Choosing a Water Softener

How to Choose a Water Softener?

The majority of homes in San Antonio and the Hill Country have exceptionally hard water, which can cause damage to your appliances and pipes – and irritation to your skin. A whole house water softener not only alleviates the problems caused by hard water but puts money back in your pocket.

Before deciding which home water system is best for your family, it’s a good idea to find out exactly what’s in your home’s water. Kinetico San Antonio will provide you with a free, in-home water test. During our free assessment, we not only test the quality of your water, but we’ll give you a free estimate on what it would cost to have a water softener installed.

Things to Consider

Choosing a water softener isn’t a one-size-fits-all decision. Besides knowing what specific minerals are in your water, water consumption varies between households. One person living in a home uses much less water than a four-person household. One of the first things your Kinetico specialist will work with you on is figuring out the size of the system you need. To get a ballpark figure, take a look at your water bill to see usage for a normal month. Then divide the number by how many days are in the month to see average, daily usage. If you can’t find that information, use the equation below to get an idea of how much water your household uses.

Equation: Number of people in household x 80 gallons per day.
(80 is the average number of gallons one person uses per day. Depending on lifestyle, the number may be slightly higher or lower.)

If you know you have serious issues with hard water, like limescale buildup, sediment in your hot water heater and large spots on clean glasses, choosing a water softener will depend more on what’s in your water. That’s another area where your Kinetico specialist will help. Although you can buy water test kits from a local hardware store, calling one of our Kinetico professionals will give you peace of mind the tests are being read correctly – and the best water softener is being chosen for your needs. If you use a well for your water system, chances are you have hard water. Well water is essentially rain water moved through the ground into your well. During its journey to your well, minerals are picked up and absorbed along the way, especially here in the San Antonio area.

With a Kinetico water softener system, you can transform your home’s water from hard and unhealthy to soft and pure. Contact us today for a free water test and estimate, so you love your water from Kinetico.

Water Softener Products

Explore more Kinetico water systems and decide which is the right fit for your lifestyle.

Premier Series

Kinetico Premier Series water softeners supply homeowners with the ultimate solution to their water conditioning needs.

Signature Series

The Kinetico Signature Series of water softeners is the perfect economical choice for many homes. The new Signature Series is modeled after our original water softeners.

Essential Series

Kinetico Essential Series water softeners feature all of the essentials for basic hard water challenges.

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Jonathan Myers

We're very glad we got this installed. The technician, Alberto, was very polite and thoroughly explained what he was doing and what we would need to do.

Kyle James

Alberto kept me informed on his arrival time. He was professional and exceeded my expectations concerning the install of the water filtration system. I also need to put a plug in for Tracy for her patience and skills at making things happen behind the scenes...a true unsung hero. They both deserve a raise!


I just had my system installed by Alberto and Jay, and I wanted to say that they rocked. Got it all in and gave me some instructions to follow, all while being determined to detail and professional. Thanks, fellas.