If you have hard water, it is logical to consider installing a water softener, but you may not know whether it is a good idea to buy or rent a unit. This decision needs to be based on more than how long you’ll be living at your current address as there are some very important reasons why you may find renting is a better option. 

No Worries 

The main benefit of renting a water softener is that everything is taken care of. There is no need to worry about mechanical or maintenance issues. If you rent from a trusted and reputable company, you can have the assurance of knowing any maintenance concerns will be quickly resolved. Instead of needing to worry about finding a reputable technician, you will know exactly who you need to call in the event of an issue. Additionally, there are no worries about unexpected repair bills. Typically repair and maintenance costs are factored into your lease agreement.  

Low Initial Outlay 

In addition to avoiding unexpected repair bills, renting your softener means that you won’t have any large upfront costs involved in the installation of your new system. You can enjoy soft water based on a low initial outlay and metered payments each month. This means that you only need to pay for what you need and what you’re using.

Monthly rental fees can make a massive difference to those on a more restricted budget compared to the more expensive payments associated with buying a new system. Renting allows you to enjoy the perks of soft water in your home without a long term financial commitment. You can extend or cancel your plan as required.  

High Quality Solutions 

Although there are cheaper water softener models available from big box stores, these may not provide the best solution for your home. Renting a softener from a reputable company means that you can enjoy a softener that suits your budget without compromising on quality.  

Established companies, particularly those who are WQA certified have excellent industry relationships, allowing their customers access to the best water softener systems. The best units can half the water usage and salt of older, less efficient models. This means that by using a better brand and a higher quality device, you could save approximately 60% on all the water softening costs.  

A water softener can more than improve the quality of your drinking water. Switching to soft water can have a massive impact on the performance of your water using appliances, improve your laundry and dishwasher efficiency, eliminate staining on fixtures, crockery, and glassware, and relieve dry skin.  

Hard water reacts poorly with detergents, soaps, and shampoos, creating problems with laundry, bathing and washing dishes. It can also cause problems with food and drink preparation, so you may be surprised at how beneficial installing a new device can be for your home. 

If you are interested in installing a water softener, you should speak to a reputable water treatment professional. By choosing an experienced technician who is fully WQA certified, you can be assured of the highest quality systems that meet or even exceed the industry standards.

With more than 25 years experience in the residential and commercial water treatment space, Terry is a WQA (Water Quality Association) certified water specialist, LEVEL 3, as well as a WQA certified sales representative.  Terry currently sits on EcoWater Systems (a Berkshire Hathaway Company) national Peers committee, as a water treatment expert advising other water professionals with less experience on best trade and technology practices. EcoWater Systems of Nebraska is one of the biggest water treatment and water delivery businesses in the state.