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Water Softener Calgary: Supply and Installation of Water Softeners

When you invite Instant Plumbing & Heating for a water softener consultation, we’ll discuss the best options for your unique home.

We will ensure that you are happy with your Water Softener Installation.

Offering a satisfaction guaranteed service, we have been serving Calgary and the surrounding areas for over 45 years.

An Overview of Water Softening in Calgary

If you’ve been considering installing water softeners in your home, here’s some useful information to consider.

Anyone who lives in Calgary knows we have very hard water where you can feel it on your skin and the roughness of just-washed clothes, taste it in your coffee and see it on the glass of your shower stall and around the openings of your faucet.

The hardness of a municipality’s water is determined by the levels of calcium and magnesium dissolved in it. The City of Calgary explains this in more detail and offers measurements of how hard the water in Calgary is.
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Do you want to prolong the lifespan of your appliances? Would you like pure drinking water for your family? A water softener and filtration systems may be the right choice for you home.

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Calgary’s Water Supplies

It’s a fact that our Calgary Plumbers enjoy working with one of the world’s safest, cleanest water supplies. 

It’s also a fact that our water supply has a fairly high mineral content; this is understandable considering our water comes to us via overland drainage from a mountain watershed– namely the Bow and Elbow rivers.

A Solution to Calgary’s Hard Water

Water “hardness” refers to a particular type of dissolved solids, namely calcium and magnesium content picked up when water flows through limestone deposits.

Water qualifies as “soft” when it contains less than 75 mg of calcium carbonate per litre. In 2016, Calgary’s water supply ranged from 151 to 247 mg/l.

The value does vary seasonally (tending to be higher in the winter) and regionally (the north side Bearspaw supply is generally softer than the south side Glenmore reservoir) but all the values reported by the City Of Calgary are on the higher side of the scale.

Just about everything that touches or handles water shows evidence of this in the form of limescale, and to combat it we wind up using more cleaning products and paying more for maintenance.

The Benefits of Soft Water in Calgary

The most common benefit reported by our customers with water softeners is softer, smoother skin.

You’ll also find that you get richer, easier lather when washing, getting a better clean using less soap, shampoo and detergent in the process. Fabrics feel softer and wear out more slowly, and you can say goodbye to water scale in showers, tubs, sinks, and on dishes.

Many detergents, shampoos and soaps contain additives to ensure the product will work effectively when used in hard water.

Soft water, on the other hand, cleans dishes, hair and clothing very effectively with pure soap, and much less of it. You’ll also see great cleaning results even with cooler water. Of course, using less detergent and less energy is not just going to save you money, but benefits the environment as well.

We’ve blogged before about mineral buildup in you and your pets. Think about how much water a pet drinks on a daily basis, and imagine all those minerals going through your cat or dog’s small body.

Since their bodies are so much smaller, they experience the effects of what they’re consuming more quickly.

Excess calcium and magnesium in their water can eventually contribute to issues like kidney stones and urinary tract blockages, just like they can in humans.

The most significant payoff is that soft water will prolong the service life of most of any water handling system, from water heaters to bathroom fixtures to coffee makers.

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    Reverse Osmosis Filtration makes a great companion for Water Softeners

    We recently blogged on the topic of Reverse Osmosis filtration. Consider what else is in our drinking water: trace amounts of heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, pesticides and other dissolved solids.

    For the best quality drinking water for the whole family, including our pets, a reverse osmosis filtration system is a great companion to a water softener; we frequently install both at the same time, and they work very well together.

    Water Softener Calgary: Is It Right For You?

    Of course, it is! A water softener can be expected to last 10-15 years for a simple, baseline model, and 15-20 years for a higher-end model.

    It generally takes about five or six years to see a return on your investment, but in the long term, they definitely do pay for themselves.

    An annual maintenance visit is all it takes to keep your water systems running properly and ensure any problems are caught before they become expensive.

    In our experience, once you’ve lived with softer water, you will have a hard time living with the effects of hard water again! If you move, you can take it with you– it’s easy for us to transplant your water softener to your new home, and the costs are minimal.

    Why choose a Water Softener System?

    Why should I invest in a water softener?

    Our customers list the softness of their skin as one of the key motivations for getting water softeners installed in their homes. While hard water leaves your skin dry and scaly, soft water leaves it feeling soothed and softened. Not only that, but you use less soap and shampoo as well, because soft water lends itself to a richer, easier lather.

    Similarly, you’ll need less detergent to wash your clothes, and they’ll stay softer, and wear out more slowly.

