3 tips to select the best water treatment

3 tips to select the best water treatment

If you are interested in water treatment for your home, a little research can go a long way. Water issues vary by location, and not all water systems will resolve all water problems. Following the tips below can aid in narrowing down the best options for you.

1. Don’t overpay

Understand what the price you are paying covers. Your investment in a water treatment system should be an affordable one that also pays off in the long run.

It is encouraged that you thoroughly understand the difference in water treatment system costs. Look into the warranties on the equipment, the recommended maintenance and price of product for the system. Consider energy costs and how your water and electrical bills are impacted. Compare electrical systems with non-electric systems.

Compare water treatment systems and the short and long-term costs to find the best water treatment system for you and your home.

2. Size the equipment

It is important for measurements to be taken directly at your home to confirm which system is most adequate. Measurements include information on plumbing, water usage, water test results and the location where the water treatment system will be installed.

Sizing and location of equipment is essential in determining which system is best, since not every system will fit every home. It is important to realize that the more information that a water treatment company obtains before providing a quote, the more accurate and detailed that quote will be.

3. Do your research

Understanding the company you are working with is essential. Are they licensed and insured? Do they have referral customers and customer testimonials? Are they well known locally and nationally? Are they recognized by accredited organizations like the Water Quality Association?

Research the water treatment company you are interested in purchasing from and request referral information and information on equipment installed throughout your area.

About this Angie’s List Expert: Beth Finn is a marketing and advertising consultant for Kinetico Water Systems of SWFL. Opening in 1995, Kinetico Water Systems offers water softening services in Bonita Springs, Fla., along with installation and service of water filtration, well equipment, drinking water systems and more. Follow this #ALExpert on Twitter @KineticoH20.

As of June 26, 2013, this service provider was highly rated on Angie's List. Ratings are subject to change based on consumer feedback, so check Angie's List for the most up-to-date reviews. The views expressed by this author do not necessarily reflect those of Angie's List.

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Confirmation of measurements of the system will typically entail a water treatment representative coming to your home, says Finn. (Photo courtesy of Kinetico Water Systems of SWFL)
Confirmation of measurements of the system will typically entail a water treatment representative coming to your home, says Finn. (Photo courtesy of Kinetico Water Systems of SWFL)

As with any new appliance in the home, it needs to be determined that the water treatment system you purchase is going to withstand its use or outlast it.

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