“How much does a water treatment system cost?” We get that question all the time. The key to solving water quality problems is to identify those problems with an independent water test first, then design a system to target those specific issues.
Installation. Typically, home water treatment costs can range from $1300 and up for the system with installation. When several water quality problems arise, different components may need to be added to address those issues. When this happens, Absolute Water System offers multiple-unit discounts.
Maintenance. When considering water treatment costs, you need to factor in maintenance costs as well. Whether it’s salt in a water softening system, or replacement of expired filter media – those maintenance costs can run an average of $200 a year or so, depending on the system. All our customers receive a postcard reminding them when their water system is due for servicing. Operating costs are negligible, as most of our water treatment systems run on low voltage switches. Some units – like our water softeners – are “smart systems” that run on a usage basis rather than a timer for back-washing.
What does it cost to NOT install a water treatment system? Nobody seems to ask this question – but it needs to addressed!
Hard water and scaling can have a devastating effect on household plumbing and appliances. It is estimated that water hardness shortens the life of an average appliance by 30%. In other words, a washing machine that should last 13 years only lasts nine; a dishwasher that should last 10 may only last seven years; a hot water heater that should be good for 12 years needs to be replaced after only eight years. If you have hard water, it’s a good idea to amortize these sooner-than-expected appliance repairs and replacement costs in your home budget.
Energy crisis. Even if your appliances survive hard water, scale buildup in your pipes and fixtures reduces the efficiency of your home plumbing and heating systems. Scale buildup due to hard water can cost you as much as 25% more in energy costs, as your plumbing and heating system works harder trying to heat and circulate water through scale-encrusted pipes.
Are you buying bottled water because your water tastes bad? The USDA recommends drinking 64 ounces of water per day. To consume this quantity of water at current municipal water rates would cost $.49 per year. To consume this quantity of water using bottled water would cost $1400 per year! How much more cost efficient would it be to simply turn on your faucet and drink pure, clean water right out of the tap? No more trips to the grocery store and lugging in cases of bottled water!
At Absolute Water System, we have researched all the water treatment systems on the market today. Our system components are built for long-life and are competitively priced. And the best part? Our water testing services are at cost, and our in-home water consultations are free!