Choosing the Right Water Softener

When it comes to choosing the water softener that’s right for you, there are a number of factors that you might want to consider. You need to choose a water treatment system that will fit your lifestyle and your budget. Water Consumption, Regeneration and Ease of Use are just some of the things to consider when looking for a system that will work for you the way that it’s supposed to.

Let’s take a closer look at these factors in choosing a Softener System that’s right for your family:

Water Consumption Levels

To know which sized tank that you will need, figure out the amount of water that your family uses (primarily when washing dishes, bathing or doing laundry). Also, consider having your water tested for hardness levels. The amount of water will differ depending on how many people are using water in your house - this will fluctuate when you have guests and may fluctuate through the seasons as well.


To ensure that your water stays soft, your water softener will need to regenerate. You have the option to choose a system that will regenerate automatically, on a timer or will require manual regeneration. Setting your unit to regenerate on a timer will ensure that this is happening and that you won't have to remember to do it (You do want to keep an eye on it though, just to be sure it's functioning efficiently.)

Ease of Use

It's important that you have a unit that is easy to use and maintain. A large part of this is to make sure that you have the right supplies, salt or otherwise, on hand to make sure that your unit works properly and lasts a long time. Knowing how to use your water treatment system is key to keeping your water soft.

The friendly team at Excalibur Water Systems can answer any specific questions you may have about choosing the softener that is right for you. They are open Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

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