Boulder’s Best in Water Quality Services
To address a wide range of potential water quality concerns in your home, Save Home Heat Company offers quality whole-house water softeners and whole-house water filters to homeowners in Boulder, CO and surrounding communities. Along with reliable water testing services, you can count on our experienced plumbing team to match you with proven high-quality products that will solve your water quality concerns and provide many years of dependable service.
Water Softeners vs. Water Filters
Once you have your arms around the nature of your home’s water quality issues, it makes sense to learn about the differences between the two main types of water treatment products that you’ll be hearing about: whole-house water softeners and whole-house water filters. While both products address water quality issues, they serve far different functions. In some cases, it may be necessary to install both products in order to fully address the full range of your household water quality concerns.
Whole-House Water Softeners
Whole-house water softeners address a problem that may be common for many Boulder area homeowners, known as ‘hard water.’ Hard water is the result of having high levels of certain minerals – in our area calcium and magnesium compounds are common – present in your water supply. Hard water often shows itself in the development of ‘limescale’ around the home. Some of the undesirable symptoms of hard water are soap scum deposits in sinks and tubs, powdery deposits on faucet and shower aerators, along with dry skin and hair. If these were the only concerns about hard water and limescale in our homes, maybe it wouldn’t be that big a deal, just an annoyance, but the list of impacts goes on.
Hard water can also lead to the premature failure of automatic water valves in dishwashers, washing machines, icemakers, water dispensers, and more. It can cause failure (and leaking) of seals, seats, and washers in faucet, shower and other water control valves. It can even accelerate the aging process of copper piping that delivers water all around your home – but maybe most importantly, hard water and limescale can negatively impact the performance and lifespan of one of the most important plumbing appliances in your home, your water heater. More than just an annoyance, a litany of potentially costly repairs, if your hardness in your home’s water is at high enough levels.
A properly sized and professionally installed whole-house water softener, properly maintained, will solve your hard water issues, and provide whole-home protection against limescale for many years of reliable service.
Whole-House Water Filters
While water softeners deal with the specific issue of hardness, whole-house water filters can address a broad range of other potential contaminants that may be present in your home’s water. From arsenic and phosphorus to rust and pesticides, and many other substances, whole-house water filtration systems are designed to treat many issues that water softeners do not. They can even resolve taste and odor issues with your water as well. Whole-house water filters can be tailored to the specific needs of you and your home.
Your household water may contain varying levels of:
- Chlorine (fairly common from municipal water treatment)
- Organic chemicals
- Plant hormones
- And more
Many point-of-use water filters do a good job of filtering what they’re designed to address, but only at the water tap/s where they’re installed. In addition, compared with quality whole-house water filters, these types of products are not capable of removing the full range of contaminants that may be present in your water. And of course, point-of-use filters are unable to provide the complete blanket coverage that a whole-home water filter does, leaving many important areas in your home (cleaning, bathing, other washing chores, etc.) out of the filter loop.
Boulder Water Quality Testing
The first step in determining if a water treatment product makes sense to consider for your home is having your home’s water analyzed. Our plumbing team at Save Home Heat Company provides quality in-house water testing services, and we also work with outside laboratories if more in-depth analysis is recommended or desired. Once we understand the full nature of your water’s makeup, then the discussion of potential water treatment products can begin.
Our plumber will carefully and clearly review the findings of your water test with you, patiently answering any and all of your questions. All advice and recommendations that we make will be provided in a friendly, low-pressure manner. Our goal is to provide you with ample amounts of information so that you can make a decision on how to proceed that you feel comfortable with. We have zero ‘sales agenda’ in our conversations with our customers, only the desire to serve your needs and earn your trust and future business. If our findings indicate that neither a whole-house water softener or water filter is needed, then the conversation need go no further. You can count on Save Home Heat Company to provide honest, accurate information and professional recommendations at all times.
Boulder Plumbing Services and More
Save Home Heat Company has been a trusted name in Boulder home services since 1979. We hold the highest standards of quality in all that we do, and our team strives to exceed your expectations every time you give us the opportunity to work in your home. To request a home water quality test, obtain a free whole-house water softener or water filter install quote, or to learn more about these products, please contact our team today.
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