The Best Water Treatment Solutions for Your Wallet
Most of us have been exposed to the effects of hard water in some way or the other. Hard water refers to mineral-saturated water, which causes build-up and scaling in our faucets, pipes, appliances, and fixtures. There are various negative effects of hard water, such as plumbing problems, soaps and detergents that don’t lather, strange odors, dry skin and hair, brittle nails, and possible health risks. Luckily, there are many filter and treatment systems on the market to combat hard water problems, however they are not always easy on the wallet. Here are a few cost effective solutions for you to look into:
Point-Specific or Whole Home Water Filters?
You can buy an ion exchange filter for your faucets, which is much cheaper than larger filtering systems. It uses reverse osmosis to soften the water and remove minerals, giving the water a “softer” taste. The market is quite competitive so you are spoilt with choice when purchasing ion exchange filters. They come in different ranges for different budgets, from small attachable faucet filters to larger water system filters, so you can choose the one that fits your budget best.
If you were to invest in a whole home water system filter, it would be a bit costlier, but it would actually save you money in the long run because you would not have to spend money replacing your smaller faucet filters often. It is best to have a professional company like Art Plumbing, AC & Electric assess your home and your water and then advise you on the best system to suit your budget and your water treatment needs.
Different Types of Whole Home Treatment Systems
Art Plumbing, AC & Electric will not only assess your home and water treatment needs and advise you accordingly, but they also offer a variety of products as well as installation and maintenance services. All of our systems are efficient and affordable – saving you time and money in the long run.
A twin tank unit will ensure that your water is always treated – one tank is in standby while the other is working, when the first tank will use it’s entire resin bed before the standby tank is used. This system uses less salt and less water and includes a 10-year warranty.
Single tank models will triple treat your water to soften hard water, remove harmful chemicals, and filter chlorine to improve taste and smell.
Iron Zapper and Sulfur Shield systems are perfect for treating well water – they remove iron and sulfur without using any chemicals, thus being cheaper than other well water treatment systems on the market. They are low maintenance, use proven technology, and are highly effective.
UV disinfection may be costlier than other options listed above – however, they are adaptable and can treat many different types of utilities and water points. They also do not use any chemicals at all and have no filtration system that needs to be replaced or cleaned.
Finally, if you are installing a larger system, a salt free water treatment system works out cheaper than a salt water system. There are differences in how the water is softened, but the salt free system hardly has any maintenance costs, because no electricity or refills of salt are needed, as opposed to the salt water system. Therefore, it’s a good cost-effective option and environmentally friendly.
For more advice on how best to combat your water hardness problems, call Art Plumbing, AC & Electric today!
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