    Cleaning is easier as well, without the scaling on shower stalls and faucets.

    • Hard water isn’t great for the skin and can cause dryness.
    • Hard water is also tough on clothes, so they wear out faster.
    • Hard water leaves scaling on shower stalls and faucets, which is tough to clean.
    • Buildup due to hard water can impact the efficiency and longevity of your appliances.
    • Your pets can experience health issues due to the excess calcium found in hard water.
    • Softened water promotes a rich lather, so you can use less shampoo, soap and detergent.

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    Water Softeners offer benefits to Your Appliances and Fixtures

    Soft water makes cleaning easier and it also prolongs the life of any appliance with water running through it. This includes the dishwasher, coffee pot, hot water tank, fridge, washing machine and humidifier.

    Your water heater runs more efficiently with less build-up in it, and you’ll notice that you’re only replacing the pads in your humidifier every 2-3 years instead of annually thanks to the lack of build-up.

    Meanwhile, you also save on plumbing service calls because your toilet stays clear of calcium build-up, meaning it continues to flush smoothly as time goes by.


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    So is a Water Softener for you?

    Water softeners can be expected to last 10-15 years for a simple, baseline model, and 15-20 years for a higher-end model. It generally takes about five or six years to see a return on your investment.

    We have had customers who loved their water softener so much; they took it with them when they moved! Just be aware that if you install a water softener, move in the near future, and don’t take it with you, you may need to just install one at your new house.

    In our experience, once you’ve lived with softer water, you will have a hard time living with the effects of hard water again! It’s easy for us to remove your water softener from your old home and install it in your new home, and the costs are minimal.

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    Water Softener Calgary Reviews

    Instant Plumbing & Heating has been serving Calgary and the surrounding areas for over 45 years.

    We have performed thousands of water softener installations, and we know our stuff!. Take a look at some reviews from our happy customers.


    Aj K.

    I had a fantastic experience with these guys. Needed a water softener and spoke with the owner several times, he really took his time and even helped me with some custom requests I had.

    The installation fellow was just as helpful and friendly. Overall I’m very impressed with the experience. Thanks guys.


    Debra R.

    Jeff Olchowy, assisted by Ben, did a wonderful job of replacing all the poly-b in our home while also installing a new hot water tank and water softener.

    Jeff explains everything clearly in advance, then follows-up with a walk-through of the completed work.


    Ess B.

    George and his staff have looked after the plumbing related aspect of our recent renovations from start to finish (bar plumbing and ensuite reno).

    Most recently, we had a new softener installed to take better care of our new fixtures and tile work.

    The experience has been extremely positive. I will be starting another bathroom reno soon and will be seeking their services for that job as well. Completely satisfied; Highly recommended!!


    Ervin B.

    Well managed company. They respond very quickly and offer a highly professional service.

    Jason installed our new water softener and did an excellent job. We highly recommend Instant Plumbing & Heating


    Pat B

    Jason showed up on time with Ben and proceeded to install a new softener system thermostat and Induction motor in the furnace. He fully tested my furnace and replaced a couple of other worn parts.

    He walked us through the new Bryant thermostat and soft water system. He is an excellent representative of your company. We will request him every time. We are very happy with the service


    Daryl J.

    Our house is about 20 years old, in the last couple of years, we have needed to replace the furnace, a/c, boiler and now the water softener.

    Each time they have come out Jason and the last time Ben were very professional, on time and got the job done on the amount quoted.

    We did compare their initial quotes to other places, but they came in at the same price or lower, and they managed to work around our schedule. I will continue to use Instant Plumbing (Jason) and I highly recommend this company.


    Nancy M.

    I had my water softener, water filtration system, new furnace, air filtration, humidifier, and tankless water heater installed by Instant Plumbing about 2 years ago by Jason.

    I cannot say enough how pleased I am by these products, how they work, the informative and friendly installation by Jason, and the follow-up.

    Jason was here for the annual inspection, and he was immensely thorough and helpful in teaching me things to watch to maintain throughout the year.

    I feel as though Jason basically does my house maintenance for me and I believe that I am in very good hands indeed. Anthony did the check this year and he was most efficient and thorough, even being willing to drive back to the shop in the cold to pick up more materials.

    He also determined I had dangerously high water pressure and was able to fix that. I recommend Instant Plumbing with no hesitation. I am very grateful to them, and 100% trusting. I would use no other plumbing company. Thank you to George and your group!

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