Water Softener Installation
Premium Features and Extensive Warranties on Water Softener Units
All Clack water softener units listed below come standard with the following:
- High flow water valves
- Digital display
- Battery back up
- Separate salt storage tank
- Bypass valve
- The installation materials & labor full warranty lasts for 1 year. The water system has a full 5-7 year warranty on all working parts & electronics and a full 10 year warranty on the media tanks & salt tank. We give free annual preventative maintenance check ups & water test for the first 5-7 years depending on which water system is purchased.
Understanding Water Softener Costs: Factors and Considerations
Type, size, features, and brand mainly account for how much water softener system costs.
- Type – There are salt-based and salt-free water softeners (the latter is also known as ❝water conditioners ❞). Usually, salt-based softeners are more expensive. But, you can get a Clack Water Softener System installed at a meager price through your very own Lone Star Services.
- Water Softener Size – Different homes need different water softeners. It costs more to soften the water of a larger home than a smaller, one-bedroom apartment. Therefore, more often than not, the larger the house, the more you’re going to pay to install a water softener. The harder your water and the more of it you use daily, the larger your softener – salt-based or not – should be. Service flow rate also plays an important role here. After all, you want to be able to turn on your washing machine, shower, and open the kitchen faucet all at the same time without losing pressure.
When it comes to size, some of the factors your local plumber will look at are:
- How much water you use?
- How hard is your water?
- How many water fixtures you use?
As the numbers go up, so too does your water softener price.
Choosing the Right Water Softener: Features, Brands, and Water Conditions
- Features – Sure, some features that more expensive products may come with are unnecessary bells and whistles. What you should look for is a softener with a digital control head that allows for easy configuration and monitoring. You might also want a metered system that regenerates based on previous water usage rather than a time-based system. A unit with timed regeneration always uses the same amount of water and salt to recharge its resin bed, no matter how saturated it is. The initial price tag might be a few hundred bucks lower, but it costs more to operate over the long run. Keeping water and salt usage at the minimum is also better for the environment. Although, this only applies to traditional salt softeners.
- Brand – We recommend that you go with Clack. Based on our experience over the past decade, the Clack is the most reliable and cost-effective system out there, which is why we offer it to our customers. If you have already purchased a softener on your own but need help with installation or programming setup, we can help with that, too.
- Condition of Water- Some water feels harder than others while drinking. You should know that, the harder your water, the higher your water softening cost will be. That’s because you’re going to require a more substantial system to soften the water. If you’re connected to a city water supply, we can probably tell you the hardness of your water, since we’ve probably tested your neighbors. If your home has a well, we’ll need to check the hardness and iron content in your water.
We serve all areas of central Texas including Austin, San Antonio, Dripping Springs, Blanco, Wimberley, San Marcos, Buda, Kyle, Lakeway, New Braunfels, Helotes, Pflugerville, Boerne, and more! Contact Us today to schedule your water softener installation.
Pricing on our pricing page.
How Long Does It Take to Set Up a Water Softener?
It depends on the water softener system itself and some other factors like the skills of your plumber and the condition of your plumbing system etc. If the plumber is handy with tools, they can install a whole-house unit within a couple of hours.
Home Water Softeners - Frequently Asked Questions
A water softener is a filtration system that softens water by eliminating hardness-causing minerals from water.
When water contains a notable amount of calcium and magnesium, it is called hard water. Hard water causes build-up in pipes and makes it harder for soap and detergent to dissolve in water.
Softening of water is a procedure that eliminates the ions that cause hard water. In most cases, this water hardness is a result of because of calcium and magnesium ions. Iron ions are also eliminated during water softening.
The best method to soften water is to use a water softening system and attach it directly to your water supply with the help of Lone Star Water Services.
- Extends the lifespan of some appliances.
- Prevents build-up of minerals (scale) on the inside of pipes, around fixtures, and hot water heaters.
- Decreases or prevents mineral spots on glassware.
- Checks or reduces detergent and soap films in bathtubs, sinks and washing machines.
Water softeners systems are special ion exchangers that are developed to separate ions that are positively charged. Water softeners essentially eliminate magnesium (Mg2+) and calcium (Ca2+) ions. The softening tools can kill up to 5 milligrams per liter of iron existing in the water.
The resin present in the water softener tank has a negative electrical charge and because of this electrical load variation, the dissolved particles stick to the resin beads on contact, making the water free of these particles and causes the resulting water to be soft.
When water is considered ‘hard’, this means that it contains some more minerals than regular water and that these minerals are calcium, magnesium carbonate, and/or manganese. The degree or level of hardness of the water increases when both magnesium and calcium are present.
Both these minerals are positively charged ions. Because of the presence of these minerals, other positive-charged ions diffuse less quickly in hard water compared to the water that doesn’t carry calcium and magnesium. This is why soap doesn’t completely dissolve in hard water.
No. it does not. It simply reduces hardness-causing particles to make the water softer. Moreover, your drinking water must be safe for consumption before you you add a water softener.
If you are really concerned about the safety of your drinking water, reach out to your local health department to get your water tested.
Trust a company with a reputation for providing great service. Lone Star Water Services is locally owned and operated. We specialize in water softener and water heater sales and service. We provide our services service in Hays, Travis, Williamson, Blanco, Bexar, Guadalupe, Comal, Caldwell, and Bastrop counties.
Collectively our technicians have over 20 years of experience in the business and are ready to take on your project.
How Much Does A Water Softener Cost?
The cost of a water softener at Lone Star Water Services varies depending on the size of the unit & the features that are included. For more information regarding the prices, please fill the form – and we will back to you in no time.