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3 Things To Know About Water Softener System Installation

by Cherly King

When it comes to the water coming out of your taps, your main concerns are probably water pressure and temperature. However, your home's water supply may have minerals that can leave residue and mineral deposits over time. This "hard water" can impact your plumbing system leading to clogs and slower water flow if enough minerals accumulate. Hard water can also be tough on your skin and hair. The best way to deal with hard water is by installing a water softener system. Here's what to know about water softener system installation.

There Are Different Types Of Systems

The first thing to know about water softener system installation is that you have a few different types of water softeners to choose from. When it comes to water softener installation, you'll choose between systems that use salt and brine, water distillers, reverse osmosis and magnetic systems, and salt-free water softeners. Water softeners are also available for any size of home. 

You Don't Have To Install A System For The Entire House

While you can install a water softener system for your entire house, there are systems that work for specific rooms. For example, many homeowners install small water softener systems in their bathrooms and kitchens, where they are most necessary. When deciding whether to install a system that works for all of your plumbing or just in particular rooms, you'll want to consider your needs and budget.

How Much It Will Cost

Another thing to think about when it comes to water softener system installation is how much it will cost. The cost of installation varies depending on the type of system you select and the installation labor expense. You'll usually pay somewhere between $500 and $6,000 to install a water softener unit in your home. The larger your home, the more expensive your water softener installation is likely to be. The composition of your water also impacts your bottom line: the harder your water, the more expensive your water softener. While you may be able to install some water softener systems on your own, it's usually best to have a professional tackle the installation. 

Water softeners can make your home's water much easier to use. If you are considering a water softener system, here's what to know about the installation. First, you have a few types of water softener systems to choose from. Second, you can install a water softener for the entire home or specific rooms. Finally, water softener system installation costs can range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand.