Our drinking water systems give you clean, filtered water right
from your faucet, so you'll always have healthy, great-tasting
water in your home or business. While water quality can vary
dramatically between different areas, we designed our line of
drinking water systems to provide a customizable solution for
everyone, no matter where you are.
Learn more about our systems below, and check out our
comparison to see which one might be best for you.
Culligan Drinking Water
One of our most advanced filtration systems, using five stages
of customized filtering to reduce a wide-range of impurities and
improve taste. A flexible, under-the-sink design makes it a great
solution for home use.
Another under-the-sink solution featuring triple
filtration that reduces sediment, limits impurities, and freshens
your water. A great standard drinking water system for any
Clean water in your office without the heavy water
bottles and delivery schedule. Plus, our Bottle-Free® Water Coolers
are EPA Energy Star-certified, using about half the energy of
Comparing Culligan Drinking
Each of our drinking water systems will provide your home
or office with clean, great-tasting water. But how do they compare
to each other?
- No More Bottled Water
Bulk. All of our systems will have the same outcome -
clean, filtered drinking water - that frees up space in your
refrigerator. You'll have quick and easy access to water that can
improve the taste of your coffee, tea, soups, and other
- Reduction of Bottle
Waste. Having a Culligan drinking water system in
your home or office is an eco-friendly solution that can
significantly reduce plastic bottle waste.
Options. Our drinking water systems have connection
options that can link directly to your plumbed-in coffee maker or
refrigerator for gourmet, café-quality coffee and ice cubes as
clean as the water you'll be drinking.
Warranties. Our water systems come with a
comprehensive, certified warranty that guarantees performance of
your new equipment.
At this point you might be wondering, "Ok, these sound
great, but how do these systems differ?"
- Under-the-Sink vs.
Free-Standing. The most obvious difference is that
our Aqua-Cleer® System and AC-30 Good Water Machine® are
under-the-sink systems, while our Bottle-Free® Coolers are
free-standing water filtration systems that live on your floor or
countertop. Each under-the-sink system delivers filtered water
straight from the faucet, while our free-standing water coolers
provide on-demand, push-button water that's temperature
- Additional Contaminant
Filtration. Our Bottle-Free Coolers and Aqua-Cleer®
System have specialty cartridges that filter out contaminants,
including arsenic, perchlorate, and volatile organic compounds.
Your local Culligan Man can perform a thorough water test at your
home or office to determine if these, or other contaminants, are a
problem in your water supply that could be remedied by additional
If you're interested in a drinking water filtration
system, but you're still unsure of exactly which system is best for
you, don't worry - our water treatment professionals can help.
Contact your local Culligan Man to
schedule an appointment today to find your perfect
drinking water system.
With California entering its fourth year of one of the most severe droughts in history, taking measures to conserve water continues to be among the state’s top priorities. In January 2015, Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought state of emergency, imposing strict conservation measures across the state.
One place you may not have thought to look was at your existing home self-regenerating water softening equipment. Depending on the age and quality of your equipment, you could have an old, inefficient system that could be wasting a significant amount of water.
Regeneration & Water Use
To soften hard water, resin beads within the softener system filter out hardness from the water. A brine solution is used to clean the resin during a regeneration cleaning cycle, which allows the system to continually remove hardness and provide softened water throughout your home. Some water softening systems run for hours, using as much as 100 gallons of water each time it regenerates.
With a Culligan high-efficiency water softener, you save money and conserve water through smarter technology that’s up to 46% more efficient than other models. The built-in smart meter automatically adjusts to changes in your home’s water conditions and customizes water softness depending on the unique usage and needs of your home.
To find out how a Culligan high-efficiency water softener can help you do your part to conserve water during California’s drought, contact your local Culligan Man and schedule an appointment.
What should you do with your old, noisy, non-efficient
water treatment equipment? Give it to us! We want your old water
softeners, filtration systems, and any old, clunky water treatment
equipment you have -
dead or alive - and we'll give you up to $500 as a reward
toward a new, eco-friendly Culligan solution.
