If you have considered installing a water softener in your Los Angeles
County home, it is important to understand what it does, as well as what
it doesn’t do. This is why we at
Puronics are debunking some of the most common myths about soft water systems.
If you would like to discuss your needs directly with a member of our
team, please do not hesitate to call us at (888) 926-7488 for a free water analysis.
Myth #1: Softeners can be used to filter or purify your water.
This is by far the most common myth about
. While they can be used to remove minerals and contaminants that cause
your water to become “hard”—including high levels of
calcium—their purpose is not to filter out micro-organisms, chemicals
and sediment in the way that a water filter would. Soft water and water
filtration systems use different processes to address different problems.
Myth #2: Softened water isn’t safe for consumption.
Another common myth about water softeners is that softened water is not
safe for drinking. Since water softeners introduce low levels of sodium
into your home’s water supply—which is necessary to filter
out “hard” minerals—many people believe that it would
be unsafe or unhealthy to consume. These systems use an extremely small
amount of sodium, so it would not be unsafe to drink softened water.
Myth #3: Softeners will improve the taste of your water.
Water softeners are not intended to make your drinking water taste better.
Although taste is highly subjective, most people will say that they do
not notice much of a difference when drinking softened water. This is
because softeners are used to serve a different purpose. They are used
to remove hard minerals, which can lead to spotty dishes, less effective
soap and water rings in your bathtub.
Myth #4: Softening your water has no financial benefits.
People choose to install soft water systems for different reasons, but
you should know that, apart from the convenience offered by soft water,
these systems can save you money over time. On average, a water softener
can save you around $60 per year on gas and electric bills. It can also
save you an average of $90 per year on plumbing and $180 per year on the
cost of doing more laundry.
Myth #5: Soft water is better for your family’s health.
If a company tries to sell you on a water softener based on the fact that
it’s “better for your health,” you should know that
this is a myth. No one should claim that hard water is necessarily bad
for your health, nor that a softener will improve your health. Water softeners
should be seen as a convenient, money-saving opportunity. If you want
cleaner water, a
water filtration system
would be the way to go.
Discuss Your Options for Puronics
If you are interested in a soft water system for your Los Angeles County
home, please do not hesitate to discuss your options with the team at
Puronics. We have been serving residential and commercial customers alike
since 1947, so you can trust that you will be in good hands with us. Not
only do we offer a
no-obligation quote to new customers, but we also have financing options available. Call now
to learn more!