Whether you realize it or not, water is harder and has more mineral build-up in Ontario than in any other Canadian province. Many families have combatted this by installing a water softening system in their homes, allowing for cleaner water, lower monthly bills, and a wide array of other benefits. Yet, some still believe the cons outweigh the pros, while most are hesitant to make the initial step. At the end of the day, it's largely up to personal preference, but let's unpack both sides of this debate. Keep reading to learn what you should know about the pros and cons of water softener systems.
Pro #1: Easier Cleaning
I mentioned earlier that soft water eliminates hard water stains, doing so by lowering the "hard" mineral levels of calcium, magnesium, and iron, efficiently removing the possibility of calcium mineral deposits on mirrors, windows, and glassware. This has always been a major selling point for water softening systems, effectively reducing chores around the house, and making for easier cleaning.
Pro #2: Saving Money
Switching to a water softening system has the potential to save you money in a variety of ways. A new system would cut some of your monthly bills down, allowing your water heater to run far more efficiently. The higher water quality also allows your home appliances such as your washer and dryer, dishwasher, water heaters to last musher longer minimizing maintenance fees within your home. You'll also save money in ways you may not consider at first. For example, you'll use less soap in the shower, less dish soap through the wash, and less detergent on your clothes. You'll even be spending less on bottled water now that your home water is filtered!
Pro #3: Higher Quality Water
As a water softener removes dissolved minerals from your water, you'll notice improved value across your home. Soft water tastes better, it allows for your shower soaps to activate better, and it allows your dishes, clothes, and laundry loads to last significantly longer through many more washes. Soft water is also better for your skin and hair, as the increased lather in soaps will bolster a soft, smooth, and natural feel that hard water takes away from.
Con #1: Initial Water Softener System Cost
Shelling out for an expensive water softener system can seem daunting at first. However, with all the ways you're saving money on a monthly and annual basis, this system truly pays for itself. You'll be saving money in the long run ALL while experiencing all the other benefits of a water softener.
Con #2: Installation Hassle
As for installation, Tiger Plumbing caters to all water filter and softener needs. We're a team of full-service plumbers for Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph and Cambridge areas! Our plumbers are more than happy to get you an estimate on what a water softening system could look like in your home.
Upgrade Your Home Today With a Water Softener System
Choosing to add a water softener system to your home is a good idea. Our award-winning team would love to help out with your home improvement project! For any questions, please feel free to reach out and contact us! Whether you're ready to upgrade your home, or if you still have questions for our experts, we'd love to be of service.