Hard water is the presence of the combination of calcium and magnesium in you water supply. Hard water can leave you feeling sticky, stiff and possibly itchy. It is bad for your Plumbing, faucets, shower doors, laundry, all water using appliances and many more.
I get asked almost daily about my hair and it’s bright blue color. Many people have a difficult time imagining how I maintain my hair color while keeping my follicles healthy. The answer is simple, I shower with a water softener! Below I have a video available so you can hear the full testimony.
Don’t waste 3 to 5 minutes waiting for your water to get to the right temperature, potentially letting 10’s of gallons flush down the drain when you can get hot water to every faucet of your house, instantly!
How Much Could I Potentially Save?
Up to 10% on your water bill and it only costs $5 a day to operate. Plus you also saves you up to 15,000 gallons of waste per year.
Whole home water filtration is the process of installing a filter in the main water service to the house before it branches off to any faucets and fixtures. Usually referred to as a “loop” is the best place to install a whole home water filtration system. The loop is most likely located in the garage near the water heater.
What if I Don’t Have a Loop?
If your house does not have a loop already installed one can be installed by a professional installer who should be licensed bonded and insured. The loop installation requires re routing the main water service to an area, usually the garage, to divert all incoming water to the whole home filtration system. The line is the connected back to the service line supplied with filtered water.
What Type of System Should I Install?
What System is Best for Arizona?
What is The Best Water Softener?
The water in Arizona is some of the hardest water in the country. Every house in Arizona should have some type of whole home filtration system. Water Softeners with an ion exchange resin is the best type of unit for the harsh AZ water. Simply put a system that uses salt. Standard water softeners will last an average of ten (10) years in the harsh climate of AZ. A whole home filter with softening will last twenty (20) – twenty-five (25) years. The extended life is due to the removal of chlorine and chloramines that destroy the media, tank and head.
The Alkaline filter increases the pH of the reverse osmosis product water by adding minerals back in to the processed water.
In other words… Reverse osmosis water has been called “dead water”. This term comes from the lack of essential minerals found in the product water. An alkaline replacement filter adds the essential mineral back to the product water to provide faster hydration and to increase the overall alkalinity to 8.5-9 on the pH scale.
Drinking alkaline water is a better experience than drinking reverse osmosis all by itself. The minute amount of minerals added back deliver a satisfying flavor and leaves no after taste in you mouth.
Are you tired of taking 10 minute showers? When the weather outside begins to change and the temperatures in the garage dips in to the 40-60’s, the shower just doesn’t seem to last as long. This is a typical call for many plumbers with a very easy solution. The easy solution is to increase the temperature of the water. The installation of most heaters results in leaving the setting at the factory setting. The shower should be looked at as a four part system. The factory setting on most heaters will force the user to use 2-3 parts hot to 1 part cold to achieve your desired temp. Increasing the temperature (please see disclaimer below) will allow the user to use 1 part hot to 3 parts cold. This will provide a longer lasting shower and an easier recovery for the water heater to keep up with demand. This will work for electric and gas water heaters. I do not recommend changing the temperature without understanding the risks. If you have little ones in the home higher temperatures can increase the chance of burning and causing serious injury. Please consult a professional.
Disclaimer: The preceding advice is for professionals and it is not recommended for Homeowners to do themselves.