If you are considering the option of buying a water softener for your home, it’s likely that you’ve been approached by companies that are offering to sell you the water softener and some companies that are offering rental services on water softeners. Living with hard water is never easy but making the decision between buying or renting a water softener is; always buy! Here are somethings to consider before buying or renting a unit.
What is Your Budget
If you have a fairly low budget, it could be wise for you to consider renting one of these units so that you can pay for its cost over time. Renting can cover some of the cost of unforeseen repairs down the road as well.
How Long Are You Going to Use the System?
If you only need access to a water softener for short-term before you move, it may be wise for you to simply rent the water softener rather than move it to a new location.
Are You a Tenant or Homeowner?
Installing a water softener will often require cutting into the mainline of plumbing and this will require your landlords permission. Most tenants will be unable to install water softener without some type of landlord permission first.
The average cost of buying a water softener can come with advantages if you have a smaller home with minimal water usage. You can purchase a small water softener for $300-$600 whereas the rental fees will cost up to $20-$50 monthly depending on the dealer It’s much more economical overtime to just buy the water softener up front if you own your home and intend on using the system over the long term.
This post was written by Kristian D’An, owner and water expert at Eco Water Solutions of Florida. Eco Water Solutions is a Tampa water softeners company. They offer whole home water solutions such as softeners, whole home water filtration systems, and reverse osmosis systems. Their focus is to provide Floridians with safe and clean water throughout the home.