Friday, April 21, 2017

What You Need To Know About Water Softeners

The Lake area is known for having hard water, and if you live in the area, you've probably seen or heard all about the disadvantages of living in an area with hard water. Luckily, there is a way around it! Your Lake of the Ozarks water experts can install a water softener in your home to help prevent the damage that hard water can do to your home. However, is installing a water softener that right choice for your home? Culligan® Lake of the Ozarks has all the information you need to figure out if installing a water softener is the right choice for you and your home.

Do I Have Hard Water?

Homes will either have hard or soft water. Unfortunately, at the Lake of the Ozarks, most homes have extremely hard water. The easiest way to identify whether you have hard water is by inspecting the damage it does to your dishes, glasses and utensils. Hard water is abrasive and causes stains, fogginess in glasses and spots on glasses. Hard water also produces scale, which can form on appliances, as well as boilers and plumbing systems. This can cause appliances to be less efficient and can clog plumbing to the extent where they become less effective at passing the water supply through.

Do I Need A Water Softener?

If your home has hard water, it may be wise to invest in a water softener. If you are seeing the signs of hard water in your home, the best way to prevent them is with a water softener system. While these issues may not be bad now, over time, they will gradually worsen and have adverse effects on your home. In addition, hard water is tough on our bodies. Hard water can clog your pores, which can leave your skin feeling dry and itchy. Plus, hard water can damage your hair and become unmanageable.

Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener

Your Lake of the Ozarks Culligan Man® offers a range of water softener products that fits your needs, wallet and for every size household. The Culligan® High Efficiency Water Softener is the most efficient water softener in the market. You can save more on water, salt and electricity with patented smart technology that makes our high-efficiency water softeners up to 46% more efficient than other softeners.

While using up to 50% less salt, the HE lets you know how many days remain until you need to refill it with salt. Our Aqua-Sensor® technology automatically detects changes in your water conditions and makes softening adjustments accordingly. You can even install an optional modem that will tell your Lake of the Ozarks Culligan® directly if salt or service is needed.

Culligan® High Efficiency's remote display alerts you to any problems and gives you control over various functions, like activating the electronic bypass valve. The Dial-A-Softness® control ensures that your water is always just the way you like it, never too soft or too hard.


Will my water taste salty?
No. A properly functioning water softener will never make your water taste salty. The small amount of sodium added to the water will never create a salty taste.

Will the softener remove all impurities?
A water softener is designed to remove hardness (calcium and magnesium) from the water. They can sometimes remove a limited amount of iron and manganese if you happen to have these problems as well. But if you are looking for great water for drinking and cooking, you should probably consider a reverse osmosis system for that purpose.

How long after installation will I have soft water?
Once a softener is installed, it will begin to soften your water immediately! Keep in mind if you have a tank-type hot water heater, it may take a few days to use up that hard water. Soon after that, you feel the full effects of soft water and the joys it brings to you and your family's life!

How often do I need to add salt?
Most good softeners today recharge based on how many gallons of water you use, and how hard your water is to start with.  However, because Culligan® has the most modern equipment available on the market today, most of our customers are adding salt once or twice a year, on average. It's amazing!

With a Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener, you'll have the world's most efficient water softener that saves up to you 46% on operating costs including energy, water, and cleaning products as well as soaps and detergents. It's Lake of the Ozarks preferred choice! If you are interested in learning more about water softeners or having one installed in your home, call your water experts at the Lake of the Ozarks at 573-719-1314.

277 Lower Business Park Road • Linn Creek, MO 65052 • (573) 346-5221

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