It’s very easy to install and then forget about the water treatment systems in your home. After all, they often work away quietly with very little maintenance providing your home with clean and safe water. But, how can you be sure that your water treatment system is working effectively and efficiently? A good water softener should last for around ten years before it needs replacement, but is it wise to wait that long?

Taking Pre-emptive Action

Most people don’t wait for their cars to fail on the freeway before they look for a replacement. We like to have equipment that works well, take advantage of new technology and have the most efficient products. This is also true for water treatment systems and water softeners. Let’s take a closer look at three ways that you can easily upgrade to a better of quality for your home.

  1. Install a High Efficiency Water Softener

Like any water using appliance, a water softener can offer greater efficiency. A high efficiency water softener will use less salt, provide softer water and last longer. A more technologically advanced system can adjust your regeneration cycles automatically as it learns your water using habits. This will also lower your utility bills to make your home more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

  1. Adapt to Emerging Contaminant Problems

The quality of municipal water hasn’t changed much in decades; it’s basically safe to use, but when it fails, people are put at risk. We only have to look at the recent nationwide lead contamination problems to understand that it’s a good idea to have our own water treatment systems in place. Even well water users are at risk from agricultural runoff that can make its way into their water supply. Some water suppliers use fluoride and chloramines to disinfect the drinking water, and many people don’t want those chemicals in their water. Whatever the local water conditions in your area, it’s a great idea to contact a local water treatment professional and ask about a reverse osmosis (RO) filtration system.

  1. Install a Smart Water Softener

In our brave new digital world, we are starting to see an increase in the number of smart appliances for our homes. These appliances are connected to the cloud as part of the Internet of Things, and this gives them some unique functionality. There are smart water softeners that can relay information about your water to your preferred mobile device. You can get alerts on when the salt levels need to be topped up, system status updates and reminders to avoid missing those all important servicing dates. This is all related to you in real time via a handy app that you can access anywhere that you can get reception. It’s easy to put the system into a vacation mode to avoid waste when you’re not going to be home.

If you’re interested in any or all of these three options, contact your local water treatment professional for more information.

By EcoWater Systems.
EcoWater Systems of Nebraska is the largest water treatment company in the state and is a member of Water Quality Association.