Extend the Life of Your Appliances with a Water Softener in Fort Lauderdale

Most homes in North America have hard water—89.3 percent in the U.S. and 85 percent in Canada.

It’s safe to drink hard water, but it can cause trouble in your Fort Lauderdale home:

  • Mineral accumulation in plumbing and appliances
  • Reddish streaks in toilets
  • Faded clothing and rough towels
  • Lackluster skin and hair
  • Stains on dishes, flatware and glasses
  • Low flow rate during showers

Water softening solutions from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can take care of your home water issues and bring you better-tasting drinking water.

Whether you’re starting to look into water softeners or you need water softener repair, our crew of specialists are here to help.

Need a new water conditioning system for one reasonable monthly payment? Check with us for more information about our Advantage Program™.1

Benefits of Using a Water Softener

It’s economical to run a water softener. It consumes less than $3 in electricity year-round.2

A water softener only needs about 2.5 pounds of salt. That’s 80 percent less salt than dial-style softeners.

Soft water can make cleaning more effortless, help your appliances work longer and help you avoid plumbing clogs.

Clog-Free Plumbing and Fixtures

Soft water helps water flow smoothly in plumbing. Hard water causes mineral deposits to build up in your pipes and fixtures. This can lead to clogs and lower water pressure.

Showerheads in homes with hard water can lose 75 percent of their flow rate in fewer than 18 months. Soft water preserves the luster and full flow for faucets and showerheads, nearly as well as the day they were put in.

Soft water is doesn’t have a lot of minerals. It doesn’t cause deposits in pipes or limit water flow in fixtures.

Longer-Lasting Appliances

Over time, hard water can cause minerals to become concentrated in your washing machine and dishwasher.

The mineral deposits in hard water make limescale when they get hot. This can coat the heating elements in your appliances, reducing life span and efficiency.

As a result, your appliances may need frequent repairs or need to be replaced earlier.

Efficient Water Heaters

Soft water protects the efficiency of water heaters.

Gas storage and tankless water heaters operating on soft water maintain the factory efficiency rating over a 15-year lifetime. In comparison, using hard water for a gas water heater can lower efficiency by up to 48 percent.

If you own an electric water heater, up to 30 pounds of rock-like scale can build up in the tank from hard water. The scale is a poor heat conductor. It can decrease the life of your heating element, because it has to work harder to heat water.

Soft Skin, Brighter Laundry and Cleaner Dishes

Hard water minerals build up on your skin and in your hair, causing it to look dull. It can also contribute to painful razor burn.

Soft water is better at washing away soap residue, so you’ll have softer skin and shinier hair. Plus, your clothes will look brighter and your dishes will look cleaner.

Less Soap and Cleaning Time

When you have hard water, you have to use more soap for a satisfactory lather. The minerals in hard water react with soap. This makes a scum on showers.

With soft water, you won’t need to waste as much time cleaning to eliminate soap scum. You’ll also use less detergent.

What You Need to Know About Hard Water and Water Softener Systems


What is Hard Water?

Hard water has more minerals than soft water.

What is a Water Softener System?

It’s an appliance that removes additional minerals like calcium and magnesium. It also minimizes chlorine, iron and volatile organic compounds.

How Long Does a Water Softener Last?

A water softener that’s the right size for your home will last for many years. Its age depends on the manufacturer and how much you run it.

How Much Does a Water Softener Cost?

Some water softeners are more efficient than others. As a result, the price may differ.

Costs can also vary based on how hard your water is and how much water you need. If your water is extremely hard and is used excessively, softening costs will go up.

Is Softened Water Safe to Drink?

Softened water includes all the natural minerals we need. While a little bit of sodium is added during the softening process, softened water is absolutely safe to drink.

What’s the Quality of My Drinking Water?

Water quality differs by geography and processing levels. It can also be affected by construction, mining, agriculture and mineral deposits your groundwater runs through.

You can find out if there are contaminants in your home’s drinking water.

The Environmental Working Group maintains a free database of more than 30 million state records of tap water tests. About 81 percent of community water sources analyzed in the U.S. have chemicals linked to cancer, according to the group’s research.

Can Brine from Softeners Damage my Septic Tank?

A study by the Water Quality Association found a septic tank can’t be damaged by brine discharged by a water softener. The tanks that were monitored were correctly placed and working normally.

Softened water may help decrease detergents being released into your septic tank.

Softer Water, Guaranteed

Hard water problems? Call us at 954-736-4314 or request an appointment online.

One of our Experts can determine if you need a water softener.

We support our work with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee3 for a year. That means we’ll get the job done correctly the first time, whether you need us to service your water softener or install a new one.

1Some exclusions apply.
2Based on manufacturer’s information and assumptions. Savings may vary based on the type of system you use.
3Not applicable to the Advantage Program. See your signed Advantage Program Agreement for full details and exclusions. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is subject to certain restrictions and limitations as set forth in the applicable Terms and Conditions.