Heating and Air Conditioning Services from American Home Water and Air!
When anyone in the Phoenix, AZ area is in need of heating and air conditioning services, it’s important that they are assured of good, honest, knowledgeable and timely service.
What You Can Expect
- Next-day, in-home service
- FREE service call with repair or installation
- Licensed and Insured Installers
- 100% satisfaction guaranteed
- Full service warranty
Frequently Asked Questions
Dissolved rock is what makes hard water hard. Water is the universal solvent. It dissolves everything it touches to some degree over some period of time – including rock. Here in the desert, the water is highly saturated with dissolved rock. Consequently, the water is very hard. The way we use water in the home precipitates the dissolved rock. Heat, cold, acids in teas and coffee and the alkalinity in soaps all cause the rock to come out of solution and reform as solids. These solids appear as hard white deposits everywhere you use water – tubs, tiles, toilets, shower doors, sinks, fixtures, clothes, washable fabrics, ice-makers, dishwasher, washing machines, hot water heaters, skin, hair, foods and beverages.
Water softeners eliminate dissolved rock. Without a water softener, you will fight a never-ending war against ever-increasing amounts of hard rock deposits – a war that will waste considerable amounts of your time, energy and money. Soft water is clean water; not purified water.
Water filters trap certain unwanted contaminants; they do not remove them Consequently, they must be cleaned or replaced periodically. The most common filters in residential use today are carbon filters. Carbon filters trap extremely small particles as well as certain chemicals. Carbon filters are used most commonly to remove the bad taste and odor of chlorine and algae. Dissolved rock, salts, heavy metals and pharmaceuticals pass right through carbon.
An RO removes up to 95% of everything that is in the water that is not water, down to the size of an atom. Most importantly, RO’s remove salts, heavy metals and pharmaceuticals that pass right through water softeners and carbon filters. Since ultra-pure water is not needed for general purpose cleaning, RO’s produce only enough purified water to satisfy cooking and drinking water needs.
WILL I NEED TO ADJUST TO SOFT WATER ?
Use very sparingly. It will feel like you are not able to rinse away the soap; but what you are feeling is not soap; it’s your own natural body oil.
Since you are no longer clogging your pores with microscopic amounts of dissolved rock, your body oils flow freely to the surface of your skin where they moisturize your skin better than any expensive lotion. With soft water, you can all but eliminate the use of hand & body lotions.
Use no more shampoo than an amount the size of a dime, or you will spend forever trying to rinse the soap out of your hair. Conditioners & rinses are used to counteract the dissolved rock that builds up in your hair. Since water softeners eliminate dissolved rock, you won’t need as much, if any, conditioner or rinse.
Just a few drops of dishwashing liquid in a sink full of soft water are all you will need to get your dishes, glasses and silverware cleaner than they have ever been. If you can’t get beyond using a healthy squeeze of dish liquid, dilute it by four or five parts of soft water to one part of dish liquid.
Use no more than one teaspoon of liquid or powder in only one of your dishwasher’s soap cups. Also, eliminate the use of a rinsing agent such as Jet Dry. If you continue to use the same amount of product that you have been using, you will be eating and drinking dishwashing chemicals.
If you continue to use detergents, cut whatever measure you are now using by ¼ to ½ or more. If you use any of the soaps specially formulated for conditioned water, use a teaspoon to a tablespoon per load. Determine the amount of laundry product you use by how clean your wash gets, not by the amount of suds the product makes. Letting clothes soak for one or two hour produces the best result.
Eliminating the dissolved rock that turns your whites dingy allows you to use much less, if any, bleach in every wash. Use bleach only to get rid of stubborn stains.
Eliminating dissolved rock residue from your clothes eliminates the need for fabric softeners in the washer and dryer. If you want to eliminate static cling or add scent to your laundry, ¼ of a softener sheet in your dryer is all you need.
Since treated water is significantly more solvent than tap water; you can cut back on the amount of foodstuffs you normally mix with water. For better tasting beverages, use less coffee grounds, tea leaves, beverage mixes as well as synthetic and natural sweeteners. Vegetables, grains and cereals will cook faster. Dried legumes (beans, split peas, lentils, etc.) will cook immediately without you having to soak them overnight. For adult beverage users, be sure to reduce the amount of spirits you mix with treated water. With treated water, alcohol goes a lot farther a lot faster.
DOES WATER CONDITIONING SAVES REAL MONEY?
Conditioned water not only makes your life easier; it also saves you money. Figuring very conservatively, conditioned water will save a family of four between $80 to $100, or more, every month. Our whole-house systems will pay for themselves within 12 to 24 months depending on the size of your family and the hardness of your water. This means every year or two you go without conditioned water, you will have paid for a system.