When you choose a salt-based water softener it’s important to keep in mind that the unit is not completely self-contained. Over the average lifespan of this water softener you will be paying for bags of salt, routine maintenance and more if you require service visits. Before you think about giving up on using a water softener, here is some of the math behind water softener usage over the long term.
Sold for your brine tank this will cost $5-$25 based on the purity rate you use. As well as this inexpensive cost for salt you also need to consider the amount of time that it takes you to go to the store, refill your salt and brine tank and more.
Based on your family usage, the size of the home you are in as well as your water hardness, you could be spending as much as $25 on salt each month using the highest purity.
Based on your manufacturer’s recommendations it is also important that you regularly use an inspection service every few years. The cost of an inspection service can be quite a large one but necessary for keeping your system running at peak efficiency. There are some water software installers that will offer an inspection subscription service as part of an extra fee with the installation. By using this subscription service you can make sure that many of the costs for inspection and maintenance can be covered over time.
A sultry unit will not require any type of electricity and this can cut down on your environmental footprint. Choosing a sultry unit might be an excellent solution for improving efficiency and cost savings with your water softener.
This post was written by Kristian D’An, owner and water expert at Eco Water Solutions of Florida. Eco Water Solutions is one of the best Tampa water softeners companies. They offer whole home water solutions such as softeners, whole home water filtration systems, and reverse osmosis systems. Their focus is to provide Floridians with safe and clean water throughout the home.