Buying a water softener from the store may seem like a good idea, but it begs another question: How much is your peace of mind worth? Where price could be the leading factor in why many people purchase big-box water softener units from the store – did you know that you could be throwing money down the drain?
Arguably, time is something we spend and can never get back. Money is different – you can always go out and make more money. All things considered, how much is your time worth and how much is your peace of mind?
Let’s be honest, no one likes going to the store to purchase something, then having to go back to return an item, spend countless phone calls with customer service and then having to figure out how to maintain your water softener. In this case, it may be best to let the professionals handle all your water softener needs!
Differences Between Buying a Water Softener from the Store vs. Local Experts
Employees aren’t necessarily experts on the different types of systems when you are dealing with a big box store. They may shoot you a recommendation or two, but without seeing your household and the amount of water you use, it is very difficult to determine which system would be best fitted for your needs.
However, going to a smaller more specialized local store, like Aquasani means you are dealing with experts. Local mom-and-pop shops built their business on their expertise and passion – not to mention the customer service is second-to-none.
Like we stated earlier, the lower prices offered at big box stores may look more attractive, but you get what you pay for. Sub-standard components, lower quality machines, and higher maintenance costs suddenly makes that low price point seem like a lot more work! Not to mention, it is up to you to remember to maintain your system, change the filters, check the components, etc. What’s worse, if you fail to maintain your system correctly, this could affect your warranty and your ability to switch out systems.
With a local shop that specializes in water treatment systems, not only are incredibly reasonable maintenance plans offered, but it’s automated. You don’t even have to remember when to replace the filters or get a unit check-up. We set it and forget it for you!
Warranties offered at big-box stores typically last around 5 years. Warranties offered at local specialized stores last a lifetime. If that doesn’t put your mind at ease, I don’t know what will!
Yes, purchasing a unit from a specialized local store may look more expensive, but the quality you are receiving is second-to-none. Paired with a lifetime warranty and a set-it-and-forget-it maintenance plan, you really have nothing to lose!
Oftentimes, big box stores don’t train their employees or “product specialists” on which units fit best for the needs and demands of a specific household. Purchasing a unit that is too small can overload the system and decrease the lifespan of your water softener unit while simultaneously not cleaning or softening the water enough.
The real question to ask here is this: what is your peace of mind worth? How much time are you willing to spend on a sub-standard water softener? If you are looking for a free consultation from a local expert on the matter, please give us a call at (417) 881-4000.
About Aquasani Water Softener Systems
Aquasani is an authorized dealer for Rainsoft, WaterLogic, & JavaSmart. Based in Springfield, Mo., and at Lake of the Ozarks / Osage Beach in Missouri, Aquasani services areas in the Ozarks including Osage Beach, Camdenton, Aurora and even Jefferson City. In essence, we service Mid-Missouri, Southwest Missouri, and Northwest Arkansas, and have been servicing these areas since 2004. We provide home water softener systems, drinking water filtration systems, whole-house air purification systems, and problem-solving water filtration systems for homes and offices. We also service other water softeners like Culligan, Sterling, Hydroquad, Pro-Series, and Whirlpool to name a few!
Aside from our purification systems, we also sell all-natural cleaning products and household items which are environmentally friendly and low-cost.
We specialize in water filtration and purification for both commercial businesses and residential homes. If that isn’t enough, we provide free trials for our water cooler services. If you would like a free estimate, schedule an appointment with us by calling (417) 881-4000 or (573) 692-4009 if you are in the Lake of the Ozarks area.
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