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How To Install A Water Softener System Inside & Outside

In this article, we’re going to explain how you can upgrade your water at home with awater softener system. Easy and straightforward to install, awater softener system will help reduce the levels of magnesium and calcium in your water, giving you better looking, tasting and smelling water. At Filter Smart, we specialise in helping families in the US enjoy a higher quality of water with our smart, sustainable and easy to installwater softener systems. So, if you’re thinking of installing a water softener at your apartment, condo or home, read on! 

Why Do I Need AWater Softener System?

Unfortunately across the US, water quality differs between state and even city, and you might start to notice that the water in your kitchen and bathroom is causing limescale build-up, spots on yourfaucets and isn’t quite cleaning your clothes the way you’d like. Hard water can be quite problematic, as high concentrations of naturally occurring minerals make it difficult for soaps and detergents to lather, not to mention the bad taste and smell that can come from hard water. To change hard water to soft, you’ll need awater softener system. This investment can give you soft water at home for around 10 to 20 years or even longer depending on the model ofwater softener system you buy. 

How Much Space Will AWater Softener Tank Take?

Again this really depends on the type ofwater softener systemyou purchase. A standard salt-based water softener will usually need an area of around 3ft by 1.5ft and 6ft in height. However, additional room may also be required to store salt bags to top up the system and ensure it’s working well. These days many American families simply don’t have enough room to install a typical salt-basedwater softener system in their homes, especially if they live in a small city apartment. Should you be low on space, you can choose a more sustainable model, that doesn’t rely on salt to effectively filter the water within your home. AtFilter Smart, we offer activated carbon-basedwater softener systems that can be easily installed in a property and only requires a small amount of space. Our 1-3 bathroom 12 GPM systems use a small 9 x 48-inch tank and are approximately 52 inches in height, including the valve head. If you require a larger system, ourwater softener systems still will only be 58 inches tall. As our products don’t use salt, there is no need to store heavy and bulky bags of salt within your home either. 

Will It Be Installed Inside or Outside My Home?

Mostwater softener systems can actually be installed outside your home, however, exposure to wind, rain and sun can have a negative effect on the lifespan of the system. It’s better, if you have the space within your property, to have awater softener system installed inside, to shield it from the elements and increase its lifespan. Although, at Filter Smart, ourwater softener systems come with a lifetime warranty on tanks and valves. When it comes to installing awater softener system, the ideal placement would be as close to the entry point for water in your home. This will make sure that any water flowing through your property will be professionally filtered and free from any nasties. 

How to Install A Water Softener From Filter Smart?

When you purchase a sustainable salt-free water filter from us, you’ll be sent a pre-loadedwater softener system. The sediment pre-filter and housing units will be sent in separate packages, so don’t worry if you receive one item before the other. 

To install yourwater softener system, all you need is a basic understanding of plumbing and know where the water line is located within your home. This might be inside a garage, or in some cases outside your property. Since our products require no electricity, drain connection or bypasses, installation is pretty straightforward and most people can do this without any assistance. However, please do contact us if you are struggling as we can guide you on how to properly install your new sustainable activated carbonwater softener system. All you need to do once you receive yourwater softener system is to reroute the main line through the system and back out the main water line. Secure and you’re good to go! Now you can start enjoying soft water in your kitchen, bathroom and throughout your home. There is no additional maintenance required, unlike salt-based water softeners, and all you’ll need to do is change the sediment pre-filter annually which can be done in less than a minute. 


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