Why You Should Have A Water Softener In Your Home

Why You Should Have A Water Softener In Your Home

Calgary, do you really need a water softener?  

Well, when it comes to safety, the answer in our opinion is no.  BUT, for many other health and proactive reasons, it is a definite YES!  Confused? Let us explain by some facts:

  1. Hard Water makes many people’s skin irritated and dry.
  2. Hard Water leaves deposits in piping.
  3. Hard Water scales on fixture surfaces.
  4. Hard Water plugs fixtures and appliances.
  5. Hard Water leaves a white film on glass.

And it is a resounding fact that Calgary indeed has hard water.  How do we know this? It is easy to determine with a simple test.  Even our amazing City posts the results for the public on their website.  Some of you may not know that it is different for North Calgary then South.  Either way, you have hard water with the Northside slightly less than in the South.  What is also interesting is looking at the times of year the water is harder than others.  Each year we see spikes for approximately 4 months through our winter season.

NORTH CALGARY

Bearspaw Treatment Plant Effluent Water Hardness (mg CaCO3) for 2017

Month mg/L CaCO 3 grains/gallon
January 195 13.6
February 192 13.4
March 187 13.1
April 176 12.3
May 172 12.1
June 142 9.9
July 143 10.0
August 155 10.8
September 155 10.8
October 161 11.3
November 173 12.1
December 178 12.5
Average 169.0 11.8

SOUTH CALGARY

Glenmore Treatment Plant Effluent Water Hardness (mg CaCO3) for 2017

Month​ mg/L CaCO 3 grains/gallon
January 252 17.6
February 253 17.7
March 246 17.2
April 198 13.8
May 201 14.1
June 182 12.7
July 192 13.4
August 187 13.1
September 189 13.2
October 203 14.2
November 221 15.5
December 243 17.0
Average 214 15.0

So now that you know the facts, how can improve your situation by protecting your home and your skin all at the same time.  As a bonus you will use less soap to do dishes, in your washing machine, and be protecting expensive appliances and your water heater.  Did you know if you have a tankless water heater you are voiding the manufacturer’s warranty if you do not have a hardness level below their stated levels (Yup, Calgary is way above those levels).

Installing a true water softener is the key to ensure you are getting the soft water you want.  There are alternative’s and unfortunately most do not hold up to expectation. If you do want an alternative we suggest a unit utilizing a time-release citrus filter.  This will limit scale but will not be effective in turning water from hard to soft. The reason a water softener is able to do this magic trick is because it is performing a true ion exchange. Water Softener’s, that use salt, exchange calcium and magnesium (which makes the water hard) for sodium ions.  And voila! You have soft water. It is able to do this repeated times through a regeneration of its resin bed.

Our units are High Efficient and use almost no more electricity than a plug in clock.  They also last a long time! The cabinet and tank are even a Lifetime Warranty. With it’s upflow design it has by far the most efficient regeneration on the market, as well as a cool municipal feature which creates less regeneration required.  It even recognizes if you left town and have not been using it, so again no regeneration is need, but will keep fluid in the brine to ensure bridging and other common issues do not occur with your unit.

So, now you have the details and facts and you may decide you are just fine without a water softener.  And hey, that is totally cool with us. BUT, if you realize there is a better life for your skin and home just around the corner, give us a call at 403-205-2782 or reach out at aqualityplumber.com.  We would be happy to discuss this further.

By the way, if you made it to here, you get the best part.  At the Calgary Fall Home Show, we have a Super Special on for $500 off our regular pricing.  Just come by our booth, #441, and say Hi and we can book you in right there. And don’t forget to fill out a draw card too as someone is going to win a free unit installed valued at $1795.00!  This is by far the best price we have ever done for these units, and we pulled favors to make this possible, so take advantage.

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We want to change your summer!  CONTACT US NOW FOR YOUR FREE QUOTE! 403-205-2782

Let’s face it kids are not quite as tough as they used to be, so let’s keep them happy!

ADD A NEW WARM OUTDOOR HOSE TAP AT YOUR HOME TO MAKE WATER ACTIVITIES LAST MORE THAN 3 MINUTES BEFORE YOU HEAR, “I’M COLD, I’M DONE!!!!”

FOR THE MONTH OF JUlY WE WILL INSTALL A CONTROLLED TEMPERATURE WARM TAP…

WE WILL INCLUDE THE SPECIALIZED MIXING VALVE AT NO CHARGE!

THAT’S A $156.00 OF VALUE AT NO CHARGE!!

AWESOME FUN WITH PROPER MEASURES TAKEN TO AVOID SCOLDING, SO YOU CAN RELAX AND WATCH THEM HAVE THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES IN COMFORT!!

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LITERALLY CRAPPIEST AND MOST USED PART OF YOUR HOME…..

MAIN SEWER LINES GET USED EVERYDAY IN YOUR HOME, YET WE AS HOME OWNERS TEND TO NEGLECT SERVICING THIS VITAL PART OF OUR HOME.

OUR HIGH DEFINITION DRAIN CAMERA CAN TELL YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW, SO YOU CAN PROPERLY ATTEND TO YOUR SEWER.

Drain-Camera LITERALLY CRAPPIEST AND MOST USED PART OF YOUR HOME.....

IF YOU HAVE NEVER SERVICED YOUR MAIN LINE, THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW WHAT CONDITION YOUR PIPE IS IN WITH DETAILED INFORMATION PROVIDED BY A LICENSED PLUMBER.  WE WILL IDENTIFY ROOTS, BACK GRADE, COLLAPSED PIPE, AND IF THE ISSUE IS ON THE CITY’S PROPERTY OR YOUR PRIVATE SIDE.  OR EVEN BETTER, LET YOU KNOW IT IS CLEAR AND STILL IN GREAT SHAPE!  WE CAN EVEN LOCATE THE EXACT AREA THE ISSUE IS LOCATED IF NECESSARY WITH OUR SUPERIOR LOCATOR!

INSPECT IN MARCH AND RECEIVE A FREE USB RECORDING OF YOUR LINE.

BUYING A NEW OR OLDER HOME THIS IS A SERVICE TO COMBINE WITH YOUR HOME INSPECTION!

Regular Inspection Pricing:

$379.00 includes written detailed report.

$425.00 includes written detailed report with USB recording of our inspection. (MARCH SPECIAL $379.00)

AQUALITY PLUMBING & HEATING INC at aqualityplumber.com to request an inspection or call 403-205-2782

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Aquality Plumbing is requesting stories of people who have been hard on their luck and could use something for nothing at what should be a great time of year.  We want to bring a smile to people’s faces.  Maybe you need a new Hot Water Heater, maybe your toilet needs replacing, maybe your kitchen sink or bathtub has been blocked for years….

Here’s how it will work:

  • Tell us your story, and why you are deserving of our offer. (*e-mail only- info@aqualityplumber.com)

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That’s it, no strings attached, let’s make someone’s day a bit better!

*The staff at Aquality Plumbing will review all the stories and announce the winner on Dec 19, 2016 with the work to be performed before the end of business on Dec 22nd, 2016.