Water Softeners

How To Tell If Your Water Softener Is Working

Do you know how dangerous it is to use a faulty water softener? Not only are you drinking hard unfiltered water, but you’re also at risk of consuming the toxic substances that may pass through an “expired” water softener. What is even more shocking, is the fact that most homeowners are not even keen when it comes to ensuring that regular maintenance routines are done. Yet, they expect their trusted devices to live on and keep serving them for decades. So, how long does a water softener last? Somewhere around 10-15 years. However, very few water softeners actually hit the …

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Is A Water Softener Worth It? The Hard Facts

If you live in a place like Phoenix, you’re probably at least somewhat familiar with the concept of water softeners. But is a water softener worth it? Do you truly need one? Today, we’ll answer these questions and more to help you decide. Is A Water Softener Worth It? The Basics Water softeners work by reducing mineral concentrations that can lead to things like limescale and dry skin. They are a very common household appliance in regions like the American Midwest and Southwest, both of which have extremely mineral-rich water as a result of their geological composition. Interestingly enough, however, …

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Average Water Bill in Phoenix (Plus How to Lower Yours)

Knowing the average water bill in Phoenix, AZ is helpful for identifying whether your systems are in good shape. In other words, a bill far above the average rate indicates that your water-handling appliances may need some attention. In this post, we’ll dive into the data and tell you what to do if your water bill seems excessive. Average Water Bill in Phoenix, AZ According to a 2019 report, the average Phoenix family spends $41.69 on water per month. Since then, the municipal government has approved a 6% hike which works out to an additional $2.37 per month for the …

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What Is Soft Water

What Is Soft Water & Why Is It So Useful?

Did you know that soft water can help you save hundreds of dollars annually? In this post, we’ll define soft water and tell you everything you need to know about getting it in your home. What is Soft Water? Soft water is what happens when you treat hard water to remove highly concentrated mineral ions. You can’t differentiate between hard water and soft water with your naked eyes. The real difference is in their mineral composition. Hard water is water with a high concentration of mineral ions, especially magnesium and calcium. If you haven’t installed a water softener in your …

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What Is Limescale

What Is Limescale & How Can You Get Rid Of It?

Did you know that irritated skin and dull hair are side effects of continuous exposure to limescale? But wait, what is limescale to begin with? In this post, we’ll give you all the details, including how to get rid of this annoying build-up. What Does Limescale Look Like? You must have seen it around your house. It’s a white, chalky, but hard substance usually found on and around water spots such as toilet bowls, sinks, taps, bathroom tiles, and inside appliances like washing machines and kettles.  It’s a nasty stain that makes your house look old and neglected. Sometimes limescale …

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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!