A water softener should last 10 to 15 years. If your unit is facing more wear and tear, it could be due to improper maintenance or particularly hard water.
If you’d like to extend the lifespan of your water softener, one option is to add a pre-filter. If your water has sediment, iron, sand, clay or other substances — commonly found in well water or tap water in certain areas throughout the country — your water softener could become clogged or damaged.
A pre-filter removes these contaminants from your water supply before it reaches your water softener and remains effective for six to nine months before needing a replacement.
WHEN TO REPLACE MY WATER SOFTENER?
A water softener has a lifespan, just like any other appliance. With regular care and maintenance, including cleaning the device’s brine tank once a year, a water softening system can last up to 15 years.
If you begin having issues with the unit or your home’s water, the next step is to ensure you are using the correct type of salt, the unit’s hardness settings are accurate, and your brine tank is clean.
You may want to look to some other hints that can indicate it’s time for a water softener replacement including:
· Sand-like particles in your water
· The softener does not regenerate or is constantly regenerating
· Changes in water pressure
· The unit continually runs
-It may be circumstances, not symptoms that point to the need to bring your water softening system up-to-date. Because a water softener must meet the needs of you and your home, its size is determined on your household water consumption and the degree of water hardness. If your family size changes, you may want to consider changing your unit out to ensure you aren’t wasting money.
-Maybe the unit is working correctly but is nearing, or past, its lifespan. A new water softener may be necessary. Updates in technology and greater efficiency can provide you with the latest state-of-the-art system that requires less water to operate.
-For areas with particularly hard water, more efficient water softeners are crucial. Water hardness is determined by the source. If minerals are present in the soil around a water supply well, the water may dissolve the minerals and carry them to the groundwater supply. Water hardness is measured by looking at the amount of calcium carbonate in the water, based on mg/l. Apart from innovation and increased performance, newer water softening options are designed around environmental protection. If utilizing eco-friendly products in your home is essential to you and your family, an updated water softener can meet those needs.
Whether it be for routine maintenance or to help you decide your home’s water needs, look to water softening system specialists. A professional will know best if you need to replace or update your water softener.
Our team of water treatment specialists here at NETSOL WATER is dedicated to providing you straightforward, reliable solutions to your water problems. We have years of experience in water softener installations and maintenance. Contact us today for a consultation and full water evaluation.