Thank You and Happy Holidays from Haferman Water Conditioning

With the end of 2017 quickly approaching, we want to take a moment to thank all our wonderful clients for their support. We are grateful to have served the Twin Cities area for more than 50 years, providing residents with various water treatment services. We could not be in business this long without the support and patronage from so many of you!

As the year winds down, we just want to thank each and every one of you for your patronage, whether as a new or returning customer. We hope you will trust us for all your future water conditioning needs!

We wish each of you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

What Happens After the Water Test

As you may already know; water testing is essential to the health and comfort of your home. But many are unsure exactly what happens after the water test. At Haferman Water Conditioning we provide water testing for Excelsior and the surrounding areas and are here to walk you through the whole process; from beginning to end. And, once you decide that water testing is right for you, give us a call at Haferman and one of our water testing experts will be out to your home right away.

If you are concerned about contaminants that may be present in your water, as many people are, you can have some peace of mind by having your water tested. Leaving your water unchecked could lead to problems like gastrointestinal issues, hard or foul tasting water and a variety of other problems. Did you know that hard water is present in 85% of homes in the US? Water testing can detect hard water as well.

First, when you decide that water testing is something you would like for your home, give us a call at Haferman Water Conditioning. We will speak with you to determine what you’re looking for and set up an appointment for a water test.

Water testing will test hardness, iron, pH, and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS). It takes just a few minutes with an EPA approved testing kit. The water treatment representative will bring along a small water softener that will make soft water for a visual comparison of the benefits of soft water. And will then make recommendations based upon the results of the different tests. Other tests are available as well, so it is up to you if you wish to pursue them.

Once the water testing is complete, you will have the option of having a water treatment system installed in your home or a water softener. Your water treatment professional will have several models of treatment in stock, and can generally have a system installed within a few days.

It is completely up to you whether a water treatment system is installed. It is important to remember that our health, especially as it relates to what we put into our bodies, calls for special attention to the water that we drink. Municipal or well-based drinking water should be tested so that you get only the very best for you and your family.

Are you interested in learning more about water testing in Excelsior or any of the surrounding areas? Call Haferman Water Conditioning at 952-894-4040, or you can contact us to set up a Free Water Analysis and Estimate.

Comparing Drinking Water Systems and Water Softeners

As an expert in drinking water systems for Chaska and the surrounding areas, we receive many requests asking for us to explain the difference between drinking water systems and water softeners. Both of these popular systems have many great benefits for the home but offer very different results. Because they both affect the home’s water, it is understandable that one could confuse them. Many people might assume that these two types of systems are the same, but this is not the case. Here are a few of the key differences between drinking water systems and water softeners.

Drinking Water System ChaskaDrinking vs. Washing
Drinking water systems are for the water you and your loved ones drink. Does your drinking water have a funny taste or odor? A drinking water system is the solution. Drinking water systems work by removing the source of the odd taste by forcing the water through a filter. The filter then gets rid of contaminants that make your drinking water taste and/or smell funny.

On the other hand, water softeners are for your working water and water-using appliances like your shower, dishwasher or washing machine. Water softeners get rid of hard water by replacing it with sodium. And, did you know that Minnesota has some of the hardest water in the country? These systems are very popular for our area.

Benefits of Water Softeners
There are many different advantages to having a water softener installed in your home. You might use less soap and other cleaning products, you could enjoy softer hair and skin, and you could even notice less soap scum in your bathroom. Also, water softeners can help extend the life of your water-using appliances and plumbing.

Benefits of Drinking Water Systems
Drinking water systems are chemical-free and simply rely on the filtration system to get rid of the contaminants, and then the contaminants are flushed down the drain. Drinking water systems filter your drinking water so it is more pleasant to consume.

Drinking Water Systems & Water Softener Together
These two types of systems are meant to complement each other and give you and your family drinking water and working water that is odorless and tasteless.

There are several different reasons you should choose drinking water systems or water softeners for your home. These systems are easy to use and there are plenty of budget-friendly options available. Give us a call at Haferman Water Conditioning and we can tell you more about them and the many options that we offer!

Do you want more information on drinking water systems in Chaska and the surrounding areas? Call Haferman Water Conditioning at 952-894-4040 or Contact Us.

Haferman Water Conditioning Recognized for Business Excellence

We are pleased to announce that the Water Quality Association recently awarded Haferman Water Conditioning with the distinction of Business Excellence. WQA’s Business Excellence program calls attention to top companies within the water treatment industry who are committed to the values and high standards of the association.

In order to earn the designation of Business Excellence, a company or its corporate parent must meet the following qualifications:

  • WQA member company in good standing
  • Sell one or more certified products
  • Have at least one certified professional on staff

The program singles out WQA members who make special commitment to business excellence, the values of WQA and to advancing the betterment of water quality. WQA’s Business Excellence features a distinct gold-trimmed logo that can be used to visually represent the company’s commitment to the new program. We are proud to display this logo on our website.

Water Quality Association Business ExcellenceWith water quality becoming an increasingly important issue, Haferman is proud to stand apart as a company doing their best to provide high quality water to all residents in the Twin Cities area. We have built our company on strong pillars of quality, family and faith. We have been in the water business for more than 50 years, choosing in the 1970s to partner with Kinetico, a leader in high quality water filtration and softening. Kinetico’s products focus on non electric, energy efficient units with superior output.


We strive to pair our Kinetico product offerings with excellent service. We take extra steps to ensure we have trained and certified staff as well as certified products. Our goal is to bring long-term solutions for water quality issues into Twin Cities homes and businesses.

WQA is a not-for-profit trade association representing the residential, commercial and industrial water treatment industry. Since 1959, the WQA Gold Seal certification program has been certifying products that contribute to the safe consumption of water. The WQA Gold Seal program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute and the Standards Council of Canada.

If you would like to learn more about water quality in the Twin Cities and the services we offer, please give us a call at 952-894-4040, or you can contact us.

Drink more Water! The Many Benefits of Drinking Water

So we’ve all been told at one point or another to drink more water. But why? The main reasons include numerous health benefits. And, the amount you consume can increase these benefits. In fact, experts recommend that you drink 8 to 10 glasses of water each day. How many glasses of water do you drink? Chances are you are not always meeting the suggested quota. It’s important to take a look at why this might be. Do you have limited access to quality drinking water? Does your home’s tap water have a bad taste or odor? These are all deterrents that could keep you from getting the water your body needs. As experts in drinking water systems for Apple Valley and the surrounding areas, we would like to provide a rundown of some of the many benefits of drinking more water as well as some suggestions to help you do so.

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Increased Energy

Did you know that one of the most common symptoms of dehydration is tiredness? Drinking water helps you think, focus and concentrate better and remain alert. And, as an added bonus, your energy levels may improve, leaving you feeling refreshed and alert.

Flushing of Toxins

Water helps the kidneys rid your body of toxins and waste. Kidneys need enough water to clear away the body’s toxins making it important to make sure you get enough!
Boosts Immune System
Drinking plenty of water can help fight against the flu and many other ailments.

Promotes a Healthy Weight

Water helps remove by-products of fat, reduces intake by filling up the stomach and reduces hunger. It also raises the metabolism and of course, has zero calories. Water is also essential in food digestion.

Saves Money

Water is free! It’s cheaper and healthier than those high calorie sugary drinks. Does your home’s tap water not taste so great? That’s where quality drinking water systems come in. A system like one from Haferman Water Conditioning can offer great tasting water you’ll love to drink.

And, these are just a few of the many benefits to drinking water! Allow the experts at Haferman Water Conditioning to provide you with great tasting water with drinking water systems that can help get you and your family happy and hydrated.

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