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Does your water taste or look a little funky?
While water softeners are inherently green, there are a few considerations you can make when seeking an eco-friendly purchase. (Photo courtesy of Kinetico San Antonio)
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On an energy efficiency kick? Your water softener may already be greener than you think.
Try applying a mixture of hot water, high-strength vinegar and lemon juice to hard water stains on glassware. (Photo courtesy of Peterson Salt and Water Treatment )
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Mineral deposits on your glasses, counters and dishes? Tackle them with these easy home remedies
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Dear Angie: Do salt-free water softeners work better than salt-type water softeners? Would you recommend a salt-free softener? — P.T., Portales, New Mexico
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Angie Hicks responds to a homeowner who says her water heater is past its expected lifetime.