality softener from Simple. Give us a call protect and preserve what you have worked so hard for.
So many people I guess because the softener is usually in the garage or out of site will buy a low-grade softener. Something that works intermittently. People think because the unit is using salt it is working. Not always true. Buy a softener that has quality parts and you will be problem free for many years. Softeners with quality parts can be repaired. Quality softeners set up correctly and sized properly will be much more cost efficient over the years.
At Simple Water Softeners we feel everyone in San Antonio and surrounding areas should have a quality softener. With the substantial savings we offer our customers we are making our systems the most affordable water softener in San Antonio.
If you want more information about water softeners and Simple Water Softeners products please give us a call at (210) 960-2555 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.