Conserving water doesn't mean you have to sacrifice the
quality of your water. With a new, eco-friendly water treatment
solution from Culligan, you can rid your faucets of hard water,
while cutting back on water use, brine regeneration, salt, and
electricity. Choose from a high-efficiency water softener,
high-efficiency conditioning system, or our portable exchange
service and start to see the difference in your water right
Contact your local Culligan Man during the month of
schedule an appointment and find out how you can trade in
your old, noisy, non-efficient water treatment system and earn a
reward of up to a $500 toward a new, eco-friendly Culligan
Dry, itchy skin? Limp, lifeless hair? Soap scum or residue? If
these are some of the side effects coming from your shower, then
it's no wonder you're searching for an answer. For a quick fix, you
could try a shower water filter as a simple DIY solution, or you
could explore a more permanent, long-term, and professionally
How do shower water filters
Shower water filters come in a variety of sizes and styles
that fit directly onto your showerhead. These DIY solutions
effectively reduce chlorine, scale, and sulfur odor, and also help
prevent dry skin and chlorine damage to color-treated hair.
Once your shower filter is installed, you'll likely
notice your skin feeling less dry, your hair feeling cleaner and
full of bounce, and there will be significantly less scale buildup
around your tub and faucet (this means less cleaning, which is
another hidden bonus), as your filter will remove a huge amount of
minerals and potentially harmful chemical impurities in your
Although adding a shower water filter can produce instant
relief from hard water and other problems associated with your
water supply, it is a somewhat temporary solution. Most shower
water filters have a cartridge that needs to be replaced regularly.
Depending on its use, you typically need to replace your filter or
its cartridge after every six months of regular use.
Is there a more long-term
Yes, there is! Although a shower water filter is a
relatively quick and easy DIY solution to your problem, there are
also long-term solutions that may provide a more effective,
longer-lasting result in more places throughout your home than your
whole-house water filtration system means cleaner water
everywhere, not just in your shower. By reducing particles,
contaminants, and imbalances in your water, whole-house filtration
addresses hard water problems like soap scum and residue,
poor-tasting water, and chemical odors by treating your water
directly at the source.
Another way to reduce hard water in your shower and its
effects on your entire home is with a water softener. A water
softening system is designed to help reduce water
contaminants, scale buildup, and increase energy efficiency while
extending the life of your appliances - that means spot-free
dishware, soft laundry, and more.
If you're interested in a professionally installed,
whole-house water filtration or water softening system as a more
permanent, set-it-and-forget-it solution, your local
Culligan Man can help diagnose and treat your water, and
offer a fix that fits the unique needs of your home.
Ever had the experience of turning on the faucet and what comes
out is an affront to your senses? Especially your olfactory one?
That's usually the biggest tell that you might have some sulfur
sneaking its way into your water supply.
It can be a pretty upsetting experience, which is why we
wanted to give you all the information we could to help make it a
little more bearable, as well as a clear-cut plan for how to get
rid of it, and help make sure it doesn't come up again.
Effects of Sulfur Bacteria in Water
The unmistakable odor of rotten eggs really has nothing
at all to do with eggs, in this case - rather, the culprit is
usually one or more variants of the chemical sulfur. The chemical
typically creeps into your water at the source when the supply
originates from groundwater resources; it's also common among
well-water users. Although sulfur content in water may not lead to
serious health effects, its presence is extremely unpleasant to the
Not only will sulfur bacteria lead to offensive odor and
taste, it can lead to corrosion of your metal appliances and
discoloration of your silverware and copper or brass utensils. You
may also notice the negative effects on your laundry -
greasy-feeling water and discolored clothing.
What You Can Do About It
Now that you know what's causing the smelly, bad-tasting
water, what is there to be done? These foul characteristics can
remain even after the water treatment process and remain in the
water once it reaches your home. By adding an in-home water
filtration system like the Culligan HE Sulfur-Cleer® Whole-House
Filter, you'll have better-smelling and better-tasting
water throughout your home immediately.
