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WATER SOFTENER RENTAL VS PURCHASE: WHICH MAKES SENSE FOR ME?

If your water softener goes out, or you're looking to upgrade, you have two options — rent or buy. Many people don’t realize water softener rental is even possible, but in some circumstances, it can be the most cost-effective decision. So, how do you know whether to rent or buy? Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of each possibility.

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Hard Facts: 6 Benefits of Kinetico Water Softeners

Water softening systems are a homeowner's best friend. After all, with soft water, you don't have to clean yellow stains from your clothes or scrub limescale buildup off the shower walls. We could go on and on about the benefits of soft water, but we realize that choosing a water softening system can seem difficult. There are so many different brands out there. How do you know which one is best for your home? Water softeners, like Kinetico's, offer distinct advantages that can help you save money in the long run and spend less time on maintenance.

In several key respects, Kinetico water softeners are unlike any other water softening system. Here's how:

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Softening vs filtering water: what's the difference?

If you’ve looked into treating your water, you’ve probably heard about water softeners and water filters. You might even wonder if they are the same. They may do similar things, but they have an entirely different way of doing it.

Here's what you need to know about softening vs. filtering your water at home.

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Why Your Water Softener Works Harder in Summer

Did you know that your water softener actually works harder in the summer?

Your water softener’s workload depends on two things: the amount of water you use, and how hard that water is. Water use tends to increase in the summer and hardness levels can fluctuate. And that means your water softener has to work harder.

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Salt vs Saltless Water Softener: Which is Best for My Home?

Here in Minnesota, almost everybody needs a water softener for their home because our water is naturally very hard. But what kind should you get? There are two types — salt and saltless. Would a saltless water softener be better for household use?

We consider water “hard” when it has an overly-high concentration of certain minerals — calcium and magnesium, in particular. Over time, those minerals can take a toll on our skin, hair, clothes, kitchenware, dishes, plumbing fixtures, and appliances. It’s annoying, to say the least. And it can be costly, too. Soft water prevents these problems, which can save you time and money.

But is salt or saltless a better water solution for you?

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How Often Should My Water Softener Regenerate?

We've all heard that strange noise in our utility closets or mechanical rooms. Sure, it could be your furnace, but it could also be your water softener regenerating. Once you hear it, you wonder if your water softener is regenerating too often, or not frequently enough. Then you ask yourself, how often should my water softener regenerate?

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How Long do Water Softeners Last? Tips for Extending its Life

Whether you just moved into a new house, just bought a new water softener, or you've had yours for years, you may be wondering when you're expected to replace it. How long do water softeners last, anyway? And do they require some kind of maintenance? You want your investment to last as long as possible. So, here are some tips to extend your water softeners lifespan.

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Comparing Drinking Water Systems and Water Softeners

Both of these popular systems have many great benefits for the home but offer very different results. Because they both affect the home’s water, it is understandable that one could confuse them. Many people might assume that these two types of systems are the same, but this is not the case. Here are a few of the key differences between drinking water systems and water softeners.

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FAQs About Water Softeners

Water softeners are one of the best ways to soften hard water, and as a company that specializes in installing water softeners in Minnetonka, we wanted to take the time to answer some questions we hear a lot about these systems.

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What's the Difference Between Drinking Water Systems and Water Softeners?

We sell and install drinking water systems in Chanhassen and the surrounding areas, and sometimes people are confused about the difference between drinking water systems and water softeners. A common misconception is that these two types of systems are the same, but this is not the case. Here are a few ways drinking water systems and water softeners differ.

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