Sometimes it’s your living situation that will determine if you need to replace your water softener. If you live in a home with four or more people living there, then this will greatly increase the demand that you place on your water softener. Your water softener must be able to account for the needs of your entire family, which is typically determined by the number of people living in a single household. If you don’t replace your outdated water softener, then you could end up spending a lot more money on utility bills and the salt that’s required to remove all the hard minerals from your water supply.
A newer and more up-to-date system can do a lot of good and, in many cases, it’s a better option for you and your family. The water softeners that are available today are much more advanced and they require a lot less water to operate. Newer systems also offer a much faster regeneration period and they will create a lot less waste. Modern water softeners have also proven to produce better-tasting water.
Also, depending on where you live, a system that is more up-to-date is a necessity. The hardness of your water is often determined by the source; any groundwater supply that enters your home will contain a higher concentration of minerals (typically hardness is measured by the presence of calcium and magnesium).