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.

Benefits & Types of Water Filters

At Haferman Water Conditioning, we specialize in supplying water filters to Chaska and the surrounding areas. And, when it comes to water filters, there are many different types to choose from! So what are some popular water filtration methods? Here is a brief rundown of the water filters that we sell and install, plus a few of our favorite advantages.

Benefits

  • You will save money on bottled water because water filters make your home’s drinking water taste good. You might even notice that you are spending less on soda and juice. You and your family members might be more inclined to grab a glass of tap water instead of a glass of soda or something else.
  • These filters are also a good choice for homes with babies or small children because their immune systems are still developing so they might not be able to fight off illnesses that can result from impure drinking water.
  • Easy to maintain, water filters are not difficult to care for. A water purification company like Haferman Water Conditioning can recommend the best water filter for your wants and needs.

Types

  • UV Filtration. One of the newer types of water filtration, UV filtration systems use ultraviolet radiation to treat your water. UV destroys a variety of bacteria and other toxins, and it can disinfect your water without using heat or any chemical additives.
  • Water softeners. Lowers the levels of calcium, magnesium, barium and other contaminants that can build up and cause harm to your water-using appliances. Water softeners can also reduce the amount of soap you use, benefit your hair and skin and eliminate white spots on glassware.
  • Dechlorinators. Generally used to help upgrade water softeners, dechlorinators use activated carbon to absorb the sometimes bad odors or tastes that come from chlorinated water. These water filtration systems help reduce the deterioration of rubber seals in your water-using fixtures or appliances, and they can also help with dry hair and skin issues that can result from too much chlorine in your water.
  • Reverse osmosis. Water is pushed through a semi-permeable membrane. That membrane then blocks the particles that are larger than water molecules from getting through and keeps them from remaining in your water.

For more information on water filters for your Chaska home, call Haferman Water Conditioning at 952-894-4040 or you can contact us to set up your Free Water Analysis and Estimate.

Hard Water Facts & Hard Water Solutions from the Experts

The average water hardness in Minnesota is roughly 15-25 GPG (grains per gallon) however in some parts, it can be as high as 34GPG! Compare this to the United States average of 5-9 GPG and you can clearly see Minnesota’s level of hardness is particularly high. Why is this? The earth beneath Minnesota and Wisconsin is heavily made up of limestone (calcium), which is where hardness comes from.

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The city of Excelsior specifically provides drinking water to its residents from three wells that range from 448-465 feet deep. These wells draw water from the Prairie Du Chien-Jordan aquifer. And, though all of these signs point toward a high possibility for hard water in your Excelsior home, the best way to find out your home’s hardness level is with a water assessment.

Once you discover you have a hard water problem in your home, you might be wondering what you can do. Water softeners are a great way to alleviate the problem of hard water without breaking the bank. Haferman Water Conditioning specializes in installing, repairing and maintaining these types of water softeners as well as a variety of other water conditioning systems. Here are a few of the benefits that water softeners can offer you, your home and your water-using appliances.

Have you ever noticed white spots on your dishes or glassware? These are likely caused by hard water. These spots are unsightly and can make even the cleanest of dishes look like they haven’t been washed in months. And, removing these white spots can be incredibly difficult after they happen. Water softeners eliminate this hard water problem, giving you cleaner looking dishes without the hassle.

Your water-using appliances will also thank you when you have a water softener installed. A water softener alleviates hard water, and that could help lengthen the life span of appliances like your dishwasher, washing machine, water dispenser and more.
Hard water can also cause scaling on bathroom and kitchen fixtures. Removing this scaling often requires much elbow grease and even harsh cleaning solutions. A water softener can aid in making these cleaning chemicals more effective, plus you will not have to buy as much to get the same type of cleaning results.

Do you suspect that you may have hard water in your Excelsior home? Call Haferman Water Conditioning at 952-894-4040 today or you can contact us online to schedule your Free Water Analysis and Estimate.

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.