Having a final barrier of protection to secure clean water for your home makes good sense. Many people also have a water softener to make their water easier to use and kinder on their homes. But, water conditions can change and aging water treatment systems may not be as efficient as they were in the past. In this article, we will look at four reasons why you should consider a water treatment upgrade.
1. Install a High-Efficiency Water Softener
It’s pretty common to see the high-efficiency term applied to many different types of appliances. These types of units consume less water and energy to achieve the same results, which can really add up to big savings over the year. A water softener can use a lot of water during the regeneration cycle which can be mitigated with optimization. But, a high-efficiency water softener is a great investment if you want to maximize your savings without compromising on performance.
2. Choose a Water Softener with Wifi Notifications
Let’s stay on the topic of water softeners for a moment and talk about wireless notification systems. This is a part of the emerging trend towards smart appliances and it offers unparalleled control over your water softener. At any time, you can monitor the water use, salt refill times and even set the system into “Vacation Mode”. These changes can be made remotely via a handy app on your smartphone, favorite mobile device or a PC. If something goes wrong with your water softener, you will get an alert and then you can contact your local water treatment specialist to fix the problem for you.
3. Adopt a Proactive Approach to Emergent Contaminants
Due to a number of high profile cases related to water quality, many homeowners are now very aware of the importance of clean water. Certain contaminants are removed by the municipal water treatment plant, but many are not. Adding one or more filtration systems to deal with the contaminants that are not removed is a smart move. But, the situation is fluid and there are emergent threats to consider. At the moment, more research is needed on the presence of chlorine byproducts and pharmaceuticals in our water. That being said, there are reasonable health concerns about these and other emerging contaminants. Adopting a proactive approach makes sense, the water filtration industry moves quickly and your system could be outdated.
4. Dealing with Changing Water Conditions
This is especially relevant for those living in rural areas where they may be supplied with water from a private well. Activities in the area and changing conditions can have a major effect on the quality of the groundwater in your area. For this reason, water treatment experts recommend that you test your well water at least once per year. If the concentration of existing contaminants has increased or new ones have appeared, action must be taken to remove them.
If you want to upgrade your water filtration or softener system, contact your local water treatment specialist.
By EcoWater Systems.
EcoWater Systems of Nebraska is the largest water treatment company in the state and is a member of Water Quality Association.