Naturally the physical size of a water softener is a factor when considering the space available in your home. (See where can I install a softener.) If the softener needs to go into a cupboard it can be difficult to sacrifice the space, but remember you don’t need to fill your cupboards with loads of cleaning products once the softener is installed!
When choosing the right size softener for your home, you need to consider running costs and wear and tear. This means the more often the water softener needs to recharge, the harder it is working, the more it will cost in salt and water usage and the more wear and tear.
For some people considering 24/7 block salt water softeners, the size of the softener may appear irrelevant. However, a 24/7 softener can be expensive to run, if it needs to recharge 2 or 3 times a day.
For others looking at single tank softeners may fear the wrong size will mean they will run out of softened water. A single tank water softener, means only hard water is available when it regenerates. If it is sized too small for the home’s water usage it also will be working too hard and costing more money than necessary to run.
Choosing the right capacity water softener for the home’s water usage will ensure you do not run out of soft water and it won’t cost a fortune to run.