Soft Water Benefits from Culligan Benefits Your Whole Home

Untreated hard water can put a strain on your home – and the people who live in it.

Some hard water problems are easy enough to notice, but the ones that are harder to see can cause the biggest problems.  The outward signs of hard water are only a glimpse into what can be lurking in your pipes and appliances.

Hard water exists because of the level of Total Dissolved Solids, or TDS, that cause the problems beneath the surface.  These dissolved minerals, while not necessarily causing problems in the home, can make your water taste funny, but can also cause your pipes, fixtures, and major appliances trouble with internal buildup.

Over time, if left untreated, this buildup can cause your water heater, coffee machine, and dishwasher to work much harder than they have to.  In turn, this will cause them to use more electricity, driving up the cost of your utility bill.  It can cost you even more as these appliances start to wear down quicker, meaning that they need to be replaced quicker as well.

Hard Water in your Elmira, NY Home

Depending on where you live around the area, your water could originate from surface water, groundwater, or a combination of the two of them. If your water is sourced from groundwater in any capacity, it is more likely to contain dissolved minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron, that cause problems in your home.

In addition to being hard on appliances and plumbing, hard water can cause problems that are more evident and easier to identify.  It can make the water you drink unpleasant because of its metallic smell and taste.  It may also leave a visible layer of residue or water spots that can be hard to clean.  What’s more, these same minerals that cause this can be very harsh on your skin, hair, and nails.

Another major issue is the amount of shampoos, soaps, detergents, and cleaners that you need.  Because hard water makes it tougher for these products to form suds, you have to use more of the product just to get the job done. This means that you could easily go through more soap or detergent than you would need to with soft water.

Trust Culligan of Elmira, We Are Soft Water Experts

Any hard water issues that you are dealing with on a daily basis can easily be eliminated with a custom water softening system from Culligan’s advanced line of water softeners.

Whether you are located in the Southern Tier of New York or in Northern Pennsylvania, our water softeners are built to deal with the specific minerals that are found in your area’s water.  You’ll be able to see, and taste, the difference at your tap and all around your home.  Our proprietary softening technology is able to remove everything from iron, calcium, and beyond.  These minerals will be dealt with so they can’t do any more damage to your home.

We employ local water experts, so they are familiar with the water problems in your area.  They will test your water, review the results, and find the solution for your water that is right for your home.  It’s easy to find the water softening solution for your home, your needs, and in your budget with Culligan of Elmira.

Water Softener Benefits

  • Reduce the electricity your appliances use with more efficient water.
  • Extend major appliances life – from the water heater, to the washing machine, and even the coffee pot.
  • Enjoy better-tasting water from every tap in your New York or Pennsylvania home.
  • Have water that is easier on your hair, skin, and nails to improve their look and feel.
  • Help your laundry look better – and even last longer – with soft water.
  • Use, and spend, less with personal care and cleaning products that work how they are supposed to with soft water.

Culligan Benefits

See why more people than ever trust their water to Culligan. With over 80 years working to provide in-depth water expertise, cutting-edge technology, and dedicated customer service, we’ll help you find the right water softening solution for your home, and help it run like new for the life of the product.

  • Water testing and evaluation is always included.
  • Culligan of Elmira's water softeners come with professional installation, routine maintenance for maximum efficiency, and dedicated customer service to help you get the most out of your water softener, with less hassle.
  • We’re proud to offer one of the most efficient water softeners on the market today, the Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener.
  • We know water, and water softening technology, it’s why we hold more patents for water softening and treatment than any other water company. 

Learn more about the home benefits of a Culligan® Water Softener!

  • Hard Water
    Hard Water
  • Dry Skin/Hair
    Dry Skin/Hair
  • Stiff Laundry
    Stiff Laundry
  • Soap Scum/Lime Buildup
    Soap Scum/Lime Buildup
  • Spots on Glass/Cloudy Glassware
    Spots on Glass/Cloudy Glassware
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
    Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

Product Information


Hard water is the result of mineral buildup in your city or well water, most commonly from calcium and lime. Hard water can reduce the quality of water in your home and may also be driving up your water bills, cleaning costs and more. The signs of hard water are not always obvious, but can have detrimental effects on your home. Hard water can cause corrosive build of scale from mineral deposits in your pipes. Over time, your pipes can clog, water flow can diminish and water pressure will be reduced. Your local Culligan water expert offers range of water softener products that fits your needs, wallet and for every size of household.

The Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener is the most efficient water softener in the market. You save more on water, salt, and electricity with patented smart technology that makes our high-efficiency water softeners up to 46% more efficient than other softeners. Not only will you be saving your wallet by reducing water and electricity costs, but you will also be decreasing your home’s environmental footprint.

Water Softener Product Specifications 


Culligan’s proportional brining allows your softener to regenerate only that part of the resin bed that has been exhausted, reducing its salt usage.

  • Automatic bypass valve provides the convenience of bypassing the water softener from the softener itself or the remote display.
  • Patented Culligan Aqua-Sensor® technology automatically adjusts to changes in water conditions so the softener only regenerates when needed, saving you salt, water, and money.
  • Our smart brine tank automatically monitors salt levels and tells you how many days of salt are remaining.
  • Exclusive Culligan Soft-Minder® meter monitors daily water use and provides advanced system diagnostics.
  • The easy-to-read backlit display with digital clock lets you know your softener is working and alerts you to any system malfunctions.
  • Culligan’s Dial-a-Softness® Valve allows you to customize the “feel” of your water, so it never feels too soft or too hard.

Frequently Asked Questions about Culligan Water Softeners


1. Will my water taste salty?

No.  A properly functioning water softener will never make your water taste salty. The small amount of sodium added to the water will never create a salty taste.

2. How do I know if I have hard water?

Hard water usually manifests itself in several ways.  It leaves white residue behind wherever water evaporates. When hardness reacts with soaps and detergents, it leaves a sticky soap scum behind, and in hot water heating systems it leaves behind a hard scale.

3. How does a water softener work?

A water softener works through a process known as “ion exchange,” which means that as it removes calcium and magnesium (elements that make water “hard”), it replaces those ions on a one for one basis, usually with sodium.  This means that the amount of sodium added to the water is directly proportional to how hard your water is.  In most instances the amount being added is so small that it is not a significant contributor to the amount of sodium in your diet.

4. Will a water softener reverse the damage that has already been done to my appliances?

Yes, if your hard water has been building up scale in your appliances, once you install a softener it will begin to remove that built-up scale.  It will take a long time to remove it, but it will remove it.

5. Will the softener remove all impurities from my water?

Unfortunately, no.  A water softener is designed to remove hardness (calcium and magnesium) from water. They can sometimes remove a limited amount of iron and manganese if you happen to have these problems as well.  But if you are looking for great water for drinking and cooking, you should probably consider a reverse osmosis system for that purpose.

6. Are there chemicals used or put into the water to soften the water?

Other than salt or potassium chloride, there are no other chemicals that a water softener uses.  On the contrary, using a water softener reduces the amount of cleaning supplies and detergents that you need to put down the drain trying to keep your home and family clean. Using a water softener is very environmentally friendly.

7. How long after installation will I have soft water?

Once a softener is installed, it will begin to soften your water immediately, However, if you have a tank-type hot water heater, it may take a few days to use up that hard water, until you feel the full effects of soft water.

8. How often do I need to add salt?

Most good softeners today, recharge based on how many gallons of water you use, and how hard your water is to start with.  However, most of our customers today are adding salt once or twice a year, on average.

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