What’s in Your Water? The Importance of Professional Water Testing

Everyone has the right to know what’s in their water. Whether you rely on municipal treated water or well water, it is a good idea to have your water tested. And, this way you know whether or not you need to install a water filtration system or water softener to improve the quality of water. And, though there are at-home tests, it is important to have water testing done by professionals. As experts in the industry, we have the right tools and knowledge to accurately test your water for a variety of impurities and chemicals. The importance of water testing at your Prior Lake home should not be overlooked: routine water testing can help improve the taste and quality of your water and keep you and your family safe.

Eliminate the guesswork and have true peace of mind knowing precisely what is in the water you and your family drink, cook with and bathe in. At Haferman Water Conditioning, we are making it as easy as possible for you to know for sure. We’ve provided a rundown of the reasons to choose water testing for your home.

The most basic reason for water testing is to make sure your home’s water is safe for consumption. This is most important for households that use wells, but it can also be helpful to find out the quality of your municipal sourced water. And, if you live in an area with a great deal of agriculture, you will want to make sure you get your water tested because nitrates and pesticides can easily get into the soil and contaminate nearby wells.

Water testing can also help determine if your home has a hard water problem. While hard water is not unsafe for you and your loved ones to drink, it can decrease the life span of your water using appliances and make it more difficult for you to keep your bathroom and kitchen clean.

Your water should be tested if:

  • You notice scaling or spots on your glassware.
  • There is a pregnant woman or an infant under the age of six months living in your home.
  • You notice a change in your water quality, like in smell or taste.
  • Your area experiences a large flood or storm that might have affected the water quality.
  • Your drinking water comes out of the tap with a cloudy appearance.
  • You recently had some type of maintenance or repair work done on your well.

How often?
There are no laws or regulations that dictate how often you should have water testing performed. As mentioned, there are a few indications that you should have this done, so it is up to you to determine when you should have your water tested and how frequently you should have it done.

Are you interested in getting more information about water testing in Prior Lake? Call Haferman Water Conditioning at 952-894-4040 or contact us for a Free Water Analysis and Estimate.

Kinetico Water Systems: “Made in the USA”!

Recently, you may have noticed something extra special on many of the water softeners and systems we supply– a “Made in the USA” logo! Did you know that most of our Kinetico Softeners and drinking water systems are “Made in the USA”? This is something Kinetico and the experts here at Haferman Water Conditioning have always been proud of; now it’s just more evident on the packaging with beautiful new “Made in the USA” stickers! We offer the following systems from Kinetico, all made in the United States:

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When the ultimate in water conditioning is combined with the world’s best in manufacturing, the possibilities are endless! Water softeners and drinking water systems are some of the best ways to improve water quality in the home. So, why not choose a system you know you can trust; one that’s made right here in America.

What It Means to Be Labeled ‘Made in the USA’

“Made in the USA” is synonymous with top quality. In order to claim a product is “Made in the USA,” you must comply with some pretty strict regulations. There are many standards set forth by the Federal Trade Commission and products must meet these before a company can label them as “Made in the USA.” Products must be made and assembled within the United States’ borders from “all or virtually all” American-made parts.

After careful review of every component used in each Kinetico product, they have been found to meet all of these requirements and have therefore earned the highly respected label of “Made in the USA.”

But, this isn’t new! Kinetico systems have always been “Made in the USA.” There are so many reasons to choose American-made products. Not only feel great knowing you’re supporting our fellow American workers, also know you can trust and depend on their quality, design, safety and environmental impact.

So, if you haven’t already had one of our incredible “Made in the USA” Kinetico water softeners or drinking water systems installed in your home, give us a call today! We can tell you about the many benefits they provide and set up a time to come out to your home for an installation! Call Haferman Water Conditioning at 952-894-4040 or Contact Us to get a free water analysis and estimate!

Water Testing & Water Systems: FAQs

If you suspect your home’s drinking water could benefit from a drinking water system, you likely have many questions about them and how they work. Drinking water systems in Lakeville have been growing in popularity and the professionals at Haferman Water Conditioning have received many questions about them. As experts in the industry, we’ve put together a list of the ones we think might help you determine if drinking water systems are the right choice for you and your family.

Water pouring in glass isolated on whiteQ: How do I know if my drinking water could benefit from a drinking water system?

A: The first thing you should do is call us for a free water analysis and estimate. This test will check your water for total hardness, chlorine iron, dissolved solids and pH level. Our free estimate can help you decide which drinking water systems to choose from and help determine your budget.

Q: Are there any special circumstances that should make me consider drinking water systems?

A: If you are expecting a new baby, if there are any unexplained illnesses or if anyone is pregnant or nursing in your home, this may be a great time to look into having a water analysis.

Q: How do I know if I need a water softener?

A: When a house has hard water, that is, water that contains a high amount of certain types of minerals, we will generally recommend a water softener. While hard water isn’t dangerous to consume, it can shorten the lifespan of your water-using appliances, increase your electric bill and put ugly white spots all over your dishes and glassware.

