Why Would I Want to Bypass My Water Softener?
If you already have a water softener installed, you might wonder why you’d ever want to “turn it off.” Soft water is great for your indoor chores because it helps certain appliances run more efficiently. But that doesn’t mean you need to use soft water outside, too. In fact, that bypass valve can be pretty handy […]
How to Clean Your Dishwasher and Other Water-Using Appliances
It might sound strange to clean your dishwasher at first, but think of it like your vacuum cleaner. If you don’t dump out the dust, your vacuum won’t be clean enough to do its job properly. The same thing happens with our water-using appliances. When we don’t tend to them, these machines can start to […]
What Causes Laundry Colors to Fade?
To keep your laundry looking like it should, it’s best to take a look at the science. Most likely it isn’t the detergent that’s messing your clothes up—it’s your water. Laundry and Hard Water About 85 percent of the water across the U.S. is referred to as “hard water.” The dissolved calcium and magnesium minerals […]
How Much Money Does Soft Water Save?
We talk a lot about the damage hard water can cause to your home, but it’s often difficult to comprehend the real trouble those hard water minerals are making. When you run the numbers, it suddenly becomes crystal-clear. Soft water doesn’t just save you time and elbow grease. Its perks can also save you cold, […]
Why Water Softeners Work Harder in Summer
As the summer temperature rises, so does our reliance on water! It’s no surprise that daily water usage spikes during the warmer months—but did you know that it’s often as much as two or four times our regular amount? According to the EPA, an average family can use 320 gallons of water per day, but […]
How to Choose the Best Water Softener for Your Home
There are a lot of factors to consider when you want to choose the best water softener for your home. The unit’s flow rate, regeneration frequency, and consumer reviews all play a part. One detail, though, stands above the rest. The king factor in selecting your softener isn’t picking a unit that relates to the […]