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How to Pick the Best Water Softener for You

How to Pick the Best Water Softener for You

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How to Pick the Best Water Softener for You

Picking the best water softener is extremely important since your home water quality depends on it. “Hard water” is a fancy way of saying that your tap water has lots of calcium carbonate in it.

It’s especially common in water that is taken from springs near to limestone, or that ihas a build-up of magnesium. 

In Canada especially, questions about contaminated water are often in the news.

Here, we’re telling you everything you need to know about finding the best water softener on the market

What Makes The Best Water Softener?

2 out of 10 people in the world are currently without access to safe drinking water. 

To make sure your family isn’t among them, a water softener connects to the plumbing of your entire home and helps to clean your water to remove hPrmful chemicals.

It can also help your water to run better increasing the water pressure, as build-up can affect that, too. 

To find the best, first make sure you’re working with a reputable company.

Then, you’ll need to get to work on what type of unit will make the best water softener for you and your home. 

The Main Types Of Water Softeners

1) Salt-Based Systems: These types of water softeners use sodium ions to get rid of the calcium and magnesium ions in your current water. They use a tank of brine that you’ll need to update fairly regularly (but there are also automatic options.) 

This is an ideal system for someone looking for a convenient option, who doesn’t have time to constantly pay attention to the system.

Keep in mind that for larger central systems, a drain must be accessible for the unit to function.

2) Salt-Free Systems: These are a little more high-tech, and use nano-technology to soften the water’s structure. Especially if you’re dealing with serious limestone build-up, this is the option for you. 

Since this doesn’t contain any salt, it can be a bit cheaper to operate and are generally smaller in size. Note though, that they only work for moderate issues with hardness.

3) Since salt- based systems add a small amount of salt to your water, it’s a great idea to add Reverse Osmosis system for your drinking water.

Reverse Osmosis dissolves inorganic solids and removes them from the water. This process ensures that one your water is softened, all sodium is removed from your water so you can drink directly from the tap! These systems are typically installed by your kitchen sink and are small in size.

Plus, these systems don’t have any additional water run-off, meaning you won’t have to worry about cleanup.

When it comes to finding the best water softener, you have a lot of options!  

You’re Ready To Find The Best Water Softener For Your Home

Now that you know how to make the right choice, it’s time to find the people that can help you install it and answer any additional questions you may have. 

To learn more about what sets our services apart, click here to learn more about us. We’re looking forward to hearing from you. 

Installing a Smart Thermostat Will Bring Your Home into the Future

Installing a Smart Thermostat Will Bring Your Home into the Future

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The Future is Now With Smart Thermostat

In Canada, 90% of all residents use a thermostat to help control the temperature throughout their house. 

Whether you’re obsessed with the latest gadget and want a smart home, or are just interested in trying to find ways to better regulate the temperature in your house, getting smart thermostat is a great option. 

Here, we’re going to tell you how a smart thermostat works, and why you need one!

Why You Should Get A Smart Thermostat

You’ve likely looked into many temperature solutions for your home, but a smart thermostat is one of our favorites.

The average household temperature usually hovers somewhere around 21C. Imagine if, instead of coming home to a cold house, it could be at room temperature – or warmer in the winter – when you arrived. 

A smart thermostat makes that happen. Using an app on your smartphone, or even texting a telephone number with your commands, you can control the temperature in your house wherever you are. 

It even allows you to, if you’ve got zoned heating, control the upstairs and downstairs of your home separately.

Even better? This can be installed anywhere you like in your home, so it’s especially convenient.

Imagine if your home heated and cooled on your schedule, and not the other way around. 

Plus, there are financial benefits. Controlling the temperature of your home while you’re away allows you to save money if you forgot to turn off your system after you left your house. Plus, this will help the furnace to be more efficient.

It also ensures that you’ll only use your system when you are at home, saving you serious funds. Some high-tech thermostats will know when you are home or away from home therefore will adjust the schedule accordingly and save you money!

What’s not to love about that?

How A Smart Thermostat Works

Don’t worry – your new thermostat won’t interfere with other wireless electronics already in your home. 

Mainly, these thermostats rely on sensors, so they can be adjusted according to your schedule and commands. 

Basically, the temperature is yours to manipulate with the click of a button.

Some even operate with batteries – so make sure you have enough on hand to last you through those winter months!

Interestingly enough,smart thermostats do actually have wires. It’s the receiver itself that’s completely wireless, and it uses wires that have been coded by color to connect with the wired thermostat. 

It’s even possible to get this thermostat synched up with other electronic devices in your home, including your lights and home entertainment system. 

How To Get A Smart Thermostat Installed

While it is possible to install your smart thermostat yourself, we highly recommend relying on the company you bought the system from to help you safely – and quickly – finish the job. 

Now that you’ve learned all about the great things these systems offer, we know you’re itching to get your hands on one. 

To learn more about our services, and how to get a smart thermostat installed with no upfront investment, get additional questions answered, and even to get a free quote, check out our website and feel free to contact us.