Q: What is reverse osmosis?

A: Reverse osmosis drinking water systems use a semi-permeable membrane filter to clean your drinking water. This membrane filter traps impurities using a semi permeable material that only water can pass through to produce the finest quality water. Odors and impurities are filtered out and all that’s left is great tasting water!

Q: What is your most popular drinking water system?

A: Only one drinking water system is so advanced that it can eliminate nearly everything from your home’s drinking water that isn’t water. And that’s the Kinetico K5 Drinking Water Station. It is certified in removing more impurities than any other system and can be customized to meet your home’s specific needs.

Q: Do you have a more basic drinking water system?

A: If you’re looking for a basic, more budget-friendly reverse osmosis system, then Kinetico’s AquaKinetic A200 is an excellent choice. It provides good, clean drinking water, just like the Kinetico K5, but without the advanced options.

These are just a handful of our most popular questions about drinking water systems. For more information on drinking water systems in Lakeville, call Haferman Water Conditioning at 952-894-4040 or contact us for a Free Water Analysis & Estimate.

Getting Better Water: All about Reverse Osmosis

With a renewed commitment to healthy living, many homeowners have been opting for water purification systems in their homes for delivering cleaner, better tasting drinking water for themselves and their families. There are many different types of products to choose from and the most popular is reverse osmosis. When you’re looking into reverse osmosis for your Edina home, look no further than Haferman Water Conditioning. Our water filtration experts are here to explain what reverse osmosis is along with its many great benefits.

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Getting Technical
What is reverse osmosis exactly? The entire process begins when water flows through the supply to the pre-filter where sand, silt, dirt and other sediments are removed. Then, the water flows through the reverse osmosis semi-permeable membrane cartridge, which is designed to filter out a range of contaminants. The clean drinking water then passes into a storage tank. When you turn on a faucet, the water will be forced by through yet another carbon filter and continue out of your faucet. The end result is clean and clear water that is safer to drink, right from the tap.

The Benefits
The most noticeable benefit of reverse osmosis is a cleaner taste. For those in areas where the drinking water doesn’t meet the highest of taste standards, reverse osmosis can help home owners achieve the clear, clean taste they want from their tap water. Water treated with reverse osmosis can also help with clearer ice cubes and with the taste of food like when steaming vegetables, boiling pasta, in soups, tea and for baking.

Reverse osmosis is great for removing lead from your drinking water. With recent events, many have been made aware of the damage that high levels of lead can cause to the body. Excess levels of lead in the blood stream can lead to problems like infertility, muscle damage and increased blood pressure.
As reverse osmosis removes sodium from the water, it can also benefit those with high blood pressure, kidney and liver issues.

Low Maintenance
Reverse osmosis systems require limited maintenance. And, a system can last for several years with the proper care and maintenance.

Ready to learn more about reverse osmosis in Edina? Call Haferman Water Conditioning at 952-894-4040 or Contact Us to set up a water analysis and estimate.

The Benefits of Drinking More Water & Water Filtration

Did you know that adequate and regular water consumption has numerous health benefits? And, the amount you consume every day plays an important role in maintaining a healthy body. In fact, experts recommend you drink 8 to 10 glasses of water each day! Then, why do so many of us drink far less than that? Perhaps it is the way our tap water tastes. No one wants to drink water all day when it doesn’t taste so great. So, as an authorized Kinetico water filtration system dealer, we would like to ‘clear things up’ and give you some information on water filtration in Chanhassen and hopefully have everyone drinking a lot more water and enjoying a much healthier lifestyle.

Are you aware of the many benefits of water filtration? Haferman Water Conditioning is here to help you discover the issues that may exist in your water supply and help you choose the water filtration system that works best to fix them. Does your water have a funny odor or taste?
Chlorine, sediment, dirt, rust, herbicides, pesticides, heavy metals and more can be found in a majority of tap water. All of these chemicals and toxins can be removed by water filtration and water purification systems.


Even if the city did provide you with pure water, the water would pick up impurities from the distribution piping in the ground. So, no matter where you reside, there are so many great advantages to having a water filtration system. The biggest advantage is that you will notice a definite difference in the smell and taste of your drinking water. And, when your water tastes better, you drink more water! Since water has no calories, fat, carbohydrates or sugar it makes a much healthier and smarter drinking choice over sodas and other sweet beverages that can attribute to weight gain.

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Water is really an amazing thing, especially when it tastes great! Here are some of the top health benefits of drinking water:
• Relieves fatigue
• Cushions joints
• Helps digestion and aids weight loss
• Improves mood
• Flushes out toxins

And, there are so many more! So allow the experts at Haferman Water Conditioning to provide you with great tasting water with water filtration and get you and your family drinking the daily 8 glasses they need.

Are you interested in getting more information about water filtration in Chanhassen? Call Haferman Water Conditioning at 952-894-4040, or you can contact us to set up your Free Water Analysis and Estimate.