In this blog post we want to talk a little bit about tankless hot water heaters in San Antonio, Texas area.
Before installing a Tankless hot water heaters, we suggest putting a water softener in to help protect your new investment. Tankless water heaters are expensive and special care must be taken to protect them. San Antonio and surrounding areas have some of the hardest water in the United States. The average is 17.5 GPG hard and this is a lot.
Limescale build up has bad effects on a tankless hot water heater. Even a small amount of limescale will affect how it operates, costing you more money to operate and will significantly shorten the life of the unit. Many company’s warranties state if water hardness is beyond 10.5 you must have a water softener. Please read your warranty. Without a softener you will need to clean the hot water heater several times a year, with a softener about every three to four years.
If you want more information about how Simple Water Softeners products can help you please give us a call at (210) 960-2555 or email us at email@example.com.
What Is This Water?
Filtered or Reverse Osmosis
What is the difference in filtered water and reverse osmosis water.
Reverse Osmosis is bottle quality water. A point of use system, the water 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.
To discuss the difference between bottle quality water Or filtered water Feel free to call Lisa at (210) 960-2555.
If you are on a municipal water supply meaning if you pay for your water Chlorine or Chloramine has been used to disinfect water. Chlorine has been used to eliminate waterborne disease for decades. It is extremely effective at killing pathogens and diseases. It is widely used because it’s inexpensive and easy to control and monitor. Chlorine and chloramine easily maintain a residual level in the water distribution that continues protecting drinking water supplies from bacteria growth. This is why chlorine and chloramine are considered the best disinfecting agents. Despite its effectiveness and inexpensive ability to disinfect the water supply, chlorination systems have some problems of its own.
When chlorine, and chloramine are used as a water treatment, it combines with organic matter in the water to form byproduct compounds called Trihalomethanes (THMs). These compounds are toxic when consumed, inhaled, or applied to the skin. Research conducted on the health effects of chlorinated drinking water has demonstrated a variety of toxicity issues. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has concluded that there is evidence to support a potential association between long term exposure to high levels of THMs and some types of cancer. In addition, the Environmental Research Foundation does agree the disinfectants have other negative issues associated with them. Water disinfection is extremely important to rid of the bacteria and viruses in the water.
The most obvious problem with chlorine and chloramines in the water is that it leaves an unpleasant taste and smell behind. These products can alter the taste of water, coffee, tea and other beverages. The food you prepare with this water from washing or cooking will be affected and you will be consuming the chlorine or chloramines. Chlorine is ingested from drinking water and is also inhaled in showers. It can even make hair and skin feel dry after showering. The problem not only lies within drinking water, but also in bathing water. Showering and bathing in chlorinated water may expose us to even more chlorine than drinking the by products in the chlorinated water. While showering, chlorine is not only absorbed through skin but also vaporized in the shower and inhaled into the lungs. This means the majority of our daily chlorine exposure comes from showering. When giving our pets water we will be giving them the chemicals. If used in a aquarium immediately from faucet your fish would die. With chlorine you could let the water sit for a while and the chlorine would evaporate eventually from the water. If the water was treated with chloramine you could never use in the aquarium.
Carbon filtration adsorbs the disinfecting chemicals without leaving any negative effects on your water supply. Adsorption takes place when your water comes in contact with the carbon filter. Carbon will substantially remove the disinfecting chemicals and improve, taste, odor, remove organic compounds to deliver clean, filtered water to every faucet, shower-head and water using appliances, in your home.
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Having a water softener is a necessity living in San Antonio if you want to protect your home’s value. Dealing with untreated hard water can be damaging for not only your home, but for your wallet too.
San Antonio and other surrounding cities such as Helotes, Shavano Park, Bulverde, New Braunfels and Castroville, have some of the hardest water in the country and if you don’t own a water softener you will clearly see the effects. You will begin to notice Buildup around your shower and sink, dishes being covered in white film, and your skin and hair feeling dry. Over time, Untreated hard water can create a lot of damage to your home that goes unnoticed until it becomes a problem.
Hard water can create serious issues for your plumbing and any appliance that uses water. Your hot water heater will become less efficient and will have to maintained much more frequently. Appliances will also age much more quickly and have to be repaired or replaced much sooner.
Your home is biggest investment and you should protect it. Save time, stress, and money by getting a water softener system installed to your home.
For any more information on how to protect your home from hard water damage and for a free quote, feel free to call Lisa at (210) 960-2555. You can also contact us via email email@example.com and we will revert shortly.
