Big Box retailers: a water softener comparison
February 07, 2013
Shopping for a new water softener and not sure where you will find the best deal?
The prices at Big Box dealers like Home Depot and Lowe’s look good, but are you really getting the best value for your dollar?
Here is a direct comparison between the types of equipment you will find at a registered water softener dealer vs. the big box hardware stores:
BIG BOX ——— VS. ——- WATER SOFTENER DEALER
Cheaper plastic —- vs. —- Reinforced norly plastic
Brine system with many parts that can fail — vs. — One brine valve and one cam
Rotory style discs that create friction — vs. — One piston that slides thru positions
Single tank system — vs. — Two tank system where salt is kept in a separate tank
1-year warranty — vs. — 5-year warranty
Basic programming options — vs. — Advanced electronics package that allows you to track water usage, set hardness levels, set regeneration times, etc.
Plastic bypass — vs. — Stainless steel bypass
Plumber hired separately — vs. — Install included with equipment purchase
Store purchase — vs. — Customized quote to make sure you get the right size unit
For a complete list of the water softeners available at Peterson Salt and Water Treatment, click HERE.