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Lead Water Filter: Is A Whole House System Effective?

If you’re shopping for a lead water filter, whole house systems will eventually pop up on your radar. But are they really effective at removing lead from your drinking water? What’s this highly toxic compound doing in your water, anyway? Today, we’ll answer these questions and more to help you ensure safe drinking water for yourself and your family. Is The Water In Phoenix Safe To Drink? It’s no secret that tap water all throughout America is of poor quality. Research has shown that millions of Americans drink water containing elevated levels of bacteria and even lead. Phoenix, Arizona is …

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How to Add Salt to a Water Softener?

Adding salt to your water softener is key. Without it, ion exchange-based systems simply won’t work. Many factors determine how much salt to put in a water softener, including the type of system, the brine tank’s size, your water hardness level, and daily water usage. Those are a lot of things to keep track of. In this post, we’ll give you some pointers for doing just that and keeping your softener running smoothly. How to Add Salt to a Water Softener Before we get too deeply into how much salt you need, let’s tackle to basics: how to add salt …

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Hard Water vs. Soft Water and Their Impact On Your Health

When it comes to the question of ‘hard water vs. soft water,’ people are typically most concerned with potential health impacts. In this post, we’ll take a thorough look at this topic to help you understand why a water softener is essential for your health. What is Hard Water vs. Soft Water? First, let’s briefly establish an understanding of what hard and soft water actually are. Hard water (found in roughly 85% of the United States) is rich in minerals like calcium and magnesium. As hard water passes through your plumbing and other water equipment, it produces what’s known as …

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Air Conditioner Making Loud Buzzing Noise: What To Do?

In Phoenix, air conditioners are an essential home appliance. So it’s natural to be concerned when your air conditioner is making a loud buzzing noise. In this post, we’ll provide you some guidance on how to deal with a buzzing AC unit, including when to call a professional. Common Reasons Your Air Conditioner is Making a Loud Buzzing Noise #1. AC Humming Can Be Caused by Loose Components One common cause of AC humming is loosely-secured internal components. Bearings, for example, can vibrate when not secured properly within the unit, producing a continuous hum. The same goes for a failing …

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How to Clean Your Water Softener? 4 Tips From Professionals

Wondering how to clean a water softener? You’re in luck! At American Home Water and Air, we specialize in both installing and maintaining water softeners. Here are some tips we’ve picked up over our 30+ years of operation in Phoenix, Arizona. How to Clean a Water Softener: 4 Tips #1. Learn How To Clean A Water Softener Resin Tank Knowing how to clean a water softener resin tank is crucial since this tank is responsible for the unit’s softening capabilities. If you’re unfamiliar with what a resin tank is, don’t worry; it’s really simple. Your water softener contains resin beads …

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COVID-19

The well-being of our employees and customers is a priority for us during these tough times; therefore, AHWA is taking extra precautions due to the COVID-19 outbreak. As a safety measure, all AHWA employees experiencing COVID-19 symptoms will be required to self-isolate. Also, all technicians visiting customers’ homes will be equipped with gloves and masks. We hope this won’t impact our service and we will remain open for business until further notice. Thank you for choosing American Home Water and Air!