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Renting Vs Buying a Water Softener


A water softener can be a major investment in your home, adding value and convenience long after installation. The reality is, not everyone’s living situation is conducive to purchasing a water softening system. Maybe you’d like to enjoy soft water in your home, but buying an entire unit is just not a practical choice. That’s why Culligan provides the option to rent many of our most-loved products, from water softeners to filtration systems.

Benefits of Renting

Renting a water softener can be an easy, relatively low-overhead way to bring quality Culligan water into your home or apartment without actually purchasing a unit. Renting allows you to see exactly how having a water softener can impact your home, and experience the benefits that come along with it, without having to make any long-term commitments. Why else might you like to rent?

  • Provide a vacation property with soft water
  • Great solution for condo or apartment living
  • If you’re not ready to buy a home yet, but have invested in major appliances like a washing machine or dishwasher

Benefits of Buying

By some estimates, adding a water softener to your home can increase its equity anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000. Like any upgrade you make to your house, the value usually comes from the investment itself, so if you put in the money and time to get an efficient, effective softener, chances are you’ll see those benefits come back in the form of increased equity (not to mention lower utility costs and reduced wear and tear on your home).

There are many ways installing a water softener will help, not only immediately with the quality of life in your home, but with the resale process should your circumstances change and a move becomes necessary or desirable.

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If you do decide to sell or move later on, having had a water softener installed will often save you many headaches when it comes to replacing fixtures, repairing pipes, installing a new water heater, or replacing other worn-out, big-ticket appliances like the dishwasher or washing machine – not things anyone wants to be spending money on while listing their house and preparing to move!

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