Water Softeners Report

Water Softeners

Do I Need One?
Top Brands
Prices & Costs

Purchase Options
A water softener is a piece of equipment which treats the tap water in your home in order to reduce its hard mineral content. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the water in a majority of residential homes is actually hard water. Unless the water is treated, it can lead to a variety of problems in the course of being utilized for common household needs ranging from running the wash to using appliances to taking a shower. Hard water is tough on the plumbing in the home and can lead to the build-up of deposits and clogs. Consequently, a water softener can, in the long run, both reduce costs and improve the quality of life in a home.
The first step is to decide whether you could benefit from the purchase and installation of a water softener. We help you to explore this topic in the "Do I Need One?" section.

Next, we have conducted an extensive and impartial survey of the leading water softener manufacturers. We have evaluated hundreds of consumer reviews, pored over dozens of expert analyses, and conducted  a great deal of independent research. Our detailed results are provided in the "Top Brands" section.

There are several types of water softeners that are available to consumers and we explain, evaluate and examine each kind in the "Types" section. Selecting the right type of water softener is important, as it can make the difference between an effective and an ineffective product for your particular situation.

The latest water softeners offer a broad range of feature selections, including compactness, electronic controls, injector options, screen cap types, and a number of others. We explore all the relevant details in the "
Features" section.

While it is not necessary that you understand how a water softener actually works in order to make an intelligent purchase decision, we feel it is important to provide this information for those who are interested. Thus, our "
Technology" section explores the internal design of a typical water softener.

Installing a water softener is not as simple as setting up a television set, but it is also not as complicated as putting in a heating system. Most consumers are able to handle the installation on their own and we explore typical requirements in the "Installation" section.

Before beginning the actual shopping process, it is important to have a sense of the potential expenses associated with buying, installing and maintaining a water softener. We provide this detail in the "
Prices & Costs" section.

Finally, once you have identified an appropriate water softener type and brand, determined your installation strategy, and planned ahead for the likely costs, you will be ready to make the actual purchase. Once you get to this point, we encourage you to take a look at our "
Purchase Options" section.

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