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.

What Indicates That I Have Hard Water?

Hard water rules the day in many homes across Minnesota. If this holds true within your home, all water-based appliances will have shorter life spans as a result. Hard water also affects your hair and skin being that that same water that you consume and wash clothing with also comes out of your shower head. Hard water in Apple Valley is a problem just like it is in any other area of the country. Haferman Water Conditioning can help with these hard water issues.

Hard Water Apple ValleyMany homeowners just accept that hard water is something that they just have to put up with. This is not the case, however. Adding some sort of water purifier can more than eliminate these issues. A first step is determining whether or not hard water is a genuine issue within your home. Here’s how:

Dishes, drinking glasses and other like surfaces can be found with scaling all over them if you have hard water. Hard water manifests in the visual appearance of white spots or powder, in the form of mineral deposits. The mineral deposits are found within the groundwater itself, working its way into your tap water.

With specific regard to the home appliances that use water as their primary means of operating—dishwasher, washer (clothing), bathtub—the mineral deposits that travel within them will gradually clog things and decrease their overall effectiveness. If you have hard water and do not address the matter you will end up spending more money to buy a replacement appliance that in simply addressing the hard water issue itself. This thinking can be taken even further by thinking about your plumbing. Scaling from the presence of minerals will contribute to the clogging of pipes and place additional tolls on your water heater.

Your hair and skin also pay the price when hard water is present. If winter is the driest of seasons within your home, hard water will enhance the overall effect. Your hair will be more unmanageable, and your skin will be drier than otherwise they would be. This leads to itchiness, mild bleeding, etc. Hard water also makes it more difficult for soap and shampoo to do their respective jobs.

Clothing is adversely affected by hard water too. A dull and dingy look and possibly odor can be prominent. If your clothes are stained prior to going into the washer, the mineral and iron deposits found within your hard water will contribute to the degradation of your clothing’s fibers, which makes them more uncomfortable to wear, if not even making them part of your wardrobe’s past.

Do you want to learn more about hard water in Apple Valley? Call Haferman Water Conditioning at 952-894-4040 or contact us and get a Free Water Analysis and Estimate.

Water Purifier is Often a Need and Not a Want

With the wealth of potential for the presence of toxic chemicals to appear in your drinking water, it is pretty important to take the steps to guarantee that it is safe. Through a water testing analysis, you can see firsthand whether or not that water is indeed safe for consumption for yourself and your family. Based upon the results of this testing, you can rule out or verify whether there is a need to add a water purifier in your Lakeville home. You do not—through carelessness—want to inadvertently be the one who makes yourself or someone close ill through not researching the matter. If your drinking water has stuff in it, consider the following reasons to obtain a water purifier.

Water Purifier

Cost

How much money are you shelling out on bottled water, iced tea and soda on a regular basis? A water purifier can help you save money by essentially eliminating the need for all those types of drinks. Bottled water will not be called for because the water line running into your home is purified and contaminants are removed. The great taste that adding a water purifier creates in your tap water could also see savings on iced tea and soda because you and yours may just find yourselves inclined towards drinking it instead of those products that contribute to a potential wealth of different health issues.

Environment

Concerned about your impact on the environment? Plastic water bottles take up an obscene amount of space in landfills. On top of that, the environment is damaged in some ways through the simple creation of plastic bottles. A water purifier means you won’t have to buy bottled water anymore, and that means Mother Earth will be thanking you.

Health

If anyone in your home suffers from immune system issues, adding a water purifier may prevent and help clear out gastrointestinal annoyances. Those with a compromised immune system can sometimes be more susceptible to stomach and intestinal issues, so purified water can help ensure there are no germs or bacteria that could cause these problems.

Taste

Does the tap water have a weird taste or odor to it? This is often an indicator that something is up and should alert you to changes that are necessary with your tap water. Drinking water taste or smell should not be anything other than pure, after all.

Are you interested in getting more information about a water purifier for your Lakeville home? Call Haferman Water Conditioning at 952-894-4040, or contact us and get a Free Water Analysis and Estimate.