The frequency of regenerating a water softener depends on the capacity of the water softener, the hardness of the water and the water usage. On average, water softeners regenerate every three to six days.Continue Reading
Controlling when the water softener regenerates depends on the type and age of the water softener. Older water softeners use timers, while newer models have special meters that base regeneration on actual water usage. Other water softeners contain special sensors that test the resin beads in the tank to determine when regeneration is necessary.
Water softeners work when hard water flows through the water softener's tank, which contains resin beads that have a negative charge. These resin beads attract the positively charged calcium and magnesium ions in the water, making it soft. Over time, the resin beads become covered with calcium and magnesium ions, making regeneration necessary. During regeneration, the resin beads are flooded with a saltwater solution. The high amount of sodium causes the resin beads to release the calcium and magnesium ions, making them ready to soften water again. The water containing the extra calcium and magnesium is flushed out of the tank as waste. After the tank is rinsed with water, the regeneration process, which takes approximately two hours, is complete.Learn more about Appliances
The average water softener system lasts about 10 to 15 years, according to SaltlessWater.com. Salt-based systems can last up to 20 years if well maintained, and salt-free water softeners may last even longer than that.Full Answer >
Individuals interested in purchasing a water-softening service should consider how much water is used within the home and determine a water-softening tank that is appropriate for the water use. Consumers should also determine if they prefer a salt-free softener, dual-tank softener or a magnetic water softener.Full Answer >
Culligan uses a water softening technique to filter water in a home. It removes the harsh minerals found in hard water and makes the water gentler on everything that uses it. The filtration method involves separating the mineral particles from the water particles through the process of reverse osmosis.Full Answer >
A Culligan water softener is a device from Culligan International Company that reduces contaminants in water, including bacteria and minerals. Culligan makes several types of water softeners to suit different water treatment needs.Full Answer >