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How A Water Softener Can Greatly Improve The Taste Of Your Tap Water

If you are looking for a way to improve the taste of your tap water, then be sure to read this article.  Regardless of whether you have a well or get municipal water, you can still have a lot of minerals in your water, that cause your tap water to have a bad taste.  One of the best ways to improve your tap water is to install a water softener.  A water softener, basically filters out all of the heavy metals and minerals from your water, leaving you with much better tasting water.  To determine what is the best water softener for your home, you should first identify a spot where you will be placing your new water softener in.

There are a number of different sizes and types of water softeners on the market and if you have limited space you may only have a few options with which to go with.  Additionally, you should see how far away that location is from an electrical outlet, since most of the traditional water softeners will need to be plugged in.  The last thing you want to do is find that you are running an electrical cord to your brand new water softener or find that you need to call an electrician to install a new wall outlet for you.

Why You Should Buy A Home Water Softener

If you are looking to get better drinking water, without spending a fortune every month on bottled water, there is an affordable solution that can vastly improve your homes water.  Many homeowners have hard water problems, regardless of whether they have city water or well water.  Installing a water softener is an affordable way to remove minerals and other contaminants from your water, to provide clean, refreshing drinking water.  The great thing about having a water softener, is that it purifies your entire homes water, so not only do you get cleaner drinking water at your kitchen faucet, but you also get soft water for when you are washing your clothes.  Having soft water is extremely beneficial when washing clothes, since it allows soap bubbles to form more efficiently and you will notice that your clothes come out cleaner and whites will be whiter. 

There are several different types of water softeners on the market, the most common type is salt water softeners, such as the Northstar Water Softener.  The way a Northstar water softener works, is by having water pass through a medium to remove minerals and other contaminants from your water.  The salt brine in the water softener tanks, then will clean the medium allowing you to get years out of your water softener.  Of course there are also saltless water softeners, which use a citric acid filter to softener water, however they are less efficient and less common.  And there are also water conditioners, which don't remove minerals and hard water, but instead help to allow them to flow more easily through your water, and cut down on hard water stains on your bathtub and glass shower doors.  Regardless of what type of water softener you choose to purchase, you want to make sure to follow the directions and make sure to check for any leaks once it is installed. 

About Me

Hello, I am John Vega from Boca Raton, FL.  I stated this website to talk about home improvement.  I spent 10 year in the industry and I love to share what I know.  However, the site has morphed into a multi subject site.  If you need some home improvement advice and you can't find it here you can contact me on the contact page and I will be glad to help you out.