This Culligan filtration system is expertly designed to
reduce odor by oxidizing the presence of hydrogen sulfide in your
water, while the Sulfur-Cleer® cuts straight to the root of your
problem, leaving you with fresher water and fewer odors.
To have your water tested for sulfur content, and to find
the best solution to your rotten egg-smelling water, contact your
local Culligan Man and schedule an
Reducing the amount of hard water in a home has benefits that
are useful to everyone, including a decrease in scale buildup,
cleaner dishes, lower utility costs, and more. But with the stark
differences in water quality, accessibility, and budgets from house
to house, region to region, there isn't a one-size-fits-all
That's why Culligan has a variety of water softeners that
can help your family reap the benefits of reduced hard water, no
matter what your situation is. If you're a little confused by all
the options, though, that's understandable. Here's a quick
breakdown showing which Culligan softener may match what you
- For water softening and
HE Municipal Water Conditioner
A high-performance, dual-function system that gives you
softer water that's also filtered to reduce the taste of
- For the highest efficiency
and smart technology:
HE Water Softener
A Consumer Digest Best Buy that's 46% more efficient than
other softeners, and automatically adjusts to changes in your
home's water conditions.
- For an effective, economical
Medallist Series® Home Water Softener
An affordable design that doesn't sacrifice performance, and
seamlessly integrates into your current plumbing with
- For a stand-alone solution
with no installation:
Portable Water Softener Exchange Service
A great option when you can't or don't need to have a full
softener system installed in your home. Fresh, softened water is
delivered to your front door when you need it - no installation, no
- For water softening and
HE Softener-Cleer Conditioner
A high-efficiency answer for especially problematic water
that not only reduces hardness, but also unpleasant tastes and
Whether you're looking for cleaner laundry, fresher
water, or lower electric bills, there's a Culligan water softener
for you. Plus, our water systems are third-party certified to
perform as promised and are backed by one of the most comprehensive
warranties in the industry. So you can have better water with peace
of mind - and it's just an appointment away.
Contact your local Culligan Man today to find a water
softener that's right for your home.
Water isn't always as simple as it looks. Sometimes there's a
lot more lurking in what may look, taste, or even smell like
otherwise completely safe drinking water.
In much the same way that many of the processed foods we
eat can hide more sugar than we expect, sometimes things get into
the water that shouldn't be there. Even some of the chemicals and
procedures used to treat water at the municipal level can leave
behind some unpleasant byproducts, like bromate, trihalomethanes,
Odorless and Tasteless
When we think of odorless and tasteless contaminants,
microorganisms are among the more obvious offenders that can go
relatively undetected in water and cause pretty major problems.
Common microorganisms like cryptosporidium and giardia, and perhaps
the less common legionella, can all pass a sniff or taste test, but
cause severe stomach upset, and in some cases of legionella's
The most commonly used disinfectant should be relatively
familiar to us since chlorine has a variety of uses, both in and
outside the world of water treatment. In large, sustained
quantities, however, this fairly ubiquitous additive can cause eye
and nose irritation as well as chronic stomach upset. Chlorine's
chemical neighbor, chlorine dioxide, used to treat and control
microbes, has been known to cause anemia in infants as well as
certain nervous system effects.
Arsenic falls into this category, as well as other
offenders like fluoride and asbestos. While none of these are
particularly desirable additives to have in drinking water in the
first place, arsenic and asbestos can present the potential for
immediate health problems and irritations.
Lead, mercury, and nitrates also make the list of
hard-to-detect chemicals, since they can generally pass undetected
in water - the only way to identify them is a water test.
Know the Risks
In general, regardless of the kind of contaminant(s) that
may be present in your water, the most vulnerable populations are
the same: young children, the elderly, and anyone with a
compromised immune response.
The best thing you can do to protect yourself from
odorless and tasteless chemicals in water is have your water
tested. Whether you pick up a
home water kit from the store, or have your local
Culligan Man test it for you for free, you'll have the
information you need about your water to make sure it's safe and
delicious for you and your family.