Water Softening Systems for Your Home from Mohawk Valley’s Water Experts.

Save your skin, your hair, and you wallet! Find out how a Culligan Water Softener pays for itself!

Many people don’t realize the damage the hard water can have on you and your home – from drying out your hair, skin, and nails to putting a strain on major appliances. Choosing a water softener for your home has benefits that can be seen throughout your house.


Put an End to Your Mohawk Valley Water Problems

Your water may trend toward the hard end of the spectrum, and you might not know it.  Many area residents see the effects of having hard water in their homes.  They can see a chalky, white buildup around plumbing fixtures.  If you see this, it means that there is buildup you can’t see lurking in your pipes and major appliances that can be costing you ­­– not only in your monthly utility bill, but in your appliances’ overall lifespan and performance.

Hard Water in your Home

Hudson, Fultonville, and Cooperstown’s hard water can also leave your skin feeling dry, cracked, or itchy, which gets worse in the winter months. If it is drying out your skin, it can also dry out your hair and nails, leaving them brittle and making them crack or split easily. 

If you notice yourself using a lot of shampoo or soap without getting a good lather, this could be the minerals in hard water preventing your products from doing their job.  With soft water, your soaps and detergents should lather quicker and rinse easier, which leaves you with a better feeling for everything you wash.

Water Softener Benefits

  • Reduced spending on your utility bills with more efficient water
  • Extended lifespans for your major appliances – from the water heater, washing machine, dishwasher, and more.
  • Better looking (and feeling) hair, skin and nails.
  • Longer lasting laundry that looks better because of water that is easier on fabric.
  • Spend less on personal care and cleaning products because they go farther and work better with soft water.

Learn more about the home benefits of a Culligan® Water Softener!

  • Hard Water
    Hard Water
  • Dry Skin/Hair
    Dry Skin/Hair
  • Stiff Laundry
    Stiff Laundry
  • Soap Scum/Lime Buildup
    Soap Scum/Lime Buildup
  • Spots on Glass/Cloudy Glassware
    Spots on Glass/Cloudy Glassware
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
    Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

Water Softening from the Mohawk Valley Experts You Can Trust

Culligan’s state-of-the-art water softeners target and remove the dissolved minerals in your water that are causing your problems so you can enjoy softer, more efficient water that works better throughout your whole home.  Water softening solutions are customized for the specific water problems that we experience in Hudson, Fultonville, and Cooperstown (like hard water) so you can count on your water softener to solve the water problems that are unique to your home. Culligan will always test your water for free, discuss the results with you, and provide expert installation and maintenance of you water softener.  We do this so you can have the best possible in-home water softening for the life of your product.

Product Information

Hard water is the result of mineral buildup in your city or well water, most commonly from calcium and lime. Hard water can reduce the quality of water in your home and may also be driving up your water bills, cleaning costs and more. The signs of hard water are not always obvious, but can have detrimental effects on your home. Hard water can cause corrosive build of scale from mineral deposits in your pipes. Over time, your pipes can clog, water flow can diminish and water pressure will be reduced. Your local Culligan water expert offers range of water softener products that fits your needs, wallet and for every size of household.

The Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener is the most efficient water softener in the market. You save more on water, salt, and electricity with patented smart technology that makes our high-efficiency water softeners up to 46% more efficient than other softeners. Not only will you be saving your wallet by reducing water and electricity costs, but you will also be decreasing your home’s environmental footprint.

Water Softener Product Specifications 

Culligan’s proportional brining allows your softener to regenerate only that part of the resin bed that has been exhausted, reducing its salt usage.

  • Automatic bypass valve provides the convenience of bypassing the water softener from the softener itself or the remote display.
  • Patented Culligan Aqua-Sensor® technology automatically adjusts to changes in water conditions so the softener only regenerates when needed, saving you salt, water, and money.
  • Our smart brine tank automatically monitors salt levels and tells you how many days of salt are remaining.
  • Exclusive Culligan Soft-Minder® meter monitors daily water use and provides advanced system diagnostics.
  • The easy-to-read backlit display with digital clock lets you know your softener is working and alerts you to any system malfunctions.
  • Culligan’s Dial-a-Softness® Valve allows you to customize the “feel” of your water, so it never feels too soft or too hard.

Frequently Asked Questions about Culligan Water Softeners

1. Will my water teste salty?

No.  A properly functioning water softener will never make your water taste salty.  The small amount of sodium added to the water will never create a salty taste.

2. How do I know if I have hard water?

Hard water usually manifests itself in several ways.  It leaves white residue behind wherever water evaporates. When hardness reacts with soaps and detergents, it leaves a sticky soap scum behind, and in hot water heating systems it leaves behind a hard scale.

3. How does a water softener work?

A water softener works through a process known as “ion exchange,” which means that as it removes calcium and magnesium (elements that make water “hard”), it replaces those ions on a one for one basis, usually with sodium.  This means that the amount of sodium added to the water is directly proportional to how hard your water is.  In most instances the amount being added is so small that it is not a significant contributor to the amount of sodium in your diet.

4. Will a water softener reverse the damage that has already been done to my appliances?

Yes, if your hard water has been building up scale in your appliances, once you install a softener it will begin to remove that built-up scale.  It will take a long time to remove it, but it will remove it.

5. Will the softener remove all impurities from my water?

Unfortunately, no.  A water softener is designed to remove hardness (calcium and magnesium) from water.  They can sometimes remove a limited amount of iron and manganese if you happen to have these problems as well.  But if you are looking for great water for drinking and cooking, you should probably consider a reverse osmosis system for that purpose.

6. Are there chemicals used or put into the water to soften the water?

Other than salt or potassium chloride, there are no other chemicals that a water softener uses.  On the contrary, using a water softener reduces the amount of cleaning supplies and detergents that you need to put down the drain trying to keep your home and family clean. Using a water softener is very environmentally friendly.

7. How long after installation will I have soft water?

Once a softener is installed, it will begin to soften your water immediately, However, if you have a tank-type hot water heater, it may take a few days to use up that hard water, until you feel the full effects of soft water.

8. How often do I need to add salt?

Most good softeners today, recharge based on how many gallons of water you use, and how hard your water is to start with.  However, most of our customers today are adding salt once or twice a year, on average.

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