Did you get a tankless hot water heater in your new house? Thinking about putting one in? Live in San Antonio or surrounding area? We suggest putting a water softener in to help protect your new investment. Tankless water heaters are expensive and special care must be taken to protect them. San Antonio and surrounding areas have some of the hardest water in the United States. The average is 17.5 GPG hard.
Limescale build up has bad effects on a tank-less hot water heater. Even a small amount of limescale will affect how it operates, costing you more money to operate and will significantly shorten the life of the unit. Many company’s warranties state if water hardness is beyond 10.5 you must have a water softener. Read your warranty.
For more information about the right water softener for your water heater please give us a call a call at (210) 960-2555 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You read about both and it sounds like why am I carrying those bags of salt? Be careful do your research completely. 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. The calcium has never entered the house beyond the softener. The resin beads are clean 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. The water that enters the fixtures in your house is soft water, usually ranging from zero to two grains per gallon hard.
A salt less system first is not a water softener. It is a water conditioner. 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. If your water is seventeen grains hard at your house, the water coming out of your fixtures is seventeen grains hard. 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. The reviews on these units are so good. If you lived where the water is only six to eight 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 twenty grains per gallon hard. Ten grains per gallon is considered hard water, fourteen is extreme, so San Antonio is off the chart.
For more information about the right Water Softener that uses salt give us a call a call at (210) 960-2555 or email at email@example.com.
In San Antonio a water softener is a necessity not a luxury. San Antonio has some of the hardest water in the country. A water softener helps protect your largest investment, your home. Calcium adheres to all the pipes in the house, it will take time but it is inevitable it will happen.
The softener protects all your appliances that use water. Hot water heaters even drained and cleaned yearly will not last near as long as one with a softener before it. Refrigerators, washers, dishwashers even coffee makers are becoming very expensive in today’s market. Give them all a much longer life and fewer repairs with a water softener. A water softener makes you hair and skin feel so much better.
Everything will be easier to clean. Your shower glass will not build up the white hard film. Your glasses and dishes will look clean when you open up the dishwasher. Your laundry will be much softer and your clothes and linens will stay looking better longer.( A much happier wife!!)
For any more information on Simple Water Softeners, feel free to call Lisa at (210) 960-2555.
No water pressure in your house? Do you seem to have pressure a few days and then it is gone again?
First if you have a water softener put it on by-pass. Then check to see if you have normal pressure. If the pressure went back to normal, yes there is problems with the water softener. If the pressure did not get better call the water company.
A water softener has resin inside the tank. Resin is tiny little hard beads. When the resin has gone bad it gets more like the consistency of jelly and the water cannot get thru it, therefore you lose pressure. If the pressure is changing over days, the resin has probably started to go bad. The unit regenerates you have pressure a few days and then you lose pressure for a few days until unit regenerates again. Eventually the pressure will get to where it is very noticeable. By-pass water softener and schedule to get resin in the softener changed out.
If you have a high-quality softener you will not have a problem finding someone to do this. If you have a lower end unit, this is where you probably retire it.
If you experience sudden unusual low water pressure in your house recommend you call Lisa at (210) 960-2555 to discuss it over
Do you really need a salesman to come to your house to determine what you need for a water softener? The answer is yes and no. A educated water softener company will already know the approximate hardness of your water. Every time a company installs a softener they test the water. Usually you can tell a company your zip code and they will know close what the water in your area is testing. They need this information to determine what size you need. The same size water softener for a family of three may work in one area but not in another area due to the hardness of the water.
If your house is pre-plumbed for a water softener with a few basic questions most determining factors can be worked out without the salesman seeing the sight. This is possible as long as the technician installing the water is truly qualified and experienced to do the install. A lot of times the salesman is giving the technician detailed information how to install because that technician actually has very little experience.
If a house is not pre-plumbed for a softener before a crew arrives yes someone will have to do a site inspection. This will determine the final cost of the installation. The size of unit and an approximate cost should be able to be given before anyone comes out. This way before you have spent an hour or more of your time with a salesman only to find out it is not in your budget.
Salesman want to get in front of you, up close and personal to sale you something. At Simple Water Softeners, we want to educate on water filtration, let you do your research to determine what you want for your family and save you money in the process. The high quality of our systems and with you getting salesman’s commission deducted from price we believe will speak for itself. If you like our product and want to install it in your house for your family then we will go to the next step on how to install in your house.
If you need a salesman to come over to your house and help you select the right water softener call Lisa at (210) 960-2555.
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