How to Choose the Best Water Softener
Signs That You Need a Water Softening System
Hard water could impact more than just your home, it might affect you, too. Hard water contains high amounts of dissolved calcium and magnesium — two minerals that can cause limescale buildup on appliances, hair and skin. You might be facing hard water problems if you notice:
Dry skin: A lack of moisture may cause breakouts or irritation, and can worsen skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.
Brittle hair: Hard water can leave hair feeling dull and dry. It may also lead to breakage or thinning, and may cause color treatments to fade faster than expected.
Spotty dishes: White chalky residue on washed dishes could be the magnesium and calcium that remain after the rest of the hard water evaporates.
Scale buildup: Unsightly soap scum residue on shower doors, bathtubs, faucets and fixtures is often a result of hard water.
Bubble-less soap: Hard water minerals don’t react with detergent salt as easily as soft water, which can leave soap scum on your hair, skin, shower doors or appliances.
If you notice any of the symptoms in your home, it might be time to consider a water softening system.
What Are the Benefits of a Water Softening System
A water softening system can help to reduce the amount of calcium and magnesium that may be in your home. As a result, you may experience:
- Softer hair and skin
- Longer lasting appliances and cleaner plumbing
- Softer laundry
- Shiny, spot-free dishes
- Clearer water
A Culligan Water Softener can help to prolong the life of your water-using appliances. Targeting hard water minerals eliminates scale buildup, which results in fewer repairs and more efficient performance. This translates into more savings since softer water requires less detergent and energy when washing laundry. Not having to scrub scale buildup off your faucet, showerhead and door will also save you time and energy spent on cleaning. You’ll save even more money by not having to replace fixtures that have corroded due to the buildup.
Should You Choose a Salt-Free Water Conditioner?
A salt-free water conditioner is an eco-friendly solution for those living in brine-restricted areas. And rather than softening your water like traditional water softeners, these systems focus on neutralizing the hardness versus removing it. This preserves beneficial minerals in your water, reduces scale buildup on your appliances and makes it easier to remove water spots and scale on your shower door. Culligan’s Salt-Free Water Conditioners are virtually maintenance-free because there are no moving parts. If you live in an area with hard water and low levels of iron, a salt-free water conditioning system may be for you.
What’s the Best Water Softening System?
Culligan’s Water Softening Systems were designed with you and your home in mind. Backed by one of the most inclusive warranties in the industry, our high-quality systems deliver better water when and where you need it most. Whether you need flexibility, affordability or dependability, find the best water softener for your home:
- High Efficiency Water Softener: Our most advanced water softener uses state-of-the-art technology to adapt to your household’s water needs. Customize the water softness for your home and your system will auto-adjust to meet your preferences. Enjoy an endless supply of better drinking water and control your system from virtually anywhere in your home. With daily updates from your system using the HE Connect App, you can keep track of your household water usage so you’re always informed.
- Gold Series Water Softener: This low-maintenance system is equipped with a high-capacity tank to deliver cleaner water to all of your faucets and appliances. Requiring little-to-no maintenance, this system helps remove calcium and magnesium so your dishes are cleaner and your laundry is softer. Experience peace-of-mind with the Gold Series Water Softening System that can even operate in power outages, so you’ll never run out of cleaner water.
- Medallist Series Home Water Softener: Our most affordable design offers the water softening benefits you want at the price you need. The Medallist Series Home Water Softener seamlessly integrates into your plumbing to provide durability and efficiency throughout each use.
Still unsure which system is right for you? Contact your local Culligan of Stockton Water Expert and let us help you find the best water softener for your home.