Water Softener FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions about water softeners. If your question is not on this list give us a call at (717) 691-8632.

What is a water softener?

A water softener is a household unit that is used to soften water, by removing minerals that cause hard water.

Do I need a water softener?

Dry skin, tangled hair, scale buildup on appliances, brittle glassware or excessive water spots, dingy or faded clothing, and bathtub stains are all signs of hard water. If you are experiencing any of the above, contact American Clear Water LLC. for a FREE water test.

How to install a water softener?

There are many different types of water softening systems that homeowners can use. The level of installation difficulty can vary greatly depending on which water softener you install, your home, the type of pipes you have, and the location. Let American Clear Water LLC. ensure you water softening system is installed correctly with a thorough evaluation, professional installation, start-up, and service of your water system and water treatment equipment.

How does a water softener work?

Generally, water softeners work by removing calcium and magnesium ions from your water and replacing them with sodium ions. This is referred to as an ion exchange. Excess calcium and magnesium ions can interfere with soaps, detergents, and even your health. However, sodium ions do not. As your hard water enters the water softener, it will filter through small beads that attract the hard water minerals and remove them from the water — therefore allowing soft water to enter your home through your water pipes.

What size water softener do I need?

Water softener systems come in many different sizes. Homeowners will need to consider the size of their home, the number of occupants, gallons of water used each day, and their water hardness level. To find out more information on the size of water softener you may need, contact American Clear Water LLC. today

How much does a water softener cost?

Are you constantly buying water bottles or paying for a water delivery service? If so, start saving money today and making an investment into your home. Homeowners can choose from our 6-month same as cash financing plan or our water softener rental option. Regardless of your budget, American Clear Water LLC. offers competitive pricing on all our water softener systems.

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