A Cheat Sheet for Water Softener Costs

We love the saying that a water softener doesn’t cost, it saves! Although the initial investment can feel large, in the long run, it will save your family or business hundreds of dollars. So how do you choose the best softener for your budget and your needs? We’re here to help. Our team of professionals is qualified to answer all your questions about cost, quality, and beyond. To assist you in the initial research process, we’ve put together a list of factors that influence water softener costs, which in turn affect performance and longevity.

Type of System

Do any amount of research and you’ll find that there are numerous options for water softening systems. From salt use to number of tanks and regeneration frequency, it can be overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re looking at. Be aware that costs can fluctuate based on how much (or little) maintenance is required. Overall, you’re better off investing in a more expensive system upfront to save costs in the long run.

Cost of Ownership

There are lots of variables that can determine the price of your system. Be prepared: maintaining your system will cost money when salt needs replacing or repairs are needed. However, thinking a lower priced system will reflect lower costs over time is not the best choice. Between limited parts and longevity, cheaper systems tend to be replaced more often than repaired. Check out our water softener options and get our professional recommendation for your unique situation.


Always read the fine print when making a purchase! Wherever you buy, check their warranty information to see what problems are covered, the timeframe included, and any circumstances that could void the warranty.


There are a number of places you can purchase a softener from, but we suggest you look to local retailers like us to get the best service and quality for your budget. Local stores sell, service, and provide support for the softeners they offer. At Advanced Water Solutions, LLC, we’re proud of our family owned business and we’re invested in the communities we serve. We don’t believe in outsourcing our service or quality, and that’s why you can depend on us to give you the best products at the best price. We want to earn your business and your trust!

Extra Benefits

Not all costs are related to the water softener itself! Hidden savings will start to occur around your home or business with the installation of a filtration system. Not only does it improve the quality of your water, it will improve your life. After installation, you will notice shiny, healthier hair and skin, more vibrant colors from your laundry, limescale-free appliances, and better tasting water. On top of that, you’ll save money on plumbing repairs and maintenance when the hard minerals from your water aren’t clogging pipes and breaking down appliances.