Water softener systems are designed to capture excess minerals in your water supply, more commonly known as “hard water.” Over time, these minerals can have a detrimental effect on your plumbing and fixtures like the water heater. Some are superficial, while others can be quite inconvenient to deal with. Too much hard water can result in:
- Poor tasting, smelling water: A high concentration of minerals affects how water tastes and smells. For many people, the experience is unpleasant.
- Stains and soap scum buildup: As these minerals flow across sinks, showers and other plumbing, the minerals deposit hard water stains. Soap scum is also encouraged, and can be time-consuming to scrub off.
- Clogged plumbing and fixtures: Clogs can form in your pipes, faucets, showerheads and more. These may be difficult to remove, and can decrease water pressure.
Water softener systems lower these risks, making them a great investment for many people. But there’s a potential downside to installing one.
The chemicals used in water softeners can damage your water heater, resulting in additional wear and tear. You could end up needing water heater repair sooner than you think. In some cases it can even result in prematurely replacing your water heater!
Ditter Cooling, Heating & Electrical offers both water heaters and water softener systems. Our friendly, knowledgeable experts can help you find the ideal balance between water heater maintenance and water softener maintenance. With our help, you can combat hard water without sacrificing your water heater.
There Are Different Types of Water Softeners and Water Heaters
If you are considering installing a water softener system, there are several different types to choose from. One of the ways Ditter can assist you is by determining what type of water softeners might work best with your water heater.
But what if you’re about to replace your water heater? We can offer you a range of durable, efficient models that can be paired with a water softener system from the beginning.
Receive a free consultation or schedule an appointment with our staff today! We’re not comfortable until you are, so we’ll never give up on a job! Ditter is available by phone at 763-200-5055, so give us a call today.