Since we had a ruptured resin tank on our Kenmore water softener, I started looking around at our options on how we could replace the unit. Well, most important before that was to fix the broken bypass valve that was leaking.
After pricing out the cost of repairing the Kenmore water softener, I realized that a new water softener was going to be a better idea. Repair was coming in to almost the same price as buying a new tank. There are a lot of water softeners out there to choose from and a lot of places you can buy. In the end, I was looking at about $1200 to buy a comparable water softener. On top of that, I’d have to get it installed and deal with removal of the old one.
So, what did I do? I opted to get a local Kemptville company to come in and install a new EcoWater water softener. Brian from B. Baird Water Conditioning came by and took a look at our problem. He offered to install a new bypass valve as a temporary solution to our leaking water. In the end, I just had him install a new two tank EcoWater water softener. The total cost was $1802 and included everything, even the taxes. Now, I’m sure I could have saved a bit if I had installed a softener myself but I’ve never done plumbing before and I didn’t really want to learn doing something that could potentially leave me without water in the house. In the end it was just much easier to pay a couple more bucks and have it done properly.
The best part about the EcoWater water softener? It has a lifetime warranty on the resin tank.