Recognizing When It’s Time to Replace Your Water Softener


Recognizing When It’s Time to Replace Your Water Softener


Recognizing When It’s Time to Replace Your Water Softener

Are you experiencing problems with your water softener? Unfortunately, it may be time for you to purchase and install a new water softener system. If you are not sure if a new system is needed at this time, here are a couple of things to consider when making the decision whether to replace or repair your existing system.

The Condition of Your Resin

Resin is a key component of most water softeners. Most water softener systems will use six, eight or ten-percent crosslink resins, though some do have higher resin amounts. Those with higher resins offer more durability. Nonetheless, every time your water softener regenerates, it wears down the resin. Over time, the resin needs to be replaced. Unfortunately, this often is not covered by the warranty and may cost as much as $500 to replace. Therefore, if your resin needs to be replaced and it is not covered by a warranty, it may be more cost effective for you to simply replace your water softener system. 

Carbon Media Consumption

Some water softeners use carbon media in addition to resin. This is used to help reduce the amount of chemicals and contaminants in your water, thereby ensuring your water is safe to drink while also improving the overall taste and smell of the water. This carbon media typically needs to be replaced every two to three years. It, too, can be expensive and, therefore, you may eventually find it to be more cost effective to simply replace your water softener. 

Updating Technology

You may also want to replace your water softener simply so you can update your outdated technology. If your water softener is old, it is probably not very efficient and may actually be costing you hundreds of dollars more per year to operate than it would cost with an updated model. In this case, replacing your outdated water softener may be the more cost-effective option. To learn more, contact the experts at Pump Service Idaho today!

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