Now that you’ve made the decision to have a water softener installed, it’s time to decide where you want to have it placed in your home. Whether you are considering your full-sized basement, closet, crawlspace, or other areas, there are a variety of factors to consider when you are having a water softener installed.
Before you can determine the best place for equipment installation, you must understand what is in your water. This will help you determine the size and type of equipment needed to treat your water and accommodate your household effectively.
The actual size of your water softener will help determine how much space you need for your installation. Aqua Solutions’ water treatment professionals will evaluate the amount of water your house uses, the quality of the water, and the flow rate to determine the size of your water softener.
Knowing the flow rate ensures your home does not run out of softened water. The flow rate is measured in gallons per minute and is determined by considering all the fixtured and appliances in your home that can operate at the same time. Water usage will also be determined to size your water softener. This is done by multiplying the number of gallons each person uses by the number of people who live in the home.
We will also evaluate the hardness of your water to determine if you need a larger system that can hold more media and remove more hardness. We will also check to see if there is iron in the water to determine if you need a separate filter or system to handle the iron and the hardness.
The best location for your water softener is on level ground, near where your water enters the home. The ideal location will also have a power source and a drain nearby with enough space to accommodate the equipment. In most cases, if the area has access to power, piping, a drain, and plumbing, your water softener can be placed wherever you prefer within the code restrictions and equipment requirements.
Common places for installation include:
At Aqua Solutions, we offer water softener solutions to Pittsburgh homeowners to help improve their water quality. Contact us today to learn how we can help you win the battle against hard water.