Have you ever noticed a strange metallic taste or chalky taste from your tap water? Well luckily there is an affordable solution that will not only provide your entire home with better tasting drinking water, but also reduce soap scum and water spots on your bathroom and kitchen fixtures. A water softener can not only enhance your water, but also can greatly extend the life of many of your major household appliances, such as water heaters and dishwashers. And the best part of a water softener, is that many homeowners can fairly easily install a brand new water softener in an afternoon. Or if you don't have any plumbing or electrical experience, that is perfectly fine as well, you can hire a plumber to install a water softener for you. Of course, there are even solutions like the NuvoH2O Saltless Water Softener, which are even easier to install and budget friendly.
You can buy a Northstar Water Softener and do the setup of the water softener yourself if you want to save a bit of cash. Most home owners which have done some plumbing work before, can simply put in a water softener in just a few hours. All you need to do is install the water softener in-line with your incoming water supply line, and hook the unit up to an electrical outlet. The most difficult section of the setup of a water softener, would be installing a new electrical outlet nearby where your water softener. The Northstar unit will even show when you should add more salt to the unit in addition to provide you with a visual display of the way the water softener is working once your new water softener is installed. Additionally, having a water softener installed in your home, is an improvement and will increase the sale price of your home a bit.