Take Care of Hard Water with a Water Softener System

If large quantities of minerals reach your plumbing, it can result in hard water. Hard water can cause dry skin and damage the hair. Hard water also leaves behind mineral deposits in the pipes, which could cause further problems including corrosion. Thankfully, a water softener system is the perfect answer. With water softener installation, you can enjoy clean and healthy water that won’t damage your skin and hair while also minimizing the impact on plumbing fixtures.

Our team of local plumbing experts can help you select the most suitable design for your water treatment needs and provide a hassle-free installation process. We’ll also continue to support it through repair and maintenance services. Whether you’re looking to improve water quality or protect the plumbing, water softener service from UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can help. Give us a call at 877-960-0731 to learn more about water softener installation in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Finding the Best Water Softener System

Salt-Based (Ion Exchange) Water Softeners: The sodium ion exchange is by far the most common type of water softener method. As mentioned earlier, salt-based water softeners use positively charged sodium ions to absorb negatively-charged hard water minerals. Though they’re a highly effective piece of equipment, water softeners still do best with some upkeep. Maintenance is generally comprised of replacing the system’s supply of salt.

There are several salt-based systems that use a dual-tank design. Dual-tank water softeners are ideal if you’re worried about the tank failing, because the second tank can serve as a backup.

Salt-Free Water Softeners

Some water softener systems use a potassium-chloride substitute as opposed to the ion exchange process to address hard water. Salt-free systems may require more up-front installation costs, but they also usually need less maintenance over time. Before deciding, try to get a sense of several water softeners so you know what’s best for your plumbing. Feel free to contact our plumbers so you can explore possible options with an experienced professional.

Other types of equipment are often labeled water softener systems despite differences in design and filtration method.

Magnetic water softener: The newest designs can prevent mineral buildup with a magnetic field wrapped around the plumbing. Lacking the ability to bond, the minerals simply break down in the water.

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What Is a Water Softener System?

A water softener extracts minerals from potable water. This usually means calcium and magnesium, a common culprit of scale buildup and other issues in your plumbing. The process of water softening involves a chemical reaction known as ion exchange. Here’s how they work, step by step:

  1. Hard water enters a softener systems’ tank, coming into contact with resin beads covered in sodium ions.
  2. These beads of resin draw the negatively charged minerals toward them with a positive charge, before swapping places with the sodium ions.
  3. After the hard minerals are extracted, the now-softened water is pumped from the tank to be deposited back in your plumbing system.

How Do They 'Soften' Water?

When installed correctly, a water softener can help keep these minerals out of your potable water supply. With hard water resolved, you can enjoy several benefits like:


Cleaner dishes and clothes

Softened water can improve the effectiveness of soap and detergent, which means cleaner dishes and laundry.

Softer hair and skin

Water softeners can improve hair and skin by reducing the harshness of minerals, resulting in smoother, softer, and more manageable hair and skin.



Resilient plumbing and appliances

Softened water helps reduce scale and other mineral deposits, helping to extend the longevity of your plumbing and appliances.

Overall, a water softener is an essential tool for any homeowner looking to improve their potable water’s quality and protect their home’s plumbing and appliances.


Schedule Installation Service or Learn More About Water Softeners Today

When you’re ready to finally be rid of hard water, contact UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing for professional water softener services in Eastern Pennsylvania. Our team of local plumbing experts will make sure you can enjoy softer, better-tasting water and a well-protected plumbing system. Don’t wait any longer to improve your water quality – call UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today at 877-960-0731.

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